"Called SteamOS, it’s based on Linux and an interface that Valve developed to run its Steam game service on TVs and other large screens.Valve unveils SteamOS, a PC operating system for living room | Brier Dudley's blog | Seattle Times
By producing a full operating system as some predicted, Valve is challenging Microsoft, Apple and others developing PC-like systems to deliver games and online media content to TV sets. Valve’s advantages include its huge library of premium games, a global fan base and its use of an open platform that contrasts sharply with the closed-garden, app-centric models that others are pursuing.
SteamOS will be “available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines,” Valve said in an online post this morning."
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Valve unveils SteamOS, a PC operating system for living room | Brier Dudley's blog | Seattle Times
A new "living room machine" platform competitor