How SteamOS plans to unite PC gam­ing

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Valve’s stripped-down, Linux-based op­er­at­ing sys­tem can tech­ni­cally turn any mod­ern PC into a Steam Ma­chine with a free down­load (it’s in open beta at the mo­ment), but the new hard­ware is tai­lored to its spe­cific wants and needs. It cur­rently has fewer games than a Win­dows PC, but boost­ing Linux sup­port is as much an aim of Valve’s as tak­ing PC gam­ing to the big screen. The sys­tem’s aimed at en­ter­tain­ment, from games to stream­ing video, con­nect­ing to your HD telly and run­ning Valve’s Steam li­brary.

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