As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself. SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen. It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.
It looks like Valve's Linux support before now has all been positioning for SteamOS. Since they've got two more announcements coming up, I suspect they're going to announce a new hardware device designed for SteamOS as well. They've got some interesting proposals for sure. What do you guys think?