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  • SteamOS in 2018... Does it work?

    Back in December 2013, Steam announced a new operating system that would free us from Microsoft’s grip, so that we might enter gaming Nirvanah.

    What we got was SteamOS. And it’s kind of still in Beta…

    But first... What am I drinking?

    Tonight, Ninkasi's Dawn of the Red (Eugene, OR). It's a 7.0%, 66 IBU Red IPA. Pretty good taste. If you're just a fan of Reds, this is a bit hoppy. But for IPA lovers, this is a great brew.

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    According to the latest Steam Hardware Survey, 98.31% of all machines on Steam are running some variant of Windows. This has been the story really since Windows 95 burst onto the scene with Its slew of DirectX APIs. It's nearly become the industry standard, with most games for both Windows and X-Box taking advantage.

    Enter Valve… They proclaimed a vision for the future of gaming back in December 2013. One that would be free from Microsoft’s hold on consumers. One where you could build a PC from off the shelf components, and download a free operating system where your entire library of games would await you. Or, you could purchase a SteamBox! A prebuilt gaming computer with Linux preinstalled from your favorite retailer.

    And Valve said… Let there be SteamOS! But… was it good?

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  • What Is The Best OS For Gaming In 2019? [Simple Guide]

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    Which operating system (OS) is the best one for gaming today?

    We'll be talking about the ins and outs of Windows, MacOS and Linux in this video, and which one of them reigns supreme over the others.

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  • Linux Gaming FINALLY Doesn't SUCK!

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  • Top 4 Most Exciting Linux Distros For 2019

    Here's my top 4 most exciting Linux distros that I'm looking forward to in 2019.

    I wrote an article on Medium about the distros featured in this video so I won't rehash it here. Follow me on Medium for more content like this - https://medium.com/@egee_irl

    A shortlist of the distros I featured in this video are:

    • SteamOS
    • Solus
    • KDE Neon
    • Mint Linux 19.1

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  • Using Clear Linux as a SteamOS-like console operating system

    This goes over how I turned Intel's Clear Linux into "SteamOS". It's great for Intel iGPUs and AMD GPUs as you'll always have fresh MESA and Linux kernels.

    You can skip the intro and go right into the howto at 2:59

    The weird look on my TV is a result of taking the video with my Pixel 2, sorry about that, in real life it looks normal. Also sorry about the terminal beeps when I hit tab, that gets annoying.

    One thing I forgot to mention is that you need to snag the steam-compositor tarball from http://repo.steamstatic.com/steamos/pool/main/s/steamos-compositor/ and built it from source. It's what provides steamcompmgr.

    You can find ShadowApex's steamos-ubuntu script here: https://github.com/ShadowApex/steamos-ubuntu

    And you can snag Clear Linux here: https://clearlinux.org/
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  • Zorin OS 15 Review - the desktop shell to beat?

    What would it take for a distro like this one to be recommended to most average desktop users? Are desktop users even the biggest computing market anymore? I deep dive review into the polished LTS release of Zorin OS 15.

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  • Zorin OS 15 Vs Linux Mint 19.1 | Which is the Best Linux Distro?

    Zorin OS and Linux Mint are two outstanding Ubuntu-based Linux distros. In this video, we'll see how they compare against each other in terms of performance, speed, stability, user interface, gaming, community support and ease of installation.

    Which among them is the best? Which among them is more suitable FOR You? Linux Mint or Zorin OS. Let's find out.

    Install Linux Mint Step-by-step:
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    Install Zorin OS Step-by-step:
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    Zorin OS features the GNOME desktop environment that is extensively customized. The desktop looks very similar to Windows 7 interface by default and this is great for Linux newcomers.

    Zorin OS is ridiculously easy to use. The windows button or the Zorin icon can be used to invoke the application search and launcher, which is very fast and user-friendly. The apps can be pinned to the panel. The indicators and icons are also conveniently placed.

    But that's not all, Zorin os has an application called Zorin appearance from which You can completely revamp the way Your computer looks and behaves. You can either go with the streamlined look or this modern GNOME look which I totally dig.

    The panel hovers slightly above the bottom edge and has intellihide. You can use the super button to open the activities overlay and also search apps from. In this preset, the desktop looks really modern and intuitive. I really loved what Zorin did here.

    The theming is really good and there is a uniformity throughout all the apps installed on the system. Zorin OS scores top points for user interface.

    Linux Mint, on the other hand, is famous for its homegrown Cinnamon desktop. Cinnamon has a very huge fan following. And looking at it, it's quite clear why.

    Cinnamon desktop is highly intuitive, elegant and just so gorgeous to look at. The menu is organized and accessible. . Controlling your computer is really easy. Linux Mint's interface is quite amazing.

    While the UI have been evolving to be more catchy and feature-rich, Linux Mint's cinnamon is so minimal while not missing out on anything essential. This makes Linux Mint home for a lot of people who just want to get work done on their computers.

    Now, this doesn't mean Mint desktop is old fashioned or something. The latest Cinnamon is built using GTK+3 so it incorporates the latest GNOME technologies is compatible with all the themes and apps written for GNOME 3.

    Cinnamon is also highly customizable with a wide range of themes and additional widgets called spices. The effects and animations are there, but not so much that they distract you from your work.
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  • operating system tier list

    F.A.Q. for this video:
    Q) What about **my favorite operating system**?
    A) Sorry, this list only goes down to *F* rank.

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    # Common questions:
    What distro(s) do you use?
    * Office PC: Manjaro GNOME
    * Laptop: Manjaro GNOME
    * GPD WIN 2: Manjaro GNOME
    * Steam Machine: Manjaro GNOME
    * Server: Ubuntu 18.04

    # What do you use to edit your videos?
    Audio editing: Audacity
    Video editing: KdenLive

    # Why aren't you using other video services like LBRY or PeerTube?
    I am on LBRY: https://beta.lbry.tv/@TheLinuxGamer and I also have a BitChute mirror.
    Most PeerTube instances have a data quota that just doesn't serve my channel well. My videos are high-res (4K) and I'd exceed most quotas in one or two videos.

    # What are your machines specs?
    Office Rig:
    * AMD Ryzen 7 1800x
    * AMD Vega 64
    * 32 GB RAM
    * Manjaro GNOME

    Steam Machine:
    * Intel Core i7 at 3.8 GHz
    * Nvidia GTX 970 4GB
    * 12 GB RAM
    * Manjaro GNOME

    Backup Rig:
    * Intel Core i5 at 3.4 GHz
    * Nvidia GTX 750 Ti
    * 8 GB of RAM

    Server:
    * AMD FX 6300 at 3.5 GHz
    * Nvidia GTX 750 1GB
    * 8 GB RAM

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  • Microsoft Should be VERY Afraid - Noob's Guide to Linux Gaming

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    Will 2019 be the year of the Linux desktop? After 2018’s rapid ascent, it’s shaping up to be one heck of a year for gamers looking to join Club Penguin.

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  • Top 5 Free Operating Systems For Gaming 2019

    5 NEW GAMING OS FOR DESKTOP AND LAPTOP.

    Windows is the best gaming operating system not only because it has the widest selection of games but also because said games mostly perform better than on Linux and macOS.
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