SteamOS Is Now Based On Debian 7.5 Wheezy

Hello Linux Geeksters. SteamOS Update 105 has been recently released, using Debian Wheezy 7.5 as a base kit for the packages, receiving updates for the base-files, debian-installer, lcms2, libquvi-scripts, libsoup2.4, libxml2, samba, and dpkg packages packages. Also, AMD Catalytat 14.4 has been made available by default, the Iceweasel browser has received some security updates a bunch of new software like unzip, git, cgdb, and rsync have been added to the SteamOS repositories, the Realtek r8168 driver has been added by default, and support for more Intel Wi-Fi cards has been added.

System requirements:

  • 64 bit CPU
  • 4GB RAM memory
  • 250GB HDD
  • NVIDIA, Intel, or AMD GPUs

Valve Has Updated Both The Stable And Beta Images Of SteamOS

For those who don’t know yet, Valve, now a member of The Linux Foundation, has initiated some ambitions projects: the SteamOS, a Linux operating system optimized for gaming, the Steam Machine, a gaming colsole that will run with SteamOS and the Steam Controller, a game controller specially designed for SteamOS and the Steam Machine. A demo video presenting the updated Steam Controller is available here.

If you want to try the SteamOS experience without installing Valve’s operating system, you can install the SteamOS session on your Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr or derivative system.

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