A custom Linux kernel can be compiled for the Steambox to make it very memory efficient. That way the games can get as much RAM as they need. This may help with performance when designing a system around a lower powered/cost CPU to help keep prices in line with what would (for the most part from what I can tell) probably compete against the console market.
Wooderson wrote: What would be some performance advantages to Linux assuming your GPU drives work properly and everything?
Wooderson wrote: One thing I don't want to see is a Half-Life 3 exclusive to Steambox, but I think I'm just being paranoid. I seriously don't believe that will happen; however, it would generate a lot of "Steambox" demand. Like I said paranoid. What would be some performance advantages to Linux assuming your GPU drives work properly and everything?
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