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Steam for Linux limited beta launching in October

By Jos
Sep 27, 2012
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  1. Valve's efforts to port Steam over to Linux is still a work in progress, but apparently it's far along enough that the company is ready to start beta testing its digital distribution platform on the open-source operating system. According to...

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  2. Damn right.
     
  3. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 422   +42

  4. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 310   +62

    This is going to be sick. Does anyone know if buying a game would get you access to the windows and linux versions of it?
     
  5. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 552

    I would assume so, seeing as MAC/PC versions cross, it would not make sense if it doesn't.
     
  6. yorro

    yorro TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    With the advent of Windows8, this could take the world by storm. All they have to worry about is execution.
     
  7. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 310   +62

    That'd be really nice if it did. I think if it got enough attention, they could probably refine a linux distro well enough to serve to the general public. Of course I don't know how long it'd stay free if they started getting a large market share of computer users.
     
  8. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 422   +42

    A paid-for version will fail. No doubt.
     


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