Its a shame really I hope that at least the GPD WIN will have a pretty standard bootloader and bios/efi. I like the idea of having a handheld device with intel architecture and a desktop os but I really don't need win10 in my life.
The Pyra would be an interesting device for that too but it's kinda inferior compared to the GPD WIN when talkin about raw power and it seems to be even more pricey than the GPD . Guess i have to wait and see.
The pyra's hardware is pure junk, it does not run windows (no x86 cpu hahahahahahahahahahahaha) it's analogs are flat nubs and it's 600 euros. I don't know if it has 5 ghz wifi for good gamestreaming, not that debian on an ARM could do that anyway, I do know the win has that.
The win is the pyra's worst nightmare.
GPD had said AFAIK months ago on indiegogo that it would be possible to install linux or anything you want on it with open bootloader, and in general their firmware is really good + they cooperate really well apparently with firmware developers. And off course intel actually has decent open source linux 3d drivers. So I am 99.9999% certain you can just dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu on the win and because it actually has a x86 cpu as opposed to the pyfail, that means you can run windows games on the go and linux. With , you know, all applications~!
The problem with the pyra is that it is produced in the EU in really small batches. It also caters to a small niche market:
It is a nice small linux PC but because it is basically just one guy running production it will always be outdated at release and it will cost a pretty high sum because of the before mentioned small batches.
The pyra is supposed to be upgradeable but it will still be an ARM system which means you will be limited to using linux with less applications and emulators than on a x86-64 machine no matter how much power the device has (that could change in the future but this is how the situation is now).
GPD has the key advantage that it is a corporation with experience in making handheld gaming devices operating out of and producing in china. Also they got a good kickstart by using indiegogo. Evildragon (the pyra guy) will still make enough of a profit because there are still Pyra/Pandora fans that will buy the device no matter what and he will probably be the main retailer for the GPD WIN in germany (just like he was with the GPD XD).
I couldn't care less about win10 but if the bootloader is really open and I can slap a linux/android or linux/win7
multiboot on it, this thing could be really interesting. PS2 emulation for instance (dunno if it will have enough power for that) and if that won't work you could install win7 which would be enough to play older PC games. Guess we have to wait and see how this will work out.
Any news oon this side ?
Nobody was able to have a native bash on gpd xd ?
And skeleton, it was me on your github which had submit an issue.
For linux on the GPD XD: you could try "lil' debi" for running a (kinda) native linux terminal and bash but running a X-Server is a bit more complicated and openGL and hardware accelleration won't work at all.