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  2. Survival game Rust is axing Linux version, offers refunds to its players by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe Facepunch Studios' popular survival game Rust will axe its Linux version altogether on September 5. This announcement arrives after a previous blog post by the developer that said it was planning to split off the Linux build from the Windows and macOS versions due to the major issues and keep it in maintenance mode. But after feedback from the community, it has now decided to remove the client and offer refunds instead. Rust's Linux version sales were halted on Steam a year ago, with only existing players having the ability to continue playing. Rust's unique player numbers from the last 30 days that the developer shared show that Windows leads the pack at over 227,842 players, with macOS coming in at 2,414 and Linux at a measly 217. Facepunch looks to refund in full anyone who's played the game on Linux at least once through Steam. The number of hours played or if they also play the Windows version will be irrelevant to this offer. Of course, refunding would mean the game will be removed from the user's Steam account completely. However those interested in the refund are advised to wait a little, as Valve is apparently still working on the special refund eligibility detection. This should be up and running by the time the Linux version stops being offered early next month. The developer also recommends players to run the Linux version at least once to make sure they show up as eligible for the refund. The announcement concluded saying Proton - Valve's Wine-based compatibility tool - is an option to anyone looking to play Rust on Linux. However, this will not work with servers that have anti-cheat measures enabled, and the developer won't provide any support for it. The Rust Dedicated Server on Linux will not, of course, be affected by any of this. Via RockPaperShotgun
  3. LostCat

    MBR or GPT for new drive?

    There's no point to ever using MBR. Its' day is long past.
  4. That you noticed... I would bet good money, that in the last year you downloaded files and didn't notice the ftp:// prefix on the download.
  5. If we were going to use the best technology, we wouldn't be using TCP/IP at all. The problem will be end users and small companies that distribute content using FTP because it gets around older HTTP limitations. Users just don't realize they are using it, as the download popup is the same and seamless. In just one tiny market segment, and off the top of my head, I know of at least 4 major media distributors that still share daily content via FTP, and ironically 3 of them require people to use Chrome. Maybe Google will at least recognize IE or File Explorer on Windows as the default properly - especially after Chrome would mangle the FTP default App/Program for so many years.
  6. I would bet you have download a file via FTP, and just didn't notice the ftp:// on the download link. It is still a bit more common that people realize.
  7. People that need the option in a pinch. I still use FTP in File Explorer in Windows from time to time. FTP is so rare that I just don't mess with 3rd party clients and seldom drop to the CLI. The 'problem' with this being dropped in Chrome, is there are still sites that serve files via FTP, which most people never notice or realize, as it is just a download from inside the browser to them.
  8. neufuse

    MBR or GPT for new drive?

    if you are running in UEFI mode then you pretty much want GPT
  9. Elon Musk's new merchandise is in support of nuking Mars one t-shirt at a time by Ather Fawaz Image via Aaron P.Bernstein / Reuters On Friday, the founder of SpaceX, Tesla and The Boring Company, tweeted an age-old idea to quite literally nuke planet Mars to make it habitable - a process known as terraformation. Today, he doubled down on this ambitious idea and tweeted two t-shirts up for sale that have 'Nuke Mars' written on them: pic.twitter.com/NLzW87AZC0 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2019 This is not the first time that Elon has talked about nuking the planet. Back in 2015, on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, he claimed how Mars can be warmed by dropping thermonuclear weapons on the red planet: While terraformation is a novel idea that aims to release the water trapped in the ice on the poles of Mars, thereby releasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and leading to an artificially induced greenhouse effect on the red planet, researchers and scientists alike have been skeptical about its practicality. You can buy the 'Nuke Mars T-Shirt' from SpaceX's merchandise shop for $25.
  10. Only issue I had was it killed an application I use daily, but some how I got it to work after multiple repairs, re-installations and also sending the bug information up to Microsoft.
  11. First impressions of the stunning Honor 20 Pro by Rich Woods Huawei's sub-brand Honor is doing some pretty cool things in terms of design. Back in February, I got to review the Honor View 20, which had a V-shaped reflection in the glass that moved with how the light bounced off of it. The Honor 20 Pro is another design marvel. Honor is calling it a holographic design, and as you can see from the image above, that's pretty much what it is. The color you're seeing is Phantom Black, which is really purple, and there's also a Phantom Blue color that's frankly beautiful. There's a third color, Icelandic Frost, although it's more of a gradient. This device also has a hole-punch display, a feature that we first saw on the View 20. That also means that there's no notch, like you'd find on most Huawei flagships. The screen is a 1080p 19.5:9 LCD, so since it's not OLED, you won't have options for an always-on screen or dark mode in Magic UI, Huawei's Honor Android skin. Honor gave me a device to review while I was in Shenzhen recently (more to come on that), but it didn't come in a box. In other words, there's no unboxing video, but I did do a first impressions video. Check it out. Make sure to subscribe to Neowin on YouTube! It's the best channel in the universe!
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  14. Matthew S.

