Windows jamming on Steam Deck robs device

There are reasons why you should install Windows on Valve’s Steam Deck. It is clear that the contradiction is one. Obsessed, eccentric curiosity, another. Then there’s the desire to play Destiny 2, Fortnite, or a bunch of Microsoft games that were uninstalled from the original Linux-based SteamOS 3.0 installation. But having migrated to Windows 11 myself last weekend, I need to tell you that none of these reasons is enough to rob Steam Deck of its soul.

I’m not talking about the lack of full driver support for Microsoft’s operating systems, or the weird little bugs that pop up as you go along, I’m not even talking about the way gaming performance drops on Windows versus SteamOS either. I mean, it’s definitely with immature buggy drivers, but my problem is that booting into Windows on deck feels nothing short of completely deflated, as if you’re completely missing the point of the hardware in your hands.