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2 years ago#1
if you got a pc why even consider it? you can run steam on windows...

why limit yourself to steam only when theres so much stuff a normal pc can do?

im sure youll be able to buy one of those controllers valve is making and should be able to use it on the games that are programmed to use it like on steam os.
2 years ago#2
Did Valve say it would be SteamOS only?
2 years ago#3
omglolololusorite
2 years ago#4
but calling it a steam box is stupid then. just call it a micro pc or something.
2 years ago#5
Vs1991 posted...
but calling it a steam box is stupid then. just call it a micro pc or something.


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2 years ago#6
Vs1991 posted...
but calling it a steam box is stupid then. just call it a micro pc or something.


They're not called Steam Boxes, they're called Steam Machines.
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2 years ago#7
It's not for people who already have gaming PCs.
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2 years ago#8
So things TC has gotten wrong
Assuming the Steam system is called the Steam Box
Assuming Steam Machine is limited to Steam OS
Assuming Steam OS is limited any more than other Linux versions.
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So basically his entire post is him being uninformed or screwing up.
2 years ago#9
Incendia_Intus posted...
Vs1991 posted...
but calling it a steam box is stupid then. just call it a micro pc or something.


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2 years ago#10
From: Marioface5 | #006
they're called Steam Machines.


Really that's a horrible name too.

First thing I think of when I hear "Steam Machine" is...
http://i.imgur.com/p17DLA4.jpg

BUT: Right now the worst thing about the steam OS is that not all games are going to work with it... Eventually they'll make Linux more popular for gaming (hopefully) and then it'll be a great alternative OS for people who use their PC to play games rather than do spreadsheets and/or file taxes (though I see no reason why SteamOS wouldn't do those things as well).

TC seems to think that the "steambox" is a console with an OS devoted to nothing but steam... That actually seems to be a pretty common misconception...
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