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Canonical want your feedback on Ubuntu Gaming

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Looks like Canonical, the creator of Ubuntu, want to get in on more Linux Gaming with their Desktop Product Manager starting a new series of blog posts and your feedback is needed.

The first blog post goes over using Steam and Proton, which won't be news to any of our readers, especially with our full guide existing for some time now. What's interesting though, that I had no idea, is that their Desktop Product Manager is Oliver Smith, who previously worked for Creative Assembly as a Producer on the likes of Alien Isolation - which got ported natively to Linux by Feral Interactive.

As for the actual guide, it's a pretty good intro for those who need to point newer users to get setup ready with Steam and try out Proton.

Pictured - Steam on Ubuntu

At the end of it, Smith mentions how "we don’t want to get complacent, we know there is still a lot more we can do to improve the gaming experience on Ubuntu Desktop" and that Canonical is "keen to hear from you on the issues or areas we should focus on in 2022". A post on their official Discourse Forum has been opened to gather feedback.

The first reply on it already jumps right into thing Ubuntu should look to sort, like making Mesa upgrades easier so people don't need to resort to PPAs for new graphics drivers on AMD/Intel, which is often needed to keep up with newer game releases and new Proton releases.

Hopefully this will be the start of Ubuntu making more progress to make gaming great on Ubuntu, and easier overall.

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elmapul 27 Nov, 2021
Quoting: TangoBakera combination I've come to refer to as "Baby's First Chainsaw".

LOL
elmapul 27 Nov, 2021
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: ThePierrasseUnity is still the best DE ever though. Change my mind.

Unity had a lot of nice ideas but they all lacked polish. The menu was laggy, I had constant crashes, the lenses could be useful but it was faster just to open a file manager, the theme in general was very ugly. What I actually miss is the HUD and the way that maximized windows' header bars would integrate with the top bar and become the menu so you could take better advantage of screen space.

If they did a modern implementation of it I would give it a try though.

As for feedback for gaming, that's going to be hard. I stopped using Ubuntu and its variants a while ago because of instability issues and migrated to Fedora which runs smoothly, It's kind of boring sometimes because things just work. I think if I were to try it again, I'd go with Xubuntu, it's the most stable one in my experience.

i agree with everything except not wanting to have something stable and thinking unity was ugly.
its semi transparent so it match everything behind.
as for stability, you can aways find new ways to break your system on purpose then try to fix
tonR 27 Nov, 2021
Canonical? Listen to feedback?

"hahahaha. Oh, wait. You're serious. Let me laugh even harder. HAHAHAHAHAHA"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n5E7feJHw0
CFWhitman 27 Nov, 2021
Quoting: tonRCanonical? Listen to feedback?

"hahahaha. Oh, wait. You're serious. Let me laugh even harder. HAHAHAHAHAHA"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n5E7feJHw0

Let's just say that Canonical has very selective hearing. They'll ask for feedback and then ignore the parts they don't like.
Soul_Est 27 Nov, 2021
Quoting: mirvWhich is a shame, because they were well poised to become the standard distro that could have been the reference against gaming development.
And they had as Valve for years had and still has the official Steam Runtime based of off versions found in previous Ubuntu repositories. Valve still has the Steam installer as a .deb file.
Purple Library Guy 27 Nov, 2021
Quoting: CFWhitman
Quoting: tonRCanonical? Listen to feedback?

"hahahaha. Oh, wait. You're serious. Let me laugh even harder. HAHAHAHAHAHA"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n5E7feJHw0

Let's just say that Canonical has very selective hearing. They'll ask for feedback and then ignore the parts they don't like.
Well . . . don't we all?
whizse 27 Nov, 2021
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Quoting: slaapliedjeThe amusing thing to me, is that Unity also pushed me away from them... and then they finally announced unity was dead, they turned around and forced snaps... so I still stay away.
Personally, I lost interest when they stopped with the nude photography.

No wait, that was the reason I lost interest with Playboy.

No, wait again, it really was Ubuntu!

(In reality I have of course never used either.)
slaapliedje 28 Nov, 2021
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Quoting: whizse
Quoting: slaapliedjeThe amusing thing to me, is that Unity also pushed me away from them... and then they finally announced unity was dead, they turned around and forced snaps... so I still stay away.
Personally, I lost interest when they stopped with the nude photography.

No wait, that was the reason I lost interest with Playboy.

No, wait again, it really was Ubuntu!

(In reality I have of course never used either.)
Ha ha, the naked people brought back memories (I think I still have some of the official Warty CDs. Remember when they used to send those out for free upon request?)
Projectile Vomit 28 Nov, 2021
Quoting: TangoBaker
Quoting: ThePierrasseUnity is still the best DE ever though. Change my mind.

Seconded. I gave up on Ubuntu though. I'm currently using Gnome with the Unite extension on Arch, a combination I've come to refer to as "Baby's First Chainsaw".

..."Baby's First Chainsaw".

Apropos.
ElectricPrism 29 Nov, 2021
MAKE A ROLLING RELEASE UBUNTU VARIANT


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