Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Dec 2013 23:43 UTC

SteamOS will be made available when the prototype hardware ships. It will be downloadable by individual users and commercial OEMs. (But unless you're an intrepid Linux hacker already, we're going to recommend that you wait until later in 2014 to try it out.) We'll post info soon about that. Oh, and stay tuned for the in-home streaming beta to begin soon, too!

The first moment of truth for Valve.

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RE[2]: US only!
by allanregistos on Thu 12th Dec 2013 04:36 UTC in reply to "RE: US only!"
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I've got a computer standing by as soon as an iso drops.

I think everyone will be able to download the ISO, I think the 300 hardware beta testers will be US-only... which makes sense, there's a lot of hassle sending hardware overseas with any NDAs or what-not.

The only people affected are those 300 people who may have been chosen as a hardware beta tester, AFAICT.

Since both SteamOS and SteamBox are open, its up for computer manufacturers to replicate the components that made up of SteamBox. And then I can download the OS and buy the SteamBox components at my local PC reseller to build one myself. Else, we can just install it on any P.C. with a descent GPU and memory.

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