CT2000 15 ก.ค., 2013 @ 11:52am
Steam OS based on Ubuntu/Linux?
Common Gabey baby. Make it happen!
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Nacimota 15 ก.ค., 2013 @ 11:56am 
Why? This is waaaaay outside the scope of what Valve should be spending their time on.
Tweakedenigma 15 ก.ค., 2013 @ 1:25pm 
This is already in the works for the Steam Box. Not sure if it will be Ubuntu based, but will be a Linux of some kind.
DeadWire 15 ก.ค., 2013 @ 1:54pm 
It is rumored the Steambox OS will be based on Ubuntu 12.04...as for a Valve/Linux OS, why would we even wan't that?
Selthus 15 ก.ค., 2013 @ 6:54pm 
I think Phoronix said they *may* use Ubuntu core and have it boot into big picture mode. That's probably the closest we will get. Let valve do what they do best!
Stroke 15 ก.ค., 2013 @ 11:34pm 
Yes, the "steam box OS" is based on Ubuntu 12.04.2. You can check this in the valve repo here:

http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/
Cybertao 15 ก.ค., 2013 @ 11:58pm 
With the poor integration in Linux, ports of games just using a DirectX to OpenGL wrapper, and planned capability of Steamboxen using Windows if the user or manufacturer wants...there's no point to any of this.
Let Valve do what Valve do best indeed. :-\
CT2000 24 ก.ย., 2013 @ 5:33am 
Called it.
noam.mor 24 ก.ย., 2013 @ 6:10am 
Well played, sir or madam.
RegSizedRudy 24 ก.ย., 2013 @ 6:26am 
haha , i am glad this guy pulled up this old thread , you called it !
CT2000 24 ก.ย., 2013 @ 8:46am 
Sad thing is I actually emailed Gabe saying they should create their own distro of linux prior to this thread. I'd love to get me some free swag :D
mattyy1hp |Debian/Linux| 24 ก.ย., 2013 @ 9:01am 
Simply named Steam OS, the operating system is a highly modified Debian Linux...

http://www.techpowerup.com/191332/valve-announces-steam-os.html

I seriously hope it's true. Debian is stable and rock-solid distro.

CT2000 24 ก.ย., 2013 @ 9:06am 
It's true. What's going to be sweet is I can install this on an old IBM Thinkpad T61 and stream, say, CIV 5 over my wireless to my laptop. Very excited.
Doc Holliday 24 ก.ย., 2013 @ 9:33am 
Originally posted by mattyy1hp:
Simply named Steam OS, the operating system is a highly modified Debian Linux...

http://www.techpowerup.com/191332/valve-announces-steam-os.html

I seriously hope it's true. Debian is stable and rock-solid distro.
not only that but over 2 years of support :) and Debian also has Wayland in it's repo's :)
blackout24 24 ก.ย., 2013 @ 11:06am 
Originally posted by Stroke:
Yes, the "steam box OS" is based on Ubuntu 12.04.2. You can check this in the valve repo here:

http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/

This is simply the repo to provide the client for Ubuntu, nothing more nothing less. They could very well have chosen something different for their own distro, which would make sense for several reasons.
CT2000 24 ก.ย., 2013 @ 11:40am 
OK so speculation time.

O - SteamOS
[O ] - Steambox
O + O - Source 2

Thoughts?
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