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Lilbits: Debian and GNOME celebrate birthdays, AMD Zen 4 desktop chips coming soon, more Windows games can run on Linux via Proton 7.0-4

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming PC ships with a Linux-based operating system called SteamOS, which is part of the reason Valve can set starting prices as low as $299. But if the Steam Deck could only play native Linux games, it wouldn’t be much use as a gaming PC. So Valve developed Proton, a tool […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck supports 4,500+ PC games, Samsung Galaxy Watch5 launched, and Microsoft makes porting x86 apps to Windows on ARM easier

Valve’s Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer that ships with a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS. But while most PC games are designed to run on Windows, many of them are also playable on the Steam Deck either because developers have ported them to the platform or because Valve’s Proton compatibility software allows […]

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Firefox 89 brings a new interface to Mozilla’s web browser

Firefox is getting a makeover starting with version 89 of the web browser, which rolls out today. The new user interface, previously known by its code-name “Proton,” brings new icons, a redesigned Settings menu, an updated design for browser tabs, and more. Mozilla says the new design gives Firefox an easier to use, cleaner interface […]

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Google could bring Steam gaming to Chromebooks (via Linux)

There’s mounting evidence that Google is preparing to make Chromebooks a viable platform for gamers. Earlier this year a member of the Chrome OS team told Android Police that the company was working on bringing the Steam game client to Chromebooks. Now 9to5Google has found code that hints at how Google will do that. Chrome […]

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Steam Play for Linux update supports more games (including non-Steam games)

Valve is making it a little easier to be a gamer with a Linux computer. A few years ago the company started encouraging game developers to port their titles to run on Linux… but the vast majority of PC games are still Windows-only. So last year Valve introduce Proton, a new tool for Steam Play, a […]

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Steam for Linux now lets you play (some) Windows games on Linux

Valve’s Steam game platform supports Windows, Mac, and Linux. But up 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 thousand that support Linux. But now the number of Steam games […]