Several days ago I installed 188.8.131.52. Haven't tried Alien's steam packages since the very beginning and was surprised how easy was it to install and that it worked out of the box. I tried downloading 1 demo and 1 free-to-play game just to see how it works, and it worked perfectly.
Just wanted to say thank you to AlienBob for doing a good job.
And also thanx to Valve and the GabeN for having an ear for non-Ubuntu distros (no nasty dependencies anymore).