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The Steam Deck just lets you drop into a KDE desktop environment? And it comes with Firefox preinstalled??

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@annika It's kind of a good news/bad news situation.

The good news is, under the hood the Steam Deck is just running Arch Linux. All you need to do is turn on "developer mode" and a button appears that will boot you straight into a KDE Plasma desktop.

phoronix.com/review/steam-deck

The bad news is, while Firefox is preinstalled, it's an older version (96.0.3, about six months out of date), and by default it doesn't get updated until Valve ships a new version of SteamOS. So you may not want to use it for anything particularly sensitive.

kotaku.com/steam-deck-firefox-

@annika So I've heard, yes, what of this surprises you in particular?

@Aarkon I'm used to devices that are ultra locked-down, to the point where it hardly feels like you even own them.

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