It's Been Five Years Since That Interesting Message From Gabe Newell
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 30 March 2017 at 06:26 AM EDT. 33 Comments
For those wishing to relive a past fond moment for Linux gaming or weren't reading Phoronix five years ago, today marks five years since receiving an interesting message from GabeN.

And the rest is history... Valve's Gabe Newell Talks Linux Steam Client, Source Engine and A Special Linux Delivery At Valve Software.

Crazy to think of their Linux work over the past five years. What's been your favorite Steam Linux game? What hopes do you have for SteamOS over the next year or five? What else do you hope they'll do to improve the Linux gaming ecosystem? Share your thoughts with us in the forums.
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