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[2]: Laugh out loud
by Kivada on Wed 12th Dec 2012 06:45 UTC 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[4]: Laugh out loud
by Kivada on Thu 13th Dec 2012 18:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Laugh out loud"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

And how many nongeeks use Linux? Exactly 0.

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