Unity3D Editor on Linux

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Games done with Unity3D run on Linux for a long time. Using it for game development on Linux however is still not possible. This may change soon. A Linux version of the Unity Editor already runs in their labs. Looking … Continued

Dell Studio 15 BIOS Update with Linux

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This is a how-to for updating the BIOS of Dell Studio 15 Laptops without having Windows installed. It works with a Core i7 Studio 1557 but it will probably also work with other models – but be warned: It may … Continued

Pimp my Ubuntu – Top 10 PPAs

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I’ve used loads of Linux distributions in the past. Each of them had its advantages and disadvantages – there’s simply no “perfect” OS… Gentoo and Debian basically don’t have any “releases” – updates come in frequently. When you wake up, … Continued

Standard for USB web cams

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Webcams and Linux always lacked good drivers. One of the main problems was the missing standard for USB cams. Now this standard exists. It’s called “USB Video Class (UVC)” and you can get the spec here.

And a Linux driver is already work-progress. Logitech seems to be the first vendor being compliant to the standard. The Quickcam Fusion, Orbit, Pro for Notebooks, and Pro 5000 are supported. Guess one of the cams is the one I’m gonna buy.