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System76 announce their 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen powered Serval WS laptop
11 June 2020 at 5:15 pm UTC Likes: 2

Some benchmarks suggested that the Radeon 5500M and 5600M are below their Nvidia counterparts in terms of power. This might be one of the reasons that many (if not most) laptops that come out with an AMD CPU (including the Ryzen 4000 series) get an Nvidia card as they are meant for the gaming laptop category.

Lenovo are to start shipping Fedora Linux as an option on their ThinkPad laptops
24 April 2020 at 4:59 pm UTC

Just to face reality, let me remember something not too long ago.
I know for a fact that in case of Dell, even after a few years of stating "officially supporting Ubuntu" on their models they had some serious issues. There was a case where the pre-installed system had a buggy extra package added to support wireless (which actually worked without it) and this made the whole package managing system fail and become unfixable after the first update. Another case was audio simply not working because the kernel didn't have it at that time (nor was it even planned) and Dell didn't notice or care later. An independent guy made a lot of contributions to hasten the development.
As I heard nowadays Dell laptops are much more Ubuntu friendly (even I have one), but I wanted to highlight that publicly stating to support an OS can be very far from actually testing it and supporting the people who are using it on an end product.

Ubuntu 20.04 has hit Beta (as have all the extra flavours) - help make it a release to remember
4 April 2020 at 7:37 am UTC

Quoting: elmapulif you boot via live cd, it will be using the generic nvidia drivers or the same version that you install?
Although the closed Nvidia driver is now included on the install media (live CD), the generic (open source) driver will be used by default. So for a Live, nothing will change from before.

Mesa drivers 20.0.0 released, NVIDIA also have a small Vulkan driver update out
20 February 2020 at 9:34 pm UTC

Just to let others know. I use Kisak's ppa and updated Mesa recently to 20.0. There was an error with the update at the end saying it couldn't install or uninstall something. With Synaptic, the broken packages were repaired easily, some new packages needed to be installed related to it.

The full SteamWorld series is heading to Google Stadia "soon"
20 February 2020 at 5:40 pm UTC

I don't think they need to know that. Just the numbers are important. Only the latter matters for the devs using Stadia.
Of course they might collect the extra info for typical Google advertising purposes.

Unity 2019.3 is now out - adds Google Stadia support and IL2CPP on Linux
28 January 2020 at 7:26 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: Marc Di LuzioIt's still OpenGL by default unless the game developer specifies.

They still haven't stabilized the Vulkan path?
I believe that's not the important part. Vulkan is not an all-purpose API, many developers simply don't need it when they can choose OpenGL, even on Linux. So I don't see why it would become default.
Is DirectX 12 also the default for Windows users?

Free and open source racer SuperTuxKart 1.1 is out with tons of improvements
6 January 2020 at 10:28 pm UTC

They have some kind of track editor, although documentation is not that detailed. They were Greenlighted on Steam long ago, so after they are done with the license related changes, they only need to push the upload button. I know it's a bit more complicated, but there are no other obstacles in the way.

Free and open source racer 'SuperTuxKart' has a new test release out, online play improvements
22 December 2019 at 10:10 am UTC

I wonder how the people of Battle for Wesnoth solved this. They are on Steam for a while now.
Hope SuperTuxKart will eventually get the attention it deserves from a much larger community.

The Automation update for Volcanoids adds some serious new toys to play with
31 October 2019 at 6:55 pm UTC Likes: 1

Keeping an eye on this for a while now. But will wait till they sort out the game a bit more and put in optimizations. 8 GB RAM usage is a bit much.