Hello Linux Gamers. As you may know, Steam for Linux celebrates its first birthday today, since it has been officially released on the 6th of November, 2012. Now, after one year, there are more than 370 popular Windows games, including Counter Strike, Half Life, Dota 2, Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress, that have been ported to work on Linux systems, via Valve’s Steam.
Also, the latest update of the Steam client comes with important improvements. Among others, it enables the users to download other games via Steam while they are already playing, copy text to clipboard and paste it where needed, via Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.
If you need help the Steam installation on Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Fedora, see the following two articles.
- Instructions for installing Steam on Ubuntu / Linux Mint
- Instructions for installing Steam on Fedora
For those who don’t know yet, Valve has initiated some ambitions projects: the SteamOS, a Linux operating system optimized for gaming, the Steam Machine, a gaming colsole that will run with SteamOS and the Steam Controller, a game controller specially designed for SteamOS and the Steam Machine. A demo video of the Steam Controller can be found here.