I think it will be very interesting to see what's under the hood of SteamOS as I'm guessing they will have made a number of decisions that will make sense in the context of gaming and content delivery, which is an area that has not been extensively explored as an operating system focus for Linux.
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- I'm really glad they did not base on Ubuntu :DNov 6, 2013
- why? That means no extending through PPAs. Heck, I wonder if they even have a package manager. (Goes to read article to find out)Nov 7, 2013
- I don't think that Valve's main focus is making a distribution of Linux that can compete/replace a conventional Linux Distribution.... their main focus is to primarily create an OS to play their video games be it on the PC or the Steam Machine Console...Nov 7, 2013
- I don't believe this one. They've had a sort-of Ubuntu-based OS in their repos for a while:
and if you look at e.g. the Plymouth theme, it was done by a Canonical employee.Nov 7, 2013
- I maintain a Debian apt repo as well, that doesn't mean I'm developing a Debian-based distribution. :) For sure they target Ubuntu for their Steam Linux offering.Nov 8, 2013
- That's exactly why I'm interested in seeing what it looks like.
Releasing software for a given distribution does not mean you have a derivative of that OS.
Anyways, what I'd really be interested in from you is an explanation for this:
"I don't believe this one."
This came from Valve itself, the company making SteamOS. Engadget tends to be reliable, so it seems legit.
So I'm very curious: What makes it so hard for you to believe the report?Nov 8, 2013