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KDE Plasma gets fingerprint reader support, plus preliminary support for NVIDIA GBM

By Liam Dawe,
The team at KDE are producing upgrades for Plasma very quickly, with another weekly update out from developer Nate Graham with some major new bits being hooked up.

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates

By gamingonlinux,
This is your once a month reminder to make sure your PC information is correct on your user profiles. A fresh batch of statistics is generated on the 1st of each month.

Wine 6.20 rolls out continuing the PE module conversion

By Liam Dawe,
Just before the weekend landed the Wine team released Wine 6.20 as the latest development version with all the latest code.

Humble has a Paradox Bundle up with plenty of strategy games and a Halloween sale

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for more games to keep you warm this coming Winter? Check out the Paradox StrataGems Bundle and there's also a nice Humble Store Halloween sale now live.

Star Labs introduce the small and mighty StarLite Mk IV

By Liam Dawe,
Usually when we get to talk about laptops from Linux hardware vendors they're on the pricey side but Star Labs are serving the underserved here with the new StarLite Mk IV.

The Kubuntu Focus M2 sounds like a great all-rounder laptop

By Liam Dawe,
Out for a new laptop for both work and play? The third-generation Kubuntu Focus M2 seems like it can hit the sweet spot so let's take a look. Revealed late in September, this new laptop has some pretty nice specifications.

Steam Client Beta improves Steam Cloud syncing, Shader Pre-Caching

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have a fresh Steam Client Beta with some pretty big back-end improvements, likely readying up as much as possible for the upcoming Steam Deck.

DXVK Native 1.9.2a is out for translating Direct 3D 9 / 10 / 11 to Vulkan for Linux games

By Liam Dawe,
DXVK Native is the fork of the original translation layer DXVK, the part of Proton that translates Direct 3D 9 / 10 / 11 to Vulkan but this is meant for Linux native builds and a new release is out now.

Steam Digital Tabletop Fest RPG Edition is live with many discounts

By Liam Dawe,
Another big Steam event is underway with the Steam Digital Tabletop Fest RPG Edition. A chance for you to pick up some cheap games and more.

PS3 emulator RPCS3 can now boot all games released for the console

By Liam Dawe,
An incredible milestone for RPCS3, the free and open source cross-platform PlayStation 3 emulator as their compatibility list has hit the ability to boot all known games.

Proton Experimental sees another small update fixing up Fallout 76, updating VKD3D-Proton

By Liam Dawe,
Proton Experimental continues to see rapid development to give us more great fixes to run Windows games under Linux.

VKD3D-Proton v2.5 is out for Direct3D 12 on top of Vulkan, improving DirectX Raytracing

By Liam Dawe,
VKD3D-Proton is the project that translates Microsoft's Direct3D 12 to Vulkan, another big part of Steam Play Proton and there's a new release out.

Steam Play tool Luxtorpeda for running games in native Linux engines sees a major upgrade

By Liam Dawe,
Steam Play allows Linux gamers to use many different compatibility layers like Proton for running Windows games but Luxtorpeda instead makes games use an available native Linux game engine.

Valve banning games that allow exchanging cryptocurrencies or NFTs

By Liam Dawe,
It seems Valve aren't a big fan of cryptocurrencies or NFTs as they've updated their onboarding guide with a new point about disallowing games that allow you to exchange them.

Check out this crowdfunding campaign to learn Godot Engine from GDQuest

By Liam Dawe,
GDQuest, a well-known name in the free and open source Godot Engine land has launched a new crowdfunding campaign aiming to get you to go from zero to hero with Godot programming.

Apple is now funding Blender development joining many big names

By Liam Dawe,
There's apparently absolutely no stopping the Blender train, with the developer announcing that Apple has now joined their development fund.

NVIDIA Beta 495.29.05 rolls out with GBM for expanded Wayland support

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA has today released the 495.29.05 driver as a Beta in their New Feature Branch and it's a relatively big one.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 launches today aimed at high-refresh rates and 1080p

By Liam Dawe,
AMD has today released the AMD Radeon RX 6600, a new RDNA 2 GPU that has a focus on 1080p as well as high refresh rates.

AMD celebrates 5 years of Ryzen, a Zen 3 refresh with 3D V-Cache due in 2022

By Liam Dawe,
AMD has released a video featuring Robert Hallock their director of technical marketing and John Taylor their chief marketing officer to celebrate 5 years of Ryzen with new info.

Proton Experimental sees GreedFall, Eve Online and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl working

By Liam Dawe,
Another update to Proton Experimental has landed as of October 11 bringing with it more fixes and even more Windows games are now working on Linux.
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