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Games: Sales, Sudden Strike 4, Mantis Burn Racing, Starblast, Desert Child, Beastmancer

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Some Basic macOS 10.13 vs. Ubuntu 17.10 OpenGL Gaming Tests

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Following last week's F1 2017 launch for Linux which is making use of the Vulkan graphics API on Linux and Metal API on macOS, originally I set out to compare the macOS vs. Linux performance, but that didn't go quite as planned due to MacBook Pro woes. But here are some other OpenGL game tests between macOS and Ubuntu 17.10 Linux.

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Free Software/Games, Proprietary and Sales

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Games: Hand of Fate 2, Another Hitman Game, Steam Client Update, System Shock, In the Shadows, X-Plane

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5 of the Best Linux Distros for Gaming

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When it comes to Linux, few people really associate it with gaming. Most people feel that gaming in Linux is not well supported and that there are very little or no games for Linux (which is a myth). Obviously this is not correct as there are plenty of open-source games for Linux as well as Windows-based games that you can install via Wine. The only thing that can hamper the experience is the Linux distro itself. While any Linux distro may be used for gaming, there are some distros specifically optimized for gaming. Here are the best five.<

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Games: Nuclear Throne, HITMAN, Pillars of Eternity, Slashers: The Power Battle, Final Storm, Ebony Spire: Heresy

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Games: Vendetta, Transport Fever, Corpse Party, Ravenfield, Steam for GNU/Linux and More

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Games: F1 2017 Benchmarks, Taisei

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  • RX 580 vs. GTX 1060 With F1 2017 On Linux - 50-Way Comparison, CPU Utilization

    Adding to the array of articles about F1 2017 that was released a few days back by Feral Interactive as their first Vulkan-exclusive Linux game port, here are some numbers concentrated on the GeForce GTX 1060 vs. Radeon RX 580.

    I've already delivered Radeon vs. NVIDIA benchmarks and some AMDGPU-PRO vs. RADV Vulkan numbers while tomorrow will be our biggest comparison with about two dozen GPUs, coverage of RADV / AMDGPU-PRO / NVIDIA numbers, going back to GCN 1.0 GPUs, etc. But for this Sunday viewing are some additional numbers I've done for those looking at the mid-range graphics card performance.

  • Open-Source Win: RADV Trades Blows With AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan In F1 2017

    Here are some of the most exciting RADV vs. AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan performance benchmarks we have seen to date... The AMDGPU-PRO official AMD Vulkan Linux driver does run with Feral's latest Linux game port, F1 2017, but the community-driven, open-source RADV Vulkan driver often outperforms it!

  • Taisei – A Classy, Frenetic Shoot’em Up Game in the Style of The Touhou Project

    This is a top down perspective shoot’em up game in the style of the Touhou Project. It’s fast, furious, and good fun to play.

    The Touhou Project is a series of Japanese bullet hell shooter video games developed by the single-person Team Shanghai Alice. The game is set in an isolated world full of Japanese folklore. Taisei is a very challenging game to play, particularly if you’ve never played bullet hell type games. Even the ‘easy’ mode is not easy.

    In a shoot ’em up, the player character engages in a lone assault, often in a spacecraft or aircraft, shooting large numbers of enemies while dodging their attacks. The bullet hell tag reflects the plethora of bullets that you must avoid.

Audacity 2.2, Auryo, F1 2017

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  • Audacity 2.2 Released With New Themes, MIDI Playback & Other Changes

    The Audacity open-source digital audio editor is out with a new feature release.

    Audacity 2.2 ships with four UI themes, adds playback support for MIDI files, improves the organization in menus, and now links the help buttons to the relevant manual pages. There are also nearly 200 bug fixes, complete support for macOS 10.12 Sierra, improved error recovery, and more.

  • Auryo is a Desktop SoundCloud App that Works on Linux

    Auyro is a desktop SoundCloud app for Linux, Windows & macOS. It supports Soundcloud features, keyboard shortcuts, and boasts a modern design.

  • Trying Out The Intel Vulkan Driver With F1 2017 On Linux

    With Feral Interactive's port of F1 2017 to Linux, only Radeon via RADV and NVIDIA are supported for this racing game that's making use of the Vulkan graphics API under Linux. For those curious about if Intel graphics can squeeze by for this game with the open-source "ANV" Intel Vulkan driver, I tried it out.

    Following the Radeon RADV vs. NVIDIA GeForce benchmarks yesterday and ahead of some larger comparisons and other discrete GPU Linux tests of this game that was released on Thursday, I decided to see how far Intel graphics could drive this popular game.

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    When Firefox was introduced in 2004, it was designed to be a lean and optimized web browser, based on the bloated code from the Mozilla Suite. Between 2004 and 2009, many considered Firefox to be the best web browser, since it was faster, more secure, offered tabbed browsing and was more customizable through extensions than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. When Chrome was introduced in 2008, it took many of Firefox’s best ideas and improved on them. Since 2010, Chrome has eaten away at Firefox’s market share, relegating Firefox to a tiny niche of free software enthusiasts and tinkerers who like the customization of its XUL extensions. According to StatCounter, Firefox’s market share of web browsers has fallen from 31.8% in December 2009 to just 6.1% today. Firefox can take comfort in the fact that it is now virtually tied with its former arch-nemesis, Internet Explorer and its variants. All of Microsoft’s browsers only account for 6.2% of current web browsing according to StatCounter. Microsoft has largely been replaced by Google, whose web browsers now controls 56.5% of the market. Even worse, is the fact that the WebKit engine used by Google now represents over 83% of web browsing, so web sites are increasingly focusing on compatibility with just one web engine. While Google and Apple are more supportive of W3C and open standards than Microsoft was in the late 90s, the web is increasingly being monopolized by one web engine and two companies, whose business models are not always based on the best interests of users or their rights.
  • Firefox Nightly Adds CSD Option
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Firefox 57 is awesome — so awesome that I’m finally using it as my default browser again. But there is one thing it the Linux version of Firefox sorely needs: client-side decoration.

First Renesas based Raspberry Pi clone runs Linux

iWave’s “iW-RainboW-G23S” SBC runs Linux on a Renesas RZ/G1C, and offers -20 to 85°C support and expansion headers including a RPi-compatible 40-pin link. iWave’s iW-RainboW-G23S is the first board we’ve seen to tap the Renesas RZ/G1C SoC, which debuted earlier this year. It’s also the first Renesas based SBC we’ve seen that features the increasingly ubiquitous Raspberry Pi 85 x 56mm footprint, layout, and RPi-compatible 40-pin expansion connector. The board is also notable for providing -20 to 85°C temperature support. Read more Also: GameShell Is An Open Source And Linux-powered Retro Game Console That You’ll Love