Episode 167

Utlimate KDE Desktop


February 19th, 2020

56 mins 24 secs

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KDE is one of the most popular desktops available on Linux. Noah walks you through his KDE setup to get you started on your perfect Linux desktop!

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  • Thanks to Linux, Google and Valve are Bringing... » Linux Magazine — According to Kan Liu, Director of Product Management for Google Chrome OS, Steam is coming to Chromebooks. Steam is a digital video game distribution service, offered by Valve, originally released in 2003 as a means for Valve to provide automatic updates for their own line of games. Eventually the service was expanded to include third-party publishers, and it is now one of the largest digital distribution systems for games. This new evolution for the Chromebook wouldn’t be possible without the addition of Linux compatibility for Chromebooks. So not only will Chromebook users be able to install from the massive catalogue of Linux applications, they will (in the near future) be able to run the same Steam games available to the Linux platform. There is, of course, one caveat. Many of the Chromebooks on the market today run low-end specs. Those devices will most likely only be able to enjoy the very basic 2D games. In order to run more modern, graphics-intensive games, the Chromebook will require significantly beefier hardware. At the moment it is possible to install the Steam Linux client on Chrome OS using the Crostini Linux compatibility layer. However, that installation offers zero support and very poor performance. The official rollout will take some time … maybe even years. Until then, you can satisfy your Linux fix on Chromebooks with the software available via Crostini and the apt-get install command.