I saw Steam now officially supports Linux, so I booted into Ubuntu 12.10 to test it.
I thought I'd download a simple game for the trial run -- "Faster than Light".
I wasn't very surprised to see that attempting to launch the game does nothing. For a fraction of a second, it reports to my friends that I am playing "Faster than Light", then immedietely cancels back to my normal status.
Am I missing a crucial step in the Steam installation proceedure? Or should I stick with Windows for pain-free execution of simple indie games?