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Valve’s Steam Box is set to be unveiled later this year and will use Linux instead of Windows, according to a new report.

German tech site Golem.de reports that Valve electronics engineer Ben Krasnow confirmed at the EHSM 2012 conference in Berlin last month that the Steam Box will run a Linux-based system. A member of NeoGAF has translated the article which points to a Steam Box reveal later this year at either GDC 2013 in March or E3 2013 in June.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Steam Box did use a Linux system instead of Windows due to Gabe Newell’s vocal disliking of Windows 8. However, I feel that Valve would be shooting itself in the foot by going down the Linux path due to the lack of compatible games.

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RUMOR: Valve’s Steam Box to be Linux-based, Announcement Coming Later This Year

Valve's Steam Box is set to be unveiled later this year and will use Linux instead of Windows, according to a new report.

By Matthew Bennett | 01/7/2013 06:51 AM PT

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Valve’s Steam Box is set to be unveiled later this year and will use Linux instead of Windows, according to a new report.

German tech site Golem.de reports that Valve electronics engineer Ben Krasnow confirmed at the EHSM 2012 conference in Berlin last month that the Steam Box will run a Linux-based system. A member of NeoGAF has translated the article which points to a Steam Box reveal later this year at either GDC 2013 in March or E3 2013 in June.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Steam Box did use a Linux system instead of Windows due to Gabe Newell’s vocal disliking of Windows 8. However, I feel that Valve would be shooting itself in the foot by going down the Linux path due to the lack of compatible games.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89