Open Beta Steam Linux is now available http://store.steampowered.com/about/
The open Beta calls for another distro distro 12.04 (and "experimental -310" drivers for nVidia graphics cards), the another distro install / setup Wiki is here:https://wiki.another distro.com/Valve
, where 'another distro" is u buntu
I've got PCLinuxOS 2012.9 KDE w/all PCLOS updates on a P4 desktop PC (has nVidia 7600GT vidcard) and on an HP/Compaq laptop Core2Duo CPU (has integrated non-nVidia graphics).
The Steam installer is a .deb file, according to the above Wiki the .deb can be installed manually using dpkg from command line (or apparently via Wine, tho vague about that). Does PCLOS have dpkg (I was too lazy to look), as if so, will it handle .deb files?
So I'm wondering if anyone can opine about potential success or failure to put this on either of my 2 PCLOS systems, hoping to run TF2 (free-to-play) and possibly some of the other Linux-ported Valve Steam games? Thoughts?