First of all, let me introduce Kafka, a high-throughput distributed messaging system. It was originally developed by LinkedIn as a backbone of a website activity tracking infrastructure. Once open source, it was developed further under the umbrella of the Apache Foundation. In 2014 Confluent was founded to provide enterprise level support to Kafka users. Kafka is now used by major companies, including Netflix, Twitter and PayPal. There are now many more uses for Kafka: message queuing, log aggregation, stream processing or as a commit log.
As you may know, Nmap is a command-line network exploration tool that supports ping scanning to determine the online hosts, port scanning techniques and TCP/IP fingerprinting for remote device identification.
As you may know, Aptik is an open-source application that enables the users to easily perform and restore backups of PPAs, aplications and packages in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivates.
Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems is easy.
Albion Online is something I have kept on eye on for sometime now, and since I’ve been playing it during the closed beta period here are my initial thoughts on it. This is not a full review, as I will do that once it’s completely out.
We have a real empty spot when it comes to MMORPG games on Linux, and I used to love chilling out in WoW when I was a Windows minion, so finally having one comparable on Linux is great, but is it any good?
Empire TV Tycoon has just today put up their Linux version after sorting out some issues, and I can't wait to give it a go.
I used to love Tycoon games as a younger lad, so this sort of thing appeals to me greatly. I never had a chance to actually play many, I had a lot of demo versions, but never a lot of actual games.
On November 25, the Krita developers were happy to announce the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming Krita 2.9 Animation Edition open-source digital painting software.