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#Linux #GamingConsole – The 5 best Linux gaming consoles to check out : Gaming had been a major choke point for the Linux platform over the last couple of years. Following its launch in the early ‘90s, the open source operating system had difficulty competing in the gaming arena for decades. Thanks to the significant upgrades in recent years, gaming on Linux has now improved.

Steam and Feral Interactive are among the premier digital distribution platforms that have made great strides in terms of improving a player’s Linux gaming experience. For its part, Steam built a range of gaming consoles under the Steam Machines family. At its core, Steam Machines are computers that double as a gaming console. In addition to Steam Machines, there are other Linux gaming console products already available in the market today. Without further ado, let’s check out some of these consoles.

Alienware Steam Machine

Alienware Steam Machine

If you’re looking for an immersive gaming experience complete  with a vast selection of games in full 1080p HD on your TV, then the Alienware Steam Machine is a nice find. The console packs the high performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU 2GB GDDR5 graphics and Intel Core processors. Players can also have a holistic command of games using the Steam Controller that ships with the console.

Released in November 2015 by Alienware, the console also lets players stream Steam games to their TV from their home network. Players can gain quick access to a massive library of Steam games, entertainment, and a community of gamers worldwide even without a membership fee.