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Steam for Linux Beta Opens

Steam News announces that the beta of the Linux Steam client is now available to all:

The Steam for Linux beta client is now available to all Steam users, so if you've been patiently waiting for an invitation to join us, consider yourself officially invited!

With a growing catalog of Linux-supported games, an active Steam for Linux community group, and a new GitHub bug reporting repository, the timing’s right to jump in and share your feedback.

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9. Re: Steam for Linux Beta Opens Dec 20, 2012, 00:09 Grokk
 
I spent most of last night pissing about with RHEL6_x64 and part of the time was spent trying to get steam working.

Mostly I just ran into issues with missing 32bit libs and stuff and at one point I had the thing working to the point that it tried to update but failed after that.

My original plan was to use ubuntu when I got the original steam linux invite, but after installing it, I remembered why I didn't like debian/ubuntu and scrapped it.

Once I get skype working tonight I'll have another hack at steam.
I haven't played anything on linux in years, but I have some nice memories of how smooth opengl games ran on Linux a decade ago.
 
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