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The first release of SteamOS will be available to download from tomorrow, December 13, Valve has announced.

However, the developer doesn't recommend that users try it out until next year unless they're already "an intrepid Linux hacker". The operating system will be available to download for free to individual users and via commercial OEMs.

SteamOS is a new operating system based on Linux that has been specifically designed for gaming.

Valve says that the operating system "combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen" and claims that it will let "the hardware industry... iterate in the living room at a much faster pace than they've been able to" before.


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godhelpusall's Avatar


Will it be easy to dual-boot the OS (like it is with Windows 7 and the most user-friendly linux OSs like Ubuntu or Mint)?
Posted 06:25 on 13 December 2013
OctaviousBlack's Avatar


I quite like the sound of a steam OS but they'll need to get every game working with it first, if it can speed up my PC then I'm all in as long as it stays free.
Posted 17:39 on 12 December 2013
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