this is just plain stupid, why on earth would Valve bring out a steambox based on linux ? People who buy consoles (which a steambox essentially is) want games, right now the number of linux based games on steam is not worth it and the real big AAA titles are not coming out on steam, so if vales wants this to be a success either a LOT more linux bases AAA titles need to come out or they need to use an OS that supports the AAA titles.
and no I am not a troll, I use Linux, am happy with it, but right now and the foreseeable future its not a gaming platform
So are most of these going to be Linux-based Steam Boxes?
We’ll come out with our own and we’ll sell it to consumers by ourselves. That’ll be a Linux box, [and] if you want to install Windows you can. We’re not going to make it hard. This is not some locked box by any stretch of the imagination.