Yeah, akhirnya rumor bahwa Valve merilis (memporting) Steam ke Linux menjadi kenyataan. Kemarin Valve baru saja merilis blog khusus Linux yang dibuat untuk memberikan informasi seputar pengembangan Steam di Linux.

The truth is that this is the first post of the Valve Linux blog. This blog is where you can find the latest information from Valve about our Linux development efforts. Avoid the rumors and speculations that multiply on the Web.

Sebagai awal memasuki dunia Linux, Valve akan menjajal Steam ke Ubuntu terlebih dahulu. Tapi tenang saja, karena kedepannya distro lain juga akan disupport.

Why Ubuntu? There are a couple of reasons for that. First, we’re just starting development and working with a single distribution is critical when you are experimenting, as we are. It reduces the variability of the testing space and makes early iteration easier and faster. Secondly, Ubuntu is a popular distribution and has recognition with the general gaming and developer communities. This doesn’t mean that Ubuntu will be the only distribution we support.

Buat para pecinta Steam, sabar dulu sebelum Anda bisa memainkan game-game populer Valve di Linux/Ubuntu, soalnya belum semua judul sudah mendukung untuk dijalankan di Linux/Ubuntu.