The GTX 970M is, indeed, a lot weaker than the desktop GTX 970. However, it's still pretty decent (GTX 1050 ~ GTX 1050Ti level I think). So, I would say it is capable of running any game at 1080p with a bit of tweaking.
I keep the Nvidia driver on hybrid mode, using the Intel HD Graphics as primary. The GT 740M is rarely used. I would like to disable it, but there's no option in the BIOS.
Systemd-boot is gradually improving to replace GRUB. It's faster, more reliable and more secure. However, it has some bugs...
No, but I would love to! I'm brazilian and System76 is currently not shipping products to Brazil. I could use a shipping service, but the laptops are not worth it when converting the price in US Dollar to Brazilian Real. Maybe in the future... If I was looking for a new laptop, I would buy from...
Arch is the best distribution to really learn how GNU/Linux works. I want to try it someday. For now, I'm addicted to Pop!OS. It's fantastic!
Epic became the very thing it promised to fight... It's sad.
Only the community or Valve can solve that. I wouldn't count on any help by Epic Games. Their CEO already made toxic comments against the GNU/Linux community and they're on a battle against Valve: they don't want to see a better Proton and improved Steam consoles.
Epic is one of the worse...
Just switched from Ubuntu 20.10 to Pop!OS 20.10. I'm loving it!
Pop fixes many of Ubuntu's problems and the Pop Shell is amazing!
Epic Games and their anti-cheat are currently the biggest barrier against the GNU/Linux gaming community.
Ubuntu was my only operating system for a year (now...
Well, I'm a GNU/Linux guy since February. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my Asus S46CB notebook for working purposes... And loved it. Then the Windows 10 install on my gaming desktop stopped working, so... You guessed it. Ubuntu! But this time 19.10. And I was impressed again: it was able to...
@Mambi Your GTX 580 was a warrior. Don't be sad. It's resting in Valhalla now!
And I also find it hard for a water-cooled video card to make sense. It is generally better to invest the difference in something more powerful. And your processor can handle it. What power supply do you have?
I live in Brazil. You can tell there is no winter here, just constant summer. Using a fursuit in this heat would result in immediate combustion.
It must be really cool to wear a fursuit in the winter. In both meanings of the word. :p