Steam4Linux beta starts

Today is a big day for Linux Gaming. Developer Valve made an announcement on their blog

The Steam for Linux Beta client supports the free-to-play game Team Fortress 2. Approximately two dozen additional Steam titles are now also available for play on Linux systems. Additionally, the Steam for Linux Beta client includes Big Picture, the mode of Steam designed for use with a TV and controller, also currently in beta.

Over 60.000 linux users registered at the Valve survey but only a select group received an official invitation.

The Steam for Linux Beta client is currently available for installation on Ubuntu 12.04. “An overwhelming majority of beta applicants have reported they’re running the Ubuntu distro of Linux,” according to Frank Crockett, a member of the Steam for Linux team, “We intend to support additional popular distros in the future; we’ll prioritize development for these based on user feedback.”

Left4Dead

Ubuntu 12.04 running Left4Dead using Valve’s steam

You may  download the steam.deb (~2mb) at their website. However it requires a verified beta-account to  use the software!

 

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