There have been rumors stretching from as far back as 2010 that the game developer Valve was going to bring its Steam distribution software to the Linux platform. Now however after the development that was denied a long time back, Valve is apparently working on porting it to Linux over the next few months. Steam has been available on PC since it was unveiled in March 2002 at the Game Developers Conference.

Since then, the gaming platform found its way to Mac systems globally in May 2010 which provided an avenue for what seemed to be a neglected gaming scene that Macs were facing at the time. Now in this latest development, Michael Larabel from Valve has confirmed that a Linux version of Steam is in the works with games like Left 4 Dead 2 running natively on Ubuntu 11.10 with AMD Catalysts drivers. For now, there is no news as to when it will actually happen but when Valve does make the announcement and we now know that they eventually will, we will keep you posted about it.

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