Steam for Linux Client Receives Significant Update

A new beta version of the Steam client has been released by Valve

  Steam for Linux in action
Valve has launched yet another Beta version for its Steam for Linux client, this time with just a few minor fixes and improvements.

Valve has launched yet another Beta version for its Steam for Linux client, this time with just a few minor fixes and improvements.

After a development version garners sufficient changes, Valve promotes that version to stable. The work for the next beta starts almost immediately.

Highlights of the latest Steam for Linux update:

• Rate-limiting Steam game downloads is now possible, via Settings -> Downloads;
• The handling of http_proxy environment variable http:// prefix has been corrected;
• The overlay enable hotkey now handles more shifted keys;
• Friends who are using Steam for iOS or Android will show as "Online" instead of "Online on Mobile Device."

A complete list of this release can be found in the official announcement.

This is a Beta software and this means that bugs are bound to surface. Download the Steam for Linux installer from Softpedia and join the Beta program in the Settings in order to get access to the latest version.

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