Doug Stewart via plug on 21 Jan 2022 05:07:01 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] patch Ubuntu now, Wine

Valve’s Steam Deck is interesting. It’s a Switch-like handheld that is running a newer version of SteamOS (a Linux distro they developed/adapted internally) paired with Proton. They are claiming around 75% of the games in the top 1000 on Steam will run with no problems right out of the gate. 

I’ve got a deposit in on one. I’ll see if their promises actually hold up.

Doug Stewart

On Jan 21, 2022, at 7:47 AM, jeffv via plug <> wrote:

On 1/21/22 00:28, Lynn Bradshaw wrote:
Are there a few more details about Wine and games?

updates available.
I'm not a gamer, so I can't tell you much.

I understand it's
improved a lot but there seem to be weird bugs here and there. I've
used the GOG installers for "Wing Commander: Privateer" and "Might and
Magic III" (or possibly "IV") on Linux using Wine and they both
installed, b halfway through the whole campaign they both
inexplicably and permanently bugged out, which I suspect is related to
that emulation. It's extremely frustrating to put in all that effort
only to have your emulated DOSBox crap out and deny any further
I took a bunch of flak for saying this online elsewhere but I still
insist that, barring some retro-computing, if you want to be a gamer
on computers, you should use Windows. I'd extend that to .NET
development and PowerShell as well. ("Core" versions of both elements
exist but they're both really scuffed.)
On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 10:47 AM jeffv via plug
<> wrote:

'Now' would be the right time to patch Ubuntu container hosts and ditch
21.04 thanks to heap buffer overflow bug  [21.04 reaching EOL anyway]

The CVE-2022-0185 vulnerability in Ubuntu is severe enough that Red Hat
is also advising immediate patching.

The flaw allows a process inside a Linux user namespace to escape, which
means it potentially affects any machine running containers.

Version 7 of WINE is better than ever at running Windows apps where they

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