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December 16, 2013

Valve starts seeding SteamOS Beta

Following the release of 300 Steam Machine prototypes to select beta testers, Valve has also released the Beta version of their free, Linux-based operating system called SteamOS.

Along with the seeding the software, the company has also put up a list of hardware components that the build (codenamed Alchemist) currently supports. Moreover, they’ve also provided a detailed instruction on how to get ball rolling with SteamOS (found on the same link above).

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However, installing the OS on your DIY Steam Machine is one thing, getting it to work properly is a totally different thing altogether. That said, if you don’t know your way around the Linux ecosystem, then it’s best to leave SteamOS to the true geeks for now.

You can download the SteamOS Beta installer by heading over to this link.

4 Responses to “Valve starts seeding SteamOS Beta”

  1. Real Gamer says:

    Tried it on a VM and it’s basically a Debian distro with Steam Big Picture running on top of it. Everything’s pretty similar to what you’d get on Steam Big Picture mode in Windows.

    • VM Gamer says:

      Hi, what kind of VM software did you use to get it working? I tried with Virtualbox but it’s not booting properly at the moment. (Yes I configured with the same settings for a Debian Distro)

    • Real Gamer says:

      @VM Gamer
      I used VMware Workstation 9 for emulation.

  2. norm says:

    no more room for another os..

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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