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Published on December 12th, 2013 | by Andy King

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Valve’s SteamOS Condenses For All December 13th

Valve’s Linux based SteamOS will be available to download tomorrow (December 13th) according to an announcement made by the digital games supplier. For those not familiar with the OS or the premise, essentially Valve are trying to muscle in on the console/under the TV system business by taking the “rock-solid” Linux architecture and producing a gaming experience built for “the big screen”.

Those tempted to try it out should be warned though, the process is not for the amateur. Valve warn that “Unless you’re an intrepid Linux hacker already, we’re going to recommend that you wait until later in 2014 to try it out.”

In addition to the new OS release, 300 lucky people in the US who signed up to the beta will also be receiving an early Christmas present of a Steam Box (Valves ready to run living room PC system) along with it’s snazzy new dual trackpad featuring controller (which allows you to play traditional keyboard and cursor controlled games with the same precision but on a gamepad).

Valve have also shared photo’s of the devices in production.

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What do you think? Are you tempted to give Steam OS a try? I’m certainly not a l33t haxor when it comes to Linux, but know enough to find my way around so’ll be giving it a go. I’ll be feeding back my thoughts over the coming days.

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Computer and games fan from child to man (man-child if you wish). Gaming since the Atari 2600 all the way through ZX Spectrum, Amiga 500 and now PC (although plays on the Xbox from time-to-time). Enjoys the smaller indie titles in life, so will be bringing news/reviews for the often overlooked, but just as fun, games.



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