SteamOS is updated to collect all the news in Debian 8.11

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Valve, far from abandoning the development of SteamOS, has now released a new stable version of its GNU / Linux distribution. The operating system designed for the world of digital entertainment can now benefit from the latest security updates and bug fixes available now in the Debian 8.11 repositories. We are talking about Steam OS 2.154, the next step on the road in the development of version 3.0.

SteamOS 2.154 is based on the distribution Debian GNU / Linux 8.11, a version that will reach the end of its life on June 17, 2018. According to PIerre-Loup Griffais, one of the developers at Valve, the new SteamOS contains the same updates that were used in the Beta of SteamOS 2.151, it is ie a minor fix version. That suggests that Valve is working on a newer and more important version based (probably) on Debian 9 "Stretch". That means there will be a major kernel and graphics stack update in the works ... In addition, Pierre-Loup Griffais has said in an advertisement posted on the net that «As usual, some of the updated packages in this release are used for compilation only and are not distributed as part of the SteamOS repository. We have recently updated our build infrastructure and this update is intentionally kept small to test a few things before the next big kernel and graphics driver update.«.

If you already know available updates For Debian 8.11 "Jessie", you know that a lot of security updates have been delivered in this release for certain major system components as well as for many other application packages. Since SteamOS 2.154 syncs with those same repositories, that's what you'll get if you decide to update your SteamOS distro. The problem is that, as I said before, updates for this version will cease this month to focus on other more recent versions of the Debian project ...

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