Steam Deck can now run 1,200+ verified games, up from 350 at launch

yRaz

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Pi has millions of units sold because they're priced at $35-$50, and bring impressive value (because there are tons of alternative platforms gunning to take their market - See Orange Pi, or Nvidia Jetson)

Steam haven't touched or mentioned a refresh of the three-year-old Index, so your hopes are really unlikely for Valve to be anywhere near aggressive-enough hardware updates to keep-up with the rest of the performance ultra-portable 11 to 13" laptop market To yearly-refresh the Deck!

Not to mention faster-iterating handheld makers like GPD and AYANEO don't have to spend time and money developing their own semi-custom silicon, and the trying to justify continued buyers on an outdated device with no exclusives (while getting trounced by he latest handhelds from both of these companies!)
you honestly think Valve is dumping Millions of dollars into the steam deck to NOT upgrade it in the future? I said I was speculating, but the market is there. And the highend pi is $75. I still stand by the idea that the steam deck is a beta device that people pay for and a proof of concept to measure market interest. And considering they can't make enough to fill preorders, I'm going to say market interest is pretty high.

Market interest is there, and can you imagine a steam deck with a zen 4 APU? Replacement boards are probably not going to happen, but bad hardware, especially if it increase efficiency and, therefore battery life, will almost certainly happen
 

Fulljack

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omg, Are you even current on linux? Ubuntu is now the Dane Cook of Linux distros. You can totally jailbreak your phone and run any number of custom android ROMs. Phones are locked down by the manufacturer, not the operating system(I'm looking at you, Samsung!). You can install basically whatever app repository you want even on non-jailbroken phones.

And it doesn't matter if Joe Blow knows crap about Linux, that's the whole point, they don't have to anymore. They just want a device that works and, apparently, the US education system thinks investing billions into developing education apps for ChromeOS. And I'm just realizing that citing the US education system as a source for my argument isn't going to help my case. But it doesn't really matter which OS it is because they'll all Debian based and you can install ChromeOS apps on Hannah Montana Linux if you wanted. Yes, Hannah Montana Linux is a real thing.

And the fact is that there is consistent yearly growth. You don't buy stocks that continually go down overtime. I constantly argue with people like you online over Linux, but the numbers aren't lying. I mean, please, look at apple back when they were still based on PowerPC chips, everyone thought they were going to fail but look at them now.
lol I'm typing this on my Android with custom ROM, no need to teach me jack. if your point is that Linux in mainstream use well congratulations, it does indeed through Android, or server. always has been.

I think you're missing the point. when people talk about how Linux won't go mainstream, they're talking about laptop and desktop. we all know servers run on Linux or whatever but your average Joe? they still get Windows and maybe Macs. yeah sure, ChromeOS is a thing but as I've stated, no one will deliberately buy Windows or Macs laptop just to wipe it and install Linux distros on top of it. see where I'm going with this?

if Linux gets more user then it's good. but what I'm talking is it's currently still lacking in some use scenario, it doesn't cover all market just yet, and nobody knows what Linux distros to use except ChromeOS if you buy Chromebooks or Android based smartphone.

according to your argument, Linux will only grow as far as Android or Chromebook sales, that's it. anyone outside of that specific Chromebook market will get Windows laptop/PC or just went to Apple ecosystem anyway.
 

yRaz

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according to your argument, Linux will only grow as far as Android or Chromebook sales, that's it. anyone outside of that specific Chromebook market will get Windows laptop/PC or just went to Apple ecosystem anyway.
We're talking hundreds of billions of dollars a year. And lets not forget, the main reason that Google is basically giving chromebooks away to schools is so that large portion of them continue to use their operating system. I know many people who don't have a desktop or laptop at all and their phone is their main computer.

And year over year, Linux's marketshare has been growing. Growing slowly, but it shows no signs of stopping.

I also said nothing about servers, everyone already knows that.
 

Fulljack

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We're talking hundreds of billions of dollars a year. And lets not forget, the main reason that Google is basically giving chromebooks away to schools is so that large portion of them continue to use their operating system. I know many people who don't have a desktop or laptop at all and their phone is their main computer.

And year over year, Linux's marketshare has been growing. Growing slowly, but it shows no signs of stopping.

I also said nothing about servers, everyone already knows that.
yeah, cool, but like I said, if Chromebook only aims for education, there's a limit on how much market share a ChromeOS would get.