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SteamOS Beta Released

Valve has released the first public version of SteamOS, offering the promised chance to check out their game-centric Linux fork. A new SteamOS FAQ has all you need to know about this, and it seems advisable to remember their earlier warning that a comfort level with Linux is advisable before playing with this. Here's word on the origins of this:

SteamOS is a fork (derivative) of Debian 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 (Intel and AMD graphics support still being worked on)
  • 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

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