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Intel giving hints at a possible Intel Xe dedicated GPU release in June 2020
11 October 2019 at 11:32 pm UTC Likes: 1

razing32A bit of context please ?

You cannot use your current GPU without loading a proprietary blob firmware which uses encryption to make sure that the GPU ultimately obeys somebody else that isn't you. Part of this (mis)functionality is required for other "protection" schemes such as HDCP. Who would pressure for such (mis)functionality to be integrated into hardware and firmware?

System76 have put Coreboot into two of their main Intel-powered laptops
11 October 2019 at 11:25 pm UTC

KithopHonestly, I can't wait for "x86" (or the weird bastardization of what's left of it as a mess of decoder logic taking up wayyy too much space in modern CPUs) to die and be superceded by a much more open RISC-V implementation anyhow. One day. ;)

Normies are going to ensure that this remains forever a pipe dream.

Intel giving hints at a possible Intel Xe dedicated GPU release in June 2020
8 October 2019 at 12:24 am UTC

If Intel plan on getting into the consumer dGPU space, they very likely will be strong armed by Hollywood and friends to implement a "secure content path" all for "the benefit of the users". Get ready for more firmware or hardware level DRM.

Throne of Lies ends support for Linux but it could return in future
7 October 2019 at 4:20 am UTC Likes: 3

QuoteI may be able to bring back Linux support (but probably not Mac) since I can emulate Ubuntu significantly easier,

Anybody whose ever tried to setup an Apple OS virtual machine knows that it's a pain in the ass and undoubtedly deliberate.

Keep an eye on 'Veloren', an open source multiplayer voxel RPG written in Rust
5 October 2019 at 12:37 am UTC

I got it to build but not to run. Some error with default-run in the .toml file. Their documentation could use some love.

HopFrog is removing Linux support from Forager and MacOS is not coming now either (updated)
4 October 2019 at 11:53 am UTC Likes: 5

echo HopFrog >> List_of_cancer_developers.txt

Once again, Microsoft have succeeded in making the cost of migration away from their platform high enough to shackle another user. And, shamefully, they believe the fault lies with the other platforms.

Richard Stallman has resigned from the Free Software Foundation and MIT
17 September 2019 at 11:53 am UTC Likes: 8

I am coming at this from a fairly isolated position as I do not dip my toes into social politics. All I know is that a figure which I respect has come under attack for what appear to be opinions and feelings.

So we have the head of a computer movement stepping down because... commentary on the latest headline case? Which also has nothing to do with computers.

Don't be surprised if in the next few days, articles are published detailing: John Smith, CEO/PR Rep/Analyst/whatever of Microsoft has graciously assumed the role of president of the FSF.

Maybe I am a nihilist for seeing a coordinated takedown in all of this but it's not like that kind of thing hasn't happened before.

Unknown Worlds are dumping the Linux version of Natural Selection 2
14 September 2019 at 1:19 am UTC Likes: 3

This is a great opportunity for any embittered NS2 players to try out Unvanquished.

Seems like Discord's new "Go Live" feature is not coming to the Linux version
12 September 2019 at 2:23 am UTC Likes: 6

I think I've hit my negativity comment quota for the month already so I'm going to make this comment positive:


This is a good thing. It is a good thing because it erodes people's faith in an untrustworthy black box.

Another great progress report is up for the PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3
10 September 2019 at 10:58 pm UTC

QuoteOne definite difference between PCs and consoles is that a PC can emulate old consoles, but a console cannot emulate old PCs (or other old consoles for that matter). General purpose computing for the win!

Or, more accurately, console's true masters do not allow PC emulation to be run.

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