Valve encourages Windows, MacOS users to try Linux

Valve actively encourages potential Steam users to try out Ubuntu Linux

January 21, 2013
Steam for Linux news

Valve has worked hard to bring Steam to Linux users, and the fledgling support for the platform includes a small library of games thus far that continues to grow.

When navigating the Steam website and clicking on the “Install Steam” button, users are redirected to a page where they can grab the Steam client for their platform.

Interestingly, Valve has including a big “Tux the Penguin” logo advertising their support for Linux, and also encourages users to try out Linux-based Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

This happens when browsing the website using both Windows- and Mac OS-based web browsers.

For many Linux gamers life has been hard over the years, and it’s great to see a gaming powerhouse such as Valve pro-actively supporting the Linux platform. Hopefully this will set a trend in the industry and Linux will become a viable gaming platform for the mainstream.

Steam for Linux - SteamPowered About Page

Steam for Linux – SteamPowered About Page

Via: Ubuntu Vibes

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