I knew something was coming down the pipe, but a full blown (free distributed) OS? Well shucks!
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.
SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen.
It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.
Not a whole lot of specifics, but this might be a new change for media center PCs floating around under cabinets and so on.
You can play all your Windows and Mac games on your SteamOS machine,
Music, TV, Movies
We’re working with many of the media services you know and love
In the past, sharing Steam games with your family members was hard. Now you can share the games you love with the people you love. Family Sharing allows you to take turns playing one another’s games while earning your own Steam achievements and saving your individual game progress to the Steam cloud.
The living-room is family territory. That’s great, but you don’t want to see your parents’ games in your library.