From what I saw when they first announced this, it's running on and x86 based OS. Hope this changes before it launches.
I have no clue what you're trying to say, but the x86 (and inherently also the x86-64) isa is perhaps the most common in higher-end systems, so why not?
Originally Posted by Paladin
It's a linux based OS that has a controlled enviroment, but you have the option to make it Windows or fresh Linux install.
3 tiers of console:
$99, $300, and a version where you can theoretically pay as much as you want (I suspect it uses modular parts and is intended for those who want powerful setups)
But the main advantage is probably the fact that you can easily get a 'PC' in your living room now.
Essentially you get to replace a useless console of a certain tier (be it current gen ~$300 tier or older/lower-tier ~$100 gen) with a decent PC, preconfigured with Linux and Steam (and yes, Valve is working on porting Source games to Linux, currently they're getting amazing results - e.g. L4D2 runs better than on Windows). Without restrictions and with Valve's recent focus on making usable crap (just look at how much Steam improved over the years - and then look at how much MS "improved" Windows and the Xbox platform) I'm pretty sure this could very well be a big thing. Not to mention that them offering a "build-it-yourself" option would literally bring the custom PC .. ehm ... "console" ... market right to every newbie's doorstep.
Originally Posted by Mr.G
to be honest its more of a mini pc than a console
Bingo, you win free internets.
Originally Posted by Geomatrical the 7th
I already have it, can't figure out how this shit works.
You have enemies? Good, that means you stood up for something.
Originally Posted by iverson954360
How much ram do you think current generation consoles run with? Definitely less than 4gb.
Well yeah, the generation is what, 7 years old now? But modern day computers run with a lot more, if this "console" is going to be outputting DirectX 11 (or even 13 in the near future) on a big screen TV, it should have some more. (Especially if it's going to be running an entire OS with other things to do on it as well). I don't know, not saying it's BAD, just saying, hope they change it to x64.