Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Dec 2012 23:24 UTC
Games Confirming the industry's worst-kept secret, Valve CEO Gabe Newell has confirmed Valve is working on its 'Steam Box', a Steam-powered HTPC geared towards console-like gaming. It'll most likely run Linux. "Well certainly our hardware will be a very controlled environment," he told Kotaku. "If you want more flexibility, you can always buy a more general purpose PC. For people who want a more turnkey solution, that's what some people are really gonna want for their living room." Steam has 50 million subscribers, so there's a market here. As a comparison: Xbox Live has 40 million subscribers.
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Laugh out loud
by Sodapop on Tue 11th Dec 2012 09:02 UTC
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Read through the comments slowly. See a pattern? I don't know if they are just Anti-Linux Trolls or what, but it's very blatant. Almost as if they are saying: "Nooo please Linux, don't grow stronger!"

In actuality, this is GOOD news for Linux and good news for Developers. Period. Valve isn't tied to Shareholders, they pander directly to Human beings. When Valve goes Public, then you can start bashing them.

I could be wrong though, could just be old hats who don't like attention on Linux. They just want their CLI, and a GUI is evil. It's just people afraid of change is all. Point is, This is all good news, nothing bad here, yet.

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