ReactOS "Open-Source Windows" Shown Running On Valve's Steam Deck

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 14 September 2023 at 12:00 AM EDT. 13 Comments
As part of the effort for enabling UEFI support with ReactOS, an open-source operating system re-implementing binary compatibility with Microsoft Windows, a development build of ReactOS is up and running on Valve's Steam Deck handheld game console.

While not suitable for any serious gaming yet with the binary compatibility of ReactOS for modern Windows games still being rather limited especially among Windows device driver support, in early experimental form this open-source OS is up and running on the Steam Deck!

ReactOS + Steam Deck

For months there has been work on UEFI support for ReactOS that can be tracked via this pull request. The ReactOS crew shared that with the work-in-progress code one of the developers is able to run ReactOS on the AMD-powered Steam Deck:

While it may not be entirely practical at this stage given the limited device driver and modern game binary compatibility with ReactOS, it's an interesting milestone nevertheless for this open-source project.
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