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Valve’s recent update to Steam for Linux – which introduces game compatibility tools under the Proton name – has seen a noticeable increase in the number of Windows users interested in testing Linux or removing their Windows partition altogether. For the curious among you, I wanted to write a guide on how to install Ubuntu …

Six days ago there were less than 5,000 games available to install and play on Steam for Linux. Following Valve’s incredible Steam Play update, which adds simplified layers of compatibility for Windows games only, that number is potentially much, much higher. Certainly no all works out of the gate because there is a huge amount …

Just yesterday, Gabriel posted an article on 3 Chromebook devices in development with AMD chipsets and how this whole segment of devices is progressing. The conversation around these future AMD-powered devices always turns into a fairly predictable question: What good is more GPU support on a Chromebook? It turns out the stars are lining up …

Valve announced Steam Play, a service that allows users to play games that were once only available on Windows on machines running Linux. Valve had recently teased this feature, and now in a post on the Steam community forumsValve representative Pierre-Loup Griffais announced an update to Steam Play that allows Windows games to be played …

Linux gamers have more choices starting today due to a beta compatibility layer introduced by Valve, the company behind Steam. Linux users must install the Steam client beta in order to access the feature, which for the first time brings games like NieR: Automata, DOOM, Final Fantasy VI, and Doki Doki Literature Club to Linux. …

SteamOS See more stories Valve today announced a beta version of Steam play, a new compatibility layer for Linux, to ensure compatibility with a wide range of Windows-only games. We’ve been following Valve’s efforts to boost Linux games for a number of years. A few months ago, things seemed to be very calm, with Valve …

Valve’s Steam gaming platform supports Windows, Mac, and Linux. But until recently, it was up to developers to decide which operating systems to support … and the vast majority are Windows only, followed by a smaller number of apps that support macOS and around 3,000 that do. Linux. But now the number of Steam games …

Last week we wrote about Valve potentially Support for folding a WINE-style compatibility wrapper into Steam, allowing Linux machines to play Windows games with minimal hassle. It is now a reality. Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais made the announcement on the “Steam for Linux” group today. The forum post is long and very detailed, and if you …

Rumors are circulating that Valve may soon add support for Windows games to its Linux-based SteamOS operating system, which launched a few years ago and used to create Steam Machine computers capable of running the Steam client. Since its launch, SteamOS has failed to woo gamers, and unfortunately Linux still doesn’t support a wide variety …

Valve is apparently trying to increase the appeal and usability of Linux PC gaming, but that won’t require installing SteamOS or investing in a new kind of steam engine. The approach this the weather is more reasonable and frankly exciting. I have now spent a month exclusively using Ubuntu as my daily driver, and for …

SteamOS has technically been around since 2013, but it really grabbed some attention back in November 2015, when developer Valve launched Steam engines. This machine was almost looking to bridge the gap between traditional PC games and console gamers who could play from the comfort of their couch. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, there was …

In April, game maker and online retailer Valve promised it wasn’t over with his Steam machine PC gaming platform, determined to create Microsoft’s alternative to Windows. Now Valve has found a shortcut: emulate Windows games. Smart Reddit users discovered in the Steam Client GUI files, via a “Steam Tracker” via the GitHub open source codebase, …

Maybe Valve’s Crusade Against Windows Isn’t quite finished yet. After Valve quietly removed the Steam Machines page from its storefront earlier this year, it felt like a silent surrender to Windows 10. Perhaps Valve’s tactics have changed, as evidenced by details reviewed by the subreddit / r / linux_gaming (via Ars Technica) this week: Steam …

A new prototype USB drive called SuperSpeedBlazer is said to turn a Mac into a Windows 10 machine capable of running the latest games. The device is supposed to boot Windows in about 10 seconds, which runs natively on the Mac – rather than in a less efficient virtual machine as it does with a …