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NVIDIA releases open source Linux GPU kernel modules, Beta Driver 515.43.04 out
11 May 2022 at 8:52 pm UTC Likes: 12

It's a great step forward. But don't have overly high expectations. Christian's blogpost summarizes it well. This is just the kernel part, and that's just one piece of the puzzle. Also it's not a true community development repo, they'll only add a single commit for each new release dump, i.e. amdvlk-style. It will certainly help things a lot, but it's definitely not on par with AMD/Intel support for Linux. Hopefully Nvidia continues to improve in this direction.

Sorry Arch (EndeavourOS), it's not working out any more and hello Fedora
8 April 2022 at 11:27 am UTC Likes: 12

QuoteFedora does come with some of its own issues, like NVIDIA drivers being a nuisance to install, which they definitely should improve. If other distributions can do one-click or one-line installs, I'm sure they could do it too.
It's basically one click if you install Fedora Workstation (GNOME). You basically agree with third-party repos during the first boot, and then search and install nvidia drivers in gnome-software, that's it. Workstation is generally more polished than KDE, which is basically just a high-profile spin.

QuoteHowever, it's just another point towards me swapping to AMD when prices settle, or perhaps Intel when Arc properly launches for desktop.
Yes, definitely go Radeon, you'll not regret it.

David Rosen of Wolfire Games explains why they're taking on Valve in a lawsuit
7 May 2021 at 9:57 am UTC Likes: 1

QuoteIt's somewhat amusing that the blog post starts with "Dear gamers", which probably isn't going to do them any favours in such a legal battle.
What's wrong with Dear gamers?

Metro Exodus from 4A and Deep Silver has officially released for Linux
14 April 2021 at 8:15 pm UTC Likes: 2

I'd appreciate Metro Exodus Thanks for the giveaway!

Valve officially launches the Steam News Hub
14 December 2020 at 7:56 pm UTC Likes: 1

News Hub is helpful, but unfortunately it doesn't show your friends' activity. And so it's not a full replacement for the older activity feed.

VKD3D-Proton is the new official Direct3D 12 to Vulkan layer for Proton
7 July 2020 at 8:43 am UTC

Sigh, it's very sad they couldn't come to any agreement with Wine folks and we have yet another duplication of effort, similarly to DXVK This approach also doesn't allow things to work out of the box with vanilla wine, just in Steam or if you modify each wine prefix. I understand the goal of each project is probably different, but still, it's sad we can't have this upstream in Wine.

Theme Hospital continues living on with a new CorsixTH release
20 June 2020 at 11:04 am UTC

Quoting: JSVRamirezI haven't played in the last two versions, but there were certainly a couple of small issues that were drawbacks vs the original, but on the whole, the engine improvements over the original (which was a DOS game) are more than worth it.

Can you mention the drawbacks, please? Thanks a lot!

Linux gaming overlay MangoHud levels up with a new release
11 June 2020 at 11:40 am UTC

This is awesome, thanks for update

Move over Stream Deck, give me some Stream Pi
14 May 2020 at 2:30 pm UTC

Quoting: GuestCommunity interaction wise, I recommend you change your "tone" slightly.
Well, I was just frustrated by trying to understand what the heck is this article about and then gave up. Since I was surely not the only one, I decided to notify authors about it. I think I wrote it quite politely, if you feel some rude tone in it, it was not my intention. I was trying to sound teasing and friendly. Expressing emotions in text is hard, especially for non-native speakers...