Steam Deck: A handheld gaming device running SteamOS(Arch based)and KDE Plasma under the hood!

Tolkem

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Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a nice life! :)


While checking my feed, bumped into this https://pointieststick.com/2021/07/16/this-week-in-kde-kde-powered-steamdeck-revealed/ talking about this device https://www.steamdeck.com/en/tech

An excerpt:
Valve has announced the Steam Deck–a handheld gaming device running KDE Plasma under the hood! This is a big deal, folks. By using a Linux-based OS, Valve is hugely improving the gaming space on Linux, (eventually, hopefully) removing a blocker for a lot of people. And by running KDE Plasma, tons of people will gain exposure to our software when they use the device docked with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse–because yes, you can do that! This thing is a real computer and can be used like one too!
Also, the post highlights new features and fixes in the KDE Plasma DE.
Slightly reduced the resource usage for all QtQuick-based KDE desktop software

In the Plasma Wayland session, KWin no longer sometimes crashes when unplugging or re-plugging certain external displays

Thumbnail previews now respect the scale factor and always look sharp and crisp

Kate now ships by default with a session, which means that all of its session-specific features like automatically remembering open documents get enabled by default
 


f33dm3bits

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I won't be buying one but will be interesting to see how this will effect the rest of Linux gaming!
 

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Have you read the FAQ?
My game uses anti-cheat, which currently doesn’t work with Proton - how do I get around this for Steam Deck?
We’re working with BattlEye and EAC to get support for Proton ahead of launch.
 
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