Why Steam OS

Steam OS is essentially designed for playing games. Video games that is. Operators of the OS can stream games from Windows PC or Macbook and incorporates the same sharing and restrictions as Steam on desktop. The designers at Valve claim that it has achieved significantly incrased performance in graphics processing using SteamOS. The OS opens up source allowing anyone to create or adapt their source code.

Since Steam Operating System has been designed for playing games it won’t have many builtin functions beyond web-browsing and playing videogames. In other words, there’s no file manager functionality nor image viewer. Though the OS currently doesn’t support streaming, the designer Valve claims that streaming companies may utilize such a feature in the future.

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