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#1 2013-12-14 01:57:45

CSCoder4ever
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Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

Just curious, Currently downloading it but I don't think I'll be able to give my opinion until the morning cometh.

Anyone also like the fact that it's based on Debian Wheezy 7.1? big_smile

let me know if this topic exists already. .-.

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#2 2013-12-14 05:30:29

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

Funny you should mention that; I have little interest in Steam myself (unless Mane6 decides to make Fighting is Magic available on Steam), but I've recently been made aware of this:
http://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/ … _computer/
Seems its installer might not respect other installed operating systems.

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#3 2013-12-14 05:45:29

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

This is what I'll be using it on tongue

also it claims to not support AMD GPUs right now... but we shall see about that O:)

and let me know if Fighting is magic will go to steam... that'd be awesome  8o

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#4 2013-12-14 05:58:46

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

sidebar
Well, their main website (mane6 dot com) hasn't been updated in a while, but it seems there's been some activity on their Twitter feed.

By the way, I assume you're aware of the C&D and Lauren's involvement in creating new characters for the game?  (At least the new characters will still have hooves.)
/sidebar

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#5 2013-12-14 06:27:19

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

I just downloaded it (the beta, that is, just so everyone is clear). According to one FAQ, I have one machine that will run it, so we will see how it goes.


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#6 2013-12-14 06:56:20

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

Was curious but beaten (as usual) by the technical requirements.

Found some screenshots though and it looks strangely familiar:
http://i.imgur.com/3t7DWT0.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/CWuiKCV.jpg
Based on Debian Wheezy, you could say it's a cousin of CrunchBang.

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#7 2013-12-14 16:07:30

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

i disklike it, feels bloated(like android)

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#8 2013-12-14 16:23:52

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

what system did you test it on?  ]:D

I've got it downloaded, I'll get around to installing it sometime today

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#9 2013-12-14 16:58:35

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

intoCB wrote:

Was curious but beaten (as usual) by the technical requirements.

Found some screenshots though and it looks strangely familiar:
http://i.imgur.com/3t7DWT0.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/CWuiKCV.jpg
Based on Debian Wheezy, you could say it's a cousin of CrunchBang.

Is that Gnome? Yuck.

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#10 2013-12-14 17:23:51

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

^ Yes it is


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#11 2013-12-14 17:25:38

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

So I installed it! first impressions are... meh.

The biggest disappointment is the fact that the default user isn't root... Time to apply my linux hacking skills  O:)

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#12 2013-12-14 17:26:37

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

CSCoder4ever wrote:

The biggest disappointment is the fact that the default user isn't root...

You are being sarcastic right? Or is there an inside joke I am missing?

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#13 2013-12-14 18:40:28

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

It's good that Steam OS exists but it's specs and my personal opinion about Steam are bad points for me. Im eager to hear the other opinions but mine is - use Linux, skip Steam OS.

Last edited by RacerBG (2013-12-14 18:40:53)

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#14 2013-12-15 04:30:42

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

i bet SteamOS will have high modification (No ROOT, locked in os for purchased consoles) when reaching stable

Last edited by samdraz (2013-12-15 04:31:01)

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#15 2013-12-15 04:40:41

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

All the more reasons to build your own Steambox if you want one  8o

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#16 2013-12-15 05:05:30

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

Valve themselves have stated that the OS is still very much in a beta stage and not really useful for much of anything yet besides testing and development. If you're moving over from a Intel p_state capable kernel, you'll actually see a performance regression. From what I understand, the plan is to keep every single component free as in freedom with the sole exception of the steam client software. We should in theory have access to even their custom compositor and kernel patches, though it's unlikely that they will be of any use to the end user anyways. Even the controller and hardware specs will be available to the public and very hackable. The gnome UI is a fallback and is not the default, the steam big-picture interface is. Some users have reported success with getting non-nvidia hardware working, it's just not recommended for those that are trying to achieve optimal performance with the distro. You could probably get it up and running on a machine that falls way short of the requirements, but I'm not sure why you would want to. The SteamOS is targeted at people who just want console-like functionality without having to tinker with the OS. So, if you're the least bit particular about any aspect of your Linux installation, then you aren't the target audience. However, Valve has no incentive, monetary or otherwise, to lock down the OS and restrict the user's capabilities and they know it, so if you think the goal here is to create a locked-down "tivoized" console OS, then prepare to be proven wrong.

TL;DR: SteamOS distro is currently useless for end users, but in the long term will benefit Linux users who are not even using Steam and/or SteamOS. If you have a working Linux install with a working Steam client installation, stick with it.

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#17 2013-12-15 05:43:09

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Re: Anyone Try SteamOS yet?

@mynis01 Thanks for clearing my confusion

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