Valve are seeking "experienced Linux users" to test the Linux version of Steam. This will be the test that Valve talked about
back in September
, which means that the Linux Steam client, one Valve game and "support for Ubuntu 12.04 and above" will be extended to 1,000 lucky applicants who manage to survive
Valve have previously mentioned that they're working getting
left 4 Dead 2
working smoothly on Linux.
made by an update to the beta version of Team Fortress 2 suggest that Valve are looking to bring their free-to-play shooter to open platforms as well, which is nice. TF2 players are currently embroiled in a deadly battle with an incompetent but evil wizard courtesy of the
Team Fortress 2 halloween update
A free weekend for Left 4 Dead 2 has just finished, but the promised Steam Workshop support is still on the way. A post on the
Left 4 Dead 2 blog
mentions that a closed beta test for that will arrive this week. "We are also working on some new tools to help content creators design new experiences and push past custom Mutations," say Valve.
To find out more about Valve's plans for Linux, keep an eye on the
Valve Linux blog