1. T-hug

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    Steam has announced its very own operating system; Steam OS, Steam Machines and Steam Controller:

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    Steam OS:
    Steam Machines:
    Steam Controller:
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    :arrow:Steam Machines Source
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    I kind of like it. It says you can stream games from an existing gaming PC to another PC, so this may be nice for those who don't want to have to lug their gaming PC between rooms to play on a big screen. I know I would totally use this with my craptop, so there's a market out there...just not a very big one. Meh, we'll have to see what happens I suppose
     
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    And FAMILY SHARING !!!

     
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    Saw that coming. Damn I should be the next sherlock Holmes
     
  6. T-hug

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    Yeah I'm guessing announcement #2 will be the steambox and #3 will be Friday and be Half Life 3 / Left 4 Dead 3 / Portal 3?
    The OS is big news, the steambox will be big news, but what could be the biggest news saved for #3?
     
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    No HL 3?

    Also, this will prolly be the next Android.
     
  9. Gahars

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    SteamOS?

    More like SteamOP.
     
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    If they don't announce Half-Life 3 by this weekend, I'm gonna be steamed.
     
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    so is steam OS built for PC? too bad i cant change windows 8 to this on fy family's desktop ( they'll be pissed)
     
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    SteamOS is linux, so yes, you can install it on a PC.
     
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    While this is neat, I'm not seeing how it's exactly groundbreaking...

    Yet another Linux distro? I mean, that's fine, but it doesn't really change too much.

    Just install Steam on another Linux distro?
     
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    Not too sure if this will suit my needs, i'll be taking notice of further news but i can't see why i would want to pay out for a Steam box with a Steam OS when what i have now suits me.

    Also, this is being targeted towards living room gaming, which is not what i'm looking for.
     
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    lol Cant really tell anything else.
    But I was a gazillion percent sure that an OS is coming. That would be more convenient for people who dont buy the steambox. I know Windows has steam, but a OS specifically for gaming.. sounds amazing, doesnt it?
    Now, I am thinking whether there will be a steambox announcement or not? Lets see.
     
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    if boot as fast as a game console, then that could be my 2nd boot on my laptop.
    I was also like 90% sure a dedicated OS was to be expected if they want a console experience for the SteamBox, since not all Steam games have gamepad support they'll have to work on that and you can't use Windows at all just with a gamepad.
     
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    Interesting. They should make an all entertainment (not only video games, but music and videos too) OS, that would be awesome
     
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    They're planning on bringing media services to the SteamOS.

     
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    Well, time to build a multimedia PC then :) Honestly that's the only reason I needed to build one
     
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    Well if the SteamOS is built on Linux, you could always just install XBMC or something, it's not like the thing will be locked down for gaming only.
     
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