Monday, June 24, 2024

SteamOS 3.0: Valve makes its game distribution freely available

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Valve has announced that the Linux distribution SteamOS 3.0, which will also be used on the portable Steam Deck postponed until 2022, will be available and installable for free on all PCs. The free operating system is based on the modular KDE Plasma desktop environment.

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Based on Arch Linux and KDE Plasma

With the release of SteamOS 3.0, the distribution also changes from Debian 8 (“Jessie”) to the continuous version. Arch Linux changed, which should also ensure that important security and feature updates, such as the latest versions of the free graphics API 3D table as well as Proton and Vulkan, they will always be available as quickly as possible.

More on Steam Deck and playing on Linux

SteamOS 3.0 is expected to be available for download shortly after the first game consoles ship in February 2022. In addition to SteamOS 3.0, the mobile handheld should also work with Windows 10 and Windows 11.

SteamOS 3.0 – Home Screen (Image: Valve)
SteamOS 3.0 Library
SteamOS 3.0 Library (Image: Valve)

KDE Plasma 5.24 will also be released in February 2022

KDE Plasma 5.24, the next major version of the free desktop, will be released on February 8 and is already marketed as the first candidate for use on the Steam Deck. The game console ran on KDE Plasma 5.22 for the first few labs.

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