cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Really hope SteamOS takes off.

dragon2611
Grafter
Posts: 283
Registered: 20-10-2013

Really hope SteamOS takes off.

As per title, if SteamOS does well then there will be more games on Linux, more people using Linux for gaming will hopefully mean that AMD/Nvidia actually release some drivers that work properly*  and that would benefit more than just people using SteamOS.
*Well I say work properly but I'm not even sure they do that on windows to be honest  Wink 
5 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,773
Thanks: 257
Fixes: 20
Registered: 16-02-2009

Re: Really hope SteamOS takes off.

I notice that Stream have dropped Ubuntu as the base and switched to Debian. Opening it even more.
Community Veteran
Posts: 2,285
Thanks: 109
Fixes: 4
Registered: 18-02-2013

Re: Really hope SteamOS takes off.

Well people seem quite serious about the steambox in general, it has a good following as far as i can see,  http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/games/1304632/valve-names-initial-steam-box-hardware-partners As for steamOS i'm waiting for the release.
HalfShaft
Dabbler
Posts: 18
Fixes: 1
Registered: 19-12-2012

Re: Really hope SteamOS takes off.

steamOS yes, steambox no.
Really who is steamboxes aimed at? Console fanboys will look at the price and limited selection of AAA titles and walk away, and PC gamers who already have a good rig wont want to spend the money on a 2nd PC just for games - I certanly fall into the latter catagory.
Community Veteran
Posts: 17,489
Thanks: 1,487
Fixes: 18
Registered: 06-11-2007

Re: Really hope SteamOS takes off.

Haven`t a clue what you are on about, so I googled it... and found this.....
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2014/01/24/steam-machines-are-pointless-and-valve-is-struggl...
Seems like Steam has been around for 10.5 years... and yet, I have only just heard about it.... on this forum...
seems like it is dead in the water from what the article, and the comments at the end say.....
HalfShaft
Dabbler
Posts: 18
Fixes: 1
Registered: 19-12-2012

Re: Really hope SteamOS takes off.