With Steam for Linux hitting open beta soon, make sure you’ve got your gaming box all set up- you could be one of the first of a new breed of “Console PC gamers”.

Thomaz de Oliveira dos Reis, a Linux developer, has arranged a script that will boot your machine straight into Steam’s “Big Picture” mode. It’s made for TVs and screens further away, so that makes it perfect for a console-like box under the living room telly.

This works in Ubuntu (which you can download and install from here). Just enter the following script in the Terminal window and log off:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thor27-gmail/steam-desktop
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install steam-login

You can download the Steam Big Picture Login Screen from Softpedia.