Steam for Linux platform

Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute games and related media online, from small independent developers to larger software houses; in October 2012, Valve expanded the service to include non-gaming software. Steam provides the user with installation and automatic management of software across multiple computers, community features such as friends lists and groups, cloud saving, and in-game voice and chat functionality.

Ubuntu showing off steam. Got some potential!

Steam 4 linux

Valve announced in July 2012 that they were developing a Steam client for Linux and modifying the Source engine to work on native Linux, based on the Ubuntu distribution. The team developing the Linux client had been working for a year prior to the announcement to validate that such a port would be possible. As of the official announcement, a near-feature complete Steam client for Linux had been developed and successfully run on Ubuntu. Initial internal beta testing of the Linux client started in October 2012, with an external beta testing occurring in early November.

Not only will Valve’s Linux group focus on improving the Steam client but will assure that their selected first Source game, Left 4 Dead 2, will run at acceptable framerates and connectivity with the Windows and Mac OS X versions. From there, they will then work on porting other games and expanding to other Linux distributions. Valve claimed they had successfully completed the Left 4 Dead 2 port as of early August 2012. Following Valve’s announcement, Devolver Digital announced that it will port Serious Sam 3: BFE with Steamworks support to the Ubuntu Linux platform.

Download & Install Steam

Ubuntu

From terminal run
wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
sudo dpkg -i steam.deb && sudo apt-get install -f
run “steam steam://open/games”

Fedora

Download http://spot.fedorapeople.org/steam/
Put the steam.repo file in your /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory (as root)
yum install steam

Steam Big Picture mode

The Big Picture interface is focused on playing games on HDTV in the living room and therefore exhibits similarities with the interfaces of game consoles like the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Big Picture has extra large fonts and icons to clear the gui legible when viewed on an HDTV. Additionally, the Big Picture mode suitable for using a gamepad to control, all keyboard and mouse are still supported.

Ubuntu gamers have the ability to launch Steam straight from the login screen. Steam-login runs nothing but Steam’s Big Picture Mode.

Github: https://github.com/thor27/steam-login/

Steam Skin Manager (ubuntu)

steam_skin_manager

Steam Skin Manager‘ contains a tool for applying skins and removing the default skin used by steam. It also comes bundled with 2 skins by default – Ambiance (the dark variant) and Radiance (the bright variant), both the native Ubuntu looks.

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Date

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Valve Launches Steam Discovery Update

September 23, 2014
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Eradicate your friends in ‘Cannon Brawl’

September 12, 2014
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‘NeonXSZ’ arrives on August 22nd (steam)

July 30, 2014
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‘Steam controller’ possible thumbstick

July 24, 2014
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Gigabyte “Brix Gaming-mini-pc” with Nvidia

June 25, 2014
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Developers now discount games without Valve approval

February 27, 2014
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Steam Is really Coming Together

February 13, 2014
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‘Duke Nukem 3D’ updated with cross-platform

January 29, 2014
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January Greenlight batch

January 8, 2014
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Get Early Access To Secrets of Rætikon

January 8, 2014
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The Steam Holiday Sale is Upon Us!

December 22, 2013
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RaySupreme 3D Released for Linux

December 19, 2013
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Violett Now Available on Steam

December 17, 2013
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Download: SteamOS released!

December 14, 2013
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Teslagrad released at 20% off

December 14, 2013

 

Source

steamcommunity.com/linux
wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_(software)
github.com/thor27/steam-login/

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