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News: SteamOS is LIVE! Go Check it Out!

Steam’s repo for SteamOS is finally up, albeit haven taken a beating of the last day.  One of the sites carrying the repo links is omgubuntu here.  The two methods to install SteamOS could not be easier.  You’ll have your choice of a smaller recover USB installation, or a full blown Clonezilla based recovery image.  Steam is providing a full FAQ to the mix, so be sure to read that as well to cover all your bases.  This will only get better as time goes along, and the benefits will pour out over multiple avenues, not just to the advancement of Valve and Steam.

Happy gaming!


For potential workarounds with systems that do not meet the “minimum requirements,” please see the featured article: How To – Workarounds for SteamOS System Requirements.

Source Link(s):
SteamOS Restore Image
Debian Installer

From Around The Web – SteamOS: What we know so far and what to expect

Are you excited yet!?  Today is the day projected for the SteamOS beta release, and I will most certainly be giving it a go. There were many assumptions make in the previous weeks, including Ubuntu being the base distribution, as well as no access to a full desktop. Given what was surmized by, it seems that is not so much the case, with a confirmation even from Valve. Read the rest of this entry

Great News! Linux Voice Has Been Crowdfunded!

You might remember, oh a little ol’ magazine called Linux Format from the great country of the United Kingdom.  While the former employees who left the company not all that long ago didn’t break mirrors on the way out, it wasn’t exactly rose-coloured glasses either.  Even so, a great thing sprang from this departure of minds, Linux Voice.

Linux Voice needed some funds, and thus the kickstarter campaign was born.  Having reached their funding goal, we can all rejoice and run through the halls with sparklers and exploding funfetti.  Be sure to wear a safety hat.  The magazine aims to blend a range of subjects, all from the bare bones easy up to the advanced.  I am personally happy that it will be in print format. I like getting away from my computer from time to time.

Keep an eye on the Kickstarter page for more!

Is Net Neutrality On The Chopping Block?

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“Net neutrality is a dead man walking. The execution date isn’t set, but it could be days, or months (at best). And since net neutrality is the principle forbidding huge telecommunications companies from treating users, websites, or apps differently — say, by letting some work better than others over their pipes — the dead man walking isn’t some abstract or far-removed principle just for wonks: It affects the internet as we all know it”


Soapbox Stand: Is Ubuntu Edge Worth It?

The hubbub around  the Ubuntu Edge just keeps going and going, doesn’t it?  It’s not just that the device is sprouting from Canonical, Ubuntu’s main funding company, but that it represents a big push to break the chains of the common modern smartphone gamble.  But with just ~28 days left and ~26 *million* dollars short of the overall goal, one has to wonder if the idea will make it.

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Newsstand: Open GL 4.4

OpenGL 4.4 is out in the wild, with beta support so far from NVIDIA. Unfortunately at least at the moment, only newer cards are supported, and probably for good reason too.  Do take note that in order to use this, you likely will need to install the proprietary NVIDIA binary blob listed in the source link below, not the driver used by your specific linux distro, which is likely even older than the current NVIDIA driver set.  Even bleeding edge distros, such as Arch Linux, are using the 3.19 drivers.


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  • Architecture Support (as of 7/24/13): 32/64 bit
  • Packages available:  Solaris/FreeBSD


Cancel Netflix if you value freedom — Free Software Foundation — Cancel Netflix to Boycott HTML5 DRM, the Free Software Foundation Urges

Source SDK for Linux! | Steam for Linux

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Don’t Miss It! – Steam Summer Sale End July 22!


Don’t miss out on the great Steam sales through the end of Monday next week!  There are plenty of Linux games getting the treatment as well, with great titles such as Amnesia: The Dark Decent and Intrusion 2.  Be sure to hit up the source link below to check out what’s hot.  Money?  Who cares…you don’t need to eat dinner tonight 🙂