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Proton Experimental gets DEATHLOOP working on Linux with AMD GPUs (update: NVIDIA too)
17 September 2021 at 9:52 am UTC Likes: 1

If you need a AMD GPU, I have a RX470 & RX590 currently collecting dust since I got a 6700XT.

Atari VCS finally actually launches (in the US) on June 15
3 June 2021 at 12:45 pm UTC Likes: 1

Not sure if I will get one of these, since my main Linux PC will do everything this can (and probably better). I would probably pick one up for the HTPC aspect of it. Something that looks nice compared to other HTPC's

What have you been playing on Linux? Come and have a chat
5 July 2020 at 3:34 pm UTC Likes: 2

Been playing a lot of Mass Effect Andromeda lately. There are a lot of games on my wish list now. Didn't want to buy a console or switch to windows for these games, so I am really happy that EA games & Origin are now working through Proton.

The Steam Summer Sale 2020 is live with a Points Shop
30 June 2020 at 7:36 pm UTC Likes: 1

I have been thinking about getting a VR set. Which VR are you using and what are you thoughts?[/quote]Sorry, almost missed this one. I bought the Valve Index because this is the only VR headset in the market officially supporting Linux (besides being one of the best) but it is a pain in the ass to buy it and you have to wait weeks, maybe months for it to arrive. But it is worth it. I am having a blast, VR on Linux is in a better state than I thought, so far 80-90% of the VR games I research work on Linux.[/quote]
That is great to hear. I am willing to wait for a quality product. Now I just have to budget for it.

The Steam Summer Sale 2020 is live with a Points Shop
26 June 2020 at 1:40 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: PatolaVR galore!
Bought Fallout IV VR (already had bought Skyrim VR a few days earlier), Doom VFR, Alice VR (which has a native port to Linux with no VR), Everspace (for the VR also only present on the windows build), The Wizards (VR RPG), Apex Construct, Final Assault (VR RTS), Battlewake, Shadow Legend VR, Bugdet Cuts 2:Mission Insolvency and finally Tabletop Simulator, had to use via proton because the Linux version does not have VR.
Also bought X: Rebirth VR but it did not work, I created the first protondb report for it and refunded, also opened a bug report at the proton bugtracker.

I have been thinking about getting a VR set. Which VR are you using and what are you thoughts?

Valve drops support for SteamVR on macOS to focus on Linux & Windows
4 May 2020 at 4:03 pm UTC

Quoting: ageres
Quoting: PraxachThe wife got an Oculus Quest last week and now she wants to see what we can do with a PC powered VR system. I didn't want to buy one only to find out that it wasn't going to be supported in the future.
I thought Oculus doesn't support Linux. Does it?

No that does not support anything. it is a complete standalone system. (https://www.oculus.com/quest/)

It is really nice since it is portable and you don't need the stands in a room to use VR. Games are short and expensive, but I think that is the same for any VR system right now. You can side load apps on the system so you can bypass the Oculus (facebook) store to purchase apps for the device.

I really hope valve takes a look at the Quest and comes up with a way to do a similar setup so you don't need to have the sensors in the room.

Valve drops support for SteamVR on macOS to focus on Linux & Windows
4 May 2020 at 2:25 pm UTC

I am indifferent about the lack of MacOS support. Sucks that they are dropping it, but at the same time it is probably due to Apple's walled garden approach to everything.

Personally I am glad they are moving forward with more Linux support for VR. The wife got an Oculus Quest last week and now she wants to see what we can do with a PC powered VR system. I didn't want to buy one only to find out that it wasn't going to be supported in the future. Now I just have to wait for them to come back in stock.

Microsoft Teams is now available on Linux
12 December 2019 at 1:30 pm UTC Likes: 2

I am old enough to remember MS policy of Embrace, Extend, and Extinguish. I am glad they are working with Linux more, but I still don't trust MS. Their policies are a huge reason of why I have embraced open source software as much as I have.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguish

Raspberry Pi 4 announced and available - sounds like a pretty nice upgrade, Raspbian now based on Debian 10
24 June 2019 at 11:49 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: HoriYay! Finally!
A worthy upgrade for my Retropie / Kodi box

And thanks to the USB3 + full gigabit ethernet maybe I can finish my cloud storage project

That is exactly what I was thinking. Now with these specs I can retire an old PC that I use for a HTPC & NFS.

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