As promised Valve Software this morning released the first public distribution of SteamOS, its ambitious Linux-based operating system targeting at bringing the PC into the loungeroom.
AusGamers now has a download mirror for the 960MB installer right here, or you can get it directly from Valve's official repository.
A new sitelet on the Steam website explains the current state of the software, cautioning that in it's current form it's very much for tinkering enthusiasts only, and non-technical users should steer well clear for the time being.
So, what is SteamOS Beta?Importing points of note for those considering checking it out:
Update: You can now also download the 2.41GB SteamOS System Restore installation option here from AusGamers.
So does this mean we'll see devs go back to the days of old and offering a linux binary for download somewhere? Like how, years ago, you could copy the pak files from a windows quake install onto a linux box, download a linux binary of the game and go nuts.
servers are getting hammered
There are also work arounds for isntalling without UEFI.
Do you have a link for the uefi workaround? because my laptop doesn't wanna install via the USB and I'm guessing its cause of uefi.
Try following whatever is going on there.