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SteamOS RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: SteamOS

SteamOS

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 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: 86 (131), 6 months: 92 (139), 3 months: 90 (133), 4 weeks: 79 (135), 1 week: 75 (139)

Average visitor rating: 6.33/10 from 9 review(s).


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
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)

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...

  Headlines:
 •2019-01-09 Linux well supported by popular games
 •2018-10-29 Over 2,600 Windows Steam games now run on Linux
 •2018-08-22 Steam to run Windows games on Linux
 • More SteamOS headlines...

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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 "plasma-desktop" package 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 2.148 2.117
Release Date 2018-01-23 2017-08-02
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1900-2000 1800-1900
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems    
Multilingual    
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 2.148 2.117
Package 2.148 2.117
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.0.28 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.3 4.3
bind (9.14.1) -- --
chromium (74.0.3729.108) -- --
cups (2.2.11) -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.1 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.0) 1.42.12 1.42.12
firefox (66.0.3) 38.8.0 38.8.0
freetype (2.10.0) 2.5.2 2.5.2
gcc (8.3.0) 4.9.2 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.10) -- --
glibc (2.29) 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.32.1) 3.14.4 3.14.4
gnucash (3.5) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.8) 3.14.5 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.39) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (19.04.0) -- --
kmod (26) 18 18
krita (4.1.8)  
libreoffice (6.2.3) -- --
linux (5.0.9) 4.14.13 4.11.12
Package 2.148 2.117
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.3.14) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- --
mesa (19.0.3) 17.1.2 17.1.2
mysql (8.0.16) -- --
nautilus (3.32.0) 3.14.1 3.14.1
NVIDIA (418.56) 381.22 381.22
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 6.7p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.0.1t 1.0.1t
perl (5.28.2) 5.20.2 5.20.2
php (7.3.4) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.4) -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- --
Python (3.7.3) 2.7.9 2.7.9
qt (5.12.3) 4.8.6 4.8.6
samba (4.10.2) -- --
systemd (242) 215 215
thunderbird (60.6.1) -- --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.6) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.16.4 1.16.4

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