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Steam Now Available For Linux; Steam Sale Commences

By William Usher 2013-02-14 14:15:51 discussion comments
Steam has had a lot of detractors over the years, some have given up and given in while others have stood firm. One thing that no one can deny is that whether you like or hate Steam it offers a very user-friendly service with software titles made available at amazing prices. Well, Valve has officially extended those great sales and services to Linux users starting today.

Steam's client is available right now from the Ubuntu Software Center at this very moment, and the sooner you grab the client the better it will be for you, especially considering that from now up until February 21st there will be a 50% - 75% off sale on all the available games in Steam for Linux.

David Pitkin, Director of Consumer Applications at Canonical commented about the release of Steam for Linux, saying...
"The introduction of Steam to Ubuntu demonstrates growing demand for open systems from gamers and game developers," ... "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."

This marks a huge step forward in third-party software applications showing greater variance and support for OS platforms outside of Windows. This will probably make a few Microsoft execs sweat in their patent leather business shoes.

What's more is that in addition to the massive sale on all of the games made available for Linux via Steam, Valve has also announced that those who play Team Fortress 2 on Linux will receive a free in-game item...Tux, the penguin mascot for Linux.

Alen Ladavac, CTO of Croteam, the same minds behind the widely popular Serious Sam games, mentioned that...
"We're huge fans of Linux. It's like the indie OS-a perfect home for our indie game," ... "And who better to lead the charge into Linux gaming than Valve? With Steam distribution on Windows, Mac OS, and now Linux, plus the buy-once, play-anywhere promise of Steam Play, our games are available to everyone, regardless what type of computer they're running. That's huge."

That is huge, indeed.

You can grab the Steam client right now from the official Ubuntu Software Center.

If this news has piqued your interest in Linux, feel free to learn more about the OS by visiting Linux.com.
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