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reply to post by John_Rodger_Cornman
Yes, yes it would be.
Entirely open source as from what I've been told.
Finally, you don’t have to give up your favorite games, your online friends, and all the Steam features you love just to play on the big screen.
reply to post by John_Rodger_Cornman
I'm not sure if anyone has said anything about this yet.
I was wanting an OS like that, and SteamOS, isn't out yet, so I have been passing my time with SUSE Studio.
If you look here OpenSUSE, you can read up on what SUSE is, in more detail, but for a quick explanation, You can look below!
OpenSUSE is a Linux based OS, and has a couple ways to set it up.
You have the original openSuse 12.3, which I have no experience with. I think it has no desktop and is the developer jumping off point for creating a Linux based system.
Then, KDE, which is like Windows for Linux. It has the taskbar, a start button, with a few key features that make it stand out. I also have no experience with that.
GNOME, has blwon me away! It has multi-dektop layering, that allows services to overlap on different levels, and increases peformance. The memory usage is awesome, and it glides through it's app selection. It's so simple and it just works.
These OS, are developed by a growing team looking for members who can code and debug, and they maintain their own OS using an online repository set up in their user interface. You get "Packs" from their website, Like the "Games 12.3" pack, will have games that you can find online, and other things like Steam, or PlayOnLinux, which makes the files think you are on another operating system. You can get tools from their website, to get Mac files or Windows executable programs, and run them on it.
But as my premise, SUSE Studio is a compiler that lets you choose your packages, and add your own kernels, scripts or packages. You could have nothing from their site, and compile an OS with their tool. It's quite astounding the amount of time this FREE OS, must have taken to make, and what they are planning to do with their next release in 30 days. They even have their free version of Microsoft office(Libre Office), Photoshop(Gimp), and 3D Modelling(The oh so popular Blender that "Wreck-it Ralph" Was made on).
Now for your OP. Of course! That's like asking if an orange tree would make oranges better than an apple tree. There are no, none that I can think of and feel free to tell me otherwise, strictly gaming OS, which I have been trying to accomplish using openSUSE GNOME 12, at least for myself.
The information is in the links if you have any questions!
My Opinion is If you want to make your own from scratch, you will need a Team. The Windows team took 9 years to make Windows 7, through extensive trial and error. But that was to make their own...
UNIX is from the 70's and it's still used today by developers because of raw power and flexibility, and honestly, I'm fed up with Windows. It's so buggy. OpenSUSE has been a blast, and you can even try it without installing it through a "Live CD", which basically acts as your windows files, but on start up, either take the CD out or boot from hard disk.
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
This "video game OS" is primarily designed to for video games(including,handhelds, consoles, arcade boards etc) exclusively. Its not a desktop OS(like linux+GNU is ) nor is it a "windows games emulated on a unix-like platform".
Its built entirely to accelerate video game programs(and supporting programs) and make it easier,cheaper,more functional and faster to make video games.
Windows,Macintosh,and Linux/GNU were not designed to exclusively run a small set of specialized computer programs like a video game or streaming media player.
They were designed for a multitude of different programs.edit on 14-2-2014 by John_Rodger_Cornman because: (no reason given)