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Old September 28, 2012, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Skyllz View Post
I maybe pipe dreaming but...

How about a Steam OS, fully optimized for the purpose of gaming, a few basic extras like a web browser and such but that's it. No bloating softwares or crap. A full gaming solution on a PC. Spend more time making all videocards,soudcards, gamepads and joystock compatible and working properly instead of trying to make that obscure printer from Thailand that only prints in pink work better...

Make it dual boot with whatever else you have on your PC and have fun.

I'd get into that in a second.
a few problems that I can think of...if you need to stop gaming and do something else, you need to reboot your computer into Windows. You couldn't set your CPU to editing and then go play a game while you wait...

I think what you're thinking is to run Steam as a shell of windows (as it already does), although if you were to do that, all the Windows processes would be running in the background anyways.

Eitherway, modern gaming rigs have more than enough power that Windows doesn't create a barrier towards efficient gaming.

HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Zalman FX70; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI GTX960; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 4TB WD Red, 2x 2TB WD Green; Corsair RM650I; Corsair Carbide 600C;
Son's Rig: M5A97; FX8350; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; Powercolor 7950; 250GB Crucial MX200; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
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