news\ Feb 14, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Steam celebrates Valentines Day with the release of Linux client


Linux users have a reason to celebrate this Valentines Day, with the newly released Steam Client for their operating system. The client is a free download from the Ubuntu Software Center.

"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."

What's more, over 50 Linux titles are 50-75% off until Wednesday, February 21st, which should make building up that Linux game library slightly easier.

And hey, you Team Fortress 2 lovers! Play the game on Linux (for free!) and receive a (free!) exclusive in-game item: Tux, the Linux mascot, which can be carried by any of the classes and traded between players.

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