Valve frequently launches a new Steam client update for all supported operating systems, including SteamOS / Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X. Learn and see how to install the Steam client on Ubuntu.
The Steam client is Valve software that allows you to access and play on your PC. It also provides services such as automatic game update to users.
The program also has a system of friends, which allows the user to create a network of online contacts, with which you can play, exchange items, interact in the chat and more.
The service has more than 3500 games of different genres, and more than 1600 titles are for Linux.
Steam Client on Ubuntu
To have the Steam client on Ubuntu, you must first install the program via repository using the following instructions. Then, see how to do it on the first startup of the program. Check it!
How to install Steam client on Ubuntu, Debian and its derivatives
To install the Steam client on Ubuntu, you should do the following:
Step 1. Open a terminal (on Unity use the CTRL + ALT + T keys);
Step 2. Download the program package with the command:
Step 3. Now install the program with the command:
sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.deb
Step 4. If necessary, install the program dependencies with the command:
sudo apt-get install -f
Running the Steam client on Ubuntu, Debian and its derivatives
To run the Steam client on Ubuntu, Debian and its derivatives, you must do the following:
Step 1. Type steamin the Dash or a terminal (followed by the TAB key) or click its icon on the desktop. On the screen that appears, check the option “I have read and accept these terms.” And finally click the “OK;” button.
Step 2. If your system does not have it, you will be prompted to install some additional dependencies. Enter the password, press enter and wait for the installation to finish;
Uninstalling the program in Ubuntu and derivatives
To uninstall the program in Ubuntu and derivatives, do the following:
Step 1. Open a terminal;
Step 2. Uninstall the program, using the commands below;
sudo apt-get remove steam-launcher
sudo apt-get autoremove