With the announcement of Steam OS by valve today I stand in awe. Origianally I thought they would just do a steam box with linux on it but I had no idea they would custom make it into there own OS let alone let you change OS coding at that. This really shows to me hence the awe factor, valve is poised to enter the living room with intent to kill.
They have also stated that they have managed to get higher CPU performance out of the OS and are working on sound and latency from imput devices. Now the CPU performance I beleive would be due to streamlining Open GL, which is a great thing finally someone with money that can challenge Microsoft and Directx. Sound I'll avoid not much of a audio guy however the imput latency would be great I could see the "Steam Box" supporting second screen functions in games.
Now for me I see this being huge but it will be interesting to see what Apple does they have Licensed 2 companies to make Apple controllers which will work with the Apple tv and with an anticipated Apple tv 2 annoucement in october, I can see why Gabe Newel saying apple was the threat not the consoles atleast for what they could be going for.
Some other interesting news is that Google is making an OS themselv's more akin to Windows not Chrome OS and even some of the developers in Indi are suggesting they can see this too.
Makes you wonder if Microsoft saw this comming and that was the reason for them doing the x box and there complete abandonment of pc gamming.
Any rate hope you enjoyed its my first major blog so please comment and enjoy.