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GamingOnLinux is turning 8 years old soon, here’s what we have planned and some thoughts on 2017
3 July 2017 at 10:59 am UTC

Almost another year already. jeeekkksss. Happy Days!
Goodluck with all the streams

Security: You might want to change passwords on sites that use Cloudflare
24 February 2017 at 1:22 pm UTC Likes: 1

km3kIt should be noted that the authors of that GitHub repo are removing from the list DNS-only sites and other sites confirmed not to be affected. See the commit history for details.

You are entirely correct. Just asked people double check and before shouting in the empty void of birds.

Security: You might want to change passwords on sites that use Cloudflare
24 February 2017 at 1:03 pm UTC Likes: 1

QuoteYou can find more info on this github page.
Take this list with a grain of salt. It is still in development and contains many sites that were not affected by this leak. The author took dns records at face value instead of checking the actual web server used.

The only vulnerable sites where those using the cloudflare web proxy feature. DNS only site's are safe.

Changing passwords is still never a bad idea, especially if you reuse passwords on multiple sites.


QuoteNote: GOL is not affected, as we don't use Cloudflare, however, a lot of other sites do.
Not anymore at least

The GOL website source is now open to everyone
23 January 2017 at 1:34 pm UTC Likes: 3

I've been helping Liam with code off and on. You'll maybe notice a few issues are mine.
Past few weeks I haven't been as involved as I'd like but still know enough to answer most questions should Liam not get around to it

M@yeulCYippeeee !
Though the site really seems to work well now, there's not a lot of missing features... @Mentions, maybe?
Anyway, it's great to have a way of fixing issues as they arise; though you were already quite reactive

That has been on my wishlist for a long time too. I haven't been able to come up with a good method of detecting when the "@name" is actually a username or something else. Preferable now and in past comments. All methods I've come up with would require many DB calls.
It would be a prime candidate for integration with the new notification menu.

Minecraft's new launcher is now available on Linux
18 January 2017 at 3:30 pm UTC

I've just tried it on my system. Doesn't work at this point.
I kinda expected it, seeing as my system is a bit aged at this point. (Ubuntu 14.04 base)

Still, great to see Mojang is keeping their word and is still maintaining linux as a platform.

The latest Steam Beta Client fixes a nearly 4 year old Linux issue, fixes other Linux issues
5 January 2017 at 9:26 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quote- Fixed Steam not obeying SIGTERM, Steam will now gracefully exit when logging out of a session

THANKFULLY, I've not been hit by this one often but it always puzzled me before finding this steam bug a while back.

(For those who don't know, this caused elementary os and a few others to never shutdown proper. The system just stayed on forever, stuck on the shutdown screen)


All in all looking like a sweet update.

Epic Games founder thinks Microsoft will essentially break Steam in later versions of Windows 10
27 July 2016 at 12:09 am UTC Likes: 4

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dmantioneIn this case the use of "PC" can be seen as correct: If Microsoft succeeds to close the software part of PC's, why keep the hardware open so people can escape to Linux? Microsoft ARM based hardware is already closed.
No, he's specifically talking about Windows and Microsoft possibly forcing people to use the Windows store. It is not PC, it is Windows.
Also Microsoft does not own the hardware platform, which means they have no way of closing it down. They might try if they're ever desperate enough, but that'll fail miserably. Not that their current antics with W10 don't reek of desperation already.

In theory they don't, in practice they do dictate policy. You remember that whole UEFI thing back when windows 8 was released. Only because the EU intervened did Microsoft amend their required implementation guide to include a section about being able to disable the secure boot functionality on x86 systems.
Nothing would stop manufactures from adding this feature on their own, but many only do the base requirements and then add RGB leds in motherboard.

You can see this effect with the secure boot keys. How many do you think have the Red Hat boot key by default, and how many have the Microsoft boot key?

If they want to really break things they only need to require secure boot be enabled for the windows store to work, then rotate the windows secure boot key, one that they haven't used to sign the Linux binaries (Yes, Microsoft are signing Linux/Grub binaries so they work on our "open hardware" and remove the ability to use non store programs.

Show us your gaming desk setup, here's ours
15 April 2016 at 10:13 pm UTC

I see a lot of crammed small desks here. I guess I've been privileged to have such a nice large desk to work at.
Sorry for the potato quality, it's literally the best out of ten my poor old moto G (g1) could do.
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Golf With Friends, a multiplayer mini golf game for up to 12 players now on Linux
13 April 2016 at 11:40 pm UTC Likes: 2

mulletdeathLooks pretty fun. My main beef with what I've seen so far is that you just basically play as the ball-- couldn't they have cute or cool animated characters to play as kind of like Mario Golf? Is there a Tux Golf? If there isn't, there should be.
There's always neverball / neverputt for your opensource minigolf pleasure

EVERSPACE, a fantastic looking 3D space shooter with roguelike elements coming to Linux
30 March 2016 at 9:03 pm UTC Likes: 1

Yea! Judging by the trailer this is the kind of game I've been waiting for. It looks awesome. I've been wanting to shoot stuff in space for a while now.

Too bad they are going for the populair option of "porting" to linux and not developing it as a first party platform. I genuinely want to play this as soon as it is out but I'll likely have to wait another six months post-release.

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