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: Laugh out loud
by Kroc on Tue 11th Dec 2012 10:14 UTC in reply to "Laugh out loud"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

History:

1. Google: "Google Chrome is coming to Linux"
2. Users: "This is good for Linux"
3. Adobe: "Flash Player will only be updated for Google Chrome on Linux, all other support is dropped"

Future:

1. Valve: "Steam Box runs on Linux"
2. Users: "This is good for Linux"
3. NVidia: "Future drivers will only be supported on Steam Box"

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RE[2]: Laugh out loud
by shmerl on Tue 11th Dec 2012 23:20 in reply to "RE: Laugh out loud"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

So far there is no indication for that (Nvidia is not Adobe).

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RE[3]: Laugh out loud
by Kroc on Wed 12th Dec 2012 12:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Laugh out loud"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

So far.

Don't promise to others that which you don't control yourself. Are you willing to bet that NVidia will honour a gentleman's agreement?

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RE[2]: Laugh out loud
by Kivada on Wed 12th Dec 2012 06:45 in reply to "RE: Laugh out loud"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

History:

1. Google: "Google Chrome is coming to Linux"
2. Users: "This is good for Linux"
3. Adobe: "Flash Player will only be updated for Google Chrome on Linux, all other support is dropped"

Future:

1. Valve: "Steam Box runs on Linux"
2. Users: "This is good for Linux"
3. NVidia: "Future drivers will only be supported on Steam Box"


History:

1. NVidia: "Future drivers will only be supported on Steam Box"

Future:

1.Linux users buy AMD GPUs that have Gallium3D drivers or stick with Intel if they don't game.

Edited 2012-12-12 06:45 UTC

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RE[3]: Laugh out loud
by Kroc on Wed 12th Dec 2012 12:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Laugh out loud"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

No. of profitable non-geeks > no. of geeks

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RE[2]: Laugh out loud
by JAlexoid on Wed 12th Dec 2012 11:51 in reply to "RE: Laugh out loud"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

You're a bit out of your mind. Ever heard of nVidia Tesla or CUDA? Those are the two reasons why nVidia will support Linux and (whatever)BSD for the foreseeable future. And that is why there is no Optimus.

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RE[3]: Laugh out loud
by shmerl on Wed 12th Dec 2012 21:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Laugh out loud"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I think they still plan to fix the Optimus mess, it's just not their high priority.

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