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Corsair driver and UI for Linux ckb-next version 0.5.0 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Have some fancy Corsair hardware that you want to tweak on Linux? You need the ckb-next project, which has a new release out with version 0.5.0.

Get some classics working better on Steam Deck with Luxtorpeda upgrades

By Liam Dawe,
Luxtorpeda is a Steam Play tool (like Proton) but for running various Native Linux games engines. A fresh update is out, further improving Steam Deck support.

Morrowind gets shiny in OpenMW with post-processing shaders coming

By Liam Dawe,
OpenMW, the free and open source game engine reimplementation of Morrowind is about to get a lot better looking, with post-processing shaders coming in the next release.

ProtonUp-Qt adds support for Wine manager app Bottles

By Liam Dawe,
ProtonUp-Qt, the fantastic tool to help you install various community builds of Wine and Proton like GE-Proton or Wine-GE on Linux and Steam Deck just added support for the Bottles application.

Fly Dangerous, the 'love letter' to Elite Dangerous racing is now on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Love racing spaceships? Check out Fly Dangerous, originally created as a love letter to the Elite Dangerous racing community, it's now available on Steam and it's free.

Theme Hospital reimplementation CorsixTH has a huge new Beta release

By Liam Dawe,
Theme Hospital! What an absolute classic! The free and open source game engine reimplementation CorsixTH v0.66-beta1 is out now, bringing with it lots of improvements.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fedora Linux 36 is officially out now

By Liam Dawe,
Fedora Linux 36 is officially out now, after a number of delays as the Fedora team don't like to rush things out when they're not ready. Here's what's new.
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