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System76 tease shots of their custom Keyboard and release the source code
11 February 2021 at 8:28 pm UTC

I'm way past the mechanical/RGB keyboard stage. Uncomfortable to write on, tacky to look at. I wish them luck and many customers. :-)

Google shutting their internal game dev studios, focusing directly on Stadia tech
2 February 2021 at 6:03 am UTC Likes: 1

QuoteIn a move that is sure to raise plenty of eyebrows

Did you actually write that with a straight face? Stadia is insanity from the beginning, if it weren’t for our Linux bias we’d all be hooting and dragging it and Google through the mud all along, like everyone else has been doing.

Linux on the Apple M1 takes another step closer with Ubuntu working thanks to Corellium
22 January 2021 at 11:17 am UTC

Macs have a system update lifespan, which seems to be around 8 years now, after which you need to stop using macOS on them. Windows and Linux will continue working happily. I’m a long-time Mac user, though not macOS user since some years ago, and I love their hardware, though with Linux there’s always something that makes it harder to use than it could be.

Steamworks gets Denuvo Anti-Cheat, here's what Irdeto say about Linux support
20 January 2021 at 9:05 am UTC Likes: 2

For someone who just wants to play an online game it’s irrelevant how the anti cheat is implemented and what it installs in their system as long as things continue working. If they’re not a cheater, they are happy they will have less of those to deal with.

It’s us Linux users who bring in other considerations like privacy and control over their own machines into the discussion, since these are among the reasons we use Linux in the first place. But we are 1 per cent. This discussion does not exist for the vast majority of people out there. It’s us who want to have our cake and eat it. And it’s not a jab or anything, I’m like this as well.

Chiaki, a free and open source PlayStation Remote Play client adds PlayStation 5 support
31 December 2020 at 7:29 am UTC

Quoting: Hori

Wow, comparing avoiding companies to racism. Just... wow.

Wasteland 3 now available on Linux from inXile Entertainment
18 December 2020 at 1:34 pm UTC

Yes, I was all about taxes as I understood dvd was talking about the price differences between europe and the us, which admittedly are staggering.

There’s always the option to buy a box, eg here W3 costs around 33€ from a shop. I haven’t actually looked at the box to see if it’s a steam key. It’ll be rather useless to a Linux user if not, plus there’s always the debate about whether it counts as aLinux sale or not.

Wasteland 3 now available on Linux from inXile Entertainment
18 December 2020 at 9:53 am UTC

Quoting: Eike
Quoting: damarrinYou realise it’s the EU screwing us, not anyone else?

I call it taxes, not screwing. They're doing thing for us with the money. But I don't think this is the place to discuss this.

Quoting: damarrinThe price in Europe includes VAT, prices in the US don’t. There’s no VAT on digital purchases in the US. There is VAT on physical ones, but prices are always quoted without it and it’s added at payment time only if the company you’re buying from has business presence in the state you’re in.

At least in Germany, law protects us from such behaviour. Suddenly showing VAT later in the order process is illegal (for private customers), so we're always shown full price from the beginning.

dvd said we were getting screwed on prices, that’s what my reply was referring to.

As for the rest of what you’ve written, I don’t know what you’re trying to say? It’s probably illegal everywhere in the eu.

Wasteland 3 now available on Linux from inXile Entertainment
18 December 2020 at 9:14 am UTC

You realise it’s the EU screwing us, not anyone else?

The price in Europe includes VAT, prices in the US don’t. There’s no VAT on digital purchases in the US. There is VAT on physical ones, but prices are always quoted without it and it’s added at payment time only if the company you’re buying from has business presence in the state you’re in.

Plus, their tax is something like 7%, depending on state, not 15%+ like in Europe.

TUXEDO launch their smallest Linux gaming notebook with the Book XP14
13 December 2020 at 6:45 am UTC

Quoting: ageres
Quoting: damarrinI disagree, it’s much better than 16:9.
Better in what? In videogames you get either a truncated image, or black borders on top and bottom. All videos are 16:9 now, so black borders again. When just using an OS and applications, there isn't much significant difference between 16:9 and 16:10.

Why so aggressive? No one is taking your precious 16:9 screens away. I prefer 16:10 and that is that.

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