Steam is considered as the biggest gaming platform designed for Linux. By having it installed on your system, you can conveniently play games on Linux just like you can do it with the Windows operating system.
Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into the process of installing Steam on a Linux Mint 20.3 system.
However, if you would like to install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04, follow this guide: https://linuxapt.com/blog/73-install-and-use-steam-on-ubuntu-20-04-lts
Steps to install Steam on Linux Mint
1. Perform System Update
Ensure that the system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:
$ sudo apt update
2. Install Steam on the system
Now, install steam on the system by running the below command:
$ sudo apt-get install steam
How to Launch Steam on Linux Mint system ?
Once Steam is installed successfully on the Linux Mint 20.3 system, you can search for it in the Mint Menu and click on it.
Then, the additional packages for Steam will start downloading on your system.
Once these packages are downloaded, then the Steam runtime environment will be updated after which you will easily be able to access Steam on your system.
How to Uninstall Steam from your Linux Mint system ?
We can simply run the following command for uninstalling Steam from our Linux Mint 20.3 system:
$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove steam
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