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Zink driver for OpenGL over Vulkan continues maturing with a big performance fix

By Liam Dawe,
Zink continues to be a promising Mesa driver for Linux that runs OpenGL on top of Vulkan. It's not finished yet and so continues seeing some big performance fixes.

The new 'Apps for GNOME' website aims to help you discover more and get involved

By Liam Dawe,
GNOME continue building up their ecosystem and their marketing game too with the launch of a new "Apps for GNOME" website to help people get involved and discover more.

EndeavourOS gets a big upgrade to their ISO download that's 'a significant step' for it

By Liam Dawe,
EndeavourOS, my absolute favourite way to easily install Arch Linux with a couple nice extras has continued growing and there's a brand new ISO download with plenty of improvements.

Linux Kernel 5.14 rolls out as Linus Torvalds jokes about the 30 year celebrations

By Liam Dawe,
Time to put down that cake and try out a new Linux Kernel as Linux 5.14 has been officially released.

Valve catches a break in the Steam Controller patent trial versus Ironburg

By Liam Dawe,
In the ongoing saga between Ironburg Inventions and Valve, a new ruling appeared on August 17 that gives Valve another chance to invalidate some parts of the patents involved.

Wine 6.16 is out now with initial HID-based joystick backend work

By Liam Dawe,
Another biweekly development release of the Windows compatibility layer Wine is out now with Wine 6.16.

Coding History: 3D from Mode7 to DOOM looks like a fun Kickstarter to follow

By Liam Dawe,
Interested in the early history of coding games? Coding History: 3D from Mode7 to DOOM from indie game developer Eniko (founder of Kitsune Games) will walk you through it, while also providing open source code you can use and learn from.

Humble Best of Stealth Bundle has HITMAN 1 & 2, Aragami and more

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for another bundle of treats? You better be quiet on this one, it's all about stealth and there's some good games included in it.

Happy Birthday to Linux, 30 years strong

By Liam Dawe,
It was on this day 30 years ago that a younger Linus Torvalds announced a free operating system to the comp.os.minix group and from there it exploded across servers, desktops and now plenty more.

TUXEDO refresh the Polaris 15 and 17 laptops with new AMD and Intel options

By Liam Dawe,
TUXEDO Computers have returned with a splash today to show off their new Polaris 15 and 17 Linux laptops. They've been refreshed and upgraded with some powerful updated components with both AMD and Intel options.

NVIDIA DLSS for Proton + Linux with DirectX 11 / 12 lands in September

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA announced today an expansion of RTX and DLSS for plenty of Windows games, and for Linux users there's something exciting coming too: NVIDIA will hook up DLSS with DirectX 11 and 12 with Proton in September.

GOverlay just got an awesome update to make editing MangoHud even easier

By Liam Dawe,
GOverlay, the open source app for managing various Linux gaming overlays just got a fantastic upgrade, with it now having a live OpenGL preview for MangoHud.

CodeWeavers still hiring for a 'General Wine Developer' to work on Wine and Proton

By Liam Dawe,
CodeWeavers announced recently they need a bit of help on finding more developers, with a spot still currently open for a 'General Wine Developer' who will work on Wine and Proton.

Humble Store is doing a big Summer Sale with huge discounts

By Liam Dawe,
If you're after something new to play through this weekend take a look at the Humble Store. They have a big Summer Sale going on right now now with lots of good deals.

Unreal Engine 4.27 is out now from Epic Games with plenty of Linux improvements

By Liam Dawe,
While Epic Games are currently working on the next generation with Unreal Engine 5, they're still upgrading the previous major version with Unreal Engine 4.27 out now.

Steam Play Proton 6.3-6 is out now with lots of fixes and new game support

By Liam Dawe,
Following on from the Release Candidate testing earlier this month, Steam Play Proton 6.3-6 has rolled out to improve Windows games running on Linux.

Intel talks up new hardware at Intel Architecture Day 2021

By Liam Dawe,
Intel Architecture Day 2021 happened and Intel has put out quite a bit more information on upcoming processors, GPUs and more. So here's the major points announced relevant to desktop users.

The GOG Games Festival is live with new games and lots on sale

By Liam Dawe,
It seems GOG have been watching what Valve are doing with Steam and they've announced the GOG Games Festival.

MATE 1.26 is out now with big changes like initial Wayland support

By Liam Dawe,
The MATE desktop environment version 1.26 has released after 18 months of development and excitingly adds some more Wayland support to various parts of the stack.

ScummVM continues keeping games alive with early Macromedia Director support

By Liam Dawe,
Remember any classic games made with Macromedia Director? Well you're in luck, as the ScummVM project is adding in some early support for it.
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