Some Console and computer gamers they usually dream of a unified platform that allows them to play their modern or retro games. And certainly, the road in that sense has not been easy. Steam with its SteamOS Operating System that has not yet finished arriving and succeeding, at least, it has indicated a path to be able to play all kinds of new and old games about GNU / Linux. However, today we will talk about «ChimeraOS».
And why ChimeraOS? Well because this Arch-based GNU / Linux distro with integrated Steam, offers a interesting alternative to be explored by many Gamers to see how much they can see their dream come true.
And as usual, before getting into the GNU / Linux Distro
«ChimeraOS», we will return to hand, our valuable List of GNU / Linux Distros ideal to Play, which we once published in our previous related post called: «Turn your GNU / Linux into a quality Distro Gamer«. These Distributions have been created with the aim of offering a better quality gaming experience. And among these are the following:
- Ubuntu GamePack
- SparkyLinux 5.3 GameOver
- Manjaro Gaming Edition
- Fedora Games
- Game Drift Linux
Please note: Each one varies in its benefits and performance, so recommending one will depend a lot on the personal taste of each person. A very good one already discontinued was Play Linux. Special mention has Lakka because it is a very good Distro to install on microcomputers type Raspberry PI, as discussed in a previous article in DesdeLinux.
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ChimeraOS: GNU / Linux + Steam Big Picture
What is ChimeraOS?
According to its Developer in its Official website, it is described as follows:
"An operating system for computer games based on Steam Big Picture. That is, an Operating System that provides a computer gaming experience out of the box. Since, after installation, it starts directly into Steam Big Picture, thus allowing anyone to start playing their favorite games, modern or retro, supported by Steam."
In addition, add the following to it:
"GamerOS has features that SteamOS will probably never be able to replicate, due to limitations that are not technological, but political. And it allows anyone to enjoy a streamlined, maintenance-free console gaming experience, in addition to any other configuration you may have. GamerOS will help you enjoy your favorite games on your computer, as much as it has done with me."
Among its most outstanding features We can mention the following:
- Easy to install: Allows you to boot into a new operating system to play in a matter of minutes
based on a powerful application that uses an integrated web application to install and manage games from any device.
- Incorporate the bare minimum: Offers only what is needed to play and nothing else. And so, it is ready to use and can be started playing immediately without the need to configure compatible games.
- Always up to date: Includes regular updates with the latest embedded drivers and software. In addition, these updates come fully automatic, and run in the background without interrupting the game.
- Excellent compatibility with game controllers: Thanks to its interface fully compatible with the controls, which allows you to use any control. And it offers good compatibility with Xbox, PlayStation and Steam controllers, among others, in order to be able to play any game easily, be they from Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG and dozens of other console platforms.
For, more updated information about «ChimeraOS» you can visit your official site on GitHub, especially his Wiki / FAQ where they explain many things about its origin and operation. Whereas, if you want to directly see that games are certified to be played without problems in it, the following can be explored directly link.
In summary, «ChimeraOS» It is as you can see and firstly, a great alternative to Steam Operating System, LLAMADA "SteamOS" that still does not reach the Desks of our computers with force. And then, an interesting alternative to others GNU / Linux Distros suitable for high-level Gamers that require tedious and difficult installations, configurations and optimizations of the steam app to be able to play their hip games.
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