Linux SteamOS beta available for download

Posted on Sunday, December 15th, 2013 in code, Linux, open source by the machinegeek

SteamOS is the currently-in-beta Linux-based operating system that will power Valve’s new gaming-PCs-turned-consoles. While the Steam crew has been busy readying 300 beta Steam Machines, they’ve taken the time to release the code for download by Linux enthusiasts. As they describe it,

SteamOS Beta is the first public release of our Linux-based operating system. The base system draws from Debian 7, code named Debian Wheezy. Our work builds on top of the solid Debian core and optimizes it for a living room experience. Most of all, it is an open Linux platform that leaves you in full control. You can take charge of your system and install new software or content that you want.

SteamOS hardware requirements:
Processor: Intel or AMD 64-bit capable processor
Memory: 4GB or more RAM
Hard Drive: 500GB or larger disk
Video Card: NVIDIA graphics card
(AMD and Intel graphics support coming soon!)

UEFI boot support
USB port for installation

Visit the SteamOS site for code links and details on how to construct your own Steam Machine.

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2 Responses to “Linux SteamOS beta available for download”

  1. I think that Steam Machines and SteamOS will become a thriving market for gamers worldwide.

    • jeremy says:

      technically speaking this is miscaragorized in “open source”
      for the steam native client is CLOSED source. even if it is running ontop of an open source os that doesn’t change the fact that the steam client is CLOSED source.

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