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Dota 2 Is Now Available For Testing On Linux

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Published on 10 July 2013 11:03 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Dota 2, the popular game out of Valve Software that was just talked about earlier today for being soon on its way for a Linux release, is now available for testing.

Less than 24 hours after reading, "The Mac and Linux builds are currently in testing and will be available soon", the test game client is now available on Steam for Linux. I've heard from Phoronix readers (e.g.) that as of tonight they are seeing the Dota 2 test client available.

Dota 2 is the multiplayer online battle arena game sequel to Defense of the Ancients and under Windows has proven to be a highly popular title. Dota 2 is powered by Valve's Source Engine.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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