1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Valve Linux-Based SteamBox Details Coming Next Week

Valve

Published on 16 September 2013 03:11 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve
16 Comments

For those that didn't yet watch Gabe Newell's talk about Linux gaming, at the end of the presentation he notes next week will be more information from Valve about their plans to bring Linux into the living room.

In other words, next week should be the public details about the "Steam Box" for the living room and perhaps their mobile ambitions too.

I've already written at length with some of my views on the Steam Box having talked with Valve about in the past, back when most people didn't even believe the Phoronix reports of the existence of the Steam Linux client. So if you want to re-read any articles, here's some, among others. Other questions or comments can be directed to me via Twitter.

Will next week's announcement be worth celebrating at Oktoberfest? For the German Phoronix readers, "Prost!"

I will end with what I wrote last year, "For those that may be mad that this (closed-source) game company has poached the lead of one of the most impressive open-source game engines out there and continue to go after more all-star Linux developers, it shouldn't be too concerning. I wouldn't be referring these important open-source contributors if I thought Valve was just using it as a crude way to kill open-source software or in the secret pocket of Microsoft. I'm very confident in Valve and their Linux intentions; the impact of their work can greatly benefit the entire Linux ecosystem in huge ways. Whether you're a Linux gamer or not, it's to everyone's benefit that Valve's striking Linux work is steaming with greatness. Without the very best developers the Valve Linux cabal could be left for dead or ricocheting through a portal that has a half-life that is too short to make everything a reality."

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Gigabyte AM1M-S2H
  2. AMD's New Athlon/Semprons Give Old Phenom CPUs A Big Run For The Money
  3. 13-Way Low-End GPU Comparison With AMD's AM1 Athlon
  4. ASUS AM1I-A: A Mini-ITX Board For Socketed Kabini APUs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. How Much Video RAM Is Needed For Catalyst R3 Graphics?
  2. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Cloud Benchmarks
  3. Ubuntu 12.04.4 vs. 13.10 vs. 14.04 LTS Desktop Benchmarks
  4. AMD OpenCL Performance With AM1 Kabini APUs
Latest Linux News
  1. EmScripten Merges Its Speedy "Fastcomp" Backend
  2. Nuclear Dawn Update Has Full Linux Support
  3. Oracle Linux 6.5 vs. Oracle Linux 7.0 Beta Benchmarks
  4. Easter Yields The Linux 3.15-rc2 Kernel Release
  5. The Most Amazing OpenGL Tech Demo In 64kb
  6. Packard Bell LM85 Now Supported By Coreboot
  7. AmazonBasics External USB 2.0 DVD Writer For Linux
  8. TP-LINK TG-3468: A $12 Linux PCI-E Gigabit Network Adapter
  9. Linux 3.15 Lands Some DRM Graphics Driver Fixes
  10. AMD Is Disabling DPM Support For RV770 GPUs
  11. ReactOS Working On A Community Windows OS
  12. eRacks Keeps Pushing Linux, Open-Source Systems After 15 Years
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. ReactOS Working On A Community Windows OS
  2. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  3. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  4. Catalyst 14.3 Beta
  5. Suggestions about how to make a Radeon HD 7790 work decently?
  6. Radeon 8000M problematic on Linux?
  7. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  8. After Jack Keane, RuseSoft will briing Ankh 3 to Linux through Desura