Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Dec 2013 00:14 UTC
Games

As promised, Valve has released the first test release of SteamOS. From the FAQ:

SteamOS is a fork (derivative) of Debian GNU/Linux. The first version (SteamOS 1.0) is called 'alchemist' and it is based on the Debian 'wheezy' (stable 7.1) distribution.

The major changes made in SteamOS are:

  • Backported eglibc 2.17 from Debian testing
  • Added various third-party drivers and updated graphics stack (Intel and AMD graphics support still being worked on)
  • Updated kernel tracking the 3.10 longterm branch (currently 3.10.11)
  • Custom graphics compositor designed to provide a seamless transition between Steam, its games and the SteamOS system overlay
  • Configured to auto-update from the Valve SteamOS repositories

You need to have an NVIDIA card for it to work, since Intel and AMD graphics are currently not yet supported (work is underway).

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moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Linux is already the most used consumer OS via Android


I though the only thing about Linux on Android was the kernel.

Sony's Playstation uses OpenGL on Unix.


Again, this urban legend about OpenGL support on games consoles.

http://develop.scee.net/files/presentations/gceurope2013/ParisGC201...

Edited 2013-12-14 14:49 UTC

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The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

"Linux is already the most used consumer OS via Android


I though the only thing about Linux on Android was the kernel.
"
Correct me if i'm wrong, but I thought that Linux was just a kernel, and the GNU userland (and android userland) actually made it an OS...

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olejon Member since:
2012-08-12

Linux is just the kernel. GNU is just another (very important) part of a typical Linux-distribution. X.Org is another important part. Android does not use many of the common components used in GNU/Linux distributions.

In addition to the Linux kernel, Android uses many other open source components. You can see it yourself if you have an Android device. Go to Settings > About > Legal information > Open source licenses

Edited 2013-12-14 20:36 UTC

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