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Steam Linux client beta launches today

Some two dozen games to ba available for Steam on Ubuntu

Valve has announced the launch of the beta test of their new Steam client for Linux.

The Steam Linux Client will be tested for the Ubuntu open-source operating system (build 12.04) along with some two dozen titles including Left 4 Dead 2 and Team Fortress 2 as well as the new Steam Big Picture mode designed for using Steam in conjunction with controllers and big screen HDTVs.

Valve president, Gabe Newell said, "This is a huge milestone in the development of PC gaming. Steam users have been asking us to support gaming on Linux. We're happy to bring rich forms of entertainment and our community of users to this open, customer-friendly platform."

Valve is still calling for anyone interested in gaming on Linux to join in the beta test as it grows, with over 60,000 already having registered their interest.

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