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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RE[4]: Laugh out loud
by shmerl on Wed 12th Dec 2012 21:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Laugh out loud"
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That's what I said - so far. I.e. you can observe that currently Nvidia is involved in Linux support with rather decent results (even like Linux for Tegra), which are better than many other manufacturers. Nothing is guaranteed obviously.

Edited 2012-12-12 21:19 UTC

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