It's a one-word email but it's enough for those who have been asking Valve for years to bring Steam to the Linux operating system. A Phoronix reader named Joe Davison recently e-mailed Valve's Gabe Newel to ask him if the Linux version of the Steam client would be made public before the end of 2012. In a simple one-word response, Newell replied with "Yes."
You may recall that Michael Larabel, who runs the aforementioned website dedicated to the Linux operating system, detailed his visit to Valve’s offices back in April, confirming that a Linux version of Steam was in development. He also said at the time that Gabe Newell was leading the project.
While this one-word response from Newell still doesn't give us an exact date for when Linux will finally be able to play games on Steam at least we now know the wait for the client won't extend into 2013…