How To Use Steam For Linux Right Now, Without A Beta Account

Steam for Linux beta has been released today and for now is only available to 1000 lucky users who have applied using the Steam beta survey. But there’s a way to run Steam for Linux even if you didn’t receive an invitation. Read on!I can’t run Steam for Linux on my Ubuntu 12.10 system because all I get is a ghost window, no matter what DE I use. But it might work for you.Download Steam for LinuxUbuntu users can download the Steam deb file from HERE (should work on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10). There’s also an Arch Linux AUR package.Once you install it, launch Steam and wait for the client update to complete.How to use Steam for Linux without a beta account / invitationSo, how to use Steam even though you don’t have a Steam beta account? Some users have reported that you can use Steam for Linux without a beta account, by simply launching Steam from a quicklist. So all you have to do is drag the Steam icon from the desktop / Dash to the Unity launcher, then right click the icon and select any of the available options:If you’re not using Unity, you can also do this

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