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    Default SteamOS Has Its Own Graphics Compositor

    Phoronix: SteamOS Has Its Own Graphics Compositor

    More details regarding the Debian-based SteamOS are emerging. There's also a SteamOS installer now available but the server is getting slaughtered at the moment by those trying to download SteamOS...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU0MzU

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    In terms of why Valve went with Debian Wheezy over Ubuntu, the FAQ reads, "Building on top of the Debian core is the best way for Valve to deliver a fully custom SteamOS experience to our customers."
    In other words they don't want to base on a distro that is more and more "doing it's own thing".

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    So, technically OSS, but not using an outward facing source repo only this TERRIBLE http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos/pool/main/ index of files...which is SLOW to access.
    For instance, what the hell is their compositor called? Not using something like git makes it so much harder to find.

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    I hope they create a IRC channel on Freenode and a mailing list in the future and put some of their stuf fon Github.

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    In the FAQ there is also a sentence about being capable of running in desktop mode and seamlessly running and installing debian packages.

    I personally thing that this is going to be very exciting for all of us.

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    Yeah looks like currently this is an openelec style install appliance, in that it requires the entire machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liam View Post
    So, technically OSS, but not using an outward facing source repo only this TERRIBLE http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos/pool/main/ index of files...which is SLOW to access.
    For instance, what the hell is their compositor called? Not using something like git makes it so much harder to find.
    maybe this:
    http://repo.steampowered.com/steamos...os-compositor/

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    Running an old Ati 3870 atm.... that will change for sure come tax time! I can not wait to give SteamOS a go! Debian Wheezy...!! /happy dance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amagnoni View Post
    So it's basically a modified xcompmgr. Nothing fancy.

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    The big question is, is it a media player too, so that people can replace their XBMC or Media PC's that are stationed at their TV's. If not Value/SteamOS has made a big mistake.

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