Just terrifying! I didn't know Gabe will automatically turn every PC to steambox.
Originally Posted by b15hop
There's Europa Universalis IV as well which is available on Linux right now.
Originally Posted by IanS
Short term (this generation, so, maybe the next 7 years or so) I don't think it will be a threat.
Originally Posted by doctoren
Next generation though, when constant pressure has been on for X years and the channels have woken up to selling OEM SteamBoxes?
Samsung Galaxy SteamBox? HTC Steam? A hundred competitors rather than "the big three".
Exciting stuff! 8D
You can already log into Steam from the same account multiple times, you just can't be playing more than one game at a time as far as I am aware. What I am guessing is that there will be a new tab in your library for Windows games, the Windows box will already have the Steam client running and when you go to launch the game from the Windows tab on your Steam box it will send the signal to the host machine that will launch the game and start accepting the controls sent from the Steambox and streaming the media back.
Originally Posted by benmoran
Same with hardocp. Seriously, the only reason I visit those two places is for entertainment like this.
Originally Posted by johnc
Feeling bad? Go visit a Windows forum, it'll cheer you right up.
Newbie (and not Noob) question of the day...
...WTF is Ars ? Link ?
I want to as they go ballistic about Valve
PS: Is this the ones ?
Last edited by AJSB; 09-24-2013 at 08:34 AM.
if the initial release is going to focus on the SteamOS operating as a streaming client then it doesn't matter a jot that it is based on an old version of Ubuntu runing X.
with due deference to the chap who mentioned that coding full-screen games against SDL makes the display server largely irrelevant, i'd be very surprised if they were still using/specifiying X when phase two arrives with the SteamBox capable of natively running games.
at that point, i'd be disappointed if I learned that they had opted for Mir over Wayland.
i am curious as to whether Valve would be tempted by using Mer as the core distribution...
Yep, that's it!
Originally Posted by AJSB
SteamOS is a dedicated OS if you want a streaming box and media PC in your living room. It's not a general purpose OS. They confused this message. No Linux user is going to swap out Ubuntu on their main system for a video game OS.
Well maybe thay are just reputation management staff from MS marketing department
Originally Posted by blackout23