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Proposed Windows NT sync driver brings big Wine / Proton performance improvements

By Liam Dawe,
Zeb Figura of CodeWeavers has proposed a Windows NT synchronization primitive driver to help performance of running games and applications designed for Windows on Linux with Wine / Proton.

Linux kernel 6.7 is out now and it's one of the largest releases ever

By Liam Dawe,
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux kernel 6.7 on Sunday, 7th January 2024 and as it turns out it's one of the largest releases ever.

Linux updates tease Valve 'Galileo' and 'Sephiroth' - Steam Deck refresh? Or new VR?

By Liam Dawe,
Here's something that could be exciting but also could be a whole lot of nothing. So keep expectations firmly in check, but work submitted for Linux kernel 6.6 show something interesting from Valve. Potentially a Steam Deck refresh or their new VR headset perhaps?

Linux kernel 6.5 released

By Liam Dawe,
Here it is, on August 27th the latest work by a great many developers was released with Linus Torvalds announcing the Linux kernel 6.5.

Linux kernel gets an AMD Zenbleed fix for the Steam Deck APU

By Liam Dawe,
One security issue I somehow missed back in July was Zenbleed, an issue with AMD CPUs that's getting patched up in the Linux kernel and now the Steam Deck is getting a kernel fix for it too.

Linux kernel 6.4 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of the Linux kernel 6.4 and with it, lots and lots of new features and fixes.

HDR and Colour Management for AMD / Steam Deck and KDE Plasma coming along

By Liam Dawe,
With all the work going on right now to get Linux to properly support HDR, another patch set has landed to hopefully get some of it hooked up.

Linux kernel 6.3 is out now here's some quick highlights

By Liam Dawe,
Linus Torvalds announced the full release of Linux kernel 6.3, and with it plenty of the usual improvements everywhere.

Linux kernel 6.2 is out now, here's a feature highlight

By Liam Dawe,
You can have a little Linux kernel update, as a treat. The Linux kernel 6.2 is officially out now so here's some notes on some of what's new.

Linux kernel 6.1 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Linus Torvalds has officially released the Linux kernel 6.1, and as usual there's absolutely tons of new features and fixes.

Better Linux support for OneXPlayer coming, likely for SteamOS like Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
We already know that OneXPlayer have it in their plans to put SteamOS on their devices, and perhaps this Linux kernel work is a step towards it.

Linux kernel 6.0 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
The latest and great version of the Linux kernel has been released with Linux 6.0 out now. Linus Torvalds was also given an award from Intel recently.

Linux 5.19 is out now, Torvalds released it using an Apple silicon MacBook

By Liam Dawe,
The latest kernel release is out with Linux 5.19 and showing just how far Linux support for the newer Apple silicon MacBooks has come, Linus Torvalds did the release on one!

Linux kernel 5.18 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of the latest Linux kernel version 5.18, bringing with it the usual masses of improvements and new hardware support.

Linux 5.17 is out now with new AMD P-State driver

By Liam Dawe,
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of the Linux Kernel version 5.17, with one of the most prominent features being the new AMD P-State driver for modern CPUs.

Linux Kernel getting prepped for the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
While it's already known that the Steam Deck will ship with Valve's own SteamOS 3 based on Arch Linux, what about running more standard Linux distributions? It will get easier in a future version of the Linux Kernel.

Linux Kernel 5.16 is out now bringing the futex2 work to help Linux Gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux Kernel 5.16, bringing with it the usual assortment of new hardware support and improvements everywhere. Plus, there's something big for Linux gaming fans.

Linux Kernel 5.15 released, futex2 work to help Linux gaming going into Kernel 5.16

By Liam Dawe,
Two major bits of news for the Linux Kernel today as not only has Linux 5.15 been released with lots new, we're also likely to finally see the futex2 work from Collabora in Linux 5.16.

Looks like the important futex2 work is finally going into the Linux Kernel to help gaming

By Liam Dawe,
After a long bumpy road with many revisions, it appears that the futex2 work sponsored by Valve is finally heading into the upstream Linux Kernel.

Futex2 Linux Kernel patches get another go after feedback to help Linux gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Another day, another try and getting the long-awaited futex2 patches into the Linux Kernel with another version submitted.
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