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Steam Play updated as Proton 4.2-8 is out, DXVK also sees a new release with 1.2.3
26 June 2019 at 9:31 pm UTC Likes: 8

I'm slowly gliding over to the conclusion that Steam Play probably is the solution for gaming on Linux.

Don't get me wrong, I will always be eager to support native binaries, but let's face it: The companies/individuals who work on porting to Linux are way too few and the interest at the game developers too low.

Valve looking to drop support for Ubuntu 19.10 and up due to Canonical's 32bit decision (updated)
24 June 2019 at 10:54 am UTC Likes: 1

Purple Library Guy
BeamboomAnd like I said in that other discussion: One can't expect an old binary to run on new computers for all eternity.
Why not?

Do I really need to explain that? Why do do think they want to do this to begin with? Why do we phase out technology quite regularly - despite the hard struggle every bloody time we do it?

Why did Windows become such a bloody, security issue riddled mess? Several reasons, but the need to be backward compatible is one massive reason. Messy as f*ck. A patchwork out of this world.

In a world of limited resources, spending a lot of those resources on backward compatibility can be argued is a energy wasted that could be spent a lot better. Especially now that those old blobs of binaries can be run in virtualized environments.

Raspberry Pi 4 announced and available - sounds like a pretty nice upgrade, Raspbian now based on Debian 10
24 June 2019 at 10:44 am UTC Likes: 1

If only the day had a good handful more hours in it, I'd so totally spend some of those tinkering with RP and create fun stuff.

Canonical are now saying Ubuntu's 32bit is not being entirely dropped, 32bit libraries will be "frozen"
23 June 2019 at 5:15 pm UTC Likes: 8

With the backlash this received it was only a matter of time. Counted in hours.

eldakingThey are backtracking; there is no way this is what they had intended all along.

Totally.

Valve looking to drop support for Ubuntu 19.10 and up due to Canonical's 32bit decision (updated)
23 June 2019 at 2:57 pm UTC Likes: 1

1xokThe support of your 18.10 ends with the release of 19.10. The support of the 19.04 a few weeks later. I don't know if that puts you under pressure but it would annoy me. Precisely because nothing changes in Ubuntu.

You have to add some months but either way: Who cares. Noone should.
In a production environment? Sure, support is crucial. But as a desktop computer on a home network behind a firewall and especially if that partition is just used for gaming? Care. I mean, it's not optimal but my point here is that there's really no rush. No need for hasty decisions at all.

Put 19.10 on a second partition and see how it affects you, having a fully functional second partition to boot as an option. That's my advice (and has always been my advice regardless of this particular thing).

Valve looking to drop support for Ubuntu 19.10 and up due to Canonical's 32bit decision (updated)
23 June 2019 at 11:38 am UTC Likes: 1

I'll not be surprised if Canonical backs out of this decision again, seeing the reception.

But either way, no one's forcing you to upgrade to 19.10. The practical difference between the versions are only smaller and smaller for each year.
I used to always upgrade back in the days for great benefits, but now I don't even care if I use 18.04 (@work) or 18.10 (@home), I've not even bothered upgrading to 19.04.

So there's really no reason for rushed decisions no matter what.

Valve looking to drop support for Ubuntu 19.10 and up due to Canonical's 32bit decision (updated)
22 June 2019 at 6:09 pm UTC Likes: 1

I don't even understand how this has managed to become such a surprise for so many. Evidently Canonical should make a bigger and bolder announcement over this, but really, it's been in the pipeline for a long time already.

And like I said in that other discussion: One can't expect an old binary to run on new computers for all eternity.

Maybe it's too soon. Maybe it should have been handled differently. But the notion that the entire backlog of the history of gaming should be forever kept able to run across all future generations of operating systems... It's just dumb.

If you want to run old software, keep an old OS on your drive. Just like if you want to play your cassettes, keep a cassette player.

Canonical planning to drop 32bit support with Ubuntu 19.10 onwards
21 June 2019 at 9:59 am UTC Likes: 1

If y'alls problem with this is old 32bit games, why can't you just keep a partition with current Ubuntu installed, and run the games on that one? I mean, times change. One can't expect an old binary to run forever, that's just not how it works.

I mean, getting rid of old technology is always a pain for some. Look at Adobe Flash, the entire world worked hard for a decade to get rid of that nightmare. It will hurt some to rip it out but sometimes we need to clean out the closet.

PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 has a new report out, over 40% of listed games now "Playable"
17 June 2019 at 12:15 pm UTC Likes: 2

QuoteTo do this, you will need a PlayStation 3 system with custom firmware.
Oh, ok.

QuotePlease note that you can only use this method if an .ird file is available online for the decryption of the disc. Not every Blu-ray drive will recognize PlayStation 3 titles due to how PlayStation 3 format discs are designed.
Oh, ok.

/me turns away and continues with his life

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