Valve makes simple living room gaming a reality with SteamOS

…and yes, it’s free.

Valve is done teasing. Today, Valve has revealed SteamOS, its own operating system based on Linux, designed for living room gaming PCs. It’s the first step towards Valve’s Steam Box, its vision for an open video game console. It combines Steam’s preeminent video game digital distribution platform with a user interface designed for televisions, all on top of the Linux platform. It will also be free.

“It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines,” according to the company.

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