The Steam gaming center created by Valve is a place to purchase and download all types of games. With Steam now being available for Linux, gaming on Linux has never been this easy. This tutorial will show you just how easy it is to install Steam on Ubuntu 13.04 to get started gaming.
The first step is to go to the Ubuntu Software Center and searching for “Steam” as shown in the image below.
Once you have found Steam in the Ubuntu Software Center you will need to click on “More Info” to view info about the program.
You will then need to click on “Buy” (don’t worry you will not have to pay for this program). You will then be taken to a Terms of Service in which you should click “Accept”.
After clicking “Accept” you will need to log into your Ubuntu One account. If you do not have an Ubuntu One account it is free to get one and can making downloading software from the Ubuntu Software Center easier.
Once you have logged into your Ubuntu One account you will then be asked to enter your user password to start the installation of Steam.
Once you enter your user password the Steam installation will then be started as shown below.
Once the Steam installation is complete the dialog shown below will pop up in which you will click “Start Steam”.
You will then be asked to accept the Steam Install Agreement. Check the box and then click “OK” as shown in the screenshot below.
Steam will then download any updates that are needed to run the program.
Once the updates are complete then you will be able to log into your Steam account or create a new one.
Once you have logged into your Steam account, Steam should load as shown below.
Congratulations you now have Steam running on Ubuntu 13.04. If you have any questions or comments please leave a comment below. Also, if you found this tutorial helpful please like and share this tutorial so that other people can find it more easily.