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Steam Deck

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Replacement for r/steamdeck_linux.

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[–] [email protected] 30 points 10 months ago (2 children)

Once Valve releases SteamOS for other devices, they will be so much better. Assuming they actually switch away from Windows.

[–] [email protected] 18 points 10 months ago

IIRC, Valve has said in the past that they're willing to support other devices. In fact, GPD had said that they were in contact with Valve to bring support to their devices.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 10 months ago (2 children)

Yeah, I really can't figure out why valve isn't working harder on making SteamOS available to other handheld PCs.

The Steam Deck is sold at a loss, but all the benefits Valve gets from the Steam Deck have to do with it's OS. It's both clearing a path for non windows gaming PCs (it's dangerous to let a single rival company like Microsoft completely control your market), and while the deck allows you to install non-steam games, it's much easier to stick to Steam games.

So it would seem to me that putting SteamOS on other devices would be a unanimous victory for Valve, getting all the benefits of the Deck without losing money up-front by subsidizing the hardware.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 10 months ago (1 children)

Friend, you are legally allowed to install SteamOS on any device you want.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 10 months ago

Yes, but my personal determination to put Linux on every device I own isn't going to have an impact on market share and convince gamers that they don't need windows.

Handheld PCs are a growing market and Valve has (had?) a chance to make SteamOS the handheld gaming OS.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago

I assume it's not "ready" yet for whatever reason