This weekend Valve released its SteamOS but has warned the inexperienced away from the OS until the programme is in a more stable state. It also sent out prototype Steam Machines and Steam Controllers to beta testers.
"SteamOS is available for intrepid Linux hackers to try out. At this point the OS itself is not yet a finished product for a non-technical user," it said.
"Thanks in advance to the three hundred Steam users who are going to spend their time helping us shape the future of Steam in the living room."
Valve has set up an FAQ to help guide them through the set up of the Debian GNU/Linux system, while on YouTube unboxing videos of the new Steam Machines have already started appearing.