So, its official – with Valve launching a sign-up process on their website called “Valve Linux Steam Client Beta Application“, we’re probably about six months to under a year away from a proper, functioning Steam client and the Source engine’s compatibility with Linux operating systems. The sign-up process includes a survey and will alert users to when the beta begins. Valve is only looking for experienced Linux users at this point, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from dual-booting your chosen distro or even loading a client up in a virtual machine. While I expect the client will work on a number of distributions, its more likely that Valve will grab a default Debian image and integrate that with the Steam client for simplicity and for easier first-line support.

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