Steam will not support Ubuntu 19.10 and above


Good days for Ubuntu Gamers are finally over since Steam is not going to support Ubuntu 19.10 and later anymore. This news comes directly after Canonical (maintainer and creator of Ubuntu) that they will no longer launch 32bit OS anymore.

Even the 32bit packages in Ubuntu’s core are been dropped from further support. They are generally used by a 64bit OS to run 32bit applications.

After the news from Canonical came, Steam also announced that they will no longer support Ubuntu 19.10 and further. Also, it will not recommend the OS to the players. Anymore!

Ubuntu 19.10 and future releases will not be officially supported by Steam or recommended to our users. We will evaluate ways to minimize breakage for existing users, but will also switch our focus to a different distribution, currently TBD.

— Pierre-Loup Griffais (@Plagman2)

However, Valve will now go with some other distro of instead of Ubuntu.

The good thing about this, any Ubuntu version prior to Ubuntu 19.10 can still use Steam. But, the certain bad thing is, only up to Ubuntu 19.04, you can use the Steam library.

Now the thing is, most of the Games on Steam are 32bit for Ubuntu and other Linux OS. However, these games need serious updates and conversion from 32bit to 64bit.

So for this reason, either Canonical will bow dwn, or Valve will.

Source: Howtogeek

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