SteamOS is here ... well more here than Half Life 3 anyways

Subject: General Tech | December 13, 2013 - 06:59 PM |
Tagged: valve, steam os, Gabe Newell

Well it is December 13th and as promised you can get your hands on Steam OS, more or less.  We've tried starting the download a few times here at PC Perspective and are running into a few difficulties but maybe you will have better luck.  Click onto this link to head to the SteamDB site and you just might be able to get your hands on Valve's new operating system.  We have been lead to believe it will bear a lot of resemblance to the already familiar Steam Big Picture though as we have yet to get a working image to install on a machine that is hard to verify.  There is a secondary repository you can try as well.

And a new magnet link torrrent just popped up which should help you a lot!  Magnet link for torrent download.

As they state on the page "Valve is having server issues (no wonder), download will probably fail." but you probably expected that anyways.  Of course you will not be able to download a Steam Machine, unless you are one of those lucky so-and-so's who got in on the beta.  Once we have succeeded in installing Gabe's new plaything on a machine you can expect an update but until then why not try it on your own.  No word on if this will support badgers or not.

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December 13, 2013 | 07:41 PM - Posted by Nilbog

Thanks AMD...

December 13, 2013 | 09:20 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It exists! http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/

December 13, 2013 | 09:27 PM - Posted by praack

Milton and the red stapler!

December 14, 2013 | 04:11 PM - Posted by capawesome9870

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse/discussions/1/64881439574...

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

i hope they add support for P4 3GHz, with the basic integrated Graphics, 2GB Ram, and a bios boot. it would be just used for game streaming or running very low requirement games.

December 14, 2013 | 05:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

There are already workarounds for the UEFI booting "requirement", and the 500GB disk space is recommended not required! This is a Debian wheezy based BETA release, and as a Linux based release any "requirements" should be taken with a grain of salt, as with any other etched in stone fears!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Linux_Distribution_Ti...

December 15, 2013 | 02:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Impressive graphic!

December 16, 2013 | 03:35 PM - Posted by Patrick3D (not verified)

I worked with a man that was not only the spitting image of Milton but had the same soft-spoken voice. Someone in the office gave him a red Swingline stapler as a gag gift and he didn't realize what the gag was since he hadn't seen the movie. I always feared he would burn the office down as he had that sort of mentality that no one appreciated him. He worked in payroll which made it even scarier since he had access to everyone's home address.

Oh, and shame on Valve for not offering a torrent at launch. Hopefully, they will learn from their mistake.

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