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Ubuntu Continues Falling Like a Rock as a Gaming Distro

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Ubuntu‘s share in this dataset has shrunk by almost 3 times (from almost 45% to about 15% now) over the past 4 years

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  • Canonical is Recruiting Devs for ‘Ubuntu Gaming’ Team

    Canonical is on the hunt for software engineers to join an ‘Ubuntu Gaming Experience’ team.

    That the maker of Ubuntu is advertising roles like this is not unexpected. Canonical said it was going “all in” on gaming when it unveiled the Steam Snap app for testing in April. And with this job posting now live, it seems they’re intent on doing exactly that.

    Anyone applying for the “Software Engineer” position as listed on the Canonical careers site will need to know their way around the tech integral to modern Linux gaming, e.g., experience in sound, graphics, input, and have some familiarity or interest in OpenGL, Vulcan, MESA, Wine, et al.

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  • Canonical seek Software Engineers for the 'Ubuntu Gaming Experience' team

    Up for helping to improve Ubuntu Linux and get it into shape for more gaming? Now is your chance, as Canonical are hiring exactly for that. They did say only recently that they were going "all in" with gaming on Ubuntu, when they announced their testing Snap package for Steam and of course there was more to come.

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