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Atari are launching a new gaming system, the 'Ataribox' and it runs Linux
26 September 2017 at 10:44 am UTC Likes: 6

madpingersounds better than a steamlink. With full baseOS access, it could be modded into something useful like any other platform. In fact, why can't I find these low power amd embedded boards on the market ?
Well, it sounds like they're not using anything already available, since it uses some custom components. It's funny to see so many people saying it's an expensive raspberry pi across the net, when in fact it's very different. Since this won't be ARM-based, it should run any Linux game it has the specs to be playable.

Yeah that's a bit silly for a number of reasons. For one a Raspberry pi setup costs a lot more that just the board, you need a power supply, quality case, storage, controller, etc before you can even start comparing the basics such as performance (of which the pi has very little).

This device also sounds much more useful than those limited Nintendo consoles people have been falling over to get their hands on. At this price I'll give this device a go, worst case scenario I have a nice looking media player.

Atari are launching a new gaming system, the 'Ataribox' and it runs Linux
26 September 2017 at 10:24 am UTC

Hopefully it has some type of Media play support built-in, I really could do with something better than what I'm using now.

The Mesa OpenGL threaded dispatch code seems to now use a whitelist, improving some games performance
26 June 2017 at 9:29 pm UTC

PeciskI know OGL guys are very wary about using whitelists, but I think in these kind of performance tweaks it is ok to go for that - as long it doesn't turn messy and is well documented.

Seems to me, a lot of open source guys are purists and don't want any hacks, workarounds, whitelists for specific games as they see it as setting a bad precedent and think the game developers should fix these problems on their side.

While I tend to agree with them in one sense, it is the responsibility of the developers/porters to do it properly. In reality most of them will never do this and so if we let the purists have their own way, gaming on AMD hardware would be stuck back in the stone age.

Personally I'm happy to see all this work being done, it means finally I can play these games Windows and nvidia users have had no trouble with for years.

Eventually it should be possible to enable/disable this feature automatically based on whether it is improving things or not. Nvidia originally had a whitelist for their version of it by it's now enabled on the fly.

Nobody is working on this yet for Mesa.

Act fast to get Payday 2 plus some DLC for $1 from Humble Bundle's 72 hour bundle
27 January 2017 at 12:50 am UTC Likes: 1

Free KEY if you don't have a $1 :p

Ok, someone took that So here have a Rust key:

End of month reminder: Please support me on Patreon
29 March 2016 at 7:54 am UTC Likes: 1

I just pushed you over $400 I don't get a chance to game a lot these days but you have been running a high quality site for a long time now and you were one of the only sites to share my Mesa drivers crowdfunding effort back in 2013 [1]

I hope your site continues to grow its a great Linux resource.


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