Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux Video of the Week: Limit Theory Game Developer Switches to Linux

Game developer Josh Parnell has released the latest development update on his open-world space simulation and strategy game, Limit Theory. While the graphics are beautiful, this release is particularly notable because Parnell has switched to developing on the native Linux client version from Windows (which he called “just annoying.”)

Limit Theory is Kickstarter-funded as of December 2012 and has a planned release date for early 2014. When it's finished, players will be able to explore space, prospect for and mine asteroids, command a fleet of star ships, and more.

Read more

More in Tux Machines

Lastpass sold to LogMeIn -- should Linux users panic?

Today, however, Lastpass drops a bombshell, announcing it has been bought by the company LogMeIn. I am not familiar with this new owner, but many people are unhappy -- the comment section on the announcement is full of outrage. If you only use Windows, Mac, iOS or Android, there are alternatives, so you can switch if things get bad. Users of Chrome OS, Ubuntu, Fedora and other such operating systems? Not so much. Should we Linux users panic? Read more

Here are the phones and tablets that will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Ever since Google made Android 6.0 Marshmallow official, many users have wondered, “When will my phone get the latest OS update?” Well, that largely depends on the manufacturers and carriers. Thankfully, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony and T-Mobile have already announced their list of devices that will be getting the OS, though most have yet to reveal a set timeline for the update to reach these devices. Here’s what we know so far. Read more

Enlightenment, KDE, and GNOME

Enlightenment KDE GNOME
  • MATE-Desktop 1.11 Released, Working Towards MATE 1.12
    The GNOME2-forked MATE-Desktop has tagged version 1.11.0 as their newest milestone. MATE developers are currently working towards MATE 1.12. MATE 1.12 is expected to have full support for GTK3, initial support for Wayland, support for GNOME Account Servers, full support for systemd's logind, xf86-input-libinput driver support, and various other changes. The work-in-progress items can be found via the MATE-Desktop Roadmap.
  • Watch Twitch Without Flash On Your Desktop With GNOME Twitch
    GNOME Twitch is a GNOME 3 application for watching (a popular live streaming video platform that primarily focuses on video gaming) on your desktop, without Flash or a web browser.

Phoronix on Graphics