Hello Linux Geeksters. Asked about Valve’s SteamOS, this is what Linus Torvalds, the Linux godfather said at LinuxCon:
Valve’s Steam for Linux is the best opportunity to help the Linux desktop, he said. They’ll do this by setting a standard for Linux distributions that want to enable gaming on their platforms.
It’s the best model for standardization. Standards should not be people sitting in a smoky room… and writing papers. It’s being successful enough to drive the market.
For those who don’t know yet, Valve has announced that they will release their own gaming console called SteamBox (or the Steam Machine), running SteamOS, a new Linux system created by them. For now, we only know the possible hardware specifications of the Steam Machine and how the Steam Controller would look like.