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Valve releases SteamOS

Valve releases SteamOS

Mon 16 Dec 2013 9:23am GMT / 4:23am EST / 1:23am PST
Hardware

"SteamOS is available for intrepid Linux hackers to try out"

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.

3 Comments

Morville O'Driscoll
Games Blogger & Journalist

1,530 1,330 0.9
As an aside, the FAQ states that AMD and Intel Support is coming soon. AMD support is already there, as per this article: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTU0NDQ . And Intel HD Graphics can be made to work: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTU0NDU

Posted:9 months ago

#1

Brook Davidson
Artist / 3D design

63 95 1.5
@Morville
Thanks for that information, it's good to know. Maybe I will give it a shot to test it out.

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Posted:9 months ago

#2

Jeff Wayne
Technical Architect

83 37 0.4
Very interested to see how development of this OS progresses. Personally hope it's a great success.

Posted:9 months ago

#3

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