Originally Posted by phill1978
well you can patch it in yourself but the take home point about kernal development is that things are plug and play, so basically unlike windows where you need a software suite and to install a driver (and have a net connection to do so and trawl sony's website) it is built in from the get go.. this is why some things haven’t worked in the past because its taken so long for devs to work out how to get things working as companies were reluctant to release code, but this is happening less these days and more rapid progress is being made.
the idea is you put linux on the machine and ootb it just works and the update manager keeps on top of any required patches with no user involvement.
this means if you trash your os you don’t spend two days reinstalling things.. its just there again within minuets
That's always been a fantasticly strange part about Linux. When reformatting and installing Windows, you go through the normal motions installing all of your programs, drivers, etc. After installing pretty much any Linux distrobution, you boot to the desktop and think, "now what?".
This is good news, more reasons I want to make a 100% switch to Linux on my main desktop. Occasionally, I'll play classic PS games and use my PS3 controller, so this fills that need.
Originally Posted by goodtobeking
If this were to become true I would cut off windows on my rig. Since I am a linux Noob, would this work with SteamOS?? I am thinking of installing it on a secondary drive to give it a run. (sorry for somewhat off topic)
It should work just fine, since SteamOS is pretty much just full screen Steam over top of Debian (correct me if I'm wrong).