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Captain Holetooth – Explorative 2D Platform Game for Kids

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 05:54:21 PM
Captain Holetooth is a small, action / adventure, platform game targeted at young children, primarily 4-8 year olds. The main goal of the game is to have fun.

Arch Linux Officially Kills 32-Bit Support, Migrate to Arch Linux 32 Fork Now

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 04:45:44 PM
The Arch Linux devs announced today that they are officially terminating support for 32-bit architectures, removing all i686 packages from the repositories by the end of the month.

Getting started with .NET for Linux

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 03:37:07 PM
When you know a software developer's preferred operating system, you can often guess what programming language(s) they use. If they use Windows, the language list includes C#, JavaScript, and TypeScript. A few legacy devs may be using Visual Basic, and the bleeding-edge coders are dabbling in F#. Even though you can use Windows to develop in just about any language, most stick with the usuals.read more

The Best Free Android Racing Games of 2017

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 02:28:30 PM
My love for Android Games has always been infinite. Whenever I am free, you can be very sure I am playing Games on my Android Smartphone. And even among those, the ones that always keep you on your toes and provide you with some high energy fun are the Android Racing Games. So here in this article let’s see the Top Free Android Racing games of 2017.

Google Patches KRACK WiFi Flaw in Android November Security Update

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 01:19:53 PM
Three weeks after critical WiFi vulnerability was first publicly disclosed, Android at long last, gets a patch.

Continuous infrastructure: The other CI

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 12:11:16 PM
Continuous delivery (CD) and continuous integration (CI) are two well-known aspects of DevOps. But the CI in vogue today is missing a critical “I:” infrastructure.read more

You Can Now Run Windows Apps on Chromebooks with ChromeOS, Thanks to CrossOver

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 11:02:39 AM
After more than a year in testing, CrossOver's ChromeOS support is now finally open to everyone, allowing Chromebook owners to run Windows apps on their computers running Google's ChromeOS.

How to Install PrestaShop on Debian 9

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 09:54:02 AM
In this guide, we’ll show you how to install and configure the latest version of Prestashop on Debian 9.1. Prestashop is a free Open Source e-commerce content management platform written in PHP programming language which is often deployed on Linux under Apache/Nginx web servers, PHP and MySQL/MariaDB database management system.

Juniper Integrates AppFormix into Contrail Cloud for OpenStack

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 08:45:25 AM
Juniper also announced an expanded relationship with Red Hat, displacing Ubuntu as the Linux vendor of choice for the Contrail Cloud.

Don’t Buy Gifts That Snoop: Introducing Mozilla’s Holiday Buyers’ Guide

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 07:36:48 AM
Is your smart toaster spying on you? Does your toddler’s new toy have an easily-hackable microphone or camera? This holiday season, don’t buy your loved ones an Internet-connected gadget that compromises their privacy or security — no matter how nifty or cute that gadget may be.

KDE Plasma 5.11.3 Desktop Environment Released with 40 Bugfixes and Improvements

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 06:28:10 AM
KDE today released the third maintenance update to its latest KDE Plasma 5.11 desktop environment, bringing more stability improvements by fixing various issues across core components.

Open-Source Acumos Project Aims to Make AI Apps More Accessible

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 05:19:33 AM
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest areas in technology today, with enterprise application developers often struggling to figure out how to integrate the technology. A new open-source effort that is set to debut in early 2018 could change that situation, making AI easier to use and integrate.

How Microsoft Contributes to Kubernetes

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 04:10:56 AM
Microsoft has recently increased their stakes in the Kubernetes community through a variety of actions. For example, they acquired Deis, a company that specialises in Kubernetes container management technologies. And, Microsoft became a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is the home of the Kubernetes project.

OpenStack Continues to Grow Both Public and Private Cloud Deployments

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 03:02:19 AM
OpenStack is now powering over 60 public cloud datacenters around the world, with both private and public cloud revenues growing.

Kubernetes by the numbers: 10 compelling stats

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 01:53:42 AM
How quickly has Kubernetes’ popularity soared? By most accounts, very quickly. Earlier this year, Cloud Native Computing Foundation executive director Dan Kohn penned a blog post that dug into that claim. People regularly tout Kubernetes as one of the highest velocity projects ever in open source history: Does the data back it up?

How to Monetize an Open Source Project

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 12:45:05 AM
"The number one tangent to monetization in any open source product is adoption, because the key to monetizing an open source product is you flip what I would call the sales funnel upside down," he told ITPro at the recent All Things Open conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Apache OpenOffice: We're OK with not being super cool... PS: Watch out for that Mac bug

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 11:36:28 PM
Version 4.1.4 did fix four security vulnerabilities, and that's one less than the five that appear to be outstanding for the software, based on two reported in the November 2016 minutes of Apache Foundation Board of Directors' meeting and three reported in the April 2017 minutes.

