Install The Steam Client For Gaming In Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander


Recently, Valve made its popular Steam platform available for Ubuntu. Using the Steam client, you can play a number of popular games quite easily on your Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander system (assuming your computer’s hardware meets the system requirements for the various games). Installing the Steam client on Ubuntu is an easy and streamlined process, and we’ll show you how to do it.

First, visit the Steam site and download the client:

Click on the Install Steam button at the top of the page, and then the Install Steam Now button. This will download a .deb installer file to your Downloads folder. After the download has completed, navigate to your Downloads folder, and double-click on the installer to launch it.

After a moment the install will take you to the Ubuntu Software Center and show you some information about Steam. Click on the Install button, and the Ubuntu Software Center will ask for your password. Enter your password, and Software Center will install the client.

After the installation is complete, you can launch the Steam client by either double-clicking the launcher the installer left on your desktop, or by going to the Dash and searching for “Steam”. When the client launches for the first time, it will likely downloaded several hundred megabytes worth of updates.

Once the download is finished, you can log into the client and peruse your library of Steam games.