Valve SteamOS Announced

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Posted 6:44pm on Mon 23 September 2013
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Valve SteamOS Announced
Free operating system designed for your living room.

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Posted 6:44pm on Mon 23 September 2013
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Steam don't disappoint very often so I'll be looking forward to this. Oh and the next announcement will of course be Half-Life 3 Wink
Posted 6:48pm on Mon 23 September 2013
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About bloody time. I've been looking forward to this, def gonna install it on my computer.
Posted 9:03pm on Mon 23 September 2013
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The hype was unreal. Defo going to install this. Excited to see what valve has for us.
Posted 10:05pm on Mon 23 September 2013
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Brilliant news!

Now...

HALF-LIFE 3 HALF-LIFE 3 HALF-LIFE 3 HALF-LIFE 3.


I'm not hoping for anything. Honest, I'm not.
Posted 10:15pm on Mon 23 September 2013
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"Valve is also confident that users will be have a greater amount of control of games in terms of feedback and modding with both hardware and software."

The most exciting gaming news in years.
Posted 10:41pm on Mon 23 September 2013
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I'll be very interested to see what 'normal' OS features they're willing to support. At least OpenOffice and/or some form of native notepad, calculator; Simple stuff. Oh and maybe an email client and they absolutely have to get the browser right too.

It may be focused on gaming but there are some things even gamers cant live without.

Otherwise, EXCITEMENT! Although not sure what they expect us to with all our non-steam games that still need a powerful rig to play. No way in hell i can support having a powerful SteamOS box AND a Windows/MAC, atm I just add all my non-steam games to my steam library so I can take advantage of in-game chat and such. Needs to be played carefully this move.
Posted 11:15pm on Mon 23 September 2013
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It sounds like they've got an OS that can run powerful games on less powerful hardware and with streaming for the rest, so the power comes from the proper PC or Mac.

I doubt they'll have support for non-gaming apps, it's built around having a gaming device under the TV, so just like a. Console but supporting your other home PC.

Now whether the Steam Box is a Low cost, low power device remains to be seen, but they're certainly hinting at not needing as powerful hardware on their page, I'd imagine several different boxes will be available at different price points.
Posted 1:16am on Tue 24 September 2013
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Bet Matt was excited about this :P
Posted 2:55am on Tue 24 September 2013
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I'll be very interested to see what 'normal' OS features they're willing to support. At least OpenOffice and/or some form of native notepad, calculator; Simple stuff. Oh and maybe an email client and they absolutely have to get the browser right too.

It may be focused on gaming but there are some things even gamers cant live without.

Otherwise, EXCITEMENT! Although not sure what they expect us to with all our non-steam games that still need a powerful rig to play. No way in hell i can support having a powerful SteamOS box AND a Windows/MAC, atm I just add all my non-steam games to my steam library so I can take advantage of in-game chat and such. Needs to be played carefully this move.

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This is probably why Steam for a while has been allow application of non applications/ software of late. They want to give as many alternative options to their users for simple OS functions (word functions data bases and spreadsheets) as possible without having to support MS office. Steam already has a web browsing client of it's own anyway, so I doubt that would would be forgotten in the move to a full OS.

I do agree though, that whilst this really excites (and so does the possibility of steam hardware), if I were to buy in this OS, then it could essentially screw over DRM free Non Steam games on my library. I only put them on steam for convenience. You'd hope they would put in some work around. If (and only if) they can get all current steam games to run on this new OS, then I could trust they would put in a work around.
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