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GNU/Linux on Old PCs and Chromebooks in Review

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  • What lengths should I go to in holding on to 7-year-old PC

    A: Yes, seven years is pretty much a lifetime for computers. And yes, you could install a different operating system, such as Linux. Some Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, are free and very easy to install. What’s more, there are a lot of applications available for Linux that are compatible with the major Windows applications, such as Word, Excel and others.

    But do you really want to learn the ins and outs of a new operating system?

    Yes, you could replace the motherboard with one that is compatible with Windows 10, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you encountered an avalanche of conflicts with the rest of what’s inside your old computer.

  • Coreboot Had An Exciting Decade Thanks To Google's Chromebooks, Efforts Like LinuxBoot

    With all but the very first Google Chromebook devices running Coreboot in place of traditional proprietary BIOS, this has been a big win for Coreboot during the 2010s but there has also been notable offshoots like LinuxBoot and Libreboot.

    Coreboot, or LinuxBIOS as it was originally known, has been around for 20 years already but certainly during the 2010s has been the most exciting years to date. Besides powering all current Chromebook devices at Google, Coreboot continues seeing new laptops / motherboards ported to Coreboot, more architectures embracing Coreboot, and other efforts helping it in trying to replace legacy/proprietary system firmware/BIOS.

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Games: 3000 Games On The Steam Deck, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, 5 Best 3D Games for GNU/Linux

  • 3000 Games On The Steam Deck! - Boiling Steam

    It took less than 4 months and here we are, with 3000 games on the Steam Deck! To be precise, there are now 3014 games at the time of writing working on the Steam Deck – in two categories as usual: Steam Deck Verified: 1527 titles Steam Deck Playable: 1487 titles

  • Zelda: Ocarina of Time’s PC port now supports 60fps, save states, Linux and more

    The fan-made PC port of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, ‘Ship of Harkinian’ now supports 60fps, Linux and more. As part of the fan development team’s latest “Ship of Harkinian Direct”, Habour Masters unveiled the frame-rate boost as well as a host of new features. In addition to 60fps, the port now runs on Linux, and new features such as save states, Gameshark-style cheats and accessibility features such as voice descriptions have been added to the game.

  • 5 Best 3D Games for Linux To Play in 2022

    It is true that Linux doesn’t have a good name for the gaming sectors like Windows and macOS. But still, there are a lot of interesting games, including many 3D games available for Linux users. Indeed, the gaming companies are now getting interested in Linux, and so they are producing more games for this system. However, if you are a Linux user and want to enjoy some games in your free time, I can help. Today, we will discuss the best 3D games for Linux.