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Steam Machines Ship Friday, SteamOS Images Coming

Valve

Published on 11 December 2013 01:22 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve
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Valve has just revealed their first 300 beta units of Steam Machines and their Steam Controllers are shipping this week, Friday the 13th. Also available at this time will be the first public SteamOS images!

Valve is shipping the first 300 units to selected beta participants living within the United States. Accepted beta participants are being announced this afternoon. Valve also shared that their Linux-based SteamOS images will be available when the prototype hardware shipps -- Friday. It will be available to download by individual users and commercial OEMs.

All the exciting details can be found via this SteamCommunity.com posting. I'll be working extra hard this weekend testing out SteamOS prior to leaving on Monday.

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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 .
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