A brief look at Valve's SteamOS - Stuff

A brief look at Valve’s SteamOS

Stuff Magazine has yet to play with Valve’s very own operating system, the beta of which released just when Valve said it would. That doesn’t mean we won’t be looking it over but in the meantime, for those who are considering whether to make the jump to some Linux-powered living-room gaming early on, tech website Ars Technica has got a video tour of the new OS that gives an overview of what you can expect from Valve’s latest product.

There are some very specific hardware requirements for installing and running the operating system, with the worst being a lack of support for AMD graphics cards. The company is working on getting AMD’s GPUs working but right now you’re going to be confined to an Nvidia unit. You’ll also need at least 500GB of storage space, 4GB of RAM and a 64-bit processor – the last item shouldn’t prove to be too hard for gamers to arrange. Getting the installation just right… that might be a tad more difficult.

Source: Ars Technica

Stuff South Africa's online editor and print assistant editor, Brett Venter has churned out more words on more titles than most journalists will in a career. He's kind of shy.

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