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[9]: Comment by Wafflez
by Soulbender on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 05:10 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Wafflez"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Does this help justify its size for you?


Nah, not really. I just checked the installed size and it's a whopping 900MB (for those interested, it's in ~/.local/share/Steam).
Even with static binaries and a browser that's just silly.

Edit: I guess it could be including debug symbols, since it's a beta and all, but still...900Mb.

Edited 2013-02-02 05:11 UTC

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