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65. Re: Steam Machines Announced Sep 25, 2013, 18:28 noman
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 17:46:
Wow, this is coming along more quickly than I would have thought. Well, the hardware is pretty easy, but an O/S is not something you just whip up.

SteamOS is basically Ubuntu Linux distro with some tweaks. AMD and nVidia have half-way decent drivers on linux for a while. The rest of all the functions Valve talk about are mostly application level stuff that could easily be integrated in Steam client. They already have Steam running on Linux.

It's not that as if they are modifying major parts of an OS kernel, let alone writing one from scratch.
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