September 23rd 2013 1:10 pm

8.0
final rating

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Ease of use It couldn't be more simple to use... Everything is where it should be and just works. great!
  • Speed An SSD makes steamOS near instant on my setup. great!
  • Configurability Could have lots more options. Allot of options that are in steam desktop are left out of Big picture mode/steamOS completely. good
  • Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.) What is there is good... But lacking and taking their time at the moment. good
  • Openness Linux is open source but allot of what you can do does not affect SteamOS on the Big Picture side of things. so-so
Detailed review
SteamOS has so much potential... And I know its not out yet... But things should be moving faster than they are. As it is, it works perfect though limited. The lack of games is very annoying and unless speed picks up it may miss its chance.