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Shadow Warrior FPS Releasing For Linux Next Week, Promises Swords & Lovely Visuals

Sunday 29th of March 2015 02:38:15 AM
It was only in January that we saw signs of Shadow Warrior being ported to Linux, and it’s officially due next week! Get ready for some beautifully frantic and brutal action.

Manjaro 0.8.12 LXQt : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Sunday 29th of March 2015 12:43:53 AM
Manjaro 0.8.12 LXQt edition is a community edition of the Manjaro Linux distribution built around the LXQt desktop environment version 0.8.0 and powered by kernel 3.16, Also support for Microsoft’s exFAT filesystem and Pacman 4.2 package manager.

NASA Releases Open Source Core Flight Software

Saturday 28th of March 2015 10:49:31 PM
(NASA) announced the release of its core Flight System (cFS) Application Suite to the public. The cFS application suite is composed of 12 individual Command and Data Handling (C&DH) flight software applications that together create a reusable library of common C&DH functions. NASA cFS projects are hosted on SourceForge.net

Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Saturday 28th of March 2015 08:55:09 PM
We are preparing Kubuntu Vivid Vervet (15.04) for distribution on April 23rd, 2015. With this Beta 2 pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next (stable) version. We have some interesting things happening. Plasma 5, the next generation of KDE's desktop has been rewritten to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup. The second set of updates to Plasma 5 is now stable enough for everyday use and is the default in this version of Kubuntu. Kubuntu comes with KDE Applications 14.12 containing all your favourite apps from KDE. This is the 14.12.2 update with bugfixes and translation updates. Several applications have been ported to KDE Frameworks 5 but those which aren't should fit in seamlessly. Non-KDE applications include LibreOffice 4.4 and Firefox 36.

Arduino Day Special: Getting started with RFID tags

Saturday 28th of March 2015 07:13:01 PM
RFIDs—we use them every day. With every visit to the supermarket, public library, bookstore, or department store, we handle objects that have an RFID tag, which stands for Radio Frequency Identification. For one, these small tags make it easier for shop owners to keep inventory by tracking the flow of items as they're brought in, moved around, and purchased. RFID tags are usually composed of a small electronic chip that can store a few thousand bytes and an antenna that commonly takes the shape of a tight spiral—sometimes squared, sometimes circular.This article is about how I tinkered with the Adafruit PN532 controller shield to read and write RFID tags.read more

Head 2 Head: Android OS vs. Chrome OS

Saturday 28th of March 2015 05:18:39 PM
Windows is dead. Haven’t you heard? Yeah, right, we don’t believe that for a parsec (although we wouldn’t mind if Modern got swallowed alive by a Sarlacc to be slowly digested alive for a thousand years.) Still, for those who are living in their post-PC fantasy, the OS of choice for computing won’t be based on Windows.

The AT&T Mafia, LibraOffice Online & More…

Saturday 28th of March 2015 03:24:17 PM
Of course, LibreOffice as an online app has already been available online since early last year through rollApp — but this will be different. For starters, it’ll be “free as in beer,” meaning it won’t cost you anything. While rollApp has a free plan which allows users to open files from cloud storage to read online, users have to pay $6.99 monthly if they want to actually save their changes.

First Look at GNOME 3.16 - It’s Great, but We Prefer Cinnamon or Unity

Saturday 28th of March 2015 01:29:55 PM
The highly anticipated GNOME 3.16 desktop environment for Linux kernel-based operating systems has been announced and has been declared by the GNOME development team as the best GNOME release yet. Of course, we wanted to give GNOME 3.16 desktop environment a try and see for ourselves the new features, apps, and imrovements.

Zentyal 4.1 Screencast

Saturday 28th of March 2015 11:35:33 AM
Zentyal Development Team is proud to announce Zentyal Server 4.1, a new release of the Zentyal Open Source Linux small business server with native Microsoft Exchange protocol implementation and Active Directory interoperability.

Android on a Stick, or how to install Android-x86 on a USB stick

Saturday 28th of March 2015 10:07:17 AM
The latest stable release is Android-x86 4.4-r2. This tutorial shows how to install it on a USB stick, so you can have an Android device that you can boot and use from any modern computer.

Tiny WiFi-loaded OpenWRT COM starts at $12

Saturday 28th of March 2015 08:12:55 AM
OpenEmbed launched a 52 x 28mm “SOM9331? COM for IoT that runs OpenWRT Linux on a MIPS-based Atheros AR9331 SoC, and offers WiFi and extended temperatures.

Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Is Not Using Systemd, nor LXQt - Screenshot Tour

Saturday 28th of March 2015 06:18:33 AM
Lubuntu 15.04 is the last in our screenshot tour articles related to the Final Beta a.k.a. Beta 2 of the Vivid Vervet development cycle. Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 offers one of the most lightweight desktop experiences and it is now powered by Ubuntu 15.04’s Linux 3.19.2 kernel.

