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SteamOS: Valve announces operating system based on Linux

Steam has unveiled its plans for Steam, its platform for online sale of video games. Studio Gabe Newell eyeing on the living room and does not want to be limited to desktop PCs. So he launched SteamOS, a dedicated video game and Linux-based operating system.

Rumors were rife before the announcement: everyone expected to see the land finally Steambox, based on a Steam console. The announcement was scheduled for 19h and, once will not hurt, Valve did not expect his audience. But the company began by announcing an operating system called SteamOS dedicated to video games and running on a Linux kernel. A choice not so surprising in view of the criticisms Gabe Newell, founder of the studio, against Windows 8 in recent months, and echoed his stance in favor of the free and the recent porting Steam Linux.

Steam has unveiled its plans for Steam, its platform for online sale of video games. Studio Gabe Newell eyeing on the living room and does not want to be limited to desktop PCs. So he launched SteamOS, a dedicated video game and Linux-based operating system.

But the goal is to invite Valve in the salons of players to compete directly for consoles from Microsoft or Sony, if, for the moment, very little information is available about the specifics of this new OS , Valve has clearly put forward the possibility of streaming their games distributed via the Steam platform directly to a TV screen. Valve should reveal a little more Wednesday about how his teams have to do it, since another expected announcement surely we should learn a little more about the plans of the publisher in the field of hardware.

Besides this feature, Valve also emphasized multimedia services that account set up with the help of partners whose names have not yet been released. Music and video will be available on the platform and Valve, a year in which the developer had tried especially when the documentary "Indie Game: The Movie" which was the first film distributed via Steam.

Steam has unveiled its plans for Steam, its platform for online sale of video games. Studio Gabe Newell eyeing on the living room and does not want to be limited to desktop PCs. So he launched SteamOS, a dedicated video game and Linux-based operating system.


The OS will be distributed free of charge and will also be made ​​available under a free license for manufacturers. The date has not been announced yet, but on the presentation page, Valve promises that SteamOS will be available "soon", which, in the publisher, often highly variable meaning.

Valve, historical editor quasi monopoly on PC sales dematerialized game, so its ambitions on land previously occupied mainly by the traditional players in the game console industry. The movement may be bold, but the launch of the Steam platform was already then a real tour de force. She managed to legitimize through its resulted in very low prices and therefore a catalog games, digital distribution in a market sector that many felt condemned to die because of piracy. Remains to be seen if Valve succeed again if his bet and the next ads will generate public interest.

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