A new challenger enters the portable gaming market
@Thann
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The controls look a bit weird, so I’m curious what reviewers will think, But It’s cool steamOS is arch-based, and hopefully it’s easy to install a custom OS!

poVoq
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From what is known right you you can probably flash any Linux distro iso to a SD card and boot from that to install it. It really is just a regular PC.

@Thann
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Yeah, by “easy” I meant about getting the drivers, software, etc.

poVoq
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Drivers are all in the Linux Kernel, software comes with the distro package manager.

I guess you are referring to a legacy OS like Windows?

@Thann
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Drivers are all in the Linux Kernel

Ideally, but not always. Did Valve say that somewhere?

software comes with the distro.

Again, ideally, but not always. Is it just strait-up steam which you can get in most distros? otherwise, how will they distribute it?, are they targeting certain distros?, etc

I guess you are referring to a legacy OS like Windows?

I wasn’t even thinking about that, but I guess some ppl will probably want to run EAC games in native windows. I was thinking, “does valve know something about the EAC-proton compatability that I dont” though

poVoq
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Yes this is a linux first device with components that are all supported my the mainline Linux kernel.

This is using SteamOS 3.0 by default, which is basically Arch Linux with a KDE desktop and an Steam big picture mode auto-launch script.

The have announced that they are working with EAC (and some other anti-cheat malware vendors) to get support for it in Proton before the release in December, so no need for Windows at all.

@Thann
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Oh my god, amazing!

Thank you good sir

10_0
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this looks cool, but im gonna wait for inpedendant reviews of the product, and if its gonna be supported for more than 2 years, also with the cheapest model only having 64ish GB of internal storage, do they want people to use a game streaming service? (even with a SD card slot on the model.)

@Madiator2011
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I will probably wait till it came out to see how it can do :)

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