Hello Linux Geeksters. As a reminder, 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 of the Steam Controller can be found here.
The first Beta version of SteamOS 1.0 (which has been released a week ago) is a customized Debian Wheezy system, running on Kernel 3.10.11, back-porting fresh Nvidia, Catalyst and Mesa binary drivers, uses SysVinit as the system’s default event manager, a personalized GNOME 3.4 as the default desktop environment for the Big Picture mode and Xcompmgr, a lightweight graphics compositor.
Now, A third party geek has created a demo video of a homemade Steam Machine, running with SteamOS. They have tested all the games with an Xbox 360 remote control, since they don’t have an official Steam Controller.
Since SteamOS is still under massive development, it does not work bugless and lacks some features, but despite this, it provides a good gaming experience. More information can be found in the above video: