Steam released for Linux

Here’s good news for Linux users – popular PC gaming platform Steam is now available for your gaming pleasure via the Ubuntu Software Center. Ubuntu is the most popular distribution of Linux available and the Software Center makes downloading and installing applications in Linux extremely easy.

“The introduction of Steam to Ubuntu demonstrates growing demand for open systems from gamers and game developers,” said David Pitkin, Director of Consumer Applications at Canonical. “We expect a growing number of game developers to include Ubuntu among their target platforms. We’re looking forward to seeing AAA games developed with Ubuntu in mind as part of a multi-platform day and date release on Steam.”

If you hop onto Steam for Linux now you can also reap the benefits of a huge Linux game sale that is going on right now. Over 50 titles are reportedly up to 75% off until  the sales end on Wednesday, February 21st at 10 AM PST.

Team Fortress 2, the now free to play title is also now available for Linux gamers to enjoy and those who download now get an exclusive in-game item – none other than Tux the penguin mascot of Linux.

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