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Valve hits a Linux landmark—1,500 games available on Steam

Sunday 20th of September 2015 04:47:49 PM
A few months after Valve officially launched Steam for Linux in 2013, Gabe Newell gave his LinuxCon keynote crowd a bit of music for their ears. "It feels a little bit funny coming here and telling you guys that Linux and open source are the future of gaming," the Valve head-man said. "It's sort of like going to Rome and teaching Catholicism to the pope."

Valve Gives a New Lesson in How to Support Decade-Old Games

Sunday 20th of September 2015 02:53:27 PM
Valve has a large catalog of games and many of them have been released more than a decade ago, but the studio continues to update them, even if they are very old.

Modest CEO on open source and acquisition by PayPal

Sunday 20th of September 2015 12:59:05 PM
The first time I heard Harper Reed talk, I knew that I wanted to get to know him better. His TEDx talk "When work becomes fun" is entertaining and got me excited and interested to meet him in person at All Things Open in Raleigh, North Carolina next month. Then, recently I got the chance to interview him for our All Things Open speaker interview series.

$15 plug-in crypto key supports RPi and other Linux devices

Sunday 20th of September 2015 11:04:43 AM
Zymbit’s IoT-focused, $15 “ZymKey” encryption and authentication device offers 256-bit SHA security for the Raspberry Pi and other Linux devices.

How to install Zend Framework on an Ubuntu VPS

Sunday 20th of September 2015 09:10:21 AM
Zend framework is one of the most popular frameworks for developing modern PHP applications. The framework is modular, extensible and highly secure and that is why it is used by many developers.

It's Official, There Are Now Over 1,500 Linux Games in Valve's Steam Library

Sunday 20th of September 2015 07:15:59 AM
In case you needed more proof that Linux is becoming an important player in the gaming market, we here at Softpedia are happy to announce today, September 19, 2015, that Valve's Steam library now features 1,500 titles.

Microsoft demonstrates its Linux-based Azure Cloud Switch operating system

Sunday 20th of September 2015 05:21:37 AM
Microsoft has built a Linux-based operating system for datacenter switches. Does this mean a Microsoft Linux distribution is just around the corner? Um... no.

New Steam controller, Sherlock Holmes on ScummVM, and more open gaming news

Sunday 20th of September 2015 03:27:15 AM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at ScummVM for Sherlock Holmes games, a demo of the Steam controller at Pax Prime, info on the Soomla startup for mobile game developers, and more.Open gaming roundup for September 12 - 18, 2015read more

How to secure WordPress on a Linux VPS

Sunday 20th of September 2015 01:32:53 AM
WordPress is by far the most popular tool for creating original websites and blogs.

Apple uses Mesos, 3D printed syringe, and more news

Saturday 19th of September 2015 11:38:31 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Apple joining the party to use open source infrastructure technology, 3D printing and open design to improve healthcare, and more open source news.Open source news for September 12 - 18, 2015read more

JBoss/Wildfly Doman Mode Master/Slave Set Up & Configuration

Saturday 19th of September 2015 09:44:09 PM
JBoss/Wildfly Java application servers are the go-to solution for many enterprises. This how covers the steps needed to configure JBoss or Wildfly in domain mode.

How To Install Intel Graphics In Ubuntu 15.04 Or Derivatives Linux OS

Saturday 19th of September 2015 07:49:47 PM
Intel Graphics Installer is a small and undoubtedly useful tool for installing or updating Intel graphics to get the best user experience with the Intel hardware. Intel has just released Graphics installer for Ubuntu 15.04, so now you can easily install/update Intel graphics in Intel hardware. Let's see how we can do that.

The Legacy of Linux 24 Years Later

Saturday 19th of September 2015 05:55:25 PM
Linux: For most people it’s just a pretty word to say. But for programmers its still a remarkably relevant operating system given that the Linux kernel, the part of the OS managing input/output requests, arrived on September 17, 1991. It was a big deal, the dawn of the open source age for the OS world.

