Only 1000 users in the private external beta, though.
By Jess Colwill on October 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm
Only last month it was suggested that Valve were getting ready to deploy the Linux version of Steam, as indicated by some files uncovered in the Steam Database. Now less than a full month later, members of the Ubuntu dev community think the software is ready to go live in a matter of days.
The sharpshooters over at OMGUbuntu made the spot, noticing Valve’s BryceH seeking help in an Ubuntu IRC channel.
“Could an archive or SRU admin accept nvidia-common and jockey from the upload queue? These are needed for the Valve Steam release that happens in a few days,” reads the message. Whoops! Accidental slip-up? Or intentional leak?