Linked by boldingd on Tue 29th Jan 2013 23:12 UTC
Games It seems to have so far escaped OSNews' notice (if the top few hits for a site-search for 'Steam' is any indication) that Steam for Linux is now in Open Beta; you can get the Linux steam client from steampowered.com. So far, they appear to only be making an Ubuntu .deb available, and the client will require closed-source GPU drivers in order to work.
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On opensource drivers and steam
by Dutch_Wolf on Wed 30th Jan 2013 12:49 UTC
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2012-03-27

Actually the steam client works fine with open source drivers and so do some of the games (tried World of Goo, Amnesia and the Half-Life 1 beta, even TF2 worked although rather slow on low settings), so no the closed source drivers are not mandatory (although for now they are recommended).

Note this was with the radeon drivers on arch.

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