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Steam to Release New OS

September 23, 2013  |  3:45pm
Steam to Release New OS

Online gaming service Steam has developed its own operating system centered around the web platform itself, according to a statement on its website.

The OS, whose release date has not yet been announced, will have new features that allow users to stream games to their TVs as well as enable users to share their games with family and friends.

The operating system, called SteamOS, will enable users to access games and other content via what the company calls any “living room machine.”

“As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself,” the statement reads on the website.

SteamOS will be based on the Linux operating platform and will be designed such that “gamers are empowered to join in the creation of the games they love.” Users will be able to change any part of the OS’ software and hardware if they so choose.

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