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Steam Play recently hit 500 Windows games rated as Platinum on ProtonDB
11 January 2019 at 1:04 pm UTC Likes: 7

I used to be sceptical about Steam Play and its impact on Linux gaming, but I now have to admit that it's a pretty nice way of getting Steam's older titles to work on our beloved platform. Let's be fair, a lot of those older games would have never gotten a Linux port anyway, so it's basically a case of getting the game on Linux vs not getting it.

I feel like Valve's primary objective is to get as many games as possible to work out-of-the-box under Linux, to make sure they have a backup plan in case Windows becomes a no-go zone for them. Maybe they're also thinking about reviving Steam consoles. This is good for us too since we're always more and more able to recommend Linux for gaming to the average customer.

An updated Steam Client is out, should be more responsive when downloading
9 January 2019 at 9:21 pm UTC Likes: 1

slaapliedje
ThePierrasseIs it me or did they just fix a long-standing issue with the client window that never remained properly maximized? (at least on Unity)
The problem I usually have is that after exiting a game, the Big Picture Mode window is minimized (on Gnome-Shell). Would be nice if they fixed that.

That sounds annoying as well. I just checked and mine is still there, every time that I start up Steam the window has like the same size as if it was maximized but it is slightly off-center, which means that there is some empty space on one side (top and left) and the window gets cut off on the other (right and bottom).

I never came across your issue because I hardly ever use the Big Picture Mode, but the one I'm describing has been there for several years now and I don't understand why.

An updated Steam Client is out, should be more responsive when downloading
9 January 2019 at 4:39 pm UTC

Is it me or did they just fix a long-standing issue with the client window that never remained properly maximized? (at least on Unity)

Edit: Nope it was just me being special, it's still there :/

The Humble Dystopian Bundle is out with some nice Linux games included
13 November 2018 at 7:45 pm UTC Likes: 1

liamdawethere's a few titles included that aren't on Linux. These are Tokyo 42, Distrust, Rain World and 60 Seconds!
But wait, I swear 60 Seconds! used to be on Linux...

Canonical have released some statistics from the Ubuntu installer survey
18 October 2018 at 7:51 pm UTC

Wait I thought there was no 32-bit version of Ubuntu 18.04? Am I missing something? I guess they counted Lubuntu & other derivatives as well.

You can get Rise of the Tomb Raider in the current Humble Monthly
3 August 2018 at 6:50 pm UTC Likes: 1

Does that include the Season Pass?

The latest Steam Client update is quite a big one pulling in lots from previous beta versions
21 March 2018 at 8:14 pm UTC

legluondunetbut this bug still occurs:
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5030
Steam regularly looses credentials and settings, very annoying.

Yup, that is so annoying...

SteamOS updated & Steam Client Beta adds support for 2x scaling for those with 4K monitors and more
28 January 2018 at 10:36 pm UTC

They still need to fix the "remember my password" thingy, as it still requests me to enter my password everytime I launch Steam on any of my two Linux PCs (no issues on Windows). Plus, everytime I do so, Steam resets the language to English which is not what I want. Both those issues weren't there a year ago...

ARK: Survival Evolved has just had a price increase, it has more than doubled
7 July 2017 at 12:16 am UTC Likes: 1

aldyDeleted from the wishlist.

Same.

Canonical drop the Unity desktop environment for Ubuntu favour of going back to GNOME
7 April 2017 at 8:47 am UTC Likes: 9

QuoteThis, in turn, makes Ubuntu go back to what made me originally love it. A polished GNOME desktop experience released every 6 months with the latest and greatest with a little extra love and polish thrown in for good measure. A good, solid desktop experience to introduce people new to Linux with. To me, it sounds fantastic again.

It's funny that you say that, since I originally left Ubuntu in 2010 because I got tired of GNOME 2. I regain interest in Ubuntu when Canonical introduced Unity, and tbh it gave me the best desktop experience i've ever had. Hopefully Unity 7 will still be available as an optional UI in 18.04.

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