SteamOS 1.0 is here (Debian, Gnome)

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  1. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    Official FAQ is full of useful info (and download links) http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse/discussions/1/648814395741989999/

     
  2. Sm3K3R

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    This is a good news for the PC gamers ,even if they want it to be some kind of a console ecosystem.
    I ll wait for the AMD powered version and see if using it instead of Windows + Steam would bring any profit ,less lag or something.Anyway most of the time i open my gaming PC up is to log in into Steam.
    Once more games will run under OpenGL /Mantle or whatever ,Microsoft may finally understand why Windows 8 sucks for many as a desktop environment.W8 it s nice on smart phones or tablets ,but not on desktops.
    Pushing PC gamers to XBOX was not a smart move.

    Congratulations Valve for waking up competition in the PC OS market !
     
  3. funkydude

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    Got my eye on this. Hope it matures into a nice OS.
     
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    Me too. And even more so I hope they help out the community and not become a proprietary in some way.
     
  5. Sm3K3R

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    I doubt they will let people customize the OS ,the question is if it s free.
    Secondly i would like it to let me use a dual boot with other OS on the same HDD.
     
  6. NGRhodes

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    The OS is open source (Debian based) and people can do what they want with it. I think there are some display drivers and the steam client itself that are propiertary, but the rest is FOSS and can be customised.
     
  7. ginzon

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    Well Frankly speaking I was eagerly waiting for SteamOS to launch and when they did I was really disappointed..
    Has anyone seen the requirement section of SteamOS, cummon it needs a whole rig for its own.. I doubt there is a dual boot option coz I read somewhere that in both installation modes it needs to be the sole owner, I may be wrong here coz got too raged by looking at the system spec it needed.. I prefer Windows + Steam for the same.. Else Ubuntu + Steam..

    Anyways that my opinion coz I don't play much on steam.. Have only a few... For me GArena serves the purpose of multiplayer for other games which I doubt are playable on SteamOS, even after that heavy upgrade...
     
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    Sounds like your complaining about the fact its an OS designed for a games console rather than a general purpose PC OS.
     
  9. ginzon

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    Not a complain but yes even if its a gaming beast, cummon which linux needs that high config pc..
    I don't say it should work on a low end pc but not even a mediocre ones.. thats sad...
     
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    Well it would be nice if their OS was primary gaming and secondary used for other stuff. I assume most gamers do open a web browser and like to look up cheat codes or hack or whatever. Most gamers do watch youtube, perhaps netflix and write an email every now and then.
    So yes I expect from a gaming OS to do what usual OS does, including skype support. I think xbox does all of those mentioned and Steam shouldn't hold itself back.
     
  11. ginzon

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    Agree a lot with you.. I play I surf together and also at times my torrents are on.. So why to purchase a heavy rig and dedicate it for a sole reason.. Doesn't make sense to me...

    At first I thouht this must be a Linux with all it usually oes and fine tuned very much for gaming.. But no this ain't what I am looking for...
     
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    I have the same complain and more, like having to do workarounds on UEFI, no partitioning or having to install via USB stick.

    Doesn't matter if it's designed to work on Consoles. *** WE LINUX PC USERS *** helped Valve build their Linux client. I remember playing Steam on Linux while it was still on beta (I started around October 2012), and yet it has a lot of bugs. Valve couldn't make SteamOS possible without PC users, so they could've at least thought of us in the first place since SteamOS is a modified Debian 7. Valve owe us in the 1st place.
     
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    I don't see the issue when Linux PC users can still use the Steam Client.
     
  14. Kyle1420

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    I don't get why people were expecting a fully fledged OS. It's designed to be used as a gaming console with big picture mode??
     
  15. mattdocs12345

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    I don't think you read my comment.

     
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    Does it not do that. This is from the FAQ:

    I can't check it out because I don't have any UEFI systems, but it seems to me that you could download applications you want to use.

    As for things like YouTube and Netflix, I feel that SteamOS should have some kind of dedicated app within Big Picture designed for a gamepad/10-foot interface as opposed to accessing them via a standard web browser (of course you could still do that if you wanted).
     
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    But making it so heavy for hardware spec is insane...
     
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    Quite sane compared to current generation consoles.
     
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    And there are workarounds. My review coming in a few days.
    Mrk
     
  20. ginzon

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    Thx looking forward to it...
     
  21. Mrkvonic

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    SteamOS review - Lovely jubbly!

    More revolutionary news: here's a very enthusastic review of SteamOS 1.0 Beta, a gaming dedicated 64-bit Linux operating system based on Debian Wheezy, covering setup and early preparations, look & feel, installation and update of the client software, game store, downloads, cloud sync, Linux game titles in action, and more. Enjoy.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/steamos-review.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
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