Valve has not but launched an ISO file for SteamOS 3 used on the Steam Deck, however an answer known as HoloISO was apparently developed early on. The SteamOS working system is 99% open supply (excluding the Steam consumer) so folks have an opportunity to make adjustments to the working system simply.

The launched answer is not precisely the identical as SteamOS 3, however it’s fairly shut. On this context, the primary packages within the working system come straight from Valve. The present model accommodates remnants of Valve’s previous Steam Machine venture.

HoloISO already has a number of options for Steam Deck together with first boot expertise, foremost Deck UI, KDE Plasma Desktop Mode (together with Valve’s Vapor theme), World FSR, FPS limitation and extra. Nonetheless, NVIDIA GPUs are mentioned to be experiencing points and a few Intel drivers want tweaking. On AMD-based techniques, the outcomes are extra profitable.

As a reminder, Steam Deck is not primarily based on Debian, however as an alternative principally makes use of Arch Linux. It additionally contains the Proton Home windows compatibility layer. The HoloISO venture continues to be missing and it could be cheap to attend for the problems to be resolved. Lastly, HoloISO information can be found on GitHub.