It looks like the Steam Box is coming and will run on Linux.

German IT site Golem is reporting that Valve engineer Ben Krasnow spoke at a EHSM conference a few weeks ago and confirmed that Valve’s “Steam Box,” a PC designed to connect to your TV and take advantage of the Steam’s Big Picture mode, will debut this year. He said it will run on Linux, which does not come as a surprise given the Steam’s recent beta for the OS.

Co-founder Gabe Newell has been saying for quite a while now that he wanted to get Big Picture on Steam Linux , and it’s no secret that Newell is not a big fan of Windows 8.

Previously on GeekWire: Valve acquires two-man, San Fran-based Star Filled Studios

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  • Michael Hazell

    Ha ha! Take that Winblows.

    Seriously though, this will bring great popularity to Linux and hopefully it can shine as bright as it really is. Linux and it’s popular distros such as Ubuntu and Debian are great, and there are plenty more for everyone’s tastes. The fact that OEMs can’t ship it just because of Microsoft’s cruddy “license deal” is saddening.

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