Dead Island is a action role-playing game developed by Techland for all major platforms and is based on a zombie-infested open world island. There's been talk of a potential Linux port and it looks like it might finally be materializing for Linux gamers.
Brian Fargo's Wasteland 2 game that's the successor to the original Wasteland from two decades ago now has an official release date...
Wasteland 2 was scheduled to ship in August but its official release date is now 19 September due to delaying the game a few weeks to allow the studio to manufacturer the related game merchandise.
Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel
Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance.
Dave Hansen of Intel has proposed a new "TAINT_PERFORMANCE" for the kernel that would proactively print a warning message about not using the kernel for any performance measurements. Dave explained in his RFC announcement, "I have more than once myself been the victim of an accidentally-enabled kernel configuration option being mistaken for a true performance problem. I'm sure I've also taken profiles or performance measurements and assumed they were real-world when really I was measuring the performance with an option that nobody turns on in production. A warning like this late in boot will help remind folks when these kinds of things are enabled."
Scientific Linux 7.0 x86_64 BETA 3
Fermilab's intention is to continue the development and support of
Scientific Linux and refine its focus as an operating system for
scientific computing. Today we are announcing a beta release of
Scientific Linux 7. We continue to develop a stable process for
generating and distributing Scientific Linux, with the intent that
Scientific Linux remains the same high quality operating system the
community has come to expect.
Please do not install Pre-Release software in your production