SteamOS will be available to download tomorrow

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by Ghosty, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Ghosty

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    SteamOS FAQ

    Q: What is SteamOS?

    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

    Q: What are the SteamOS Hardware Requirements?

    Intel or AMD 64-bit capable processor
    4GB or more memory
    500GB or larger disk
    NVIDIA graphics card (AMD and Intel graphics support coming soon)
    UEFI boot support
    USB port for installation

    Q: Is SteamOS open source?

    All of the base operating system components are open source. The Steam client itself is proprietary, as are some proprietary third party drivers.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2013

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