Falcon Northwest Decides Against Steam Machines With SteamOS
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 16 November 2015 at 08:57 AM EST. 19 Comments
High-end PC maker Falcon Northwest has decided against rolling out any Steam Machines this year powered by Valve's Debian-based SteamOS, due to problems with the operating system.

Venture Beat is reporting that Falcon Northwest decided against launching any Steam Machines due to problems they were unable to overcome with SteamOS.

Kelt Reeves, President of Falcon Northwest was quoted as saying, "We met with Valve about our reservations concerning the limitations of SteamOS with high-end PC builds, and they agreed they were not issues that could be overcome in time for us to launch a Steam Machine this year...But they were genuinely interested in working to address them in future SteamOS builds. So the option for us to produce a Steam Machine is still open, and our Tiki PCs have been in production for years as Windows systems and are always ready. But for now, we’ve put our plans to offer a Steam Machine on hold."

Linux driver issues would be the main shortcoming that comes to mind, but if we find out any other details we'll certainly pass them along.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week