The founder of Phoronix, Michael Larabel has revealed that Steam will be hitting Linux .
In his recent tweets he states:
“steam is coming to Linux…”
When confronted about this being more speculation, he replied with.
“it’s not any “speculation” at all…”
“valve does have Linux games coming plus other very positive Linux plans… I’ll briefly post some screenshots and such tonight.”
You can expect more news on this later today as an article detailing Steam and Linux will be published real soon.
Here’s and IRC log of the discussion.
[21:34:25] <birch> i’m interested to hear about the stuff besides just source/steam client
[21:35:23] <michaellarabel> birch: I think I’ll resist commenting on that for now
[21:35:48] <wh1t3fang> how was your tour of valve?
[21:35:57] <birch> no problem, still interesting to hears other things are on the horizon, seems like rumors might actually be true
[21:36:06] <michaellarabel> tour? The tour took 5 minutes…. the Linux stuff took 6 hours.
[21:36:27] <michaellarabel> the ‘rumors’ for Linux on Valve are so tame compared to their grand plans
[21:37:03] <wh1t3fang> that is wonderful that they are really taking linux seriously
[21:37:23] <michaellarabel> it was amazing….
[21:37:44] <michaellarabel> Gabe was bashing Windows harder than I even do normally….. hell I’m trying out Windows 8 soon as I get back to my office as I want to see if it’s as bad as he says
[21:38:38] <wh1t3fang> wow
[21:38:50] <wh1t3fang> that is pretty amazing
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[21:40:20] <wh1t3fang> will more information be coming later this week?
[21:42:33] <dashcloud> so did you read the employee handbook beforehand?
[21:46:05] <michaellarabel> I’m writing an article right now
[21:46:15] <wh1t3fang> oh ok
[21:54:08] <michaellarabel> it was really terrific, argh. having problems writing.
[21:54:36] <dashcloud> have some more beer!
[22:00:53] <michaellarabel> haha
[22:01:05] <michaellarabel> I had a lot of fun running the Linux client binaries, felt so refreshing.
[22:01:24] <michaellarabel> They let me run free on a developers’ workstation as I was doing some driver testing and setting up some debugging stuff, etc.
[22:02:52] <dashcloud> so did you get to wheel a desk around?
[22:03:38] <michaellarabel> no, it was already setup
[22:06:04] <mikeplus64> sounds great
[22:10:15] <michaellarabel> I might actually have to wait until tomorrow morning to finish writing….. this was just so surprising with listening to Gabe about Linux.
[22:10:55] <birch> he’s a former Microsoft employee though right?
[22:11:01] <michaellarabel> yes
[22:11:06] <birch> even funnier to hear then.
[22:11:45] <michaellarabel> A quote from my upcoming article already, ” Listening to Gabe Newell talk about Linux for hours made me wonder whether he was a former ex-Microsoft employee (where he actually did work in his pre-Valve days…) or the director of the Linux Foundation. “
[22:11:54] <mikeplus64> take your time with the article, a well thought out article is always better than a rushed one