Insight: Steam will no longer support Ubuntu
Ubuntu users are having a bad week as now Valve says that steam won’t support Ubuntu any more. Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais revealed this shocking news in this tweet.
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.
Previously, Ubuntu has said that they are dropping all the support for 32-bit (i386) systems from Ubuntu 19.10 release. You won’t be able to use any 32 bit software, libraries or any tool in Ubuntu. You can’t build, packages or distribute any 32 bit software onward.
Consequently, i386 will not be included as an architecture for the 19.10 release, and we will shortly begin the process of disabling it for the eoan series across Ubuntu infrastructure. While this means we will not provide 32-bit builds of new upstream versions of libraries, there are a number of ways that 32-bit applications can continue to be made available to users of later Ubuntu releases. We will be working to polish the 32-bit support story over the course of the 19.10 development cycle.
Valve has started supporting Ubuntu since the launch of Steam for Linux back in 2012.Valve won’t recommend it’s user to use Ubuntu operating system.
For now, Steam supports Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and the latest Ubuntu 19.04 releases. Enjoy until you switch to Ubuntu 19.10 😉