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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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17. Re: Steam for Linux Beta Opens Dec 20, 2012, 02:26 Grokk
 
SirKnight wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 00:43:
I like Ubuntu, but I can't fucking stand Unity. That is why the first thing I always do after installing Ubuntu is install Xfce and KDE. The last time I tried to install GNOME Classic on the latest version of Ubuntu it would give me a blank screen and somehow caused Unity to be very unstable.

I'd like to know if Steam will work on Fedora. I still haven't put it on my linux disk yet but I've always preferred Red Hat and would always go back to it.

There have been a lot of posts about people that have it working on all sorts of different distros. Fedora being one of them.
The catch is that you need to know just a little more about linux than "download file" "click file to install" to make it work on anything else.
The installer is still a .deb file, so unless you're using a a distro that recognises them as standard then you'll have to figure a few things out.

I might also add that they've linked to some newer versions of libraries than RHEL for instance installs by default. Fedora shouldn't have this problem, but using a stable enterprise version might mean updating to some unofficial versions of stuff.

The bottom line is that it should work on any distro. It's just a matter of how much time you want to spend making that happen.
I'd expect within days for there to be tutorials and stuff all over about how to install it on this and that.
 
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