Valve has launched a new Beta version for its Steam for Linux client, fixing just a couple of problems and only one on the Linux platform.
When 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:
• A crash that occurred under the Linux platform, when launching games from Steam that created their GL context in global constructors, has been fixed;
• More command line arguments have been whitelisted for Civilization V, when launching via desktop shortcuts (Windows).
More details about this latest release 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.