    MBR or GPT for new drive?

    I think you have to tweak something in the registry to after running that, unless microsoft fixed that.
  15. My windows 10 skype just got updated and I have that icon now.
  16. Impulse was ok, but season 1 ended just as it was getting into the story. Kinda weird, probably worth waiting for season 2 before you start watching it. I enjoyed Wayne as well. I think we've all felt that way from time to time in life lol. Origin was also somewhat enjoyable, but just scraped through. Slow storyline that only works if you're into scifi in general. Youtube's original content is very lack luster. If it wasn't for Cobra Kai, I would have just dismissed the platform entirely. Easy to see why it's going free. I paid for a month, binge watched Cobra Kai, then cancelled. Really enjoyed that one.
  17. SyntheticVirusZ

    DD-WRT and Asus RT-AC5300 question.

    Yeah, I had a feeling I was going to get a lot of flack for this choice... As for reasons, I guess I don't really need those options, I like the easier feel of the stock firmware. I don't know my friend, I guess it's just a personal thing.
  18. Mindovermaster

    DD-WRT and Asus RT-AC5300 question.

    Are you mental? DD-WRT is so much better than stock firmware. There's 100 more options to tweak it. There a reason you want to go back?
  19. People come and go, I don't see this as anything big.
  20. I prefer Ubuntu 10 million times over Mint... But still using my Windows 10 =)
  21. Technically, open source software should always be better then closed software because they have far more resources working on it, but the problem is getting open source developers organised and working together on a single task, that and ease of use is normally one of there weaknesses but as we've seen with many projects, they can get their act together. But if they really got their act together, closed software would find it hard to compete with open software as all the code is shared for anyone to use whiles overall, there could be far more people working on it when anyone can take part.
  22. The performance on this one will be interesting one to watch, a lot of the other arm ones that i remember seeing where hobbled in one way or another. They had the a good fast cpu, but had 4 gig of ram. Or a slow drive. This one has all the right innards, now it comes down to the OS.
  23. You definitely didnt learn the lesson after RT, and still purchased 4(!!!) more members of that damn surface family? At least I didnt buy anything from them after the 1st mistake I did with the RT1. Yes, it took me a long time to learn my lesson. Windows Home Server, Windows Phones, etc... it's a huge list of things. But I've learned it now. NEVER AGAIN! Hahah (except Xbox...) In fairness, the Surface 3 was a warranty replacement for the Surface 2... but that still doesn't excuse the others hahahah.
  24. SyntheticVirusZ

    DD-WRT and Asus RT-AC5300 question.

    So I flashed my router with DD-WRT a while back and I sorta want to go back to the stock firmware that the router came with. I downloaded it from Asus website and updated it but when the router was done booting there was no change, it was still the DD-WRT firmware... I was wondering if there was any way to go back to the stock firmware or is it a done kind of thing? Thanks for any help guys and girls!
  25. Unboxing Huawei's China-exclusive, Snapdragon-powered MateBook E by Rich Woods Exclusive to China, Huawei's new MateBook E wasn't announced in the United States. I only found out about it when I talked to the Windows on ARM guys at Microsoft's Build 2019 developer conference this year. Naturally, that was one of the first things that I looked for when I came to China. After all, we knew almost nothing about it, other than that it's one of just three PCs to use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850. And this thing is a beauty. Unlike the two other Snapdragon 850 machines, this one doesn't make compromises. While the Samsung Galaxy Book2 has a beautiful QHD Super AMOLED screen and 4GB RAM, and the Lenovo Yoga C630 has 8GB RAM but a mediocre FHD display, the MateBook E has both a QHD display and 8GB RAM. It also packs 512GB of storage, making it the only Windows on ARM PC to do that. Improvements over the previous generation MateBook E include Huawei Share, allowing you to tap your phone against the keyboard to transfer files. The CPU is also an upgrade, from a seventh-generation Y-series chip. It also seems to have a better camera on the back. Check out the unboxing video below: Make sure to subscribe to Neowin on YouTube! It's the best channel in the universe!
  26. They should re-release Windows 7 SP2. That's basically what people wanted.
  27. GPU Temp in Task Manager is just as useless as anything else. We need ability to display GPU temperature on screen all the time. I use Notepad++ anyway.
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