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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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By Bubbacub on 10/30/2012 4:09:47 AM , Rating: 2
game companies seem to be able to port to the ps3 (a vague opengl like implementation) without many issues (other than self inflicted ones from sony with the cell cpu - but i digress).

i dont think releasing on linux would could cause major disruptions to developers as they are already coding a direct 9 and opengl (ish) path to cover the console market.


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