Valve announced a few hours ago SteamOS, Your own operating system based on Linux.
“Okay we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the most appropriate way to deliver something of value to customers is to build a operating system around Steam itself. SteamOS combines the solidity of the Linux architecture with a gaming experience for the big screen, ”reads the official announcement made by Valve, in which they add:[SteamOS] it will be available soon as an independent and free operating system for salon machines ».
Valve wants to create one “open” platform in which content creators “can connect directly with their customers” and users can replace any software or hardware they like. “SteamOS will continue to evolve, but it will always remain as an environment designed to foster this type of innovation», Adds the company.
Streaming video games. SteamOS will allow the user to play each and every title they have in their Steam library regardless of the platform (Windows, OS X, Linux). All you have to do is “turn on your computer and launch Steam normally, then SteamOS will be able to stream these games directly to your TV over the local network.”
Share with family. Users will be able to easily share their games with relatives, and they will be able to win their own achievements and save their games in the cloud of the service. All with a high access control, To establish who can see what games.
Music, television and movies. Valve is working with “many of the multimedia services you know and love. We will have them online soon, allowing you to access your favorite music and videos with Steam and SteamOS.
Valve also ensures that during the year many enter AAA titles will debut on the operating system, which will be added to the growing list of Steam video games that have a Linux version. The list of these titles will be announced in the coming days. Coupled with this, the company said that SteamOS will be completely free and can be downloaded “soon.”
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