View Full Version : Valve starts promoting Steam for Linux to Windows users

January 22nd, 2013, 05:55 PM

Proof of that comes from the screenshot you see above. It’s the Steam website, and placed prominently near the top of the page is a “Join the Beta” promotion suggesting you try Steam for Linux. There’s even a download link to get Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which removes yet another barrier to entry.

January 22nd, 2013, 07:14 PM
That's pretty awesome. I guess with the Steambox coming, they're all in now.

January 22nd, 2013, 11:56 PM
Yeah I noticed this a few days ago as well and I was really happy about it.

I mean, I'm not that surprised, especially considering the initial statements that Gabe Newell did re: Windows 8 and then how their whole Linux approach has been.

Though of course, I am super excited about this. Valve has a huge ring of influence and I'm sure if they continue to actively promote Linux we might see even more of an influx of developers moving towards Linux. Hopefully this will lead to more big titles getting Linux releases and also perhaps more of those indie-games that are fun titles to pop up on it too like Orcs Must Die etc :p

January 23rd, 2013, 12:58 AM
Great news. Im not a big gamer, but Ill be buying games occassionally just to support Linux gaming.

January 23rd, 2013, 05:31 AM
Lol, I never thought my screenshot (http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/16x5y8/when_downloading_steam_on_fresh_install_of/) would spread this far. I was quite surprised when I ran into this though, it was pretty cool.

January 23rd, 2013, 12:35 PM
That is awesoeme that valve is jumping on board I for one have been resisting total conversion to linux because of the gaming but the last couple of yrs have been in the right direction for the developers so I finally jumped ship completely a few days ago and I gotta say I love it and games too now woot.

February 14th, 2013, 06:52 PM

Valve Corporation, a video game maker based in Bellevue Washington, has rejected Windows 8 and is now promoting Ubuntu Linux.


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