Tue Sep 24 11:40:16 NZST 2013
'Today Valve Software announced SteamOS, a Linux-based gaming
operating system designed for, as Valve puts it, "living room
machines." They say, "In SteamOS, we have achieved significant
performance increases in graphics processing, and we're now targeting
audio performance and reductions in input latency at the operating
system level. Game developers are already taking advantage of these
gains as they target SteamOS for their new releases." One major
feature they're touting is the ability to use the SteamOS machine to
stream video games from other Windows and Mac computers in the house
to your TV. They mention media streaming as well, but without much
detail. "With SteamOS, 'openness' means that the hardware industry can
iterate in the living room at a much faster pace than they've been
able to. Content creators can connect directly to their customers.
Users can alter or replace any part of the software or hardware they
want. Gamers are empowered to join in the creation of the games they
love. SteamOS will continue to evolve, but will remain an environment
designed to foster these kinds of innovation." '
-- source: http://games.slashdot.org/story/13/09/23/177246
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
http://www.cms.waikato.ac.nz/~fracpete/ Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174
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