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Portal 2 Beta Released For Linux

Andrew Wagner Re:That is...if you even can get steam installed (99 comments)

Really? I guess YMMV; I deliberately sought out a laptop with an Intel GPU because Intel's drivers are open source, and as such are already shipped with any OS. Nvidia's installer "script" requires you go google for it and download it manually, it subverts your package manager, breaks every OS update, has frequent problems with xorg.conf, required tinkering with nvidia-xconfig... once I even had to manually remove the script part of the file and untar it manually because of some incompatibility... It could also depend on what linux distro you're using... Debian and Ubuntu have the best package manager in the industry, so anything non-standard is a step down.

about 5 months ago

BSD Real-Time Operating System NuttX Makes Its 100th Release: NuttX 6.33

Andrew Wagner NOT for boards like Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone (64 comments)

The summary doesn't give a good idea of the scope of the project. The lead developer is targeting chips with low pincount. He considers more powerful smartphone class ARM's like found on the Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black to be too powerful for his project to make sense, and recommends running linux: That said, he offered to help if someone else wanted to do a port for some reason.

about 5 months ago


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