A few hours ago, Valve promoted the stable SteamOS 2.97 maintenance release to the brewmaster channel, which means that SteamOS users can finally update their gaming machines powered by the Debian-based SteamOS distribution.
SteamOS 2.97 arrives nearly four months after the previous stable release, namely SteamOS 2.87, which was pushed to the brewmaster channel on July 29, 2016, with support for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070, as well as AMD “Bonaire” GPUs. Since then, Valve released no less than four Beta milestones that brought many changes.
As you might know, SteamOS is still being synchronized with the Debian Stable repositories, which means that it always receives the newest security fixes from that are also being pushed to the Debian GNU/Linux 8 “Jessie” operating system. As such, SteamOS 2.97 adds new versions of BIND9, cURL, and GStreamer Plugins Bad 1.0.