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Valve looking to drop support for Ubuntu 19.10 and up due to Canonical's 32bit decision (updated)
22 June 2019 at 9:23 am UTC Likes: 6

I think Canonical might backtrack on this decision, but if not, then Debian testing makes a lot of sense. It is the distribution that Ubuntu (and SteamOS) is based on after all, and after initial setup and a bit of configuration, it's pretty much the same as Ubuntu under the hood.

Some of you rightly pointed out that Debian is not as newbie-friendly. I agree, but what if SteamOS was touted as the newbie-friendly distribution instead?

Others rightly pointed out that Debian is too conservative. Correct in regards to the stable version, hence why Debian testing should be promoted instead. It is no more unstable than Ubuntu. Quite the opposite in my experience. It also gets regular updates of important packages for gaming such as kernel and mesa so there's no need for ppa's and such like there is on Ubuntu.

Debian aims to support a whole bunch of architectures which makes me think that multi-lib is going to be supported for many years to come. There's been no indication of them dropping it unlike many other distributions.

Edit: Or perhaps make a desktop flavour of SteamOS?

AMD reveal details on Ryzen 9 3950X and Radeon RX 5700 at E3
13 June 2019 at 12:45 am UTC

jarhead_hI might add a second graphics card and will probably convert the whole thing to liquid cooling at some point. Always better to have more than you need.

Perfectly legit excuse if you need a second card for compute. I have 750W for the same reason and I did have two Fury's for a while even though I'm back to one now. Forget using multi-GPU for gaming though. It's beyond useless.

AMD reveal details on Ryzen 9 3950X and Radeon RX 5700 at E3
11 June 2019 at 3:37 pm UTC Likes: 2

mylkathey also say it is for 1440 and 4K gaming, but they only have 8GB VRAM.

8GiB is plenty. I've only got 4GiB, and while it is sometimes borderline, it's still fine for 1440p.

Commandos 2 HD Remaster announced, Kalypso Media bringing it to Linux
11 June 2019 at 1:38 pm UTC

Wow. Remember playing a bit of these as a kid back in the late 90's and early 00's when they first came out.

AMD reveal details on Ryzen 9 3950X and Radeon RX 5700 at E3
11 June 2019 at 10:44 am UTC Likes: 2

Vortex_AcheronticUiiiii, I'm super excited on what their GPUs are capable off if they finaly released and I can study some compute benchmarks.

I don't think it will offer much new in terms of compute performance since they are marketing this solely as "gaming gpu" and they've said that Vega will remain since it's still competitive in compute. If Navi was a compute beast then the marketing pitch wouldn't have been like this.

DedaleNo one here spooked by the fan on X570 motherboards ? (And their prices)

Apparently the chipsets TDP is quite a bit higher to facilitate all that high speed connectivity with PCIe 4.0. Don't need PCIe 4.0? Then you might be better of with a X470 board which has a lower TDP chipset. Good news is that these new CPU's will work in most older boards but obviously you miss out on PCIe 4.0 and perhaps on RAM-performance as well if you put them in an older board.

crt0megaOnly 105W TDP for their 16C/32T CPU? O_o

Yea, but don't expect much more than ~3.5GHz when stressing all cores. TDP is kept in check by lowering frequency obviously. I fully expect this thing to go way beyond 200W when overclocking on all cores. Still, looks like a beastly CPU. Out of my price range though so I'm sticking with my 1700X.

Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary, the (currently) free DLC is out, but not for Linux yet
9 June 2019 at 11:12 pm UTC Likes: 6

Ehvis
QuoteThe DLC will be free until July 8th, where 2K said in the press email it will be $14.99 after.

Not sure how to interpret that. Does it mean that if you play it before July 8th it's free and it will disappear after that only to return if it's bought? Because it doesn't appear is "in my library".

I pressed "Download" and it doesn't actually download since it's not on Linux yet but when I go back to the store page it says it's in my library now.

Info on Google Stadia from today’s Stadia Connect, Baldur’s Gate III announced too
9 June 2019 at 12:20 am UTC

Doc Angelo
BrisseJust Nextcloud alone is able to replace a whole bunch of Google services like e-mail, cloud storage, contacts, calendar, chat etc...

Nextcloud has a mail server now? That's interesting.

It's had it as long as I've used it.
I use a public Nextcloud server that's run by volunteers and is financed by donations.
FLOSS advocates such as yourselves will surely love it.
https://disroot.org/

Info on Google Stadia from today’s Stadia Connect, Baldur’s Gate III announced too
8 June 2019 at 3:47 pm UTC Likes: 1

mylkaso you dont have a phone? or do you trust apple more than google?

A de-Googled Android-phone running LineageOS

I know I'm not completely isolated from Google, but I like to keep whatever I'm giving them to a bare minimum.

For pretty much every service Google provides there are decent privacy focused alternatives. Just Nextcloud alone is able to replace a whole bunch of Google services like e-mail, cloud storage, contacts, calendar, chat etc...

Info on Google Stadia from today’s Stadia Connect, Baldur’s Gate III announced too
8 June 2019 at 2:34 pm UTC Likes: 1

Okay, that's your opinion and your choice, but I think it's important that it's brought up so that people understand what they're getting into with Stadia. Personally I've de-Googled myself almost completely except watching videos on YouTube so it's natural for me to be sceptic about getting into Stadia.

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