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DistroWatch.com: SteamOS

SteamOS

Last Update: 2015-06-26 03:58 UTC


SteamOS is a Debian-based Linux distribution designed to run Valve's Steam and Steam games. It also provides a desktop mode (GNOME) which can run regular Linux applications. In addition to a stable Debian base, SteamOS features various third-party drivers and updated graphics stack, a newer Linux kernel with long-term support, and a custom graphics compositor designed to provide a seamless transition between Steam, its games and the SteamOS system overlay. The base operating system is open-source software, but the Steam client is proprietary.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 23 (464), 6 months: 22 (427), 3 months: 20 (433), 4 weeks: 31 (387), 1 week: 28 (429)


SteamOS Summary
Distribution SteamOS
Home Page http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse/discussions/1/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation FAQInstallation Instructions
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://repo.steampowered.com/download/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 1.0 Beta: Linux UserDedoimedoPC AuthorityTechgage
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)
Torrent Downloads LinuxTracker.org

Recent Related News
 • 2015-06-26: Development Release: SteamOS 2.0 Preview
 • 2015-01-15: Development Release: SteamOS 1.0 Beta Update 153
 • 2014-10-23: Development Release: SteamOS 1.0 Beta Update 145
 • 2014-05-09: Development Release: SteamOS 1.0 Beta Update 105
 • 2013-12-14: Development Release: SteamOS 1.0 Beta

 • More SteamOS news...
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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kde-workspace" and "plasma-desktop" packages and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 2.0-preview
brewmaster
1.0-beta153
alchemist
Release Date 2015-06-26 2015-01-14
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
CDs -- --
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Journaled File Systems    
Multilingual    
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 2.0-preview 1.0-beta153
Package 2.0-preview
brewmaster
1.0-beta153
alchemist
abiword (3.0.1) -- --
alsa-lib (1.0.29) 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (15.20.1046) 14.501.1003 14.301.1001
bash (4.3.30) 4.3 4.2
bind (9.10.2-P3) -- --
chromium (44.0.2403.157) -- --
cups (2.0.4) -- --
dhcp (4.3.2) 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.42.13) 1.42.12 1.42.12
firefox (40.0.3) 31.7.0 31.3.0
freetype (2.6) 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (5.2.0) 4.9.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.8.14) -- --
glibc (2.22) 2.19 2.17
gnome-shell (3.16.3) 3.14.4 3.4.2
gnucash (2.6.7) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.23) -- --
grub (2.00) 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.16.6) 3.14.5 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.16) -- --
inkscape (0.91) -- --
k3b (2.0.3) -- --
kde-workspace (4.11.22) -- --
kmod (21) 18 9
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (5.0.1) -- --
Package 2.0-preview
brewmaster
1.0-beta153
alchemist
linux (4.1.6) 3.18.16 3.10.60
lxde-common (0.99.0) -- --
mariadb (10.0.21) -- --
mate-desktop (1.10.2) -- --
mesa (10.6.5) 10.3.2 10.1.6
mysql (5.6.26) -- --
nautilus (3.16.2) 3.14.1 3.4.2
NVIDIA (352.30) 346.72 343.22
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u60) -- --
openssh (7.1p1) 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.0.2d) 1.0.1k 1.0.1e
perl (5.22.0) 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (5.6.12) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.4.0) -- --
postfix (3.0.2) -- --
postgresql (9.4.4) -- --
Python (3.4.3) 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.5.0) 4.8.6 --
samba (4.2.3) -- --
systemd (221) 215 --
thunderbird (38.2.0) -- --
vim (7.4) 7.4 7.3
vlc (2.2.1) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- --
xorg-server (1.17.2) 1.16.4 1.12.4


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