According to tradition, in the usual Steam style, Valve is celebrating the launch with a huge sale of over 50 Linux titles, for 50% to 75% off until February 21, so if you are interested you should take advantage of this generous offer while it lasts.
Valve has also made available on Steam for Linux the well known FPS game Team Fortress 2 for free and as a limited offer, Linux players will receive a free in-game item, the Linux mascot Tux. You will also be able to play the iconic Half Life-Counterstrike 1.6 and Counter-Strike:Source on Steam for Linux. Along with the games, Steam for Linux includes BigPicture, a mode that allows you to access your games on a TV set with a traditional Gamepad, besides the keyboard and mouse. Steam for Linux is only available for Ubuntu distributions as of now.
David Pitkin, the Director of Consumer Applications at Canonical stated: “The introduction of Steam to Ubuntu demonstrates growing demand for open systems from gamers and game developers, We expect a growing number of game developers to include Ubuntu among their target platforms. We’re looking forward to seeing AAA games developed with Ubuntu in mind as part of a multi-platform day and date release on Steam.”