Valve, the company behind the Steam online gaming portal, is in the process of launching Steam for Linux OS, following the release of the Mac version a few days ago.
A report in The Telegraph reveals that Valve has hinted at a possible Linux version of the popular gaming service being launched "in the coming months".
The company has given no official confirmation of a plan to create Steam for Linux , but Ozcar Guide reports that it won't be long before the company releases an official statement.
According to the technology blog, a lot of games available on Steam are Linux-friendly, including Doom 3, Unreal Tournament 2004, Quake Wars and World of Goo.
Veteran gamers predict that Valve will initially supply its Steam for Linux client with a similar range of games to those offered with the Mac version. These include Counter Strike, Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2.
Valve released Steam for Mac with the promise of releasing a fresh batch of games every Wednesday. Valve's Steam for Windows client currently boasts over 150,000 games.