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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

1 hour 15 min ago
That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away.

Photocrumbs is Now Mejiro

2 hours 13 min ago
Photocrumbs has served well as a working name for my spare-time coding project. But the time has come to give my forgetful photo publishing PHP script a proper name.

FESCo Election Results, F21 Delayed 3 Weeks, Behind the Scenes for Flock, Help with AppStream, and Joining Fedora

3 hours 10 min ago
The special election for FESCo (the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee) has concluded. New FESCo members are Josh Boyer, Kalev Lember, and Tomas Hozza. Since these seats are filling various vacancies, they aren’t for the normal two-release term. Since Josh lead the results, he will fill the spot which goes through next spring’s Fedora 22 release, and the others through this fall’s F21. Congratulations and welcome to Josh, Kalev, and Tomas; and thanks to outgoing members Bill Nottingham, Toshio Kurotami, and Peter Jones for all of your hard work on FESCo.

Oracle Linux 7 Makes Its Debut

4 hours 7 min ago
Oracle sees continued potential for growth as it rolls out its latest Linux distribution release.

enhance your screencasts with key-mon on Fedora

5 hours 4 min ago
Have you ever been doing a screencast, (or watched a screencast), where most of the video is the screencaster explaining what mouse and keyboard buttons they are pressing at a […]

Keynotes from OSCON 2014 Day 2

6 hours 1 min ago
We're back with keynote coverage on Day 2 of OSCON 2014! This comes to you (live stream) from Portland at the Oregon Convention Center.read more

Firm says vulnerability in Tails contained in I2P component

6 hours 59 min ago
A vulnerability broker published a video demonstrating one of several flaws it has found in the privacy-focused Tails operating system, which is used by those seeking to make their Web browser harder to trace.

Gaming oriented Nvidia Shield Tablet wins early praise

7 hours 56 min ago
The Android 4.4.3-based Nvidia Shield Tablet won early praise with its Tegra K1 SoC, Kepler-based graphics, new stylus, and WiFi Direct gaming controller. This week Nvidia announced its rumored tablet form-factor update of the Tegra 4-based Nvidia Shield, now called the Shield Portable. Early previews of the $299 Nvidia Shield Tablet have been kinder than […]

Oracle Linux 7 released

8 hours 53 min ago
Oracle has released its clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

9 hours 50 min ago
Once in a while someone points out a POSIXviolation in Linux. Often theanswer is to fix the violation, but sometimes LinusTorvalds decides thatthe POSIX behavior is broken, in which case they keep the Linux behavior,but they might build an additional POSIX compatibility layer, even if thatlayer is slower and less efficient.

Interview With Aspyr Media About Civilization V & Linux Gaming

10 hours 47 min ago
A little treat today folks as I had a chance to talk with Michael Blair from Aspyr Media on a few different bits relating to Linux gaming and their Civilization V port.

Ubuntu: 2296-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

11 hours 44 min ago
Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

Red Hat and Mirantis battle in the OpenStack market and VMware needs to find a way into the fight

12 hours 32 min ago
In this edition of the Short Stack we take on the battle between Red Hat and Mirantis as they fight over the crown for OpenStack. In the meantime, VMware has to find a way to stay relevant to their customers. Will they jump in the OpenStack?

Ubuntu: 2295-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

13 hours 19 min ago
Firefox could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.

What are the best browsers for Linux?

Thursday 24th of July 2014 06:17:33 AM
In today's open source roundup: Best Linux browsers. Plus: Lifehacker's list of essential Linux applications, and how to run Android on a Mac.

Oracle Linux 7.0 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 24th of July 2014 05:30:13 AM
Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements to support customers and partners in developing and deploying business critical applications across the data center and into the cloud.

Elections Results for Summer 2014 FESCo Special Election

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:42:53 AM
Hey Everyone, The results are in for the FESCo Elections! The elections for the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) Summer 2014 Special Election have concluded, and the results are shown in this article.

Warhammer Eternal Crusade MMO Will Gain A Linux Version

Thursday 24th of July 2014 03:55:33 AM
An upcoming MMO in the Warhammer series is set to gain a Linux version thanks to comments made from the lead developer.

Attackers raid SWISS BANKS with DNS and malware bombs

Thursday 24th of July 2014 03:08:13 AM
Attackers suspected of residing in Russia are raiding Swiss bank accounts with a multi-faceted attack that intercepts SMS tokens and changes domain name system settings, researchers have warned.

What kind of tablet do you use?

Thursday 24th of July 2014 02:20:53 AM
It seems today that the naysayers were wrong: tablets have become ubiquitous. But has open source made its reach into the tablet world to the same extent it has to other areas of technology?