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*Linux Laptop Wiki [Rebooted]*

The aim of the website is to provide a central wiki to post experiences with Linux on the model of laptop / notebook you're using.

Linlap.info is an attempt to 'reboot' the abandoned and spammed linlap dot com which is now unusable.

Please consider participating on building a new "HQ" sending in your model / experiences!

Any help appreciated!

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Will also the vanilla Ubuntu (with GNOME) follow suit on these gaming enhancements?

** Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 has a special surprise for Linux gamers - an updated WELCOME APP! **

Now what do one have there right in the face upon arriving on desktop?

Steam, Lutris, RetroArch, Discord, OBS Studio, Mango HUD, CoreCtrl..

This is a very welcome trend now in the Linux distro realm towards straight forward, easy gaming.

==> openforeveryone.net/articles/u

God of War: now on Steam / working OUT OF THE BOX on Linux!

Storyrich adventure filled with mythology also familiar from The Bock Saga.

Striking visuals enhanced on PC.

Enjoy true 4K resolution, on supported devices, [MU1] with unlocked framerates for peak performance.

'Nuff said.

The critics STILL saying "one can't game on Linux" - please wake up from your spell.

Enter Steam Deck later this year...

==> store.steampowered.com/app/159

LINUX-SAUNA | gaming - Fishing Planet.

Finnish Telegram community's new weekly friday gaming stream.

Mostly native Linux games!

LIVE ==> twitch.tv/linuxsauna

IN SUPPORT OF INDIE GAME CREATORS!

** Para Bellum - Hold the Line **

A 3D real time small unit tactics game. Hold off enemy attacks wave after wave.

Make use of variety of different Units and Supports in your arsenal to the best of your abilities in Campaign & Skirmish modes.

Deploy and order a multitude of different Units; Riflemen, Medics, Machinegunners and Anti-Vehicle Infantry.

A NATIVE LINUX GAME.

==> store.steampowered.com/app/177

System76 presents their latest Linux ENABLER - "Kudu" -laptop!

* Pop!_OS 21.10

* AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX: 3.3 up to 4.6 GHz - 8 Cores - 16 Threads

* 15.6″ 1920×1080 FHD Matte Finish, 144Hz

* NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

* Up to 64 GB DDR4 @ 3200 MHz

No release date & stock will be limited. You can sign up for immediate notification when available.

==> system76.com/laptops/kudu

Snapcraft powerup!

Canonical makes it easier to build Snap apps.

Current Snapcraft codebase goes "legacy" as they're working the latest code into a new, more modular architecture.

::: Project config data will use pydantic model.

::: Existing Snaps will continue to work.

::: New version in very active development.

Will these changes make it to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, due for release in April?

More ==> ubuntu.com//blog/the-future-of

Linux boosted

Pine64 surprised fans with a New Year’s gift 🎁
PinePhone (and PinePhone Pro) keyboard case is now available in the Pine Store 🛒
pineguild.com/pinephone-keyboa

UBUNTU LINUX improves gaming with a new Desktop Gaming Product Manager!

Canonical wants to make Ubuntu the best Linux desktop for gaming.

"We work with partners in the silicon world to ensure the latest graphics drivers & tweaks are built-in for optimal frame rates and latency, as well as with partners in the gaming industry to ensure mechanisms such as anti-cheat capabilities are available to ensure fairness and product availability."

==> canonical.com/careers/3776036

JOLLA - the creators of Sailfish OS - a premium mobile OS alternative for Google Android: SALES RE-OPENED IN THE UK !

To celebrate the re-launch & also the rapidly approaching Xmas, Jolla offers a free Sailfish X licence for every licence purchased.

This free voucher: give to a friend, use now for another device, or save for later to use with upcoming new Sailfish X devices, like the Xperia 10 III in 2022...

==> blog.jolla.com/congrats-uk/

Making handy, sandboxed Linux apps as Snap packages: SNAPCRAFTERS – One for all, all for one!

Each of the 90+ snaps under the team’s responsibility has an owner taking care of updating the snap, fixing bugs, making security fixes.

Want to be part of this effort?

