Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 17, 2021, 16:26:According to the Steam Deck FAQ at https://partner.steamgames.com/doc/steamdeck/faq , it's now Arch Linux-based, but it's just a PC in a small case. I haven't seen any indication the system will be locked down at all, so you should be able to do things like repartition the internal drive and install Windows in the empty space, or boot off external USB storage, etc.
First thing I need to know is if this version of SteamOS is running atop Debian like the last PC version.
Bent wrote on Jul 13, 2021, 10:47:It's only running when it does the update check, then it exits. After you enable background updates, if you check your Task Scheduler, you'll see a task called "Mozilla\Firefox Background Update [randomnumber]" that's set to run every 7 hours. That's what does the update check. Chrome and Edge are the same; they actually run two scheduled tasks, one daily, and one every hour. You can disable autoupdates in all three browsers either manually in their settings, or via group policy.On Windows, updates can now be applied in the background while Firefox is not running.
If it can do that then it is, indeed, running.
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 17:48:If I remember correctly, on the C-64 version, if there was a gold bar on the top row of the screen and you were able to get that one last and also start drilling at the same time, the drilling sound would persist as it loaded the next level :)
Lode Runner was one of my favorite games back in the late 80s.
GinRummy wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 19:58:
Dang, I hate it when they offer a game that I had already paid for a while back, but I've actually been lucky in that regard, Control being one of the very few Epic freebies that I previously gave up cash for, even though it was at a discount. I tried to play Control twice a few months apart, and just got frustrated with it when getting stuck on a boss fight with no motivation to keep at it. Just okay gameplay for me, so I wish I'd waited for now. Genshin was fun for about a month for me, until it turned into a boss grind for rare levelling mats. Might come back some times and check out the new areas added since.
Cutter wrote on Mar 24, 2021, 13:12:
That's the first I've heard of massless batteries. Fascinating.
phinn wrote on Jan 19, 2021, 14:27:
For the 870 EVO they claim a 38% increase to QD1 performance. This would effectively make this 550MB/s drive as fast as the some of the very best NVME drives for day-to-day use, like load times etc. Really impressive if true.
Preliminary results show that the 870 EVO improves performance across the board for our AnandTech Storage Bench trace tests, though with slight increases in power consumption. Samsung's claim of 38% better QD1 random read performance also looks to be an exaggeration, but we'll be back later this week with a full analysis of the test results.
jdreyer wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 14:16:
Why Was Flash Doomed to Fail? Usability, Usability, Usability.
Security, Security, Security
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 15:24:IVIX1 wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 14:08:Read down to the Star Trek story...Or maybe they're just trippin' ballsAlmost fell out of my chair just now laughing. Nice one Blue!
heroin wrote on Nov 16, 2020, 13:11:Mostly relaxing; I didn't like some of the later levels myself. The ones where you were fighting red enemies for available resources, AND with a black hole in the center spinning everything around were like a madcap race.
Osmos was probably the most relaxing game I've ever played.