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According to a report on German IT site Golem, Valve engineer Ben Krasnow told an audience at the recent EHSM 2012 conference in Berlin that the company's long-awaited "Steam Box" custom PC/console/thing will indeed be running on Linux, and will be revealed in full at either GDC or E3 later this year.

Meaning the PC hardware industry as we know it probably has about six months to live. Because once a dedicated Steam PC for TVs comes out, everything changes.

The mention of Linux is interesting, though. Valve are fans of the OS, and have been staunchly anti-Windows, but if any upcoming Steam hardware is indeed running on Linux, and not the OS the vast majority of people are already familiar with using, it's a brave decision.

Then again, if the machine is being designed with the TV and gaming in mind, whether your word processor and Twitter client run on it aren't exactly as high a priority as they would be on a standard desktop.

We've asked Valve for comment, and will update if we hear back.

Is this true? If so that sucks all the money ive spent on my Desktop for gaming what you all make of this?
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it wont be a mistake or anything. it's rumored to be 1K..l so if it's i would favor my Build anytime
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OK good news then i read that and thought well if thats true i just wasted a crap load of money.
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I think this will put a dent in the console market more then the PC market.
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Why would anyone want steam on thier front room TV? Your hardly gonna interrupt the tv viewing and say "oh I fancy playing cs source". Because sat in front room with a kb and mouse is so comfortable...
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Why would anyone want steam on thier front room TV? Your hardly gonna interrupt the tv viewing and say "oh I fancy playing cs source". Because sat in front room with a kb and mouse is so comfortable...
this.

skyrim and sports games are the only games I can think of that would actually be comfortable to play on a tv
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Platformers would benefit from this as well
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I think it's a good idea.. good for entry level pc gamers who aren't fully commited? No... or those scared of PC builds... or those who want something easy for the kids, or something that is small and portable...

I think it's worth waiting to see what the end product will be like.
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