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    SteamOS Alternatives

    SteamOS is described as 'Debian based Linux distribution designed to run Valve's Steam and Steam games. It also provides a desktop mode (https://alternativeto' and is a very popular Operating System in the OS & Utilities category. There are seven alternatives to SteamOS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Raspberry Pi, Mac, Windows and Playstation. Most alternatives are Operating Systems and Linux Distros. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SteamOS are Lakka (Free, Open Source), SparkyLinux (Free, Open Source), ChimeraOS (Free, Open Source) and Ubuntu GamePack (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 13, 2022
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      RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.
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      Emulator, not gaming platform
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      Lakka is the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and the libretro ecosystem. Each game system is implemented as a libretro core, while the frontend RetroArch takes care of inputs and display.


    1. SparkyLinux is a Debian-based Linux distribution which provides ready to use, out of the box operating system with a set of slightly customized lightweight desktops.
    2. ChimeraOS (formerly GamerOS) is an operating system that provides an out of the box couch gaming experience. After installation, boot directly into Steam Big Picture and start playing your favorite games.
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      Out of the box meant for people looking for easier to work with SteamOS, additional features, like web control, flatpak apps usw.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    3. Ubuntu GamePack is an operating system based on Ubuntu, which will provide a guaranteed start in more than than 22 381 games and applications for MS Windows and MS-DOS, and original, designed specifically for GNU/Linux platform.


    4. Ultimate Edition, first released in December 2006, is a fork of Ubuntu and Linux Mint , meant for gamers and low resource computers.
    5. Game Drift Linux is a new Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Linux. Game Drift has been optimized to deliver to you the best possible gaming experience on Linux.

      Discontinued

      The distro is no longer updated. Last version, released in September 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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