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Just one week after doing the first public beta release of SteamOS, Valve Software has released the second beta public ISO image. This new release has various package updates and fixes, including graphics driver work.
21 December 2013 - SteamOS Update - 12 Comments
Here's some quick dual AMD Radeon graphics card tests with the Catalyst driver of Valve's SteamOS beta.
19 December 2013 - Radeon Catalyst SteamOS
Valve added the Steamworks API support yesterday for handling their new Steam Machines controller inside new games.
18 December 2013 - API Support - 9 Comments
The latest Humble Indie Bundle is now available, this time known as Humble Bundle PC and Android 8.
18 December 2013 - Humble Indie Bundle - 5 Comments
The latest update to Urban Terror 4.2 is now available and with this new update (v4.2.016) comes a few new features.
17 December 2013 - Urban Terror 4.2.016 - 6 Comments
While Valve only advertises NVIDIA graphics driver support in the SteamOS Beta released on Friday, I already found that AMD Radeon GPUs work with Catalyst on this Debian Linux derived OS. With a simple tweak, Intel HD Graphics can also run quite fine on SteamOS.
15 December 2013 - SteamOS Alchemist Beta - 9 Comments
The binary Catalyst graphics driver is pre-installed and does work on Valve's SteamOS.
15 December 2013 - AMD Catalyst On SteamOS - 8 Comments
Valve's initial Steam Controller prototype for use with the Steam Machines Linux-based game console will also work "out of the box" on other Linux distributions.
14 December 2013 - Steam Controller - 17 Comments
A former NVIDIA engineer joined Valve some months ago and is responsible for lots of the work on SteamOS and their Linux support. A long-time Microsoft employee is also involved in designing SteamOS. Here's also a few other bits of information in my SteamOS adventures this evening.
14 December 2013 - Plagman - 27 Comments
Here are more details on the innards of SteamOS along with some screenshots of the GNOME-based desktop environment outside of the Steam Big Picture Mode.
13 December 2013 - SteamOS Details - 37 Comments
More details regarding the Debian-based SteamOS are emerging. There's also a SteamOS installer now available but the server is getting slaughtered at the moment by those trying to download SteamOS.
13 December 2013 - SteamOS - 55 Comments
If all goes according to plan, Valve will be making publicly available their Linux-based SteamOS platform in a matter of hours.
13 December 2013 - SteamOS - 15 Comments
Yesterday an article was published how Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux, according to the technical director of the studio behind the game in question. It turns out that the Phoenix Online Studios employee was wrong.
12 December 2013 - Gabriel Knight - 41 Comments
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!
11 December 2013 - SteamOS, Steam Machines - 24 Comments
A game studio has shared publicly that Activison is preventing a new game from actively being made for "that platform", a.k.a. Linux.
11 December 2013 - Gabriel Knight - 88 Comments
It's been a long time since last having anything to report on with the Warsow, the open-source first person shooter powered by the Qfusion game engine. However, a Warsow 1.1 (or 1.5) update is still being worked on and it will be landing heavy with new features/improvements.
7 December 2013 - Warsow 1.1/1.5
Developers behind the ioquake3 engine that serves as the community's leading open-source fork of id Software's once incredible id Tech 3 engine are still working on new features. The latest sub-project of ioquake3 is working on a new game launcher.
7 December 2013 - ioquake3 Launch - 6 Comments
Another open-source game has been "Greenlit" via Steam that does support Linux and seems to have quite a following in the Japanese community.
4 December 2013 - Narcissu - 10 Comments
Valve's love for Linux continues... Their latest sign of the game company's compassion for the open-source operating system is by joining the Linux Foundation.
4 December 2013 - Valve On Linux - 47 Comments
Valve pushed out a Steam client update for all platforms this week and includes a number of Linux improvements and more work on their Big Picture mode ahead of the public SteamOS debut next month.
4 December 2013 - Valve Steam Linux - 13 Comments
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