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    Default What's Your Hopes From Valve's SteamOS?

    Phoronix: What's Your Hopes From Valve's SteamOS?

    As most Phoronix readers are now aware, the first countdown timer is now complete for Valve's SteamBox-related news. The first drop was about SteamOS, their own Linux distribution that's highly optimized for gaming...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ2Nzg

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    Really my only hope is that it becomes the standard target platform for game developers. Since it's using cross-platform technologies developers aren't missing out on the Windows desktop market. This would mean that desktop Linux gets crap tons of AAA titles.
    Last edited by blackout23; 09-24-2013 at 10:40 AM.

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    No hopes, since it doesn't seem to affect me in any way so far. Not interested in DRM platforms.
    The whole streaming idea is mildly interesting, but I don't expect that to be very useful for desktop Linux players, either.

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    So...NVIDIA shield 2.0?

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    wayland + QT UI

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    Quote Originally Posted by BO$$ View Post
    I would have a good laugh if it was based on Ubuntu.
    It probably is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BO$$ View Post
    I would have a good laugh if it was based on Ubuntu.
    You should decide what distro to be based on. You're the BOSS.

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    Many claims that it is based on Debian, but there is no source

    Simply named Steam OS, the operating system is a highly modified Debian Linux stripped to bare, with all its non-essentials tossed out, and proprietary multimedia CODECs added, along with fonts, runtime environments, and in-built drivers for popular GPU, sound card, and gaming-peripheral brands. In essence, there's everything in the operating system for PC gamers, and then some.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/191332/va...-steam-os.html

    But Ubuntu is also highly modified Debian... rebuilded to been worse
    Last edited by dungeon; 09-24-2013 at 11:16 AM.

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    Come on guys, this is a no-factor. Its essentially game streaming, meaning you need a Windows PC in the first place.

    Hence the problem.

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    My wish is that:

    * It's open (give power users an easy way to install other software, without having to enter a 'developer mode' as in Chromebooks)
    * Improvements to Linux and Open Source Graphics stacks are pushed upstream
    * The Linux Client keeps getting developed and benefits from improvements in StreamOS

    Hope you are reading, Steam friends, and thank you for going open!

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