Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Release Dates
In keeping with the release schedules for the last 2 release cycles, Ubuntu (proper) will participate from the final beta milestone onwards.
Ubuntu’s siblings, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu & co, will be available for testing sooner, with two alpha and beta milestones available to them.
- Alpha 1 – December 19th (for flavours)
- Alpha 2 – January 23rd (for flavours)
- Beta 1 – February 27th (for flavours)
- Final Beta – March 27th
- Release Candidate – April 10th
With the final release scheduled for:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – April 17th
In order to enjoy the Valve on Linux Beta early users have been using the following steps…
- wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
- sudo dpkg -i steam.deb && sudo apt-get install -f
Then From Unity Dash:
- Launch Steam App
- Login to Steam
- You will get a message saying you aren’t in Beta.
- Close this.
If you are on amd64 architecture then you will also need to run “sudo apt-get install libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libcurl3gnutls:i386 libogg0:i386 libpixman-1-0:i386 libsdl1.2debian:i386 libtheora0:i386 libvorbis0a:i386 libvorbisenc2:i386 libvorbisfile3:i386 libasound2:i386 libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386″ from terminal without the quotations.
Finally from terminal run “steam steam://open/games” without the quotations and you will experience Steam on Linux providing you have all the package dependencies and follow the above steps.