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Install SteamOS on Ubuntu 17.04

SteamOS is a free debian based operating system, forked from Debian 8 Debian Jessie by Valve hence optimized for better gaming experience. It is described as the ultimate entertaining platform. Furthermore, it is built on top of the solid Debian core and optimizes it for a living room experience. Lets take a quick look at steamos features before install steamos on ubuntu.

install SteamOS

SteamOS Features

  • Designed primarily for gaming with a console-like experience
  • Also it can run games developed for Linux platform
  • Games can be streamed from Windows, Mac as well as Linux computers to PC running steam
  • Since its mainly for gaming, it mostly comes with a web browser without many built-in functions
  • There is support for movies, TV shows, and music, however the video contents are only made available from Steam’s store

SteamOS Changelog

The most recent update SteamOS brewmaster update 2.110 comes with a large update. Notably it includes updates to Mesa 13.0.3, NVIDIA driver 375.26 as well as Debian 8.7. Also the WiFi on Zotac NEN Steam Machines firmware were fixed.

How to install SteamOS on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04

  • First install steamos package from repository
sudo apt-get install steam
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For 32 bit OS

wget http://repo.steamstatic.com/steamos/pool/main/s/steamos-compositor/steamos-compositor_1.34+bsos1_i386.deb http://repo.steamstatic.com/steamos/pool/main/s/steamos-modeswitch-inhibitor/steamos-modeswitch-inhibitor_1.10+bsos1_i386.deb
wget ftp.fit.vutbr.cz/pub/systems/ubuntu/ubuntu/pool/universe/u/udev/libudev0_175-0ubuntu19_i386.deb
sudo gdebi *.deb

For 64 bit OS

wget http://repo.steamstatic.com/steamos/pool/main/s/steamos-compositor/steamos-compositor_1.34+bsos1_amd64.deb http://repo.steamstatic.com/steamos/pool/main/s/steamos-modeswitch-inhibitor/steamos-modeswitch-inhibitor_1.10+bsos1_amd64.deb
wget ftp.fit.vutbr.cz/pub/systems/ubuntu/ubuntu/pool/universe/u/udev/libudev0_175-0ubuntu19_amd64.deb
sudo gdebi steamos-*.deb libudev0_175-0ubuntu19_amd64.deb
  • After install, reboot your machine and select “SteamOS” from the login screen

How to uninstall SteamOS from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove steamos-compositor steamos-modeswitch-inhibitor

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