New Steam Linux Client Beta Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 25 April 2013 at 11:51 AM EDT. 17 Comments
Valve released this week a new beta version of their Linux Steam client.

The Linux-specific changes for the new Steam Client Beta fix handling the HTTP proxy environment variable, the overlay enable hotkey works better, and a tweak to the most-recently-played tray menu. General improvements include rate limiting support for game downloads, a new view button, and web chat improvements.

More details can be found within the announcement.
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