ET: Legacy Continues Making Progress On Free, Modern Art Assets For Enemy Territory
While there are many open-source game engines these days, many of which were formerly closed-source/commercial engines, one of the big bottlenecks for community-driven game projects continue to be on the art assets/models and/or their reliance upon the commercial game assets for game engines that were later opened up. ET: Legacy continues making progress on free, modernized assets inspired off the original Wolfenstein Enemy Territory game.
The Exiled, an open-world survival arena that combines MMO and MOBA together supports Linux
Originally, when it was called Das Tal, it ran a Kickstarter campaign that was sadly unsuccessful, so it's pleasing to see it carry on. I've been following it since then and the email update sadly got pushed down my inbox due to an influx of news recently.
Redout, a fantastic looking tribute to games like WipeOut could come to Linux, with enough interest
I was shared an email yesterday from a conversation with the developers of futuristic racer 'Redout' [Steam, Official Site]. The developers are willing to do a Linux version, if there's enough interest.
It looks damn near incredible and certainly did remind me of WipeOut, a game I wasted hours and probably entire days of my life in when I was younger.
Applications for the 'Disgaea 2 PC' beta for Linux are now open
If you want a chance to beta test Disgaea 2 PC [Steam] for Linux, now is your chance. The developers are requested people enter a quick form.
Open source RTS game 0 A.D. has a new project leader, continues towards next Alpha version
0 A.D. [Official Site] has a change in leadership with Erik stepping down, but work continues on and the new Alpha is already shaping up.
I love 0 A.D. even at this early stage. It is still rather rough, but even release really does bring it forward dramatically. It is one of the most promising open source games available right now.
- Heavy Gear Assault is heading to Steam, first 1000 people on their mailing list get a free key
- Early Access physics based building game 'Besiege' is now available on GOG
Reddit: Anyone else remember when they were first getting into Linux and spent way too much time making sure it was actually free?
I hadn't thought of this in a long time and it just came back to me today. It was a baffling concept to me that I could get a whole OS, from kernel to word processor, and all without paying a cent! I've been around OSS for so long now I've forgotten how insane that it, but it really blew my mind as a naive 15 year old who had just gotten a computer 14 year before. I was just getting to that stage where I could smell a scam or trojanware, and Linux just seemed way, way too good to be true.
Having remembered this, I look back on all the odd, sceptical reactions I've had when suggesting Linux to people, and it suddenly makes sense on a more empathetic level than it ever has in the moment. I actually get it, again.
Anyway, not really much of a point to this. Just reminiscing with people who probably share these experiences.
P.S. BTW, this was pre-reddit and I didn't know about forums and the like yet, so maybe I was just ignorant of the internet and it was way worse for me than most of you, idk.submitted by /u/MengerianMango
Reddit: IT Professional getting his feet wet with Linux. Pondering on avenues available to me in terms of distros and certifications.
So I work in IT doing Windows support for the last year. While my IT career is young, Ive got plenty of experience messing around in Windows and dealing with PC hardware.
My love for Android is what finally gave me the push to learn Linux for desktop. I downloaded Ubuntu in order to turn a 2 SSD laptop into a 4 OS system (Ubuntu, Androidx86 and RemixOS on 1 SSD, Windows on the other). Through a decent amount of research, gparted use, grub customization, and frustration, I got it done.
After mucking around a bit in terminal, I thought to myself "hey, this is frustrating, but rewarding and kind of fun....just like when I tinker in Android with rooting and such...and Windows is boring me lately. I wonder if there's a career path for this"
So basically Ive seen that Red Hat is the go to for enterprise Linux, and thus I have a few questions:
Are there any Linux based mobile certifications that would be useful to an IT professional?
RedHat isnt free, thus what distro do you recommend for someone who may one day want Red Hat certifications? CentsOS? Fedora?
I thought you might like this.
I normally don't get involved in family IT problems to avoid being the IT guy. In fact I probably use the same lame excuse like most of us here: "Sorry, I don't know Windows anymore". Lately though... I could not watch my poor dad any longer trying to restore Windows 10 on what used to be a laptop. And is now basically a warm picture frame. Don't ask me how Windows 10 landed on there. Apparently other family and friends have access to his laptop and one of them convinced him to get Windows 10 and a $150 MS-Office copy.
Anyway even after removing all the bloat the processor could barely move the mouse cursor. Eventually I gave up and threw Xubuntu 16.04 on the laptop. Turns out the laptop had enough power for word processing. The things he wanted to do like printing, text documents and browsing all suddenly work. The printer driver installation was a bit rough though. Only found some old deb.sh for Ubuntu 10.04... For some reason scans are flipped vertically?
So yeah. A few weeks later, a bit surprisingly this thing did not blow up in my face. The only problem is that his friends and grandchildren can't install software from the internet.
PS: One minor drawback though is that I had to nope my way out once. One of my dads friends suggested I have a look at his computer and CDs :-)submitted by /u/keyks
I recently installed kali Linux on a bootable USB drive. I run windows 10 home version. Every time i try to boot up my laptop with the USB it just goes straight to windows. I even changed the order of the boot sequences pressing in the f2 menu. Sorry forgot the name. So then i tried to boot it manually with the Debian installer then i get this error. doesn't support windows 6.2.9200 SP0 yet. please help.submitted by /u/ThatMrGamerMan
Hey /r/linux, I've been reading a lot on the Ubuntu ZFS controversy over possible GPL violations, and there was one thing that puzzled me (even more so than the rest of this legal mess :p) : here and there I read assertions about Oracle holding copyrights on portions of the Linux kernel, and so potentially having standing to sue Canonical on GPL violations, as Linux copyright holder (rather than as ZFS's copyright holder). However I couldn't find any source to this claim, so I couldn't confirm it... Does anyone know an authoritative source on that sort of information?
I tried to look in the copyright notices on kernel.org (https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/CREDITS), but apparently they can only provide "at least a partial list" of contributors, which didn't prove very helpful for my inquiry.
So could you help me fact check this claim? Thx!submitted by /u/glouby