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Steam wants to be the Cross-Platform Desktop App Store

Steam wants to be the cross-platform desktop app store: Windows, Mac, and Linux. That’s the real reason they’re working on Steam for Linux – it’s not (only) about the games, it’s about the apps. They’re not saying that just yet, though, but I think it’s a smart move! Because they need a USP. If they don’t, then they’ll quickly be marginalized by the native app stores on Mac and Windows.

Valve announced Wednesday that it is expanding its Steam platform to offer non-gaming software

via Valve Adding Non-Gaming Content to Steam.