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December 15th, 2013, 22:03
At the moment there aren't any noteworthy advantages over usual Linux. The distro-choice hurdle is removed and the binary drivers from Nvidia (and soon AMD) come preinstalled so if any newbies wanted to mess around it'd be easier but apart from that it's mostly some patches to the kernel and a compositor which would just make the integration between the lower system and steam a bit tighter.

The important bit about it, is that it not out to challenge either desktop Windows or Linux. It's trying to be console built with PC parts. I've read an analogy about it trying to do what Android did for mobile phones and I think it works.
I'd just like to interject here and point out that I'm not going to say anything to spoil the mood, Chief. I'll just float here and watch. Don't mind me, just sitting here, floating and watching, that's me.
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