Steam for Linux is a go

The Linux Steam client is on the Ubuntu Software Centre now, and yes, there's a sale to celebrate.

The Linux Steam client is on the Ubuntu Software Centre now, and yes, there's a sale to celebrate.

(Screenshot by Nic Healey/CNET)

Despite yesterday's news of lay-offs, Valve seems to be full steam ahead with the release of the Steam for Linux client.

The client is a free download from the Ubuntu Software Store — it currently being the most popular distribution of Linux.

The obligatory Steam sale has also commenced, with 50 different Linux titles selling for 50-75 per cent off.

Valve head Gabe Newell has previously said that Steam for Linux — and getting Big Picture to work on the platform — were key steps for the success of the long awaited Steam Box, bringing PC gaming to the lounge room and taking on the console market.

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Nic Healey is a Senior Editor with CNET, based in the Australia office. His passions include bourbon, video games and boring strangers with photos of his cat.

 

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