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Massive Steam Client Update Brings Chromium 45, Big Picture Improvements, FLAC Support

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Hear ye, hear ye! Valve just pushed a few minutes ago a new, massive update to the stable branch of their Steam desktop client for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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Also: Steam for Linux Beta Client Gets More Fixes in New Update

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Valve Makes SteamOS 2.0 the Official Distro, Now Based on Debian 8.2

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Valve is making SteamOS 2.0 the official version supported by the company, and it looks like it might ship with the Steam Machines after all.

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SteamOS Now Based on Debian 8.2 and Fully Supports Xbox 360 and Xbox One Controllers

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Valve is working on SteamOS, and the newest version of this Linux distro is now based on Debian 8.2. The developers have also added some new features and packages, and it looks like things are in place for the November launch of the Steam Machines.

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SteamOS Brewmaster Now Has Improved Auto-Repair Function

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Valve seems to put a lot of effort into the SteamOS Brewmaster branch, which is based on Debian 8, although it's not giving any indications that it wants to migrate to the new version before the Steam Machines are launched.

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Trine 3: The Artifacts Of Power Linux Beta Released

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After waiting a while, we now have access to Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power in beta form. There are a number of issues though. You can find the announcement post here.

I've been very interested in trying it out, but the negative reaction the game does have me a little worried. People haven't been happy with how long the game is, and the story seems to be cut quite short.

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Recalbox Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming

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I’ll be first to admit that I’ve been putting off setting up a Raspberry Pi for my wife to use for retro gaming. I knew there were a few games she missed but Mario Kart 64 was the big one. I’ll also be first to point out that setting up a RetroPi isn’t difficult with the correct setup guide.

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Being a Linux user isn't weird anymore

A few days ago, I was down at the Starbucks in my local bookstore—sipping on a hot chocolate, using the free (but rather pokey) Wi-Fi, and getting some work done. This is pretty typical for me. Since I work from home, it’s nice to get out of the house and shake things up a little bit. Working for a few hours at a coffee shop tends to be just about right. I’m not the only person in the world who uses coffee shops as short term offices—it’s become so normal, it’s almost a cliché. Read more

Open source software is for everyone – so where are the women?

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Google launches new site to showcase its open source projects and processes

Google is launching a new site today that brings all of the company’s open source projects under a single umbrella. The code of these projects will still live on GitHub and Google’s self-hosted git service, of course, with the new site functioning as a central directory for them. While this new project is obviously meant to showcase Google’s projects, the company says it also wants to use it to provide “a look under the hood” of how it “does” open source. Read more