SteamOS - 64-bit Linux-based operating system

  • Windows 8.1 64-bit Gains Ground on Steam

    Start64!A new round of statistics provided by Valve for its own Steam gaming platform shows that last month Windows 8.1 64-bit adoption has grown and more gamers actually moved to this particular operating system.

  • SteamOS review - Lovely jubbly!

    Start64!Normally, my game-related content goes into the dedicated Gaming section. But this is a special moment. SteamOS is not just a game. It's a complete, Debian-based distro, and so it merits its own review, right here, alongside all other flavors and editions I've tested in the past. Moreover, some of the stuff will get technical, in the upcoming sequel articles, which makes the Software category the best candidate for this.

  • SteamOS vs. Windows 8.1 NVIDIA Performance

    Start64!For those NVIDIA gaming customers running Microsoft Windows 8.1 that have been thinking about giving Valve's SteamOS Linux-based gaming platform a try, here are some early benchmarks of the SteamOS 1.0 beta that compare the performance to Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on multiple NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.

  • How to Install SteamOS in VirtualBox

    Start64!The following tutorial will teach all Linux users how to install Valve's brand new SteamOS GNU/Linux operating system in a virtual machine, using the powerful and popular VirtualBox software. As you already know, the SteamOS Linux has been officially released on December 13 and is based on Debian GNU/Linux operating system, using GNOME as its (optional) desktop environment.

  • Windows 8.1 64-bit Gaining Traction Among Gamers, Steam Data Claims

    Start64!Windows 8.1 is also gaining ground among gamers, with new data provided by Valve’s Steam platform confirming that more users are making the move to this particular OS version.

  • Gabe Newell's Windows 8 'catastrophe' is now the second most used OS on Steam

    Start64!Just over a year ago, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell made headlines when he said that Windows 8 was "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space". Today, the hardware survey numbers for Valve's Steam service confirmed that the 64-bit version of Windows 8 is now firmly in the second position as the most used OS on Steam.

  • Windows 8 64-Bit Close to Overtaking Windows 7 32-Bit on Steam

    Start64!Microsoft’s newest flagship operating system is becoming a much more popular choice for gamers using the Steam platform and the 64- bit version is very close to overtaking the 32-bit flavor of Windows 7.

  • Steam for Linux Finally Receives 64-Bit Gaming Support

    Start64!Valve has launched a new stable version for its Steam for Linux client, bringing a lot of interesting new features.

  • Steam Hardware Survey Now Shows All Linux OSes, Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit Is in the Lead

    Start64!Valve performs a hardware survey each month and the results are published online. The last hardware survey revealed all the Linux operating systems that used Steam, and not just the official one, Ubuntu.

  • Windows 7 64-bit now used by majority of Steam owners

    Start64!While many PC users have hardware and operating systems in their machines that are considered old or even obsolete, PC owners who use the Steam download service from Valve tend to stay more on the cutting edge of PC hardware and software development. Valve has given the option for Steam users to upload their hardware specs to the company to create a survey of their users.

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