Valve on Thursday said Steam for Linux is finally available, after a few agonizing months of being in open beta. Through Ubuntu Software Center, a huge distribution center for the platform, Linux users can download the Steam client for free—prepare yourself for Valve’s fancy Big Picture mode.
In conjunction with the launch, a celebratory sale has commenced, with 50 Linux-compatible titles up to 75 percent off. Games include Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life and Team Fortress 2—all will be on sale until Wednesday, Feb. 21.
On Valve’s journey to create a Steam Box, Linux will play a big part on realizing a final product. This is the first step toward the final upshot, though it’s unclear when Valve will actually release something. For now, let’s celebrate Steam’s arrival on Linux.