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Wait for SteamOS.
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Originally Posted by Trull View Post

I like my Windows 8.1 with DWM disabled. I just don't like a lot of other stuff about it... biggrin.gif

A OS tailored specifically for gaming and nothing else should be a thing, there aren't even any real questions about it in my mind.

Sabayon.
Unfortunately, it's not exactly stable yet.
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I agree that it is a bit of work to get your video drivers and mouse setup in linux and even after things still aren't close to feeling as stable or consistent as windows. I know linux isn't windows but things like how the mouse feels in an environment should feel similar especially with accel turned off. Every DE feels different and its really only feasible to play in a WM. Yes, I've set the hertz, tried all of the different ways to remove accel, set nvidia to use 144hz, etc. A good example is CSGO where the mouse sensitivity is double that of windows and even if you cut your sensitivity in half it still feels too fast or has accel.


https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Counter-Strike-Global-Offensive/issues/162
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Counter-Strike-Global-Offensive/issues/232
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Counter-Strike-Global-Offensive/issues/20

This guy above is one of the few people people in this thread to give an accurate description of mice and gaming in Linux besides me. Using any desktop in Linux feels like you've lost mouse granularity. Then the cursor behaves a good bit different from Windows iterations even with accel removed and no desktop environment.
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post #44 of 52
Regardless of all the specifics, I think most can agree there is no true, pure gaming-oriented operating system out there. On top of not really caring about consistent and low-latency input and input handling all that much, they always compromise performance (fps, frame times) for multi-functionality purposes. And when they care about gaming, they tend to care more about other performance aspects of gaming and introduce more latency and inconsistency in the pipe to service those aspects first.

And SteamOS by design will not be anything close to such a gaming platform either. Has "living room experience" written literally on it. Would be interesting to see a purist gaming OS, but since there's no real financial value in that, the people that would attempt something like that likely will not know all the ins and outs, and then then you'd have to code drivers and firmwares as well for a truly optimized platform. Doubt we will ever see that.
I am optimistic in general though because virtual reality will really push a lot of the performance and latency areas that have been more and more ignored in the last decade.
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Wait for SteamOS.
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And SteamOS by design will not be anything close to such a gaming platform either. Has "living room experience" written literally on it.

SteamOS is literally just Debian testing, set to autorun Steam big picture. It's nothing special, really.
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No, they have kernel patches made to it among other things.
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No, they have kernel patches made to it among other things.

Those kernel patches are in the repos for Debian testing. SteamOS is nothing special, just Linux for those who can't be bothered to learn Linux.
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What?! SteamOS locks some stuff. You can easily get to 'desktop' and terminal whatever you want.

BTW I'm testing latest SteamOS (153?) and it's pretty slick. Boots in like 5 seconds. Library is a mess. It's intended to be difficult to f'up.
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What?! SteamOS locks some stuff. You can easily get to 'desktop' and terminal whatever you want.

BTW I'm testing latest SteamOS (153?) and it's pretty slick. Boots in like 5 seconds. Library is a mess. It's intended to be difficult to f'up.

Yeah, it's Debian.
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Q: What is SteamOS?
SteamOS is a fork (derivative) of Debian[www.debian.org] GNU/Linux. The first version (SteamOS 1.0) is called 'alchemist' and it is based on the Debian 'wheezy' (stable 7.1) distribution.
The major changes made in SteamOS are:

Backported eglibc 2.17 from Debian testing
Added various third-party drivers and updated graphics stack (mesa 10.0.0.1)
Updated kernel tracking the 3.10 longterm branch (currently 3.10.11)
Custom graphics compositor designed to provide a seamless transition between Steam, its games and the SteamOS system overlay
Configured to auto-update from the Valve SteamOS repositories

Source: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse/discussions/1/648814395741989999/
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