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: Wohoo!!!
by ilovebeer on Sat 14th Dec 2013 18:55 UTC in reply to "Wohoo!!!"
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Be careful not to set yourself up for a major disappointment. I'm not sure what exactly people expect from SteamOS, or how different they think it will be from a typical linux install, but it sure seems like the imagination is running wild with some people.

If I were asked to describe SteamOS, I would say it's an attempt to bring linux gaming into the realm of consideration for the average person. Whether or not a linux pc can do that under the guise of an `upgradeable console` has yet to be seen.

I was wondering... If you already have a pc that already meets SteamOS minimum requirements, will Valve send you one of those little `Certified for SteamOS` stickers to put on it? Maybe it could go right next to the `Certified for Windows <whatever>` sticker.

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