Fedora fork Nobara Project kicks off the new year by releasing version 37. Packages have been rebased on top of Fedora 37. Nobara 37 is mostly concerned with package updates: kernel updated to 6.0.16, all previous patches included, gamescope HDR patches added glibc updated to 2.36 (still includes all previous fixes) gamescope updated to latest git mangohud updated to 0.6.8 goverlay updated to 0.9.1 – this contains a fix for the “interface scaling problem” on HiDPI displays blender updated to 3.
Couch-oriented gaming distro ChimeraOS gets an update for the month of December, just before the new year. Highlights include: improved Intel GPU driver support for the Deck UI – useful on handhelds that use Intel-based processors screen orientation and resolution fixes for AOKZOE A1 and OneXPlayer Mini Pro improved support for external NTFS drives bug fixes for AppImages and SD card auto-mounting on boot controller support for GPD Win Max 2, OXP Mini Pro, Anbernic Win600, AOKZOE A1 “Format SD Card” button in Deck UI should now work See the patch notes on GitHub.
WinesapOS has come a long way. Going from being able to play Halo with a friend on Mac, it has now evolved to become much more. It’s now become this thing where you can install the distro on a flash drive or MicroSD card for the Steam Deck, and enjoy an awesome gaming experience, with all the software packages you could possibly need provided right out of the gate. No need to install it to your internal drive.
New update for the awesome couch-oriented gaming distro ChimeraOS has come upon us. Included in this update: switch from PulseAudio to PipeWire Chimera web app has increased responsiveness desktop mode (which was introduced with version 35) adds support for additional languages, adds “Disks” and “Archive Manager” tools, and switches “Terminal” to “Console” Several fixes have been made: fixed non-Steam shortcut issues caused by game database update failures fixed system update failures when resuming downloads fixed restarting Steam from the Chimera web app with Gamepad/Deck UI Some features from the Chimera web app are now being deprecated “as part of the phasing out of Big Picture Mode”:
WinesapOS – the portable Linux distro that lets you use Linux on any flash drive without having to install it – has evolved from alpha to beta to what is now the release candidate. Here’s some noteworthy changes: VirtualBox support in addition to VMware Fusion/Workstation. The latter is recommended for 3D acceleration improved Mac support, with better fan control and Wi-Fi support PolyMC has now been replaced with Prism Launcher for your Minecraft needs improved Xbox and Xbox 360 controller support the NVIDIA Flatpak runtime is now updated whenever the distro is upgraded – this prevents upgrade issues As with the beta release there are some known issues with workarounds:
New release of ChimeraOS is out. It’s rather small, but does add a few new features, including the ability to add Wii ROMs via the Chimera app, as well as being able to “select additional artwork on emulated games” for the Steam Deck UI. Some fixes have also been added: Fixed missing Text Editor shortcut in desktop mode Fixed artwork selection for emulated games Fixed additional artwork for Steam games not downloading or applying under certain conditions Fixed external monitor not working on Gamepad/Deck UI Finally, non-Steam shortcuts marked as “hidden” will no longer appear in the Deck UI.
WinesapOS – the brilliant Arch-based gaming distro created by Luke Short – has evolved from 3.2.0 alpha to beta. Noteworthy updates in this release include: support for VMware Fusion/Workstation bauh replaces Pamac – this is evidently more stable now built against “the latest Arch Linux” rather than targeting the outdated SteamOS 3’s packages – provides a more stable graphics library progress bar is now shown on initial setup rather than using terminal minimum requirements to run the distro have been lowered – you can run it on a single CPU core and 2 GB RAM!
Whelp, I never thought this would see the light of day. But it did. As It’s FOSS brought out earlier today, Tuxedo Computers has finally made their tailor-made distro, Tuxedo OS, available outside of their own hardware. You can download their ISO and install it on any computer now. No need to use their WebFAI flash drive. Meaning that you can hopefully install it with a graphical interface, while being able to configure your partitions, and not have to use an Ethernet connection.
ChimeraOS 35 Adds GNOME Desktop, Fixes for Aya Neo Air/OneXPlayer Mini, and System Update Notifications on the Steam Deck UI
ChimeraOS 35 marks a pretty big release for the SteamOS-like distro. The biggest feature is probably the addition of a desktop environment. Previously, you were stuck in Big Picture Mode, the Steam Deck UI, or the CLI. Now, similar to SteamOS, you can use your living room console or Deck for work or other production purposes, thanks to the addition of a desktop. Unlike SteamOS 3, however, ChimeraOS makes use of GNOME.
ChimeraOS – one of my favorite gaming-oriented distributions – just got a big update today. Proton has been re-enabled for Windows-based games (for some reason it wasn’t before), several bug fixes have been addressed for the Steam Deck UI, Proton, and Bluetooth, a UI has been added for formatting external hard drives, “ChimeraOS Verified and Playable” games have been added to the Deck UI, and plenty of other improvements! In addition, the typical set of software packages have been updated: