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Steam OS - Fail

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So I had an old HDD lying around so I decided to try out steam OS installed alongside win7. Don't do it! lol I do not know what happened but I double checked everything as I was installing it to make sure I installed it correctly and when it was done and it rebooted to finish installation my PC went into a permanent bootloop. Could not even recover the HDD until I booted into my original win7 HDD and then docked it externally after pc booted up.

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Well, steam os is in beta... and unless you are asking us for advice this should go in general discussion or even off-topic...

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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i didnt have any issues installing it as a primary OS on my old laptop.  however it still lacked functionality and drivers at the time, so i put Kali on it..

honestly i think you must have done something wrong.

 

EDIT: @Sauron  i think this is the perfect place to talk about Steam OS, even if it is in beta. although it may not be the most function, it is still in fact an operating system. General should not simply be a dumping ground when there is a perfect place to put it.

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Personally SteamOS is a waste of time for consumer products. Let Valve ship it with their own machines that they will optimize it for. I'd rather run Ubuntu 14.04.1 and just install Steam.

cd /tmpwget http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.debsudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gdebi-coresudo gdebi steam.deb
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EDIT: @Sauron  i think this is the perfect place to talk about Steam OS, even if it is in beta. although it may not be the most function, it is still in fact an operating system. General should not simply be a dumping ground when there is a perfect place to put it.

 

Well I was more referring to the fact that it's more like a standalone statement than a request for advice or anything else really... bugs are expected in a beta, there were no details in the op as to why this happens (the op probably doesn't know, I'm not bashing him for that) so by itself this post is not very helpful. Hence why I felt maybe this was the wrong place to put it. But I'm no mod and frankly this is nowhere near requiring a report, it's just that it seemed a little out of place to me.

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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Personally SteamOS is a waste of time for consumer products. Let Valve ship it with their own machines that they will optimize it for. I'd rather run Ubuntu 14.04.1 and just install Steam.

sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install steam

Especially since SteamOS won't have a decent desktop environment. It's very much an OEM OS with more inline with the Xbox and PS4, than Ubuntu or Windows.

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Especially since SteamOS won't have a decent desktop environment. It's very much an OEM OS with more inline with the Xbox and PS4, than Ubuntu or Windows.

Yep, no point in turning a desktop computer into a console. Especially since Steam has its own full screen mode you can just use.

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