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Editorial: No, Valve is not killing SteamOS or the Steam Controller
8 June 2018 at 9:24 am UTC

razing32In my humble opinion unifying will not work , but I could be wrong.
Of course unifying would work!
Single desktop environment. Everybody enlightenment and sloppy mouse focus.
No you are not allowed to update your software, you will wait until the maintainer allows you to.

But yeah... unifying would only work if everybody would finally accept that I have the one true desktop.
Actually the only reason I condone chromeos on my chromebook is because chrome works, and chrome needs an entire machine for itself. Chrome on a chromebook can crash the system, but it will restore all tabs. Chrome on a desktop is capable of bringing the machine down.
I really hate how chromeos does not correctly do sloppy mouse focus. It's so wrong having to raise a window to type something in it.
It doesn't have workspaces... Even OS-X got workspaces after 12 years... Windows got (non-functional(!)) workspaces since 1998 or so...

So my primary environment is enlightenment with sloppy mouse focus.
I install fvwm2 with a good config for noobs that don't know how to use computers, because noobs should not be bothered with a start-menu.
So I myself am already anti-unifying it.

What I do hate about linux is the complete lack of using existing infrastructure...
Corba was invented and used as X11-ICE. X11-ICE worked like a charm. So what happens if you do that, well if you have multiple seats and a single user, netscape was able to treat each seat as a seat. Mozilla however kept opening new windows on the first seat. I think it took more than 8 years before people in gtk land realized that there are seats.

Anyway I should stop rambling about that.
It might be handy to have an easier way to de-unify your specific distro.
Although ubuntu does it in a handy way with PPA. You can install a core ubuntu, and then add your own repos using core ubuntu infra (ppa's). That's not really easy with debian.

You know what, I should just drink 2 more cups of coffee.

Valve are easing up on what content is allowed on Steam
7 June 2018 at 10:22 am UTC Likes: 5

Can we turn around the filter to say that I only want games with a sexual content?
I am not a fan of violence though :-).

OpenGL to be deprecated in the next macOS release, could mean interesting things for Linux gaming
5 June 2018 at 12:49 pm UTC

As a side note, I think this will be time for MoltenVK and that means Vulkan.
If Apple would have any sense they would switch to Vulkan, instead of a proprietary standard.

OpenGL to be deprecated in the next macOS release, could mean interesting things for Linux gaming
5 June 2018 at 7:44 am UTC

I've heard a developer say that the only reason he also has mac as a platform is because it is so easy to generate the mac version. As for money it wasn't worth any hassle. Now I don't know what he said about the linux version, as I was playing edeejay at the same time.

Edit:
Relistening to his live stream: the mac and linux version are only there because it is so fucking easy.
https://gaming.youtube.com/watch?v=xtiJKuYnaD8&feature=share&t=4767

Yes, the developer is live debugging and testing his game. FortressCraft evolved is awesome.

Microsoft acquires GitHub for some loose change
4 June 2018 at 2:23 pm UTC Likes: 5

Anyway: for the selfhosters:
* gitlab
* gogs
* gitolite
In order of decreasing resource usage. (maybe more?)

Microsoft acquires GitHub for some loose change
4 June 2018 at 2:22 pm UTC Likes: 13

I can't stop thinking about their recent successful FUD actions in Munich. So I will not trust Microsoft.

Beep boop the Feral Interactive port radar has a UFO sighting for a new Linux port
4 June 2018 at 9:23 am UTC Likes: 1

I've got good reasons to believe it is GTA4.
All references can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

It's time to begin your descent, as the six-degree-of-freedom shooter 'Overload' is now out
1 June 2018 at 10:20 am UTC

ArdjeWhat happened to Descent: Underground ?
It seems completely missing from steam except my inventory...
Ah...
delisted since https://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/308759/Descent_Underground_Developers_Team_Up_With_Publisher_Little_Orbit.php
and will be published this year.

And the developer is even active on steam.

It's time to begin your descent, as the six-degree-of-freedom shooter 'Overload' is now out
1 June 2018 at 10:13 am UTC

What happened to Descent: Underground ?
It seems completely missing from steam except my inventory...

A new Steam Client Beta adds Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support to the Steam Controller
28 May 2018 at 9:18 am UTC

slaapliedjeThis was/is a hardware issue, and didn't have much in the way of how root accesses things or not. I have literally had the Windows drive do this to me many times. I'd be playing a game and it'd just hard lock, I'd reboot and the BIOS wouldn't even see the drive. I would have to do a full power off (even sometimes as far as flipping the hard switch on the PSU) before it'll be detected again. This was just the first time it's done it to me on Linux.
Is it a Vortex?
I've thrown out all my vortex SSD's as no matter what system, they will crap themselves and then get disconnected from the bus.
I've had this issue with high end servers, and with my desktop ARM several times.
The only really reliable SSD's are from intel and samsung.
There are stats about that (an nntp server farm using SSD's), and the Samsung Pro seems to be the most reliable.
Taking a step back (half the price), the EVO's are rock solid too.

The only upside of the Vortex is that the firmware upgrade can be done from linux, and their SSD rescue CD was just a linux distro.

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