Unity 2017.3 is now available on Linux and it comes with a fresh install experience to match the Windows & Mac versions.
Speaking on their official forum, Unity developer Tak made the post. In there they explained that the Linux build of Unity 2017.3 now uses their "download assistant" to have a much more unified approach across all platforms that the Unity editor supports.
The developer explained further, that this gives developers using Unity on Linux a chance to grab assets, example projects, and documentation at the same time instead of resorting to the asset store — handy! It also allows you to install only the components you want, so you don't end up wasting space.
I think it's fantastic to see such a popular game engine continue to get better on Linux. We don't just need games, we need the developers too. Having a developer be able to test their games directly on Linux, with a native Unity editor will really help.
The fact that 2017.3 is still in the development stages and it already has Linux builds being pushed out is a rather healthy sign.
Anyone here using Unity on Linux, how's it going? Feel free to show off in the comments, I would love to see.