Steam Makes First Appearance On Linux

"Screenshots of the first run of Valve's Steam on Linux have been released."

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Late last month, Linux enthusiast site Phoronix found definite proof that Steam is making its way to Linux soon in the form of Linux binaries hidden within the recently released Mac OSX launcher beta. These binaries in their pure extracted form unfortunately did not run successfully. 

However, a number of independent users have been hard at work, and now the first fruits of their labors have manifested. Phoronix reader Kame has released a pair of screenshots showing the Steam client compiled and running natively on a Linux platform.

The screenshots only display a basic initial login screen and it still is not fully functional. However, it does show that the framework is indeed there, and Valve is hard at work to make good on their two-year old promise of bringing their game platform to Linux.

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14-04-2010, 13:51:24

I am planning to install a car pc in the near future and i am trying to decide on the components I am going to install

as the system will be be replacing the current head unit with a touch screen display the system needs to start loading the os from the point it powers on so that it boots up as quick as possible

Does anyone know how long the Zotac boards stay in the bios/post stage

also other suggestions for mainboards with quick boot times would be good

14-04-2010, 17:58:58

Shame you can't run Google Chrome OS. It starts up in 7 seconds.

15-04-2010, 04:35:08

i can get nlite Xp or linux to boot in around 7 seconds on a ssd so im not too worried about that

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