Steam is a video game digital distribution service and storefront by Valve. It was launched as a software client in September 2003 as a way for Valve to provide automatic updates for their games and expanded to distributing and offering third-party game publishers’ titles in late 2005. You can install steam in ubuntu and enjoy a plethora of games using your Linux box.
You can uninstall or removes an installed steam package from Ubuntu through the terminal as shown below:
$ sudo apt-get remove steam
Uninstall steam including dependent package
If you would like to remove steam and it’s dependent packages which are no longer needed from Ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove steam
When it comes to other packages, they are generally safe to remove with the apt autoremove command, since the majority of them will be packages that were installed as a dependency of another package that is no longer present on the system. However, double-check that you really do want to remove each of the packages before you do so. You can always reinstall a package if you didn’t mean to install it, and as an added benefit, if you reinstall a package that was marked for auto-removal, it won’t show up in the output as an orphan package in the future.
Use Purging steam
If you’d like to not only remove a package but also wipe out its configuration, you can use the –purge option:
$ sudo apt-get purge steam
If you use purge options along with –auto-remove, everything regarding the package will be removed. It’s really useful when you want to reinstall it again.
$ sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove steam