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The Linux market share appears to continue rising with Ubuntu winning
2 July 2020 at 4:45 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: LinasThere is a huge resistance to Linux adoption in workspace IT support departments. Most places I have seen it's either completely forbidden to run Linux on your work machine or "don't ask, don't tell" kind of situation where you get zero support if something goes wrong. Software is bought and deployed without any consideration for Linux compatibility making it a minefield to navigate through as a Linux user. My direct boss literally pretends not to know that I run Linux, saying that I run "a more exotic kind of setup" if asked by the IT guys.

I remember at my last job I had to ask them to flip on Linux support for the Cisco VPN. They didn't want to right away but I talked them into it.

They refuse to support Linux at my current job.

System76 announce their 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen powered Serval WS laptop
11 June 2020 at 5:52 pm UTC

Quoting: ShmerlWell, picking Nvidia for graphics is a major no go for a Linux laptop. Pretty bad move on their part.

Let them make a proper AMD laptop.

Their hardware and drivers are not that great in my experience. The last AMD graphics card I bought was used for a month and then replaced with nVidia again. Maybe in a few years I'll look at them again but for now I'm sticking with nVidia under Linux.

The Linux market share still appears to be rising
3 June 2020 at 1:36 pm UTC

Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: KohlyKohlI get the survey on Linux all the time. I'd say once every 3-4 months.

Do you reinstall or distro hop a lot? My understanding is that Steam is only supposed to ask at most once a year.

I switch every couple of years.

Linux Mint votes no on Snap packages, APT to block snapd installs
3 June 2020 at 1:34 pm UTC

I gave up on snaps. They look awful on a 4k monitor, are slow to start up, and take up way too much space.

The Linux market share still appears to be rising
3 June 2020 at 1:03 am UTC

Quoting: Linuxwarper
Quoting: Sojiro84Well, this week I finally got a steam survey. The last time I got one, I was still on Windows. So now finally, since November 2018, I am also counted as a Linux user.

Valve really should just sent out a survey for once to all active users. That way we get a proper look.
I recently logged into Steam on two PCs. Both Linux, and I got the survey on both of them. Either on same day or a day apart, I don't remember.

I get the survey on Linux all the time. I'd say once every 3-4 months. It would probably be more but I don't always open it on the first of the month.

The Linux market share still appears to be rising
3 June 2020 at 12:54 am UTC

Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: iiariSo I believe the Linux desktop future is gunning for the makers, enthusiasts, gamers, and tinkerers who like to explore who have always been fueling Linux. I'm still surprised how many people who fit that description haven't tried Linux yet, and of those I've seen who switch to Linux and keep it long term tend to be from that group.
Just for the record, I would like to note that I am a counterexample. I'm an artsie and at most a casual gamer, and to the extent I am a gamer it's mostly strategy, no twitch. I'm neither a tinkerer nor a maker; I love that stuff in theory but never seem to get around to it in practice. And yet I've been on Linux most of the time since early Mandrake days.
I also don't see that there's a massive overlap between gamers and those other categories you list.

Yeah I don't fit into that either. I've been using it since the mandrake days in '94. I've used it this long because I like how open it is. My parents are not very technical and have used it for 15 years without a single issue.

Most people that I know that fit into the mold you describe above don't have any interest in Linux. They just want the most software available to them.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla announced, will release on Stadia but no Steam release (EGS)
30 April 2020 at 7:08 pm UTC

Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: KohlyKohlThe trailer in the article is region locked and doesn't work in the US.
Oh sorry, seems I grabbed it from the UK YouTube, have switched it for their generic named channel which I assume doesn't have such issues.

Looks like there isn't a version for everyone. Here is the North American version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0Fr3cS3MtY

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla announced, will release on Stadia but no Steam release (EGS)
30 April 2020 at 4:42 pm UTC Likes: 2

The trailer in the article is region locked and doesn't work in the US.

Serfs is a new in-development medieval RTS that looks promising, it just added Linux support
21 April 2020 at 12:26 pm UTC Likes: 1

Looks great. Think I'll buy it now to support the developer.

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - A World Betrayed expansion now supports Linux
9 April 2020 at 6:45 pm UTC Likes: 3

Purchased from Feral so they get all my money.