Posted October 01, 2013
Exactly what I meant, wrapping the distro completely away by having a (proprietary?) steamAPI on top (but was obviously not clear enough about it). They ignore the existing software deployment mechnism at all and try to avoid at all cost common knowledege how in the linux distro world software has to be deployed and build. Ubuntu + Steam is not another linux distro, it is something different, by architecture and (technical) compatiblity.
shmerl: Nothing suggests that yet, and it contradicts to what Valve said so far. I think exactly the opposite. SteamOS is Linux with Steam on top.
Like Android, while based on linux, is by architecture not a linux distro and is incompatible with the traditional linux ecosystem.
Post edited October 01, 2013 by shaddim