SteamOS is a publication of our Linux-based operating system. The base system is based on Debian 8 codenamed Debian Jessie.
We have been working hard to fulfill our promise of a new kind of entertainment lounge environment - one that is accessible, powerful and open.
Steamos to make available to you, we are excited to take the next important step toward that goal. But before you dive in, please take a few minutes to understand what SteamOS is and what is not.
So what you are SteamOS?
Steamos is a publication of our Linux-based operating system. The base system is based on Debian 8 codenamed Debian Jessie. Our work is based on top of Debian solid core and optimizes it for a living experience. Above all, it is an open Linux platform that lets you total control. You can take over your system and install new software or content you want.
Therefore, what it is not?
We expect most users SteamOS for SteamOS preinstalled on a steam engine. Although we have made available free SteamOS for anyone to install, the installation experience is not designed for the non-technical user.
Most importantly, SteamOS only supports a specific set of hardware (you can read more in our FAQ). We will add support for the latest hardware in time, but we have no plans to add more support for older hardware.
Users should not be considered as a replacement SteamOS your desktop operating system. Steamos is being designed and optimized for the experience of the living room.
Is it all the software code open SteamOS?
No. SteamOS ships with our Steam client program, which is proprietary software, drivers plus 3rd party property. In the standard configuration SteamOS, Steam client program serves as user interface and provides connectivity to our online services steam. That said, you can still access the standard Linux desktop.
At home Streaming
You can play all your games Windows and Mac on your machine SteamOS, too. Just turn on the computer and run existing steam as it always does - then the machine can transmit those games SteamOS over your home network directly to your TV!
Music, television, movies
We are working with many of the communication services that you know and love. Soon we will start bringing them online, allowing you to access your favorite music and videos with steam and SteamOS.
In the past, sharing Steam games with family members was difficult. Now you can share your favorite games with the people you love. Family sharing lets you take turns to play one of the other games while earning their own achievements Steam and save your progress in the individual game vapor cloud.
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