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No Steam for Linux

August 24, 2010 10:42:43.000

This doesn't surprise me: no Steam for Linux, despite rumors:

Question: Final question, and one I’m sure you’re not super-keen to answer, but I promised one of our tech guys I’d ask it. What truth is there to rumours that you’re also working on a Linux version of Steam?
Doug Lombardi: There’s no Linux version that we’re working on right now.

In terms of client gaming, Windows is the 800 pound gorilla, and I think the only reason that the Mac got Steam is the dominance of Mac notebooks at the high end of the market. Desktop Linux is just a much, much smaller market, full of people who are far less likely to buy a gaming subscription.

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Re: No Steam for Linux

[mike bradshaw (http://claimid.com/ymb)] August 27, 2010 17:03:46.719

While the Linux world seems to have a far larger percentage population who are not willing to pay for software, those that pay, pay much more.

and a couple of links that document this ; [link 1]

[link 2]


[1 http://www.linux.com/archive/feed/36931]
[2 http://blog.wolfire.com/2010/05/Linux-users-contribute-twice-as-much-as-Windows-users]

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