This latest Beta update to the client brings a few interesting fixes
Valve has launched a new Beta version for its Steam for Linux client, fixing a few problems that had been left hanging from the previous update.After a development version garners sufficient changes, Valve promotes it to stable, and the work for the next beta starts almost immediately.
Highlights of the latest Steam for Linux update:
• Better support for large paths when installing games has been implemented;
• A few occasional download issues, which happened due to the pipelining of downloads that were having an intermediate piece fail, have been corrected;
• The overlay check mis-reporting is no longer causing some games to believe the overlay is unavailable.
More details can be found in the official announcement.
Download the Steam for Linux installer from Softpedia. Keep in mind that this is the Beta version of Steam and some bugs might still exist.