Canonical Extends Ubuntu Linux With Ericsson Partnership

Saturday 28th of March 2015 04:24:11 AM
Linux has a long history in the telco space with the Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) effort. Ubuntu Linux, however, is not a CGL-certified distribution, although, in Zannos' view, while the requirement to run telecom-specific Linux distributions was great several years ago, it has been diminishing year by year. Large amounts of telco-specific kernel functionality are now supported in Ubuntu, he added.

Cloud 5: Long live cloud, cloud misconceptions, fastest Chromebook

Saturday 28th of March 2015 02:29:49 AM
This week, we look at artificial intelligence in the cloud, the music business and the cloud and the latest Chromebook.

Ubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Saturday 28th of March 2015 01:32:38 AM
Codenamed "Vivid Vervet", 15.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavours. In addition to the usual suspects, we're also welcoming a new flavour to the family this cycle with Ubuntu MATE.

Docker at Age 2 Reaches Out Far Beyond Its Roots

Saturday 28th of March 2015 12:35:27 AM
Docker needs a host OS on which to run, which has led to Red Hat's creating Project Atomic. CoreOS and RancherOS have also emerged as purpose-built optimized operating systems for container deployment. In this slideshow eWEEK examines the wide world of Docker container virtualization.

User-friendly virtual hosting with TurnKey Linux

Friday 27th of March 2015 11:38:16 PM
Suppose you’re a developer and want to experiment with Drupal 7.7 or WordPress. Maybe you're a K-12 teacher or university professor and want to teach your students Moodle administration or how to create some network-attached storage. You could download a tarball from Drupal.com or WordPress.org and configure on your own desktop or laptop, but then you would also need to configure Apache and MySQL too. All of these operations take effort and know-how that you may or may not have time for.read more

Which iOS features should Android offer?

Friday 27th of March 2015 10:41:05 PM
In today's open source roundup: Which features should Android borrow from iOS? Plus: Should all Linux distros default to the same desktop environment? And LibreOffice for web browsers and Android still in the works.

SecureDrop 0.3, LibreOffice Online, and more news

Friday 27th of March 2015 09:43:54 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at LibreOffice Online, the newest release of SecureDrop, and more!Open source news for March 21 - 27, 2015read more

KDE Tops Poll

Friday 27th of March 2015 08:46:43 PM
Why KDE? According to your comments, there were two major reasons: stability and configurability, with many of you saying, “It just works.” But there seemed to be some disagreement over whether KDE’s legendary configurability is as great as it once was.

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Gaming

  • Launching into Orbit
    We’re excited to announce today the release of a BioWare project that’s unlike anything we’ve done before. Over the past few months, the BioWare Online Services team has been working hard on the next-generation of our online technology platform: Orbit.
  • The Big SuperTuxKart Update Is Almost Ready
    Towards the end of last year a development version of a big new version of SuperTuxKart was released that brought a new OpenGL 3.1+ graphics engine and other improvements. The new SuperTuxKart game looks great (especially for being an open-source game) and is now closer to being officially released with now having an RC version out.
  • Humble Indie Bundle 14 Drops Torchlight 2, Outlast, and Other Awesome Games on Linux
    Following on the footsteps of the fantastic success of the previous Humble Indie Bundle initiatives, the awesome people behind Humble Bundle, Inc. have put together yet another amazing collection of cross-platform games entitled Humble Indie Bundle 14.
  • New Linux Gaming Survey For April
    The new GOL survey for April is now available, so please make sure to fill it in if you have the time.
  • Team Fortress 2 Update Brings Balancing Fixes
    Team Fortress 2 is an online multiplayer game developed by Valve and it's one of the most popular titles on Steam for Linux. A new update has been released for it, and it applies to the Linux version as well.
  • Grass Simulator Fully Released With Linux Support
    April Fools! Wait, this is real? Grass Simulator added Linux support recently, and today they have released the final version.

Android Leftovers

CentOS 7 Update and Red Hat

  • Latest CentOS 7 Update Brings Support for Intel Broadwell, AMD Hawaii, and Btrfs
    The CentOS development team, through Karanbir Singh, announced at the end of March 2015 that a new build for the stable CentOS 7 Linux operating system is available for download and update.
  • CentOS 7.1-1503 Screenshot Tour
  • Red Hat helping you (J)Boss your Big Data
    New product enhancements are designed to help enterprises get more out of their Big Data.
  • JOSE – JSON Object Signing and Encryption
    Federated Identity Management has become very widespread in past years – in addition to enterprise deployments a lot of popular web services allow users to carry their identity over multiple sites. Social networking sites especially are in a good position to drive the federated identity management, as they have both critical mass of users and the incentive to become an identity provider. As the users move away from a single device to using multiple portable devices, there is a constant pressure to make the federated identity protocols simpler (with respect to complexity), more user friendly (especially for developers) and easier to implement (on wide range of devices and platforms).

Linux in the Old Homestead

My darling daughter Mimi, who had installed Debian when she was 9 (with her proud father watching over her shoulder), had been an Ubuntu user for years. We’ll get to why that was OK with her Dad in a minute. Unity, of course, changed everything: She hated it as much as her father did (and does), and she switched to Linux Mint, which she had been using for the last several years. Read more