Originally Posted by deepor
They just made those 300 machines for beta testers and that's it. They won't sell any. They just make SteamOS for OEMs that want to build machines.
its quite simple really. Windows is going Cloud, tablets and APP store with heavy networked DRM less reliant already on custom / desktop PC's. Steam is a huge (DRM) gaming platform thats reliant on its own Cloud and custom desktop / PC's.
Two diametrically opposed directions and you could say they are single handedly helping to save PC gaming for future generations
They are just providing an operating system and a hardware template for those who wish to buy off the shelf and I think for once PC gamers shouldn't be snooty about those folk who choose not to build their own (at first) otherwise after windows 7 the PC gaming market will be effectively dead.
Having said that they are supporting
Steam OS (linux)
So there is plenty of choiceEdited by Pip Boy - 11/4/13 at 3:37pm