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Perhaps no other single Linux distribution release in recent memory has caught the attention of more people than Valve's Steam OS. SteamOS was first hinted at in the summer and is now a public beta codenamed 'Alchemist', available in a free download letting users see first hand the future of Linux gaming.
LinuxQuestions.org is proud to announce that voting for the 2013 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is now open. The Members Choice Awards allow the Linux community to select their favorite products in a variety of categories.
I tried Kubuntu for the first time last week and I was very impressed. It really is a great alternative to Ubuntu and Mint for all those Windows users thinking of switching. It works well with EFI, is dead easy to install and KDE has come on leaps and bounds.
The second release candidate to FreeBSD 10.0 is now available and with it comes Radeon KMS graphics driver bug-fixes and other cleaned-up and fixed code.
FrozenSand was proud to announce a few days ago the immediate availability for download of a new major update for its popular Urban Terror multiplayer first person shooter (FPS) game, for Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems.
Alone in space, light years away from your family, armed with only your Fistcannon™, Platform Drill and the meanest cup of coffee in the sector; you are Cargo Corps’ latest recruit, a Cargo Commander.
WebODF is a new open-source projet that allows ODF document files to be displayed within a web-browser. WebODF is used by the new OwnCloud release for its collaborative, web-based ODF file editing.
The development team behind the GUPnP project, an elegant and object-oriented open source framework for creating UPnP devices and control points, has announced the immediate availability for download of GUPnP 0.20.9 on December 14, 2013.
Is it time for you to dump Windows XP, or maybe to abandon Windows altogether? Windows 8 has improved significantly with the 8.1 upgrade. Nevertheless, for many users, Windows 8’s modern-style interface—incorporating major changes like Live Tiles and the removal of the Start menu—remains an object of scorn. And security has always been a bigger headache for Windows than for other platforms.
Dell and Red Hat will work together to propagate OpenStack clouds running the Linux distro, in what the PC maker claims is a first. The pair have announced they will jointly develop "enterprise grade" private clouds that are based on Dell hardware and Red Hat's Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The first fruits are due next year.
There is no shortage of Twitter clients available, differing in terms of features, operating system support, interface, mobile capabilities, etc. If you are one of those command line junkies, there is one for you as well. This tutorial will demonstrates how to access Twitter from the command line using Twitter CLI. Installation and basic usage examples will be covered.
Tales of Maj’Eyal is a roguelike RPG, featuring tactical turn-based combat and advanced character building. Play as one of many unique races and classes in the lore-filled world of Eyal, exploring random dungeons, facing challenging battles, and developing characters with your own tailored mix of abilities and powers.
Today in Open Source: SteamOS beta has been released. Plus: Install SteamOS beta in VirtualBox, and SteamOS discussions and FAQ
The following tutorial will teach all Linux users how to install Valve's brand new SteamOS GNU/Linux operating system in a virtual machine, using the powerful and popular VirtualBox software.
Embedded developers working on kernels or bare-metal programs often gothrough several development cycles. Each time the developer modifies thecode, the code has to be compiled, the ELF (Executable and LinkableFormat)/kernel image has to be copied onto the SD card, and the cardthen has to be transferred from the PC to the development board andrebooted.
GRUB Customizer is a graphical utility for managing GRUB 2, the boot loader used on most Linux distributions. For both experienced and new users, it can come in handy when and if you need to mess with GRUB. It is the work of Daniel Richter.
For those NVIDIA gaming customers running Microsoft Windows 8.1 that have been thinking about giving Valve's SteamOS Linux-based gaming platform a try, here are some early benchmarks of the SteamOS 1.0 beta that compare the performance to Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on multiple NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.
Opensource.com is here to tell the stories of those who use open source—software, hardware, and ways—to work, to create, to discover, and to add knowledge back to the world. And, interviews with these open source gurus are an excellent method of delivering that kind of thought-provoking content to our readers.
When Valve announced the public release of the beta for SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" on Friday they listed NVIDIA graphics as a hardware requirement, but I showed that AMD Radeon graphics with Catalyst would work and it's possible to get Intel graphics working (or the open-source graphics drivers in general) through a minor change to the Linux-based SteamOS kernel parameters. After that I ran some benchmarks and here are a few performance results comparing SteamOS 1.0 Beta to Ubuntu 13.10 with Intel HD Graphics.
The first workshop on "Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experience," was held at the Supercomputing Conference in Denver, CO on November 17, 2013. This meeting was organized by the Software Sustainability Institute at the University of Edinburgh and the National Science Foundation to examine how we can create sustainable software platforms that can best serve the needs of scientific research.