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Submitted by skawtch 1411d ago | rumor

Valve developing Steam client for Linux?

Valve is hiring developers to work on the Steam client, with core responsibilities including "Port Windows-based games to the Linux platform." (PC, Steam, Valve)

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Kinggger  +   1411d ago
yes! no more need for wine for me then
jimimick  +   1411d ago
This would be awesome!
-Mika-  +   1411d ago
lol linux. Seriously who uses that. It barely has any support.
Diver  +   1411d ago
you are obviously referring to games because on the technical side linux, to include ubuntu, smokes windows when it comes to support. the only time I use windows is gaming.
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SephirothX21  +   1411d ago
I use it. It is the open operating system and if you have any clue about computers at, you would know how useful Linux is to software engineers. The only reason I don't use Linux all the time is because of certain features Windows offers that are needed to play games. Open source all the way!
Finalfantasykid  +   1411d ago
I don't have Windows on my computer.

Full Ubuntu :D
Harelgur  +   1411d ago
Valve is wasting their time on bullshit
NYC_Gamer  +   1411d ago
waste of time since linux doesn't have a lot of support
Letros  +   1411d ago
Well, maybe it could eventually bring an Android client since Android is built upon Linux.
chanmasta  +   1411d ago
I was thinking the same thing. Steam on Android tablets? Yes pl0x.
Theo1130  +   1411d ago
skawtch  +   1411d ago
Microsoft Windows and their DirectX API needs some competition. PC gamers always bang on about how the platform is the birthplace of gaming innovation; well, some love for Linux is just what we need.

Plus, considering the direction Windows 8 is taking with Secure Boot and the walled garden app store, PC gamers should rejoice at the prospect of a far more open platform being supported by the largest digital retail company, and one of the best-loved game developers.
ziggurcat  +   1411d ago
arnyftw  +   1411d ago
This in no way means that ever single game on steams gonna be on linux. I have no idea of what linux supports but it might only have the games that mac also has, so it might only have valve games available.

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