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Star Labs have now fully revealed and launched the slick 14" StarBook Mk V Linux laptop
5 May 2021 at 2:54 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: pageroundWhat's the gaming like on the Xe graphics?
It should be on par with currently competing Vega graphics. On AMD you get up to eight cores with a comparable power envelope though…

Check out the Linux system specs needed for the Metro Exodus port releasing April 14
13 April 2021 at 11:50 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: GuestI'm sure this is a dumb question (those are all I usually have) but "it seems they will only officially support Ubuntu too" is going to be an issue with people who don't use ubuntu?
Usually the Steam Runtime abstracts all peculiar dependencies on any typical distribution. The developers just test on one distro to make their lives easier, I guess.

Transport Tycoon Deluxe reimplementation OpenTTD has a fresh Beta with OpenGL
2 March 2021 at 2:48 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Philadelphus
Quoting: JSVRamirez
Quoting: junibegood<snip>
[off topic]Is it even possible to talk about modern transport vehicules and infrastructure in latin ?
[/off topic]
Whyever not? Surely it is the same for any other language as new words are created? You could say 'secum communicandi' instead of Internet, but most other languages just used the word, "Internet," anyway. Perhaps, in the realms of openTTD 'celeriter iter sinum currus' might be used to describe a mass-transit highway, if you didn't just want to keep 'motorway' or 'highway'
Well I say, the English language has stolen enough words from Latin over the centuries, we can certainly afford to donate a few back. Have "Internetus" free on us, Latin!
Rather internetum because it is neutral. Or just internet with consonantic declination.

GNOME 3.38 'Orbis' is out now to showcase a modern Linux desktop
17 September 2020 at 8:30 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Linas
Quoting: Luke_Nukem
Quoting: rcritAnd yet still an empty desktop.
I don't know about you but the only time I ever see my desktop is when I first boot. That's a weird complaint to have.
I think that getting rid of desktop icons was one of the biggest innovations of GNOME 3. Finding stuff on the desktop is slower than any other method, be it start menus, search, or simply a file manager. To find stuff on the desktop you have to literally move whatever you are doing out of the way, and break your flow. It is only realistically useful for the first few seconds after you have logged in, and before you launched your first application that obscures the view of the desktop.
In my opinion a cramped desktop screen reflects people's untidiness; it resembles their real desks and/or their inability to give structure to the files on their drive(s). That's okay for me, but in this case GNOME may not be the right choice.

Oryx Pro is the first System76 laptop with Coreboot, Open Controller Firmware and NVIDIA
25 June 2020 at 7:04 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Alm888Sadly, what I need is a good lightweight compact and *portable* 10" netbook as my current "Samsung N308" has become really outdated.
And as for a "Beast of a PC", my current desktop serves me well, thank you very much.
Sadly there are only detachables left in the 10" category. I once had a Dell Netbook, even switched the HDD with an SSD and upgraded its RAM to 2 GiB. But the CPU (Atom N450) was just too slow even for web browsing (although the trend to responsive web design effected readability enormously on the 1024x600 display).

I bought a refurbished Thinkpad A285 some time ago. It's a bit wider and longer but only half as thick and weighs nearly the same, so portability is okay for me. And is has more than enough oomph.

Mixing real-time battles with turn-based strategy, Total War: SHOGUN 2 is FREE right now
27 April 2020 at 8:37 pm UTC

Nope. But I still love this game (in Singleplayer mode) for its flow and its style. I don't regret the 166 h spent on it.

The System76 'Lemur Pro' laptop is available now with Coreboot and open source firmware
9 April 2020 at 7:55 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: jordicomaAnyone knows if this company sells computers to Europe (with the power supply and an non us keyboard layout)?
I do not need a laptop now, but I would consider it for the next one.
You can buy a nearly identical (but differently branded) variant at tuxedocomputers.com. I guess it comes without the open firmware though. Maybe you can force-install it.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition arrives on Linux on November 5th
16 October 2019 at 6:12 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Eike
Quoting: Jewgeni Filippowitsch IwanowskiI've also been waiting for it and will buy it as soon as it's available.

Maybe I'm too old to be needing the greatest and newest games. I appreciate what's already there and as I don't spend that much time gaming anymore I might never fully finish my (rather medium sized) backlog. That's okay for me as long as once in a while there are some gems like this one released to brighten up the day.

As I don't have much time for playing anymore, I can also still satisfy my gaming needs with native ports (and whitelisted Proton games). For the same reason, I'm keeping my backlog of bought games small (half a dozen games or so). But the reason for writing...: How many games is "rather medium sized"? :-D
My "medium sized backlog" counts circa 15 titles, but perhaps I'll seriously play only half of them. I don't want to urge myself playing games just because I own a copy (= have a license...). By getting older that became more and more okay with me.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition arrives on Linux on November 5th
16 October 2019 at 5:16 am UTC Likes: 1

I've also been waiting for it and will buy it as soon as it's available.

Maybe I'm too old to be needing the greatest and newest games. I appreciate what's already there and as I don't spend that much time gaming anymore I might never fully finish my (rather medium sized) backlog. That's okay for me as long as once in a while there are some gems like this one released to brighten up the day.

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