The biggest push may indeed come from the Steam Deck. A PC in a handheld form factor, that allows you to hook it up to a monitor for a full KDE Plasma desktop experience. Very exciting. If we see a lot of people enjoy it and the Steam Deck is a success, you can be almost guaranteed that more devices will come along and slap SteamOS 3 on it and then also have a KDE Plasma desktop available.

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    Sure. Linux’s lack of application sandboxing, verified boot, and permissions model makes it so, and I’m happy to answer any questions.

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      All those flaws apply to both Windows and macOS, do they not? Sandboxing is not standardized in any of those, verified boot is a thing from Android and permissions on other OSes are also weak, as far as I’m aware.

      They are certainly things that could be improved, but seeing as the only other two systems with a proper presence on pre-installed machines also don’t implement any of that, I don’t see a reason to not ship Linux by default.

      • Rocky McDonald
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        13 years ago

        If I remember correctly, Windows and macOS have had verified boot for a while now, and all of Apple’s OS’s permissions models are some of the best.

        • Tmpod
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          I can’t seem to find anything on verified boot from Windows or macOS. There’s secure boot, but that’s something a lot of Linux distros also have.

          Regarding permissions in Apple systems, yeah they are better than Windows and Linux, but they are still way below the level Android provides, which seemed to be the root comment OP’s intent.