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Blender 2.65 Arrives - Most Stable Yet

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  • Blender 2.65 Arrives - Most Stable Yet
  • Nitro: A Beautiful Task Management App For Linux
  • animated themes going away in Firefox 18
  • RHEV 3.1 – an overview about the new features
  • New Project Aims to Bring Mac Apps to Linux
  • Slow and choppy Flash Player playback
  • Bash Script - Protect your server from DDos Attacks
  • Samba 4 threatens Microsoft's enterprise lock-in
  • SpaceFM Development Update
  • Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition: one step closer to Tux
  • corps: bespoke text codecs
  • RuneSoft Releases Another Linux Game on Desura
  • Creating a book cover with Inkscape
  • NVIDIA 313.09 Linux Driver Packs New Features

Who Needs Ubuntu? Steam for Linux Running Under Gentoo

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techgage.com: In the post I made last week about some of the system requirements Valve has been applying to select Linux titles on Steam, I mentioned that I’ve been curious to know how running the official Steam client would fare on other distros.

Valve Confirms the Steam Box

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  • Valve Confirms They are Working on a Steam Box
  • Sidescroller Run Off: Bit.Trip Runner Vs Canabalt [Review]
  • 'Legends of Aethereus' Linux Version Ready, New Trailer Launched
  • Valve confirms Steam Box coming in 2013

ET: Legacy - Reviving The Old FPS

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  • ET: Legacy - Reviving The Old FPS
  • Alien Arena 7.65 To Bring Huge Renderer Enhancements
  • The State Of XReaL, OpenWolf Game Engines
  • Hands on With ‘RC Mini Racers’ for Ubuntu [Review]
  • Beautiful Splice Puzzle Game Will Be Launched on Steam for Linux
  • [Steam] 5 New Games Coming to Linux

Linux Game 'Crayon Physics Deluxe' Free for 24 Hours

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Gaming

ubuntuvibes.com: Awarding winning 2D physics based puzzle/sandbox game game Crayon Physics Deluxe is free for 24 hours.

Machinarium for Linux [Review]

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  • Machinarium for Linux [Review]
  • Introducing The Humble Not For Linux Bundle
  • Pier Solar HD Remake Coming to Linux
  • Sauerbraten Update Coming, Tesseract Still Going

Interview with Ryan C. Gordon about Linux Gaming

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Interviews
Gaming

cheerfulghost.com: Recently I asked Ryan C. Gordon some questions about his work in porting games, the current state of gaming in Linux, and where he sees it in the future.

some leftovers:

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Gaming
HowTos
  • Linux and the GPL: A Storm Erupts
  • Firefox 17.0.1 to fix blurry font issue in the browser
  • Why I Use Generic Computers and Open Source Software
  • Improved drawing performance in MyPaint brush engine
  • Hit Mac Game ‘RC Mini Racers’ Gears Up for Ubuntu Release
  • Easily Install Windows Applications In Linux with q4wine
  • The fairest Debian mirror of them all?
  • Popular Indie Game 'Dear Esther' Coming to Linux, Testers Needed
  • add Gnome-Shell Weather Extension on Arch Linux
  • Skype on Wheezy
  • Half of the package maintainers are not DDs or DMs
  • Why you need the real_* thing with genkernel
  • Troubleshooting common KVM problems
  • The Dark Mod For Doom 3 On Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 285 – Party Drones
  • Windows 8 Review from a Linux User Part 1, Part 2
  • Open source community up in arms over proprietary software for Ubuntu
  • GEGL Dev Seeks Crowd-funding Model For GIMP Components
  • 30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Jonathan Corbet
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 293

The Best Three Linux Games of 2012

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softpedia.com: The year of 2012 is almost over and the number of games released has grown slowly, but exponentially. Here are the best games released for the Linux platform, so far.

Steam for Linux beta expanded to 5,000 more

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polygon.com: Valve is expanding its Linux for Steam beta by inviting 5,000 more testers before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend kicks in, the company announced today.

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Education and Open Access

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  • UCLA just open-sourced a powerful new image-detection algorithm
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  • Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability [Ed: same as below]
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    Nature, the Lancet and many other medical publishers and researchers have announced that all Zika-related scientific articles will be published freely in the wake of the recent outbreak.