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    SteamOS

    If you're a gamer there's no doubt you heard about it by now... But how many of you have actually tried it or plan to? I barely know anything about it anyway so any thoughts about it would be good to have in this topic.

    Q: Are latest games usually released on this OS?

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    I've heard of Steam OS but I'm not quite sold on it, that it will be a massive success. We yet don't know how well Steam Machines are going to do. While Steam is the dominant PC game portal, there are many customers who are not pleased with the service levels. Many have struggled to get refunds and even Steam has admitted that their customer service is poor. I expect Steam to remain dominant in the short to medium term, but another portal could appear in future that steals their thunder.

    Honestly, if there's one OS that's likely to dominate the games industry - it will be Android. You simply can't have so many competing operating system's in the marketplace, besides Android already enjoys a significant lead and substantial adoption.

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    This leads me to a question: by Steam OS, you do mean just the general portal platform right? I've heard it can be an actual OS for a computer in general somewhere, but I don't know if it's true.

    As a general Steam user, though...I find it quite nifty. Though it can be complicated at times when you are getting used to it, it has some pretty useful features overall. I've yet to have to deal with customer service outside companies that provide software /on/ Steam, though. But while they have some nifty features, I can see a lot of potential in it...And other operating systems for that matter. It's hard to say which OS will be the standard. It depends on what the standard platform to work with is. On the computer, Steam is great. But I'd never see it on like...A tablet that's not a PC of some sort. :/
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    It's a platform based on Linux. I don't know that much about it and I don't really have an interest in it. Only about 23% of Steam games are available on SteamOS. So if I transferred my library only a select amount of my games would be available. I just don't see the point. Steam has Big Picture mode which gives me a living room console experience since I have a HDMI splitter transfer the video/audio to my other room which has a projector. I just use my Xbox 360 controller. There's no need for some box when I can do it all from my computer in a different room.

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    What Mantis said. I have a wired 360 controller, if I ever wanted to feel like I was playing on a console, I'd use big picture mode. I
    It seems like a novelty more than anything.


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    I don't see the point in it either. Gaming on a Windows has been what everyone been doing since forever. While I do think it's a good idea to provide a gaming OS based on Linux that is free for anyone to download and install, Windows 10 has become free as well so there's no point in switching imo. Unless Microsoft makes windows updates subscription based, I think SteamOS will die before it ever gets mainstream.

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