I see no point with it. That Alienware Steam Box is expensive and weak. And there's just so many games that doesn't work on Linux.
Ok I missed that bit, but one can ask why it's even being called a Steam Box then
The reason it's shipping with Windows is because SteamOS will not be ready for release before their steambox. Without delaying their own hardware, this is the only option.
I thought it was dumb too until I realised it's because Valve is dragging their heels on reskinning Debian. --- http://puu.sh/8IK8Q/8e25ebacb7.jpg [My Rig + Specs] - - - - http://youtu.be/cfh4MK6kW3w Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.
The point of the exercise is to get the concept out there and into people's heads so that by the time i gels it'll already have a foothold. Same thing they did with Steam itself. --- Some roads you shouldn't go down because maps used to say there'd be dragons there. Now they don't, but that don't mean the dragons aren't there.