Join us on our own very special Reddit: /r/Linuxers

Steam really is coming for Linux!

By - | Views: 24,039

After many didn't believe Phoronix articles about Steam coming to Linux, it seems they were right all along despite Valve stating before it wasn't happening.

Recently he published an email from a reader of his about Steam coming to Linux, well I would also like to today show you something of a reply I received from the man himself....look closely at the picture below (click to enlarge). Ignore the fact that I was searching for gimp the image is not false (I am making a logo for a new project of mine—GOL Portal).

*image lost to the sands of time*

So folks, it's time to get excited, Steam should be out before the year is up but with Valve Time (Valve being notorious for being late at well...everything!) it may slip, let's hope not though. I was extremely surprised he emailed me back, he didn't the last 2 times I emailed him...either way good stuff is ahead.

So we are being finally taken seriously by one of the companies who can probably influence games for us the most. I will be having a celebratory drink tonight I think...

I can't help but feel something else though, a little sad maybe? Can Desura and Gameolith hold out against what is a massive behemoth is pc gaming? Desura has an important role to play with it's Alpha Funding program so let's not forget about that and the fact that Gameolith publishes native .debs and .rpms for easier installing and is Linux/Android only I still think they have a role to play.

What are your thoughts now? Do you still not believe it will arrive or like me finally do?

Article taken from
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
No comments yet!

While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone with no article paywalls. We also don't have tons of adverts, there's also no tracking and we respect your privacy. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
The comments on this article are closed.
Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
Latest Forum Posts