6 Ways to Push Your Steam Deck Beyond Gaming

A Steam Deck and keyboard sit on a park table.

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As has been explored right here on Kotaku, the Steam Deck serves as a perfectly usable Linux desktop computing device. And while the driver support isn’t entirely on par with a regular computer, you can install other operating systems, including Windows. The single USB-C port can be a bit restrictive, so hubs and docking stations will be your best friends. A surprising number of popular apps work flawlessly on Linux, so you’d be surprised how well you can get by with SteamOS alone.

Be sure to check out our guide to get the most out of your Deck as a PC, as there are some vital settings you’ll want to enable to make the experience more convenient.