SteamOS Beta is Now Available for Download

The wait is over, SteamOS, is now available for download, coinciding with the release of Valve’s Steam Machine hardware beta, which has been sent to 300 testers yesterday.

According to Valve’s Greg Coomer, the beta is aimed at  “intrepid Linux hackers” since the OS is not yet completed,  for the non-technical user. As of now,

SteamOS Beta is an early, first-look public release of our Linux-based operating system. The base system draws from Debian 7, code named Debian Wheezy. Our work builds on top of the solid Debian core and optimizes it for a living room experience. Most of all, it is an open Linux platform that leaves you in full control. You can take charge of your system and install new software or content as you want.

SteamOS only supports Nvidia graphics cards right now, but AMD and Intel support is coming soon. For those wanting to build a Steam Machine of your own to run SteamOS, Valve has also released that information along with a plethora of other data. The current SteamOS beta installer is 960 MB and can be downloaded from Steam. Valve also announced SteamOS, Steam Machines and the Steam controller are expected to launch in 2014.

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Former genius and a woman of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by her mystery, Dana Abercrombie has been playing video games since birth (yes birth...we did say "genius"). Despite her secret desire of wanting to give it all up to become a gorgeous billionaire, Dana is most passionate about video games and films often times getting in many heated debates resulting in being thrown out of many gatherings. Despite having a degree in English AND Journalism (multi-tasking FTW!) from the University at Albany-SUNY, she is currently interested in perusing a degree at Yale Law School, because one should never give up on a dream of becoming a gorgeous billionaire...and knowing how to sue someone as a result of those heated debates

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