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Here's another way to look at the Linux market share on Steam
3 December 2017 at 1:19 am UTC Likes: 1

That's still not good, considering that China is the future biggest market. This chart means Linux is completely ignoring the Chinese market. Also, the non-Chinese market share is still going down.

Intel announce a new CPU with AMD graphics and HBM2 memory
7 November 2017 at 12:46 am UTC Likes: 3

LinasSo AMD is going to compete with itself? Or drop APU's? I don't get it.

No, AMD simply, and rightfully, thinks it's better that people buy Intel+AMD laptops than Intel+nVidia. People who prefer an Intel CPU are not going to switch to AMD's APUs for the sake of the higher GPU, they will instead buy an Intel+nVidia laptop instead. So, they are simply competing with nVidia.

There's a brand new Humble Bundle with almost all the games on Linux, oh my
5 September 2017 at 10:36 pm UTC

Colombo"There's a brand new Humble Bundle with all games on Linux, oh my"

Could be read as "All games that are for linux are in this humble bundle"

Yup, maybe it should've said "There's a brand new Humble Bundle with all its games supporting Linux".

Feral Interactive are teasing yet another Linux game
9 May 2017 at 7:03 pm UTC Likes: 8

Please, not another strategy game. We have more than plenty of strategy games on Linux.

Some notes and benchmarks about a performance regression in Mad Max's OpenGL rendering
31 March 2017 at 9:52 pm UTC Likes: 1

These results are more realistic. 2.5x performance boost is just too much for just an API switch.

Mad Max meets Vulkan in a new fully public beta for Linux, benchmarks and OpenGL vs Vulkan comparisons
30 March 2017 at 9:35 pm UTC Likes: 1

I am guessing the bigger part of the performance boost is coming from the OpenGL version not being as optimized as it should. There is no way Vulkan (or any API for that matter) can make this much difference. However, this is probably an indication that it's easier to optimize the code under Vulkan than it is under OpenGL, which by itself is enough reason to introduce Vulkan. Good job Feral, and Khronos too.

NVIDIA might have more open drivers in future on Linux
17 March 2017 at 1:03 am UTC Likes: 2

Good to hear. I think they will have to start opening things if they want to remain in the lead, otherwise AMD will slowly take over.

Khronos working on an '3D Portability Initiative' to enable portable development across Vulkan, DX12 and Metal
2 March 2017 at 9:47 pm UTC Likes: 1

I don't like the idea. First, we'll have an extra layer that is only needed for political reasons, not technical reasons. Second, Microsoft and Apple will still try their best to undermine this new initiate just as they are trying to undermine Vulkan so we'll still eventually end up in the same situation. The solution to this mess is in the hands of game studios; if they don't want to target multiple APIs then they can simply target Vulkan and that will allow them to run their code on all platforms (MacOS and iOS can run Vulkan using MoltenVK).

Destinations & Dota VR Hub are now available on Linux
23 February 2017 at 2:14 am UTC

Not easy to find someone to donate ~1000$, but if we can get 5 or 6 persons to donate 150$ each specifically for the VR we can get GOL a Vive. I'm ready to put 150$ myself. Anyone else?

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