How to Install Use Steam on Ubuntu Linux

Steam made it a lot easier to access and play gaming on Linux System. If you want to install Steam on your Linux based Machine, read this article you will find the solution to do the same.

For starters, Steam is a video game digital distribution service by Valve, launched as a standalone software client back in September 2003. It also provides the user with installation and automatic updating of games, and community features such as friends lists and groups, cloud storage, and in-game voice and chats functionality. The Steam platform is the largest digital distribution platform for PC gaming, holding around 75% of the market space in 2013. Users can play both free and paid games on the platform.

How to install Steam on Linux?

I’m using Ubuntu while explaining this tutorial, but the instructions should be applicable to other Linux Distro which are based on Ubuntu, like Linux Mint, Pop Os, or any other.

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Just to make the process simpler one can use the Ubuntu Software Center as Steam installer is available on it. Just search for Steam in the software centre and click install.

Install Steam on Ubuntu Linux

For traditional Linux Users, you can use the all-time best command line for installing Steam. Simply write the following commands after opening the terminal window on your Linux Machine.

sudo apt install steam-installer

After this Steam installer will get downloaded and installed on your computer, just go to the application menu and click on Steam Icon.

Do note that when Steam is run for the first time, it will download the necessary packages and install the Steam platform.

Install Steam on Ubuntu Linux

How to uninstall Steam from Linux?

To uninstall Steam from your Linux Machine, one can use both the Terminal Method or the easier one-click method using the Ubuntu Software Center.

sudo apt remove steam-installer

It will be a good idea to get rid of the installed dependencies and free up some space:

sudo apt autoremove

This is it, all you need to do to install Steam on your Linux Machine. If you have any queries feel free to ask us via comments.

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