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Steam Deck gets a quieter fan again, and louder volume in the latest updates

By Liam Dawe,
Another two big Steam Deck updates just dropped, one for the Stable channel and one for the Beta channel. Here's what's new.

Proton Experimental fixes Final Fantasy XIV Online launcher

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has pushed out another update to Proton Experimental, the special version of Proton you can try that has more features before they roll out to the stable versions.

KDE Plasma 5.25 Beta is out now for testing

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for even more improvements to come to the KDE Plasma desktop? I know I am and Plasma 5.25 Beta is now available.

The modular Framework Laptop gets a new model with 12th Gen Intel

By Liam Dawe,
Framework are doing some great things after the first model of the modular Framework Laptop, then the mainboard release and new an upgraded model with 12th Gen Intel.

Developer of popular noise suppression tool NoiseTorch has dev machine compromised

By Liam Dawe,
Are you a user of NoiseTorch? It's a popular way of getting some pretty great noise suppression on your microphone, to keep out all that background noise or a hammer hitting your desk. Sadly, the developer had a machine compromised.

Mesa 22.1.0 out now improving open source graphics

By Liam Dawe,
Mesa 22.1.0 is out now bringing tons of improvements for open source graphics drivers for OpenGL and Vulkan.

Humble Battles of Yore Bundle has plenty for Linux and Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
A collection of RPGs, grand strategy and more modern spiritual successors to legendary PC games of yore apparently. Humble have an interesting bundle of titles in the Battles of Yore Bundle.

Canonical seek Software Engineers for the 'Ubuntu Gaming Experience' team

By Liam Dawe,
Up for helping to improve Ubuntu Linux and get it into shape for more gaming? Now is your chance, as Canonical are hiring exactly for that.

Godot Engine 3.5 RC 1 is up with a new asynchronous shader compilation system

By Liam Dawe,
Godot Engine 3.5 is getting close to release with a first Release Candidate available for developers to test the next version of this open source game engine.

Gamescope from Valve pulls in support for NVIDIA Image Scaling

By Liam Dawe,
Gamescope, an open source project from Valve that's part of what powers the Steam Deck, now has support for NVIDIA Image Scaling.

This Steam Deck Durability Test had me watching in horror

By Liam Dawe,
There's been various attempts to show how durable (or not so) the Steam Deck can be in various situations but JerryRigEverything definitely had me wincing.

Looks like the Budgie desktop is coming to Fedora Linux officially

By Liam Dawe,
Do you love the Budgie desktop environment? Good news, another Linux distribution looks like it will have it soon with Fedora.

Fall Guys to become Epic Exclusive for new owners, so no Steam Deck support then

By Liam Dawe,
Here we go again. Another game is moving from Steam to become an Epic Exclusive and this time it's Fall Guys.

Vector graphics editor Inkscape 1.2 is officially out now

By Liam Dawe,
Inkscape is great for artists working on pretty much anything be it games, video or just for fun and a big new version has been released.

Here's how to take better quality screenshots on the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Want to get some higher quality screenshots of all the awesome moments in gaming on the Steam Deck (or any Linux desktop?). Here's a quick-tip guide on what to do.

Heroic Games Launcher 2.3.1 adds themes, platform selection, auto update

By Liam Dawe,
Heroic Games Launcher 2.3.1 is officially out now, bringing with it some big new features to help you manage games from Epic Games and GOG.

Open 3D Engine v22.05 out, O3DCon in October with proposals open

By Liam Dawe,
Originally Amazon Lumberyard that was donated to open source, the Open 3D Foundation just announced a big new release and they have an annual conference coming up.

Steam Deck gets some quick fixes, main Steam Client update with Deck Verified Collections

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have released a small update for the Steam Deck, along with an update to the main desktop Steam client.

NVIDIA releases open source Linux GPU kernel modules, Beta Driver 515.43.04 out

By Liam Dawe,
In a nice big win for open source, NVIDIA has today officially revealed that they've released open source Linux GPU kernel modules. Additionally, driver version 515.43.04 is out.

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By Liam Dawe,
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