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So has anyone been brave enough to try out the new SteamOS? :sneaky:
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I downloaded it but haven't had a chance to try it out yet
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Been running it on my spare HTPC since about 10 minutes after it was released thumb.gif

Only thing I'm disappointed in is the horrible bastardized gnome-shell they included with it. If anything I'd of preferred either none or Openbox maybe XFCE at the heaviest.
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Been running it on my spare HTPC since about 10 minutes after it was released thumb.gif

Only thing I'm disappointed in is the horrible bastardized gnome-shell they included with it. If anything I'd of preferred either none or Openbox maybe XFCE at the heaviest.
yeah I'm kinda surprised they didn't go with fluxbox and just launch steam full screen given what their intended use is.
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Meh, as it's designed for a Steambox (just happens to be x86 compatible, therefore can be used on the correct PC), I'll stick with Mint + Big Picture, until/if I buy a Steambox on release.

I'm much more excited about the Steam Controller, providing that the correct drivers make it into the mainline kernel (not just the generic HID driver, as in the beta). I also hope that it will be for sale without the console rolleyes.gif
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Meh, as it's designed for a Steambox (just happens to be x86 compatible, therefore can be used on the correct PC), I'll stick with Mint + Big Picture, until/if I buy a Steambox on release.

I'm much more excited about the Steam Controller, providing that the correct drivers make it into the mainline kernel (not just the generic HID driver, as in the beta). I also hope that it will be for sale without the console rolleyes.gif

I agree 100%

Not sure what the general hype is about. I guess it's a big thing for those that haven't had much or any exposure to Linux or don't currently run a Linux OS on their PC.
Edited by void - 12/17/13 at 3:09am
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I agree 100%

Not sure what the general hype is about. I guess it's a big thing for those that haven't had much or any exposure to Linux or don't currently run a Linux OS on their PC.

I believe this to be the case, while in some respects its a bit blown out of proportion. It also is a new chapter for open platforms to have its chance in at least one consumer market. I myself have been strongly considering installing Ubuntu just to learn to get over it not being Windows. Then move from distro to distro until I find something I like.
    
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It's not actually that different from Windows 8 tongue.gif

(deja vu.....)
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It's not actually that different from Windows 8 tongue.gif

(deja vu.....)

Linux? Im more concerned with the limited amount of time I have to take a dive into it with my primary machine. I think I will take a more serious look in this scope when I can replace this laptop as my primary machine so that way I dont have to be afraid to take risks learning a new environment.


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Yeah it's definitely not a bad thing, I especially welcome better driver support from hardware vendors and software from game developers is a bonus but not so much for me.

But when people suggest SteamOS is going to make consoles redundant and significantly eat into Microsoft's OS market share, Valve revolutionizing both Linux (as an OS) and PC gaming, these are the things I remain very skeptical about. I can't see SteamOS being more than a small success in a niche market, I could be very very wrong but we'll soon see.
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