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  (Source: engadget.com)
There are only 1,000 spots available in the current registry

Valve has announced that it is allowing users to apply for the Steam for Linux beta.
 
Valve is specifically looking for experienced users that are familiar with Linux and are running Ubuntu 12.04 or above. This is likely because it's in the way early stages and needs a good debugging. Users that are newer to Linux are being asked to wait until the next beta release to apply. 
 
There are only 1,000 spots available in the current registry, so those who fit the bill can sign up through their Steam accounts. Valve will follow up with users afterward. 
 
Steam is a digital distribution, multiplayer and communications platform that distributes video games online from small developers to larger software companies. 

Source: Joystiq



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RE: I am in favor of this...
By Bubbacub on 10/30/2012 3:58:16 AM , Rating: 2
it depends on how much value one puts on running linux over the pain and hassle of getting wine to run.

obviously some one who doesnt use linux and doesnt value its utility as an os over windows has nothing to gain from using wine.

if however you DO like linux and want to use it as your main os for reasons OTHER than gaming - then it is nice to know you can still play the odd game without rebooting or virtualising.

wine is no replacement for a windows gaming box


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