Looks Like Left 4 Dead 2 Is Running Officially On Linux

When tech guru and Linux fan Michael Larabel visited Valve yesterday, he promised more info and pics than simply saying Steam was coming to Linux. Looks like he's come through.

Larabel has posted images of Left 4 Dead 2 running natively on Linux, and says a release of Steam itself - likely in the form of a beta at first - should be later this year.

In addition to Left 4 Dead 2, selected because of its "stable code base", he says Valve will be bringing other titles to the platform as well.

We're still waiting to hear back from Valve for an official comment on the matter.

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    I might be a windows guy but i fully support steam and games on mac/linux systems
    anything over consoles is a win by me :D

    Surprised they didnt get CS 1.6 and CSS over first given how popular they still are. They seem pretty stable to me as well. Then again i guess the experts know best.

      If you port the latest version of steam to a new platform, it will be trivial to port older games later.

    Doesn't this, or couldn't this result in a steam box. By porting it to Linux is it not possible that they could then create their own Linux OS for big screen, console esque consumption of entertainment in particular games, kinda like XMBC for games.

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