Valve has announced today that their have opened the doors to their Steam for Linux beta program to the public, allowing anyone with a Linux system to participate in the beta.
In return for access to the new Steam for Linux software, Valve is asking users to track Steam for Linux client bugs using GitHub, rather than the forums used in the closed beta.
“The Steam for Linux repository (currently empty) is public, allowing anyone with a free GitHub account to create a new issue and edit or track it and search the existing bug database. The repository contains a readme file (README.md) detailing how to create a new issue (it describes the same format used in the closed beta).”
Before installing the new release Valve asks that you download the latest Steam Linux client or upgrade your existing Steam for Linux client to the latest version. For more information jump over to the Steam Community for full details and links. Enjoy!