Docker Hub Expands Container Deployments, Development

Saturday 19th of September 2015 03:56:45 PM
The online development project repository for Docker containers apps grows dramatically in the 15 months since Docker Inc. introduced the technology.

Mapping How Tor's Anonymity Network Spread Around the World

Saturday 19th of September 2015 02:02:23 PM
Online privacy projects come and go. But as the anonymity software Tor approaches its tenth year online, it's grown into a powerful, deeply-rooted privacy network overlaid across the internet. And a new real-time map of that network illustrates just how widespread and global that network has become.

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Official Wallpaper Revealed

Saturday 19th of September 2015 12:08:01 PM
You know that a new Ubuntu release is just around the corner when the official wallpaper is made available in Launchpad. Guess what? Now we know what the new wallpaper for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) is.

Cuba's Ubuntu Linux-Based Open Source Linux OS to Get Facelift

Saturday 19th of September 2015 10:13:39 AM
Cuban open source programmers will soon release a new Linux distribution called Nova Lightweight 2015, which is derived from Ubuntu and features a special interface based on LXDE.

Microsoft has built a Linux-based operating system

Saturday 19th of September 2015 08:19:17 AM
Pigs haven't taken flight; aliens haven’t invaded; hell hasn’t frozen over. But... Microsoft has created an OS powered by Linux. Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) "is a cross-platform modular operating system for data center networking built on Linux," explains Kamala Subramaniam, Principal Architect, Azure Networking.

Top 5 articles of the week: Interview with ownCloud founder, Docker on Raspberry Pi, and more

Saturday 19th of September 2015 06:24:55 AM
In our Top 5 articles this week: We interview ownCloud founder and CTO Frank Karlitschek, Jim Salter shares his Linux story, Grant Ingersoll gets us started on open source machine learning, we experiment with Docker on Raspberry Pi, and we imagine a future in which everyone can code.

JetBrains refuses to U-turn on subscriptions (but sweetens the deal)

Saturday 19th of September 2015 04:30:33 AM
Annual dev tools subscribers get a perpetual license, will have to roll back to use it. Developer tools company JetBrains displeased many of its customers when it announced a move to subscription-only licensing from later this year.

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Roku’s 4th gen media player does 4K, gets larger, costs more

Media streaming pioneer Roku has unveiled its 4th-gen media streaming player, featuring 4K resolution, 802.11ac WiFi, a larger footprint, and a $130 price. Over the years, we’ve watched Roku evolve from being one of the first companies to offer Internet radios with its SoundBridge, to challenging Apple’s early dominance in the streaming media player market with its “Netflix box”, to pioneering HDMI-stick media players with its Streaming Stick, to becoming the “smart” in smart TVs. All these media player incarnations have run on Roku’s internally developed, Linux-based “Roku OS.” Read more

Git 2.6.1 Open-Source Distributed Version Control System Adds Xdiff Changes

The developers of the world's most popular free, cross-platform and open-source distributed version control system, Git, have announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first point release of Git 2.6 for all supported platforms. Read more

The ZFS File System Will Be Included in Ubuntu, Says Mark Shuttleworth

A very interesting discussion started earlier today, October 6, on the Ubuntu Snappy Core mailing list about a method of adding kernel modules to a Snappy-based operating system. Read more

Displaylink adds Linux support for USB monitors

A few weeks ago at IDF, Displaylink released drivers for USB monitors on Linux. This has been something SemiAccurate has been asking them about since, well it has been years now. The idea is simple, transfer video data over USB rather than a dedicated video port. This requires a bit of compression, CPU load, and of course their proprietary hardware on the monitor side. That isn’t a big deal, the chips are fairly inexpensive and since you are buying a USB monitor or dock, it comes with the device out of the box. On the plus side it means your monitor will work everywhere, or at least it will now. Read more Also: Intel Compute Shaders Appear Nearly Ready For Mainline Mesa