Originally Posted by Hexa
Yes people I understand that it's streaming over LAN and not the internet. I agree that makes it much easier to do. That is only one side of it though. Since this is streaming over your own LAN you will still need a powerful enough PC to render the games well to start with.
If you already have a PC that strong why not just hook it up to your TV directly?
As far as Onlive and other similar things, yes it's harder b/c it's streaming over the internet but you don't have to have a powerful PC at all. In fact you don't even need a PC at all.
They both have upsides and they both have downsides. My issue is that with Steam fans they never see a down side to anything, unless it's from another company.
Steam OS, A band-aid (Game streaming) over a huge problem with Valve's vision for steam on Linux, Developer interest in Linux as a whole. They said they're working on audio and input lag on the site however this is the main problem with streaming even over LAN, it will always have input lag to different degrees. I see this as another Linux distro just with more integration with steam and better GPU drivers, nothing more, nothing less.
It remains to be seen going forward whether big developers (Not just Indies etc.) will port/develop their game for Steam OS. Because as it stands you still have the poor selection of games on Linux and this only as I said earlier puts a Band-aid on that huge problem.