Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Stephenson’s Rocket (also known as Ye Olde SteamOSe) is a modified SteamOS installer that has support for both new and old hardware, unlike Valve’s SteamOS.
While the first SteamOS image lacked a lot of important features that were already available via the Ye Olde SteamOSe, Valve has adopted all of them from the open-source community driven parallel distro.
Unlike SteamOS, Stephenson’s Rocket has support for more network firmware (and not only Realtek), enables the users to resize the NTFS partitions, has support for both LVM and RAID and comes with drivers for old video cards.
Ye Olde SteamOSe has been updated yet again, being based on the SteamOS image released on 17th of February, 2014. Among others, it comes with 93 packages from the alchemist_beta repository. got support for the ATI Radeon GPUs that are not included in the fglrx driver, added support for dmraid. For more information about this release, see the changelog.