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Atari VCS
Atari has launched an Ubuntu-based Atari VCS gaming and media streaming console aimed at retro gamers. (Image courtesy: Atari VCS)

Atari Launches Linux Gaming Box Starting at $199

Attempts to establish Linux as a gaming platform have failed time and time again, with Valve’s SteamOS being the latest high-profile casualty. Yet, Linux has emerged as a significant platform in the much smaller niche of retro gaming, especially on the Raspberry Pi. Atari has now re-emerged from...
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Best Linux Distros for Gaming in 2018

Gaming in Linux has evolved a lot in the past few years. Now, you have dozens of distros pre-optimized for gaming and gamers. We tested all of them and hand-picked the best. There are a few other articles and lists of this type out there, but they don’t really go into detail and they are pretty...
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Mechanical Keyboards for Programmers and Gamers

Input Club's mechanical keyboards aren't just about producing exceptional products. They're also proof that open source can solve any problem. Open source software already powers most of the world, partially because it is free and mostly because it is so accessible. Under an open source system, the...
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Best Linux Distros for Gaming in 2017

Linux can be used for everything, including gaming. When it comes to Linux gaming and distros, you have many options to choose from. We hand-picked and tested all distros and only included the best ones. All with a detailed overview, minimum requirements, and screenshots. Gaming in Linux has...
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OSLS 2017
"83 percent of women surveyed said they would definitely or probably recommend a tech career for their daughters," reports Darryl Taft in his article covering the "Diversity in OSS" talk at Open Source Leadership Summit. But there are still mountains to climb to achieve true diversity in the industry.

This Week in Open Source News: Diversity Talk at OSLS Reveals Minority Challenges in Tech, ONAP Project Announced & More

This week in open source and Linux news, a talk on diversity in tech sparked a pithy article for The New Stack via Darryl Taft, The Linux Foundation consolidates two projects to form ONAP, and more. Keep reading for a curated look at the top OSS headlines of this past week.  1) "Diversity in Open...
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Valve Launches SteamVR Support for Linux

Valve has been giving Steam users Linux love since 2012, and it's not stopping with VR. The company just launched SteamVR for Linux, letting developers create Linux content for the HTC Vive VR headset, trackers and other hardware. The program is in beta, meaning developers must use an NVIDIA...
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Linux can take some credit in Windows upping its gaming game.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Forces Improved Windows Gaming, Blockchain's Importance Surges in 2017 & More

This week in Linux and OSS news, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols explains why Linux is forcing Windows to up its gaming game, blockchain is especially important in the current sociopolitical climate, and more! Read on to keep on top of the most important tech stories. 1)  Linux can take some credit for...
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How to Install and Configure Graphics Drivers in Linux

The hunt for gaming performance on Linux is a constant and ever-changing challenge. The market for discrete graphics cards has become dominated by the two graphics giants: Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). This has meant the decision boils down to one simple question: Which company's...
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DIGIT games
Speedy application deployment, rollbacks, and scaling are important to DIGIT Game Studios.

How DIGIT Created High Availability on the Public Cloud to Keep Its Games Running

The mobile gaming company must deliver a seamless experience for its gamers and allow for spikes in player activity on its Massively Multiplayer Online gaming platform. That’s why the company built a high-availability infrastructure that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and allows them to launch a...
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Cutting the Cord With Playstation Vue

We just cut the cord, and glory is ours. I thought I would share how we did it to provide food for thought for those of you sick of cable (and maybe so people can stop bickering on my DirecTV blog post from years back). I will walk through the requirements we had, what we used to have, and what...
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