SteamOS has been available for a while in a less-than-complete state, for those who want to try it out and provide feedback to the developers. But just recently, Valve has unlocked the two most in-demand features: dual-booting, and streaming. The latter can be used as your own in-house cloud gaming setup.
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When we first took a look at installing the SteamOS beta, it lacked important features like dual-booting and using non-NVIDIA graphics cards. The latter was solved earlier this month, and now dual-booting has arrived as well.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
SteamOS has finally dropped in all its beta glory. While 300 lucky preview testers scored Steam hardware as well, most of us have to install it on our own machines if we want to try it out. Here's how to do that.