Valve Steam Box reported to run on Linux, due 2013 - Report
Valve engineer teases more hardware surprises for 2013.
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Valve's custom set-top Steam Box will use Linux as its operating system, according to a Valve employee. Speaking at the recent Exceptionally Hard & Soft Meeting 2012 conference in Berlin, Valve engineer Ben Krasnow stated that the company's long-awaited Steam Box will run on Linux.
Valve director Gabe Newell has criticised Microsoft's latest version of its operating system, Windows 8, in the past, notably dubbing it a "catastrophe" in June 2012.