Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Feb 2013 20:21 UTC
Games "Valve today announced the release of its Steam for Linux client. In celebration of the release, over 50 Linux titles are now 50-75% off until Thursday, February 21st at 10 AM PST. The Steam client is now available to download for free from the Ubuntu Software Center. Ubuntu is the most popular distribution of Linux used by millions of people globally and known for its well-designed, easy-to-use customer experience." The beginning of the Steambox. We're on the cusp of a sea change in the gaming world.
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by lucas_maximus on Mon 18th Feb 2013 21:09 UTC
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TL;DR: Steam has dependencies on 12.04 packages. If you install it on 12.04.2, it causes a bunch of essential packages to be downgraded, and when you reboot, you find yourself in front of a console. YAY!

Absolutely brilliant.

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