Check out Snapcrafters reboot thread on the forum, join in & reply if you’re interested.

Any contribution is welcome!

==> snapcraft.io/blog/snapcrafters

Day 1 Linux support for a classic game re-release - BALDUR'S GATE: DARK ALLIANCE.

* A loved classic available again
* Local co-op support
* Fully voice-acted
* Venture the sewers beneath the city of Baldur’s Gate, to the Sunset Mountains, to the Marshes of Chelimber etc.

Please support this Linux release if able. We'd get some more goodness in near future!

Remote Play Together in: team up with a friend anywhere.

==> store.steampowered.com/app/169

Gaming - "Final Fantasy VII Remake" reported running faster on Linux than Windows!

How 'bout that, again. Memories of Cyberpunk 2077 after release, right?

Jason Evangelho's (Linux 4 Everyone) test specs:

- ASUS ROG Hero VII Motherboard

- Liquid-cooled AMD Ryzen 3900X

- AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (Reference model)

- 2x Samsung Evo 970 1TB NVMe SSDs

- 32GB G.Skill DDR4 RAM (3200MHz)

- Fedora Linux 35

==> openforeveryone.net/articles/f

layer8.space/@killyourfm

Cities: Skylines - Airports.

More stellar city building goodness from the developers Colossal Order as the #1 city builder gets a welcome expansion.

* Create / manage state of the art travel hubs.

* Build your own airport areas. Setup gates and connect these via concourse networks.

* Indeed design your dream airports, from small airfields to large international hubs.

==> store.steampowered.com/app/172

Rudra Saraswat does it again!

A Linus Sebastian -proof Ubuntu Linux gaming GUI-app GAMEBUNTU.

* Switches the Linux kernel to xanmod.

* Adds a PPA for the newest MESA graphics version (until an official PPA is provided by Canonical!).

* Installs Lutris, Steam, Wine, Kodi, OBS Studio (snap package), PulseEffects & NoiseTorch.

* Enables click-to-minimize in GNOME.

* Installs mesa-utils vulkan-tools libegl1:i386.

Help him & add ideas here => discourse.ubuntu.com/t/gamebun

BattlEye is an anti cheat tech for games. Linux needs it supported to enable even more gamer adoption.

More titles now in:

* Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
* ARK: Survival Evolved
* Arma 3
* DayZ
* Unturned
* Planetside 2

Developers, creators, publishers, REMEMBER: ONE EMAIL to BattlEye and you're all set!

Valve's new gaming device STEAM DECK is coming and you surely don't want to miss out :thinkhappy:

==> store.steampowered.com/news/gr

Canonical wants to make gaming on Ubuntu more pleasant - your feedback is requested!

The first request for example asks for making Mesa upgrades easier so the user would not be required add PPAs for new graphics drivers on AMD / Intel.

Nvidia, of course, is another story with their proprietary and still to this day CLOSED source drivers...

==> discourse.ubuntu.com/t/gaming-

The Force Engine: a reverse engineered, rebuilt Jedi Engine for modern systems.

TFE is currently for classic Lucasarts games such as Star Wars: Dark Forces and Outlaws.

Core Game Loop Release, version 0.7 is finally available; weapons, items, and AI has been integrated.

Dark Forces can be completed from beginning to end using The Force Engine!

==> youtube.com/watch?v=PmlIixrAa2

Pinta serves a new version 1.7.1.

Pinta is a free as in freedom, open source program for quick and handy image editing.

* Zooming in / out can now be done without pressing the Ctrl key.

* Shift can now be used to constrain to a uniform scale when scaling using the Move Selected Pixels tool.

* Tooltips for tabs now show the full file path instead of only the file name.

* The final GTK2 Pinta; GTK3 / .NET 6 version is nearly ready.

pinta-project.com

Jolla serves again!

Premium mobile operating system creators with new Sailfish OS version 4.3.0 "Suomenlinna"

From now on, any app that defines an application profile will be automatically sandboxed.

Many need Android stuff too, so improvements to Android App Support are in.

Wishing to leave the notorious Google ecosystem and services behind? Sailfish is for you!

==> blog.jolla.com/suomenlinna

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