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Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 5: Quaking in My Boots

By Hamish,
Dave Taylor can be credited with kickstarting the commercial Linux gaming industry with his ports of the games Doom and Abuse. Before leaving id Software he also graced us with a Linux port of Quake, which was later taken by Macmillan Digital Publishing to form the basis of their retail Quake: The Offering package.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 4: Installing Red Hat Linux 7.3

By Hamish,
I had some grief installing Red Hat Linux 7.3 but with persistence I was able to get it installed. In terms of compatibility though Valhalla proved to be far superior, so I decided to stick with it and focus on improving other parts of the system instead.

11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processors have launched

By Liam Dawe,
In the market for a new CPU and sticking with Intel? The 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processors code-named "Rocket Lake-S" have now launched.

Linux vendor System76 releases the Pangolin, a full AMD laptop

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for an all-AMD solution to your hardware problems? Not long after announcing their new Thelio Mira desktop, System76 believe they hold the AMD answer with the new Pangolin.

FunKey S is a tiny Linux-powered retro-gaming handheld

By Liam Dawe,
Do you love retro gaming and emulation? How about pocket sized devices, powered by Linux that you can take anywhere? The FunKey S looks like a really sweet bit of kit.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 3: Installing Red Hat Linux 9

By Hamish,
My first choice was to run Red Hat Linux 9, for the arbitrary reason that it was the final release of the once dominant distribution and the second to feature the delightful Bluecurve desktop theme for both Gnome and KDE. I knew then that I was cutting things a bit close, but I still found myself disappointed with the outcome.

Linux hardware vendor System76 introduces the Thelio Mira desktop

By Liam Dawe,
Out for a brand new desktop from a true Linux vendor? System76 have a little something special announced today with their new Thelio Mira desktop powered by AMD Ryzen and NVIDIA.

Tuxedo announce their NVIDIA Ampere laptops with the Tuxedo Book XP15 and XP17

By Liam Dawe,
Linux hardware vendor Tuxedo has refreshed some more of their lineup to bring on NVIDIA Ampere graphics to the Tuxedo Book XP15 and XP17 models.

Pixels customizable smart dice seem like an interesting way to spice up your tabletops

By Liam Dawe,
While I haven't yet jumped into the deep end of virtual tabletop experiences myself, the likes of Fantasy Grounds Unity and Foundry VTT support Linux and look really good. Want to spice them up if you play already? Enter the Pixels dice.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 2: Selecting a Graphics Card

By Hamish,
Linux graphics support is still remarkably similar to how it was 20 years ago, even with all the progress that has been made in the years since. By the time of Red Hat Linux 9 the Direct Rendering Infrastructure or DRI was firmly in place in Mesa and offered 3D support for a wide number of cards.

The next AMD RDNA 2 card revealed with the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

By Liam Dawe,
AMD has today revealed their next graphics card powered by the RDNA 2 architecture with the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, which they say is aimed at the "gaming enthusiast looking for maximum settings at 1440p and high-refresh competitive gameplay".

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 1: Dumpster Diving

By Hamish,
Older computing hardware is getting harder and harder to find. What would have been given away just five or ten years ago can now often only be found for inflated prices. So when I noticed an interesting looking beige box ready to be recycled at my local dump, I did not hesitate to rescue it in order to see what was inside.

The upcoming modular Framework Laptop sounds super exciting

By Liam Dawe,
Will there finally be an easily repairable and upgradable laptop? The Framework Laptop sounds like it might fit and it has me stupidly excited to see what happens.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 goes out today, new Linux driver released

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA will today release the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card as their entry-level next generation Ampere, plus they have a new Linux driver release to go with it.

RetroArch announce the Open Hardware project, plus a new fantasy console core

By Liam Dawe,
The team behind the RetroArch application have announced the Open Hardware project, their attempt to make things easy for you and they also recently added a new fantasy console core to play with.

Have a NZXT Kraken? You can use GKraken to configure it on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
If you own one of the NZXT Kraken coolers you might want to check out the GKraken project to configure it under Linux.

System76 tease shots of their custom Keyboard and release the source code

By Liam Dawe,
Linux hardware vendor and Pop!_OS Linux distribution maker System76 are getting closer to releasing their custom Keyboard, and they've begun teasing out a lot more info on it.

Valve to lose $4 million for patent infringement with the Steam Controller

By Liam Dawe,
Valve are yet again hitting the spotlight for the wrong reasons following the ruling from the EU Commission over geo-blocking, a lawsuit involving game pricing and now the Steam Controller too.

Intel hits a new milestone with the Iris Xe "DG1" desktop graphics

By Liam Dawe,
The day has finally come for Intel, as they've now formally announced the first dedicated Xe GPU with the Intel Iris Xe "DG1".

TUXEDO announce the InfinityBook S 15 with Intel Xe

By Liam Dawe,
If System76 aren't your preferred Linux hardware vendor we also have TUXEDO who just recently announced the TUXEDO InfinityBook S 15 powered by the latest Intel hardware.
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