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I truly think it is the only method...unless some of the Windows players will work in WINE.

If Steam wants to get the SteamOS in as a media platform as well as a gaming platform, I think this is definitely something they need to address.

I agree, but it conflicts with the FOSS if that matters to people/Steam.
 
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If they were smart, they would just make an Xbox One app that streams Steam games from your PC. Xbox One has Wifi Direct and Windows 8.1 has Miracast streaming support so its perfectly capable. However, this doesn't fit within their narrative given the increased competition from the Windows Store(things will heat up even more once WinRT and WP8 merge) and other content delivery DRMs from EA and Ubisoft.

SteamOS is obviously a precursor to Steam hardware, but If they're just using OTC hardware, I don't see how they can compete with standalone Windows for gaming and consolization from...consoles; especially in terms of price:performance. It would have to undoubtedly be a stream-only device if they are going the consolization route, which inherently means low-powered hardware, as Valve can't compete with Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo on a custom solution, or be really expensive.

No matter which route Valve takes, I can't see it being easy. You have PC, consoles, and low-powered ARM consoles like OUYA and VitaTV. They have more options than ever, but more competition too.
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I agree, with SteamOS being open-source as well I hope they allow people to optimize the software for bluray playback.

Otherwise I think I will just get on Oppo, which is honesly very appealing to me to begin with....
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If this OS is successful, I'm seriously building a new PC to run it.
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Why not run Linux now?
 
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If they were smart, they would just make an Xbox One app that streams Steam games from your PC. Xbox One has Wifi Direct and Windows 8.1 has Miracast streaming support so its perfectly capable. However, this doesn't fit within their narrative given the increased competition from the Windows Store(things will heat up even more once WinRT and WP8 merge) and other content delivery DRMs from EA and Ubisoft.

SteamOS is obviously a precursor to Steam hardware, but If they're just using OTC hardware, I don't see how they can compete with standalone Windows for gaming and consolization from...consoles; especially in terms of price:performance. It would have to undoubtedly be a stream-only device if they are going the consolization route, which inherently means low-powered hardware, as Valve can't compete with Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo on a custom solution, or be really expensive.

No matter which route Valve takes, I can't see it being easy. You have PC, consoles, and low-powered ARM consoles like OUYA and VitaTV. They have more options than ever, but more competition too.

It's pretty clear that Valve supports Linux / Open Source rather than Microsoft Windows.
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I can only hope that it's based off of Debian

RHEL plox.
   
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