Valve Says SteamOS 3.0 (Arch Linux with KDE Desktop on Wayland) Will Be Available for Everyone to Download and Install
Danie van der Merwe · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Tuesday, 16 November - 15:14
When Valve announced Steam Deck, they also revealed the fact that it will be running SteamOS 3.0, based on Arch Linux and the KDE Plasma desktop environment running on Wayland. As you could expect, the community wanted to download SteamOS 3.0 and install it on their PCs, but there isn’t anything to download yet.
Today, during the Steam Deck Development live steam, Valve finally gave us some good news and said that SteamOS 3.0 will be generally available for everyone to install on their computers. They also revealed that SteamOS 3.0 will have an immutable root file system to prevent unauthorized access and use PipeWire for audio.
The video also shows the most 'compatible' hardware right now, based on the Steam Deck, could be a mini-PC using an AMD CPU, so there are other options too. But of course, most desktop computers should also work fine (because Linux is not Windows 11). Either ways, it may well also boost the use of Arch Linux quite a bit, especially for Linux gamers wanting to play the widest variety of top-end games on Linux.