It's Been Four Years Since Revealing Many Early Steam Linux Details
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 24 April 2016 at 07:39 AM EDT. 44 Comments
I just realized this morning it's been four years since I was out at Valve HQ learning the early, exclusive details about their Steam Linux plans (and what would become SteamOS and Steam Machines) from Gabe Newell and their Linux cabal.

If you weren't a Phoronix reader back then, there's our exclusive (from the time) Valve's Gabe Newell Talks Linux Steam Client, Source Engine article. It's some fun weekend reading or to reminisce!

There was also the related article of A Special Linux Delivery At Valve Software. I remain in touch with several members of the Valve crew.

What have you liked about Valve's Linux initiatives over the past four years? What do you wish Valve would improve upon for Linux or otherwise do differently? Share your thoughts with us via commenting on the forums.
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