Linux Based OS For
The TV and Living Room
"As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the
environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself.
SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen.
It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines." - Says Valve
This will allow steam to have:
Better Graphics Processing - "Game Developers" are already availing themselves
to these performance perks "as they target SteamOS for their new releases"
You can Stream games from you Windows or Mac system to a SteamOS machine.
You will also be able to stream "Music, TV, and Movies" - Valve Says it's "working with
many of the media services you know and love." No names yet but we can assume
they want to compete with Roku/AppleTV.
Plus "Family Sharing" - Announced a few weeks ago, Valve plans to let you have up to 10 friends (you choose)
whom can each access your paid games and get their own achievements and their own save slots.
On top of this, announcements are still to come, in the next few weeks,
from Valve on even more plans for the future.
Things such as:
News regarding AAA titles coming
natively to SteamOS in 2014.
And, Gabe Newell promises STEAM BOX news next week!!! -
At Linuxcon 2013, Newell stated that Valves next step will be to
"release some work we've done on the hardware side."
Newell said in March, that SteamBox Prototypes will be release in 2013.
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