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Steam for Linux goes live, Valve holds week-long sale to celebrate


Valve officially brought Steam for Linux out of beta on Valentine’s Day and Steam is now ready to be embraced by the gamers on the open-source operating system. Available via the Ubuntu Software Center or directly on the Steam website, Steam for Linux offers just about the same functionality that Windows and Mac users have, including Big Picture mode that lets you play on televisions using an enlarged, game controller friendly user interface.

tf2-linux-tux-welcomeTo celebrate, Valve is having a sale filled with love for Linux users on Steam; 57 games that are playable on Linux are now on sale until Wednesday, February 21 at 1 pm ET (6pm GMT). Most of the titles are between 50% to 75% off but there are two items on the list that are going for 80 percent off. To top things off, a welcome event on Valve’s free-to-play Team Fortress 2 is giving out a limited edition Tux (Linux’s penguin mascot) in-game item for Linux gamers who hop onto the game by March 1st.

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