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Attic – Deduplicating backup program

4 hours 11 min ago
Attic is a deduplicating backup program written in Python. The main goal of Attic is to provide an efficient and secure way to backup data. The data deduplication technique used makes Attic suitable for daily backups since only the changes are stored.

Dying Light Action Survival Game Coming to Steam January 27

6 hours 6 min ago
Dying Light, a modern first-person survival horror game set in a world hit by plague, is now available for pre-purchase on Steam and will be available for download on January 27.

Netrunner 14.1 Screenshot Tour

12 hours 28 min ago
This is the release announcement of Netrunner 14.1 Main edition 'Frontier'. The '14.1' indicates an updated and polished release of Netrunner 14 LTS on the same underlying base. Since 14.1 is using the same 'Trusty' base as Netrunner 14, there is no need for users of 14 to migrate; simply updating from the shared backports ppa of the Frontier release cycle should give the same result, while keeping customizations in place. So 14.1 is a fresh starting point for new users who want to install an up-to-date KDE 4-based system from the ISO image. This is the first time we are working on both updating our current LTS base (Frontier), while at the same time preparing the next release, Netrunner 15 (Prometheus), with the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.2.

Google makes it easier to run Linux on a Chromebook via a USB drive…sort of…

14 hours 22 min ago
I wrote a post recently about how Chromebooks were hurting Microsoft, and now Google has made Chromebooks potentially even more appealing by theoretically making it easier for you to run Linux on them. Developer mode in Chrome OS now offers the option of booting from USB, so it might be possible to boot a Linux distro off a USB drive and run it it on your Chromebook.

Dying Light Is Now Confirmed For Linux, Bring It On Techland

16 hours 16 min ago
Dying Light is now confirmed for Linux thanks to the announcement from the developers on the Steam store itself. The Linux icons show up on the store pages, and the game even has a steam coming soon banner on the home-page. Time to get seriously excited.

Netrunner 14.1 Frontier released

18 hours 11 min ago
This is the release announcement of Netrunner 14.1 Main Edition (Frontier) 64bit and 32bit. KDE SC was updated from 4.13 to version 4.14, which improves the new semantic desktop search Baloo which replaced Nepomuk.

Steam news, ChilliSource engine, new Linux games, and more

Sunday 25th of January 2015 06:38:15 AM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at news from Steam, open source engine ChilliSource, new Linux games, and more!Open gaming roundupWeek of January 17 - 23, 2015read more

Bash script to try Docker for the first time, with a test Node app

Sunday 25th of January 2015 04:43:53 AM
Herewith a copy and pastable shell script to try Docker for the first time, with a test Node web app.

Linus Torvalds diversity gaffe brings out the best (and worst) of the open source world

Sunday 25th of January 2015 02:49:31 AM
It all started at the Linux.conf.au Conference, when Nebula developer (and former colleague) Matthew Garrett kicked off a post-keynote Q&A session with Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds by asking about his often-abrasive, super-aggressive tone on official mailing lists.

Top Ten Things Linux Users Say About systemd

Sunday 25th of January 2015 12:55:09 AM
Until now, we thought the days of the Top Ten on FOSS Force were long gone. However, the systemd brouhaha has awakened the inner Top Ten List that has been sleeping within us for all these years. Today, for one day only, the Top Ten List returns for one last encore — or the last one until the next time something tickles us funny.Ladies and gentlemen, from the home office in Omaha, Nebraska, here is this week’s Top Ten List — the top ten things Linux users say about systemd.

Linux-enabled sit/stand smart desk nudges you into action

Saturday 24th of January 2015 11:00:47 PM
A Linux-based desk with WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 5-inch touchscreen automatically adjusts between sitting and standing, and tells you when it’s time to move. Talk about good timing: Stir announced its second-generation “Stir Kinetic Desk M1″ smart desk the same week the Annals of Internal Medicine published a report on the health dangers of sitting. […]

Armello and Perfect Golf in EA on Steam

Saturday 24th of January 2015 09:06:25 PM
Two more games entered Early Access on Steam during the past couple of days: Armello, a combination of card and board games with role-playing elements, and Perfect Golf, a realistic golf simulator.

