SteamOS keeps getting better despite its apparent lethargy

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SteamOS It started out as a fairly interesting project, but Valve seems to have been putting it aside for not having achieved success with its Steam Machine and the desire to create a video game platform as powerful as the PlayStation or the XBox, but based on its distribution. GNU / Linux. However, the famous operating system for multimedia and video games continues to improve quietly. Valve continues with its Steam store where there are more and more titles for Linux and it seems that it has not completely lost interest in SteamOS ...

The new SteamOS that is still a Beta, specifically the version Steam OS 2.115, continues to improve and has made significant improvements. So I hope that the final version for this new release will arrive soon. The truth is that the list of improvements is huge and there are not many small improvements, but some of them are quite deep as you can see. Well, it is a relief to know that although the project has not been talked about as much lately as at the beginning, it is still underway and with a good pace of development.

Some of the important improvements that have occurred have been the changes made by the developers moving the SteamOS database to Debian 8.8, in addition to updating to the Linux kernel 4.11. Of course it is a distribution in which the graphic section should stand out and for that they have also updated MESA, the NVIDIDA drivers, the AMD drivers (which have been changed by the AMDGPU-PRO owners to achieve maximum performance) and also Vulkan and the Wayland graphics server.

There has also been a place to update countless packages and correct some vulnerabilities and bugs from previous versions. Changes in SteamOS Build 115 2017-05-18 that you can see in full in this link to the official website of the Steam community. These other changes affect a multitude of packages, from vim, unzip, to the NTFS driver ntfs-3g, MySQL, some libraries, Jasper, git, other device drivers or Apache ...

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  1.   Luis said

    Getting "Half-Life 3" out exclusively for a while on SteamOS. It's the only way people will use it.

    1.    Isaac PE said


      Yes, if there were even more titles and above all exclusion… Perhaps the success of SteamOS and Steam Machine would change.

      Greetings and thanks for following us.

    2.    fasddfasdf said

      That's right, the key is that they take it out for at least two weeks or a month exclusively for GNU / Linux and Steam OS users

      It would be the key push for Feral and other new and AAA companies to release more games (using Unreal Engine, Source 2, CryEngine, etc.)

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  3.   piranin said

    The truth is that when AMD is good in linux, the windows theme will be 0 because I like my xubuntu and steamOS more that I have had it for a long time (I have switched to ryzen and it gives me a little something to have only xubuntu or steamOS »that I only use this to play »)

  4.   Bubexel said

    It has not failed, in fact it is still starting. According to Valve it is a long term project, as you said it is still in beta. They are not in a hurry, sooner or later it will be more popular.

  5.   leonardo ramirez said

    Yes, you cannot be immediate because I see you looking good, and step by step opening a gap between acquaintances

  6.   MiguelDubo said

    Does anyone know where the latest Distribution can be downloaded from ??? salu2