Good news for all you hardcore gamers trying to take a stand against the man (Microsoft
) or just like to tinker with different operating systems. Valve has stated SteamOS 2.0 will be the official supported version. No word if that will be the version available on steam machines yet. Why not I have no idea? Hit the link below to get the rest of the info from Softpedia.
The Valve developers said a while back that they didn't intend to upgrade to Debian 8 "Jessie" anytime soon, but they now have a branch of the OS that's using this particular distro. They still maintain SteamOS based on Debian 7, and that's a little bit strange. What's interesting is the fact that SteamOS 2.0 "Brewmaster" has been getting quite a few updates in these past few weeks, which only means that it's getting ready for launch.
Unfortunately, Valve hasn't made any official comments on this matter, and they are not saying which particular version of SteamOS will ship with the Steam Machines, but they have taken the time to update the official FAQ so that it reflects the new Debian base.
Source softpedia.com: http://news.softpedia.com/news/valve...2-493962.shtml