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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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by Licaon_Kter on Wed 30th Jan 2013 01:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
Licaon_Kter
Member since:
2010-03-19

If I'm going to dedicate OVER FIVE GIGABYTES of my harddrive space to something, it sure as hell isn't *THIS*
What are you talking about?
licaon@:~/Steam/ > du -sh
534M .

Oh I get it, the Ubuntu Wiki (erroneusly) says 5G when the Steam site just says 1G.

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RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez
by umccullough on Thu 31st Jan 2013 02:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I suspect 5gb includes ubuntu...

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RE[5]: Comment by Wafflez
by Soulbender on Fri 1st Feb 2013 07:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Well, either way, upon launch you are required to "update" steam. That, I kid you not, is a 200+ MB download.
WTF?

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