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  • Kernelcoffee
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    Originally posted by gamerk2 View Post
    Come on guys, this is a no-factor. Its essentially game streaming, meaning you need a Windows PC in the first place.

    Hence the problem.
    It streams from a PC as an option if you don't have it locally on Linux, and since the streaming feature will be build in the client itself (not only for windows but for mac and linux as well), you should be able to have a powerful computer somewhere and a thin client to stream games throughout the house.
    SteamOS will be a ready-to-use linux distribution for steam, just the same way Xbmcbuntu is to xbmc. Nothing to configure, it just works, but they are made to be used on a tv.
    Who cares if it is based on debian, ubuntu or netBSD as long as it provides a working linux platform for the mere mortal ? Those who know how to use Linux and are interested in steam must have it working for a long time now on their own system.

    What I expect is that it's going to provide a standard platform for Linux game development in term of libraries version, so that if needed it can be matched by other distribution if they want to be game-savy.

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  • Ramiliez
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    More games for Linux
    More software for Linux in general
    Linux exclusive games
    No DRM for Linux version of games some people still dont have Steam installed simply because they HATE DRM.
    Bugfixing and fixing conceptual Linux faults

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  • mike4
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    @gamerk2
    stream win games until users get bored of running two machines and start to buy Linux games...but as always the beginning is hard. Anway I don't intend to buy such a device in the near future but welcome any Linux games for my desktop pc.

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  • mendieta
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    My wish is that:

    * It's open (give power users an easy way to install other software, without having to enter a 'developer mode' as in Chromebooks)
    * Improvements to Linux and Open Source Graphics stacks are pushed upstream
    * The Linux Client keeps getting developed and benefits from improvements in StreamOS

    Hope you are reading, Steam friends, and thank you for going open!

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  • gamerk2
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    Come on guys, this is a no-factor. Its essentially game streaming, meaning you need a Windows PC in the first place.

    Hence the problem.

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  • dungeon
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    Many claims that it is based on Debian, but there is no source

    Simply named Steam OS, the operating system is a highly modified Debian Linux stripped to bare, with all its non-essentials tossed out, and proprietary multimedia CODECs added, along with fonts, runtime environments, and in-built drivers for popular GPU, sound card, and gaming-peripheral brands. In essence, there's everything in the operating system for PC gamers, and then some.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/191332/va...-steam-os.html

    But Ubuntu is also highly modified Debian... rebuilded to been worse
    Last edited by dungeon; 09-24-2013, 11:16 AM.

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  • bulletxt
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    Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
    I would have a good laugh if it was based on Ubuntu.
    You should decide what distro to be based on. You're the BOSS.

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  • andrebrait
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    Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
    I would have a good laugh if it was based on Ubuntu.
    It probably is...

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  • Jedibeeftrix
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    wayland + QT UI

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  • gamerk2
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    So...NVIDIA shield 2.0?

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