Open Ballot: A head of Steam, or just a fizzle?
2013 may go down in history as the year gaming came to Linux. It feels like there's news of a new release every week, and they only seems to be comming faster. On the Steam platform alone, there's almost 200 games for Linux users to download.
Valve have just announced SteamOS, a Linux Distro built for gaming in the living room. This, Valve CEO Gabe Newel believes will herald a new era for gaming under Linux. But the gaming market is a tough one to crack. With a brace of major consoles due out soon, it'll be difficult for SteamOS gain traction.
Our question this fortnight is, Will SteamOS become a major gaming platform?
Is it the best thing since sliced bread*?
Do you think that it'll fizzle under pressure from Microsoft?
Or do you not care about such closed source nonsense? You apt-get, yum, emerge or pacman all the open-source gaming goodness you need.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments and we'll read them out on our upcoming podcast (which has been delayed until Friday)
* Ben Says: Actually, I hate sliced bread with a passion. Unsliced loaves are so much tastier and, seriously, how hard is cutting a fresh slice?