Putting Tailscale on the Steam Deck

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This post was written while I worked for Tailscale. It is archived here for posterity.

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This page is a blog post by Xe, a Developer Advocate at Tailscale. It describes how to install Tailscale on a Steam Deck, a handheld Linux computer for playing PC games. The article explains the challenges and solutions of installing Tailscale on SteamOS, a variant of Arch Linux that runs on the Steam Deck. The article also demonstrates some of the use cases of Tailscale on the Steam Deck, such as remote-mounting a NAS, hosting game servers, and streaming games from another PC. The article concludes with some previews of a Steam Deck plugin that Xe is working on to automate the Tailscale setup. The article is intended for gamers and Linux enthusiasts who want to use Tailscale on their Steam Deck or other devices.

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