The lights are on
The week of Valve living room gaming announcements is underway. Today we learned about SteamOS, Valve's Linux-based operating system that will not only directly play compatible Steam titles, but also stream games from PCs and Macs.
The catch is that you'll need to install SteamOS alongside or instead of whichever operating system you're currently using. With only one of the three related announcements revealed, we want to take your temperature on SteamOS.
So, what say you, Game Informer readers? Are you ready to pull the trigger on Steam OS right now, or do you need to know more?
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No one cares Valve. Make HL3 already!
It is interesting to see a new OS come about, especially one dedicated for gaming. But I'm more interested in the hardware Valve can possibly release it in. I don't mind having to build my own rig to run it, but Valve has the wonderful opportunity to build a dedicated SteamOS machine that is optimized for everything. You can basically put me in the middle on this debate.
Well, since I have a Windows PC that has no trouble running my games now I don't really see the need for it.
Not really. If there were a dedicated box than maybe but Steam on my PC works just fine for my needs and I need Windows for other productivity reasons.
This kind of seems superfluous without dedicated hardware.
I want some more details, of course, but I am interested in seeing where it goes, how it works, and most importantly, how it'll affect that Valve hardware. I've been skeptical of the "Steambox" for a while, especially given how little information we've had--but I do still feel that, if done well, it could give this industry something it desperately needs--a major upset with a new hardware maker.
Not sure yet. If it is made compatible with Windows programs or they adapt I will surely be upgrading to SteamOS.
When i buy my new pc, since its free, i will try it, and experiment with it, but in the meantime i will stick to windows.
I am hopeful. I would like to see what this will enable valve to do and how much of a difference it would be. I have windows 7 now, refuse to go to 8, everything runs great right now so Im not sure I need to upgrade.
Love love love. A Linux distro customized by Valve as a gaming platform is awesome, and hopefully another step away from Windows controlled gaming aka DirectX.
Interesting concept, but I'm not seeing any major advantages here that would encourage me to change my current gaming habits. Maybe that'll change when I hear more, but as it stands, it's just a cool idea. Nothing more.
It is just a Valve flavored version of linux, but I am curious about it. implementation is everything however so I will need to try it out before ill know whether or not I will actually use it.