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DistroWatch.com: SteamOS

SteamOS

Last Update: 2016-07-01 04:14 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.

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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/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 1.0 Beta: Linux UserDedoimedoPC AuthorityTechgage
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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 releases...

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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 "kdelibs" 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.

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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 (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) 14.501.1003 14.301.1001
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.1) -- --
chromium (58.0.3029.81) -- --
cups (2.2.3) -- --
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.12 1.42.12
firefox (53.0) 31.7.0 31.3.0
freetype (2.7.1) 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (6.3.0) 4.9.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.8.20) -- --
glibc (2.25) 2.19 2.17
gnome-shell (3.24.1) 3.14.4 3.4.2
gnucash (2.6.16) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.12) 3.14.5 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.25) -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- --
k3b (17.04.0) -- --
kmod (24) 18 9
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (5.3.2) -- --
linux (4.10.13) 3.18.16 3.10.60
Package 2.0-preview
brewmaster
1.0-beta153
alchemist
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.1.22) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.0.5) 10.3.2 10.1.6
mysql (5.7.18) -- --
nautilus (3.24.1) 3.14.1 3.4.2
NVIDIA (378.13) 346.72 343.22
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u131) -- --
openssh (7.5p1) 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.1k 1.0.1e
perl (5.24.1) 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.1.4) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) -- --
postfix (3.2.0) -- --
postgresql (9.6.2) -- --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.8.0) 4.8.6 --
samba (4.6.3) -- --
systemd (233) 215 --
thunderbird (52.0.1) -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.3
vlc (2.2.4) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.16.4 1.12.4

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