What’s the purpose of SteamOS?
dniblock 12 weeks ago
Steam is great, but I can’t quite figure out the purpose of the just announced SteamOS. Steam described it as a “free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.” What does that mean, that it’s for something like Ouya or Roku, or that it is a gaming oriented OS for the PC that you hook up to your nice big flat screen TV?
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