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Steam Beta expands for another 5000!

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Frank let everyone know via the Steam For Linux group that the Steam Beta has been expanded!

"We're making good progress finding and fixing issues that our users have reported so we're expanding the beta by 5000 before the long holiday (US) weekend kicks in. New limited beta testers will have an email notification in their inbox.

Have a great weekend everyone!"

Well that's now around ~6000 down, only another ~54,000 people left (they stated they had over 60,000 people request the beta!).

So GOL Gamers did you get in?

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Xpander 22 November 2012 at 2:00 pm UTC
when the weekend kicks in
atm no emails sent out if i understand correctly
Bumadar 22 November 2012 at 3:19 pm UTC
nope, but I wonder if anybody got in who filled in another OS then ubuntu ?
not seen an update of steam in last 1.5 weeks I think, so seems they pretty stable right now
liamdawe 22 November 2012 at 4:18 pm UTC
Someone I know got in so at least a few emails got sent already.
Kame 22 November 2012 at 5:01 pm UTC
Indeed, emails have been sent out and accounts have been updated. By "weekend" they meant the start of the long weekend because of thanksgiving here in the states.
Xpander 22 November 2012 at 5:24 pm UTC
ohh ok then
i didnt get email again.
but i didnt choose Ubuntu also in the that explains
Hamish 22 November 2012 at 6:35 pm UTC
Newell and the feeding of the 5000?
Qantourisc 22 November 2012 at 9:08 pm UTC
/me checks mail: NO
liamdawe 22 November 2012 at 10:50 pm UTC
"Hamish, post: 6771, member: 6"Newell and the feeding of the 5000? :p

Please sir i want some more!
Arnaudk 23 November 2012 at 3:59 pm UTC
I don't see why they still focus on Ubuntu as this distribution has its own online store.

Small companies are able to provide multi-platform, distribution agnostic softwares whithout much hassle. Valve is a big company with lot of resources, targeting one distribution only does not make sense. I am sure there is somekind of contract or agreement behind.

Anyway, hopeully there is Desura, working on every major distribution.
liamdawe 23 November 2012 at 6:44 pm UTC
It may have it's own online store yes but it has no community system (friends, game invites, game overlay etc) it's far inferior to Steam.
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