Krita 4.0 Digital Painting App Promises Big Performance Improvements, Pixel Grid

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 10:27:51 PM
If you're wondering what's going on with the development of the major Krita 4.0 release of the open-source and cross-platform digital painting app, the devs have a huge update for us today.

5 ways blockchain can accelerate open organizations

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 09:19:14 PM
Looking at the open organization principles (transparency, inclusivity, adaptability, collaboration, community) and the reasons we practice them (building a network of people dedicated to a purpose and sharing the same ethical standards, for example), I started wondering how these principles would be influenced by an increasingly important emerging technology: blockchain.read more

Different Types Of Ubuntu Software On Law

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 08:10:37 PM
The only difference between Ubuntu and some other 100% Free Linux distros is the different types of software that you are allowed to use.

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • qBittorrent 4.0 Is a Massive Update of the Open-Source BitTorrent Client
    qBittorrent, the open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Qt for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements. qBittorrent 4.0 is the first release of the application to drop OS/2 support, as well as support for the old Qt 4 framework as Qt 5.5.1 or later is now required to run it on all supported platforms. It also brings a new logo and a new SVG-based icon theme can be easily scaled. Lots of other cosmetic changes are present in this release, and the WebGUI received multiple enhancements.
  • FFmpeg Continues Working Its "NVDEC" NVIDIA Video Decoding Into Shape
    Earlier this month the FFmpeg project landed its initial NVDEC NVIDIA video decoding support after already supporting NVENC for video encoding. These new NVIDIA APIs for encode/decode are part of the company's Video Codec SDK with CUDA and is the successor to the long-used VDPAU video decoding on NVIDIA Linux boxes. That NVDEC support has continued getting into shape.
  • Kobo firmware 4.6.10075 mega update (KSM, nickel patch, ssh, fonts)
    A new firmware for the Kobo ebook reader came out and I adjusted the mega update pack to use it. According to the comments in the firmware thread it is working faster than previous releases. The most incredible change though is the update from wpa_supplicant 0.7.1 (around 2010) to 2.7-devel (current). Wow.
  • 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays
    Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL single-board computer was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a slightly different, and reduced, feature set.
  • 7 Best Android Office Apps To Meet Your Productivity Needs
    Office application is an essential suite that allows you to create powerful spreadsheets, documents, presentations, etc., on a smartphone. Moreover, Android office apps come with cloud integration so that you can directly access the reports from the cloud, edit them, or save them online. To meet the productivity need of Android users, the Play Store offers an extensive collection of Android office apps. But, we have saved you the hassle of going through each one of them and provided you a list of the best office apps for Android. The apps that we have picked are all free, although some do have Pro version or extra features available for in-app purchases. You can also refer to this list if you’re looking for Microsoft Office alternatives for your PC.

Servers and Red Hat

Distribution Releases

  • OpenMandriva Is Going To Do Away With 32-bit Support
    Following in the steps of Ubuntu 17.10 dropping 32-bit desktop images and other Linux distributions also lessening their focus on 32-bit support, OpenMandriva has issued its final i586 release. OpenMandriva Lx 3.03 was released on Tuesday with boot speed improvements, updates to Linux/systemd/Mesa, KDE Plasma 5.10.5, LLVM Clang 5.0, and other package upgrades. This is also going to be their last planned release in the OpenMandriva Lx 3 series.
  • OpenMandriva Lx 3.03 - Get it while it’s hot!
    This release Lx 3.03 is an enhancement and upgrade to the previous Lx 3 releases.
  • LXLE 16.04.3 "Eclectica" Linux Distro Is Out Now Based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
    The developers of the Ubuntu-based LXLE GNU/Linux distribution have announced the release of LXLE 16.04.3, the latest update to the Eclectica series based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). Incorporating all the updates and core components of Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS, the LXLE 16.04.3 release is here to further integrate various of the components of the MATE and LXQt desktop environments, as well as some from the Linux Mint operating system. On top of that, the application menu received improvements to its layout and how items are organization, the system theme was tweaked for consistency, LXhotkey replaces the Obkey Openbox key editor, and Pithos has been removed because it required a user account.
  • pfSense 2.4.2 Open-Source Firewall Patches OpenSSL, Improves Network Performance
    Netgate's Jim Pingle announced the availability of the second maintenance and stabilization update to the latest 2.4 series of pfSense, world's most trusted open-source firewall. pfSense 2.4.2 is a security and bugfix release that updates the OpenSSL packages to version 1.0.2m to fix two recently disclosed vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-3736 and CVE-2017-3735), addresses three potential XSS vectors, fixes the VLAN priority handling, and addresses issues with PPP interfaces that have VLAN parents.

Games Leftovers