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if Valve will ever release "Steam OS", will you support it?

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hi!

just had a long thought about how microsoft is screwing up the PC gaming and after the trailer of WGX I nearly lost all the hope for this OS

so I asked myself, what is valve released it's own OS which is mainly made for gaming and entertaining and done a good start with releasing big titles such as portal 2 and call of duty thing! assuming there's also bunch of software such as photoshop, 3Dmax, adobe illustrator, etc!

will you support this OS? if yes do you prefer it to have a stand alone kernel or as a linux distro?

to me I'd be the first one to support


waiting for your response
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post #2 of 41
Wait... what you're describing is Windows with a Valve designed user interface.

Who would want to use that?
post #3 of 41
It would have to be a standalone OS. I'm tired of all the look-alike distros of Linux. I'd give it a shot, but in the end I'd probably just end up going back to Windows. It never fails.
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post #4 of 41
Yes if it was optimized mainly for gaming and entertainment.
I would prefer it to be a stand alone kernel
Off Topic: Nice avatar of Yoko btw.
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post #5 of 41
It will not happen. Steam is a platform that heavily depends on DirectX since that's what the majority of the titles require.

If they can make it work, sure, but it will not be happening any time soon
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post #6 of 41
I would try it out and if I did not like it would not use it. My biggest fear is that if it was based on linux would be using the whole wine thing. Wine does not support every thing on linux.
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post #7 of 41
Unless Valve could get Microsoft to licensee Direct X, I just don't see it happening.
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Wait... what you're describing is Windows with a Valve designed user interface.

Who would want to use that?
well at least we don't have to pay $99 for OEM copy of windows!
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post #9 of 41
I think it would be cool if they partnered with Microsoft to do a Windows 8: Gamer Edition or something.

Just regular Windows 8 with Steam pre-installed with good Steam integration throughout the OS such as:

Steam Friends in Windows Live Messenger
System-Wide Status Settings (Online, Away, Offline)
Automatic Video/Sound card updates
post #10 of 41
Maybe if Steam OS ran Windows embedded. I do not know if anybody would go out of their way to purchase Steam OS. Perhaps they would have to bundle hardware with it like Apple, but then we would complain about the prices.
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