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Hardware Expectations For Valve's Steam Box

Based upon my extensive Linux hardware testing of enthusiast and gamer grade hardware over the past nine years on Phoronix and immense amounts of performance benchmarking, plus having been involved with Steam on Linux, here's some of my thoughts, expectations, and hopes for the hardware comprising Valve's official SteamBox.
8 March 2013 - Hardware Thoughts - 62 Comments

New Linux Distribution Ships Valve's Steam Pre-Installed

Released during CeBIT this week was a special edition Kanotix 2013 release, which incorporates auto-detection of the binary NVIDIA/AMD graphics drivers and it also pre-installs Valve's Steam Linux client.
8 March 2013 - Kanotix - 2 Comments

CS:CZ Official; More Valve Games Coming To Linux

Valve has shared that they're now official up to 80 Linux games that are available through the native Steam Linux client.
7 March 2013 - Tops 80 Games - 18 Comments

Valve To Begin Steam Box Tests In Coming Months

It looks like Valve is planning to begin Steam Box testing with gamers this summer.
6 March 2013 - 4 Months - 12 Comments

Valve's Steam Box Will Most Likely Use An X.Org Server

In the flurry of polarized discussions that have emerged since yesterday's Ubuntu Mir announcement, some have speculated that Valve's interactions with Ubuntu may have had a hand in them developing their own display server. This is most likely not the case and the first-generation Linux-based Steam Box from Valve will almost surely be running an X.Org Server.
5 March 2013 - Steam Box - 31 Comments

Linux Gamers Make Up ~2% Of Valve's Steam Users

With the start of a new month, Valve's popular hardware survey has been updated with the latest software/hardware stats about their millions of customers.
1 March 2013 - February - 103 Comments

Wiring Up GL_ARB_debug_output For Valve

One of the requests that Valve has long had for Intel and the open-source Linux graphics drivers in general has been supporting GL_ARB_debug_output, an OpenGL extension that assists game/application developers in debugging and optimizing their code. Fortunately, support for this extension is finally being pursued aggressively within Mesa.
23 February 2013 - GL_ARB_debug_output - 3 Comments

Valve Celebrates Steam For Linux

In addition to word that Garry's Mod is soon being released for Linux, there's some more positive Valve/Steam Linux news to share today.
14 February 2013 - Valve On Linux - 140 Comments

Steam Can Now Be Repackaged In Linux Distributions

Back in mid-November there were concerns about packaging Valve's Steam Linux client by Linux distributions that allow binary blobs to reside within their package repositories. In particular, Arch Linux developers were unsure whether they were legally allowed to put Steam into one of their repositories for each re-distribution. Valve has now said it's okay by clarifying their license.
8 February 2013 - Valve's Steam - 20 Comments

Counter-Strike Source Now On Steam For Linux

Counter-Strike 1.6 for Linux was released towards the end of January while this evening Counter-Strike Source has finally been brought to Linux over Steam.
5 February 2013 - Counter-Strike Source - 32 Comments

Valve Pushes Out Half-Life For Linux

Valve has originally ported their original Half-Life title to Linux.
24 January 2013 - Original Half-Life - 80 Comments

Thanks Valve, Another Game Comes To Linux

A new game is coming to Linux via Valve's Steam client as the result of Steam Greenlight and interest in the Linux platform.
16 January 2013 - Valve Gaming - 13 Comments

"The Cave" Is Coming To Steam On Linux Next Week

Planned for release next week, on 23 January, is "The Cave" game and there will be a native Linux port when it debuts on Valve's Steam platform.
16 January 2013 - The Cave - 11 Comments

Valve Confirms Linux Steam Box Will Be Open Platform

Valve's Gabe Newell has confirmed their Steam Box will be Linux-based and will be open for its users and not a locked-down piece of hardware.
8 January 2013 - Valve Confirmation - 68 Comments

Valve, Xi3 Show Off Mini Linux Gaming PC "Console"

Making the rounds today is word that Xi3 and Valve have partnered up. Xi3 is a computer hardware manufacturer known for making small PCs and now in conjunction with Valve they are working on a "Steam Box" that's codenamed Piston.
8 January 2013 - Valve Linux - 35 Comments

First Statistics On Steam Linux Usage

Valve has released their December Steam statistics that show initial data on Linux client usage.
5 January 2013 - Valve - 70 Comments

Linux-Based Steam Console Reaffirmed For This Year

As said a few times already, this year will be marked by the release of a Linux-based Steam hardware gaming console out of Valve.
1 January 2013 - Valve Linux Steam - 58 Comments

Valve Beginning To Look At Steam Linux Not On Ubuntu

With the initial roll-out of the Steam Linux client being a success while primarily focusing upon supporting the Ubuntu distribution, Valve is now looking at improving the Steam support on non-Ubuntu Linux distributions.
28 December 2012 - Valve - 36 Comments

The Steam Linux Client Is Now Available To Everyone

Valve has announced that their Steam Linux client is now available to all Linux gamers. It's open beta period now and just in time for the holidays.
19 December 2012 - Steam Linux - 31 Comments

Valve Has A Christmas Present For Linux Gamers

Valve will allow many more Linux gamers to participate in the Steam Linux client beta testing at the start of next week.
13 December 2012 - Valve Linux - 29 Comments

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