Valve announced their very own Linux distribution today. Steam OS will be geared for living room machines and offer the following:
- Improved audio and graphics performance
- Reduced latency
- Home streaming solution for games not compatible with Linux
- Media streaming
Of course, as with all Linux distributions, this will be free.
Will this succeed? I hope so but I have many, many doubts which I will keep to myself for now. Valve still has a couple of Steam related announcements to unveil. I suspect one will be hardware related.