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Xbox One controller wireless on Linux gets better with 'xow' release 0.4

By Liam Dawe,
Xbox One wireless dongle and controller on Linux? Yes it's a thing, people use it and the xow project is making it better and easier than ever.

Ray Tracing comes to the Vulkan API officially with new extensions - new NVIDIA Vulkan Beta out

By Liam Dawe,
The Khronos Group has today announced that the cross-platform Vulkan graphics API now has official Ray Tracing support with their new provisional extensions.

Open source 'Panfrost' driver for Mali GPUs gets initial GLES 3.0 support

By Liam Dawe,
Do you have a system laying around rocking a Mali GPU (perhaps in a Chromebook)? The good news is Mesa just got experimental support for OpenGL ES (GLES) 3.0 to give them more advanced graphics support.

Mesa drivers 20.0.0 released, NVIDIA also have a small Vulkan driver update out

By Liam Dawe,
Two bits of Linux driver news to share today, one quite big for AMD/Intel and the other on the smaller side for NVIDIA.

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta driver out for Linux fixing some regressions

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA continue being quick to advance their Vulkan drivers as today they released an update to their special Beta branch.

Logitech Wheel manager 'Oversteer' has a huge new release - also check out 'new-lg4ff' for more features

By Liam Dawe,
Oversteer is quite possibly one of my favourite open source applications, as it's made working with my own Logitech G29 a really great experience.

The sad case of Unreal Engine 1 on Mesa and Linux in 2020

By Hamish,
Community support for Unreal Tournament was able to breath some new life into the game, even with the limitations of the closed binary. By 2018 however the game was no longer launching for Mesa users. For an engine with such a pedigree on Linux this outcome is still disappointing.

NVIDIA driver 440.59 released for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
The first stable driver release of 2020, yesterday NVIDIA put out the 440.59 driver for Linux users.

NVIDIA end updates to the 340 series legacy driver for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
If you have an older NVIDIA GPU, chances are you've been using the 340 legacy series. Well, NVIDIA have said that it's no longer getting updates.

xow, a Linux driver for the Xbox One Controller wireless dongle has a new release up

By Liam Dawe,
If you're using an Xbox One controller on Linux, you should keep an eye on the xow driver which aims to support multiple versions of it and multiple controllers.

Vulkan API specification 1.2 released, new NVIDIA Vulkan Beta driver up

By Liam Dawe,
Today, The Khronos Group has released the next big update the Vulkan graphics API specification with Vulkan 1.2 now available.

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta driver out, adds a fix for DXVK

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA continue advancing their special Vulkan Beta driver, the one that gets all the upcoming features that need a little extra time to brew.

Have a Razer laptop and use Linux? Keep a close eye on this new open source project

By Liam Dawe,
Many hardware developers sadly don't provide official drivers for Linux, even when they do there's no decent interface for them. One user got "sick" of Razer's "lack of Linux support for laptops" so they made their own driver.

If you have an old NVIDIA 8 or 9 series GPU, there's a new Linux driver update out for you

By Liam Dawe,
While naturally a lot of the focus for a GPU vendor is on their latest and greatest, NVIDIA do still support many of their older GPUs on Linux.

Mesa 19.3 released with huge updates for Linux open source graphics drivers

By Liam Dawe,
Arriving in time before the holiday season, Mesa 19.3 has now been officially released giving all open source Linux graphics drivers some big boosts and new features.
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