Google just made it easier to run Linux on your Chromebook

Saturday 24th of January 2015 07:12:03 PM
Coming improvements in Chrome OS will enable easily running Linux directly from a USB stick: "Have you ever installed a full desktop Linux system on your Chromebook? It isn’t all the hard, but it is a bit more complex than it should be. New features in the latest version of Chrome OS will make dipping into an alternative operating system easier. For example, you’ll be able to easily boot a full Linux system from a USB drive and use it without any additional hassle!

A new version of Pac Man for the Atari 2600

Saturday 24th of January 2015 05:17:41 PM
...the version of Pac Man that was released for the Atari 2600 was horrible. I mean truly, incredibly, mind-blowingly awful. The graphics sucked, the sound was abominable and the entire experience was a let-down of absolutely epic proportions. But a programmer has created a new version of Pac Man for the Atari 2600, and it’s what Pac Man should have been when it was first released all those years ago.

Thousands of U.S. gas stations exposed to Internet attacks

Saturday 24th of January 2015 03:23:19 PM
Over 5,000 devices used by gas stations in the U.S. to monitor their fuel tank levels can be manipulated from the Internet by malicious attackers.

Should Microsoft open source Internet Explorer or destroy it?

Saturday 24th of January 2015 01:28:57 PM
In today's open source roundup: Microsoft has some decisions to make about Internet Explorer. Plus: Stream content from your Linux computer to Chromecast, and are Linux graphics apps ready for professional use?

Linus Torvalds to Patch the Kernel for a Witcher 2 Problem

Saturday 24th of January 2015 11:34:35 AM
Linus Torvalds is not known to interfere with other projects than the Linux kernel and it must be something really special to get him involved. Well, it looks like the Linux port of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings proved to be interesting enough.

Mea Culpas & Cranky Patients Named Ken

Saturday 24th of January 2015 09:40:13 AM
For starters, I thought the proposal — not Red Hat or the Fedora Project — was the product of “first-world thinkers.” Neither Red Hat nor the Fedora Project needs me to explain the length and breadth of their worldwide community and how they fit within the structure of positively promoting FOSS worldwide. Also, to be clear: My commentary appeared after Stephen’s “let-me-explain” blog post, by a matter of minutes incidentally, so there was no cause-and-effect involved on my part.

Top 5 articles of the week: Video editing for Linux, FOSS Andriod apps, and more

Saturday 24th of January 2015 07:45:51 AM
Every week I bring you the best of what we[he]#039[/he]ve published this week. It's always five articles, about five most interesting open source stories from around the globe.

Use Tracer to see applications needing restart after updating

Saturday 24th of January 2015 05:51:29 AM
Tracer is a neat little command line tool in Fedora that allows you to view the applications and services currently running on your system that need to be restarted after running an update.

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Dying Light Action Survival Game Coming to Steam January 27
    Dying Light, a modern first-person survival horror game set in a world hit by plague, is now available for pre-purchase on Steam and will be available for download on January 27.
  • Dying Light FPS Has Been Confirmed for Linux, Zombies Galore
    Techland is preparing to launch Dying Light, a new FPS with amazing graphics and hordes of zombies. The developer has revealed that it will also have a Linux version, right from the start.
  • Dying Light Is Now Confirmed For Linux, Bring It On Techland
    Dying Light is now confirmed for Linux thanks to the announcement from the developers on the Steam store itself. The Linux icons show up on the store pages, and the game even has a steam coming soon banner on the home-page. Time to get seriously excited.
  • Star Traders: 4X Empires Strategy Game Now On Linux
  • 5 reasons Valve's Steam Machine dream is still very alive
    Steam Machines? More like has-been machines, am I right? Actually, no: while many people are giving Valve's PC-console-hybrids the cold shoulder, this gamer reckons they'll be worth the wait. I realise that I'm part of a shrinking group still backing Valve's SteamOS-powered Linux boxes, and it's not difficult to see why the hype around them has all but evaporated. Several controller-related delays, U-turns by seemingly committed hardware partners and a lack of news from the top has made many think that Valve is blowing hot air.

Android Leftovers

Tizen Samsung Z1, made in India and soon to be available in Bangladesh

As we have reported Samsung has been sending the parts for its Samsung Z1 SM-Z130H/DS to be assembled at its Noida plant in India, which has the capacity to produce over 4 million handsets per month. The Samsung Z1 was launched in India as the first Tizen based commercial handset at a competitive price of 5,700 INR. Read more