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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Sure, anything is better than Microsoft.
Absolutely, but a lot depends on the price of the no doubt forthcoming announcement of a Steam Box. If I can have a device in my living room that streams games directly from my PC, that will be magical. Steam and Valve already kick Sony's and Microsoft's asses up and down the gaming street, but PC gaming remains a barrier for many folks. A Steam Box using its own OS that marries the cheapness and modability of PC gaming while letting users leave the PC in the office and still play on their living room sounds like a killer combo. Hopefully Valve can release it cheaper than upcoming new consoles and all gamers can see some more awesome competition.
If I can put it on my own machine and enough games are compatible with it then yes.
if SteamOS is part of a new Steam Box, than I'm all for it. Otherwise, not a chance. I've tried Linux and I don't like it at all.
I'm building a new PC and might install SteamOS instead of windows, or at least as a second OS. This is fantastic news!
I'm still not totally clear on how it works but anything that's free and can allow me to stream my PC games to my tv definitely has my interest piqued.
I'll wait and see what Valve's other announcements are before making any decisions though; ideally it would be cool if I could just install SteamOS without having to uninstall Windows and then just stream my PC games without having to buy any other hardware or peripherals but somehow I'm thinking it won't be that simple.
As along as it doesn't try to kill me.
not even slightly. I will hate it if it somehow ruins my day to day gaming but I suspect it wont
I have a second older comp i may put it on to give it a try
Nope. I'm perfectly happy with Windows 7 at the moment.
Not really. I don't game on my PC too much, and don't see the point in installing a new OS just so I could get improved gaming performance on my PC.
We use a PC in our home for graphic design/video editing and the like, so it's fairly high-end anyway. Installing an OS specifically for our games, based on Linux, would limit the overall functions that the home's PC is intended for.
Unless they release the Steam Box, probably not gonna get excited about it.
Hmm seems to early to say, Ill figure how I feel when this big jigsaw comes together