SteamBox Will Run On Linux
According to a German site Golem.de the full reveal for Steam Box is set somewhere in 2013. It has also been confirmed by Valve employees speaking at the recent EHSM 2012 conference that Steam Box would run on Linux.
This move by Valve is not entirely unexpected, especially when taking into account Gabe Newell's anti-Windows sentiments. Furthermore, Linux has been enjoying increasing popularity amongst Steam users, despite its status as the new kid on the block in regard to Steam support. How beneficial it would be for gamers though, remains to be seen, especially noting the fact that Steam for Linux is still in beta. Nevertheless, optimism for the upcoming "console" is running high, with most of the gaming community exhibiting hopeful anticipation. It seems that we are coming closer to achieving dominance in both the bedroom and the living room, and the penguin may just be the way to grab it. Wow, that last line just managed to sound incredibly wrong. Anyway, what do you think of this move?