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The official iFixit launch for Steam Deck parts and repair guides is live

By Liam Dawe,
After a bit of an accidental early start that was taken down, iFixit have now actually properly launched their Steam Deck replacements parts and various guides for each part to fix or replace yourself.

An interview with Ken VanDine, Ubuntu desktop lead at Canonical

By Liam Dawe,
Another fresh interview for you today, this time with Ken VanDine who is responsible for leading the way for Ubuntu on the desktop at Canonical.

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.

NVIDIA reveal a list of issues with their driver and Wayland

By Liam Dawe,
While the situation has improved a little for NVIDIA and Wayland, they're not really there yet and so NVIDIA are now keeping a public list of the issues split between drivers and either protocol or compositor limitations.

AMD give more details on Ryzen 7000, Socket AM5 and 'Mendocino' APU

By Liam Dawe,
Computex 2022 is now in full swing and AMD have done their presentation giving off some details on the upcoming Ryzen 7000, Socket AM5 and 'Mendocino' APU.

Steam Deck hits over 3,000 games either Verified or Playable

By Liam Dawe,
There it is, the next big milestone for the Steam Deck has been hit with over 3,000 games now rated as either Verified or Playable.

Looks like iFixit have Steam Deck parts available now (Update: it's gone)

By Liam Dawe,
Have you already broken your shiny Steam Deck or want some spares to tinker with? You're in luck, as it seems parts have now appeared over on iFixit.

Windows compatibility layer Wine 7.9 is now available

By Liam Dawe,
Wine is the compatibility layer that allows you to run games and applications developed for Windows - on Linux (plus also macOS and BSD). It's a major part of what makes up Steam Play Proton and enables a ton of games to work on the Steam Deck.

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.
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