100% agree, installing Windows on this machine seems like blasphemy. I'd love to get to a point where the performance delta between Windows and Proton (when almost all games are supported) is trivial.All that massive windows overhead will kill the performance and battery. Steam OS.
Should be possible yeah if it’s Linux, you make two partitions and install each OS on their own partition and then swap from a menu at the start. Can’t say I could actually manage it right now but hopefully there are guides available when it comes to my place.So you can have Windows AND Steam OS installed at the same time? How does that work?
yeah, that video isn't that great but it runs very well on my newer-ish laptop. i'm curious to see how it would run on the Deck, if it's slow/laggy i'll choose something else.Man, that video does a terrible job at selling the UI. It looks laggy and unresponsive as hell.
Retroarch is on (or soon to arrive) on Steam. It's been on the Steam Store for a while.I think I will stick to Steam OS as long I can somehow install Microsoft Office and Retroarch. I just have a feeling if I don't use Steam OS id run into battery issues. I assume Steam OS will be designed around running low power.
Would think so seeing as they been working with AMD to nail down the sleep & wake features even during a game a kin to Nintendo Switch sleep and wake feature it sounds like. If you're using Windows I doubt it'll utilize that same feature without shitting the bed.I'm also wondering if Steam OS will have less overhead and we would get better gaming performance.
This would be a test of how pro consumer and game preservation they really are. From what I understand the Xbox/Gamepass app has some pretty deep hooks directly into the Windows store and its DRM, sometimes causing not insignificant performance hits on CPU tasks.I intend on leaving SteamOS on it. It's fine - I used to be a heavy Linux user and still must use it infrequently for work, so I am comfortable with it. I am also expecting Microsoft to port their Xbox app to SteamOS (for that sweet Game Pass action). Besides, the last thing I need is another Windows device.
Yeah, the instant sleep/wake/suspend function during gameplay has got to be one of the biggest reasons to run Steam OS instead of Windows. Huge deal for a handheld.Would think so seeing as they been working with AMD to nail down the sleep & wake features even during a game a kin to Nintendo Switch sleep and wake feature it sounds like. If you're using Windows I doubt it'll utilize that same feature without shitting the bed.