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The dieselpunk sci-fi RPG INSOMNIA: The Ark due for Linux sometime after the next update

Monday 19th of August 2019 10:23:20 PM
Mono Studio have given an update on the next major version of the dieselpunk sci-fi RPG INSOMNIA: The Ark, seems like the Linux version is finally getting close.

System76 Unveils Graphical Firmware Updater for All Debian-Based Linux Distros

Monday 19th of August 2019 09:09:00 PM
American computer manufacturer System76 announced a new, cross-platform graphical utility that promises to make checking and updating your computer's firmware a lot more easier.

WebAssembly for speed and code reuse

Monday 19th of August 2019 07:54:40 PM
Imagine translating a non-web application, written in a high-level language, into a binary module ready for the web. This translation could be done without any change whatsoever to the non-web application's source code. A browser can download the newly translated module efficiently and execute the module in the sandbox. The executing web module can interact seamlessly with other web technologies—with JavaScript (JS) in particular. Welcome to WebAssembly.read more

Pause Music When Locking The Screen And Resume On Unlock For Spotify, Rhythmbox, Others

Monday 19th of August 2019 06:40:20 PM
pause-on-lock is a Bash script that pauses your music player when you lock the screen and resumes playback once the screen is unlocked.

Six practical use cases for Nmap

Monday 19th of August 2019 05:26:00 PM
Nmap is a powerful network discovery and inventory tool for Linux. Here are six practical use cases to get you started

A Raspberry Pi Based Open Source Tablet is in Making and it’s Called CutiePi

Monday 19th of August 2019 04:11:40 PM
CutiePie is an 8-inch open-source tablet built on top of Raspberry Pi. Read more to find out about its specification, pricing, release date and availability.

Moving files on Linux without mv

Monday 19th of August 2019 02:57:20 PM
The humble mv command is one of those useful tools you find on every POSIX box you encounter. Its job is clearly defined, and it does it well: Move a file from one place in a file system to another. But Linux is nothing if not flexible, and there are other options for moving files. Using different tools can provide small advantages that fit perfectly with a specific use case.Before straying too far from mv, take a look at this command’s default results. First, create a directory and generate some files with permissions set to 777:read more

Easy Way to Screen Mirroring Android on Ubuntu!

Monday 19th of August 2019 01:43:00 PM
Screen Mirroring is one of the features found on smartphones, one of which is on Android. This feature serves to display the smartphone to a computer. This is very useful for example when used for demo applications that you make, or maybe for other things related to smartphones.

How to Monitor Apache (httpd) Web Server Performance In Linux?

Monday 19th of August 2019 12:17:13 PM
Learn, how to monitor Apache (httpd) web server performance in Linux.

Great looking retro-inspired FPS Ion Fury is out now with Linux support

Monday 19th of August 2019 10:51:27 AM
Ion Fury (previously Ion Maiden) from Voidpoint and 3D Realms has been officially released, this retro inspired FPS looks fantastic and it comes with full Linux support.

An introduction to bpftrace for Linux

Monday 19th of August 2019 09:25:40 AM
Bpftrace is a new open source tracer for Linux for analyzing production performance problems and troubleshooting software. Its users and contributors include Netflix, Facebook, Red Hat, Shopify, and others, and it was created by Alastair Robertson, a talented UK-based developer who has won various coding competitions.read more

Linux Candy: WallGen – image generator tool

Monday 19th of August 2019 07:59:54 AM
Let’s start our candy adventure with WallGen. It’s a small command-line utility that generates HQ poly wallpapers with only a few text arguments for inputs. Depending on these arguments, you can create shape-based patterns, randomly filled surfaces, and even image-based patterns.

Linux Journal and Linux.com Should Have Been Kept Going

Monday 19th of August 2019 05:36:57 AM
There's apparently no good explanation for the effective shutdown of Linux Journal and Linux.com; London Trust Media Holdings (LTMH), owner of Linux Journal, saw numbers improving and the Linux Foundation, steward of Linux.com, is loaded with money

How to Remove Untracked Files in Git

Monday 19th of August 2019 03:48:52 AM
The files in the Git working directory can be either tracked or untracked. Tracked files are the ones that have been added and committed and git knows about. Tracked files can be unmodified, modified, or staged. All other files in the working directory are untracked and git is not aware of those files. This article explains how to remove untracked files in Git.

How to Install OpenVPN on Ubuntu 18.04

Monday 19th of August 2019 01:25:55 AM
In this article, we will go over step-by-step instructions on how to install OpenVPN on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS.

Solve cable-based puzzles in the fully narrated game Filament, coming to Linux next year

Sunday 18th of August 2019 11:02:57 PM
Currently in development by Beard Envy with publishing from Kasedo Games, the puzzle game Filament has you exploring a seemingly abandoned spaceship while sorting out all the cables.

FOSS local multiplayer game Superstarfighter sees a great new release

Sunday 18th of August 2019 08:40:00 PM
Superstarfighter is a FOSS local multiplayer game made with Godot Engine that continues to impress me and the latest update is out now with more great features.

Openwashing Report: It’s Getting Worse, Fast. Everything is Apparently ‘Open’ Now Even Though It’s Actually Proprietary.

Sunday 18th of August 2019 06:17:03 PM
The latest examples (this past week’s) of openwashing in the media, ranging from 5G to surveillance

What is an Operating System?

Sunday 18th of August 2019 03:54:06 PM
An Operating System (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

RaspArch Project Now Lets You Run Arch Linux on Your Raspberry Pi 4 Computer

Sunday 18th of August 2019 01:59:44 PM
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs Softpedia News about the availability of a new version of his RaspArch project, which lets users run the Arch Linux operating system on the tiny Raspberry Pi computers.

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Xfce 4.14 Lands in Tumbleweed

Ahoy! openSUSE Xfce team is pleased to announce that the long awaited Xfce 4.14 has been released for Tumbleweed. After a long development cycle (4 years!), all of the core components and applications have been ported to GTK 3. Among the main new features and improvements, the xfwm4 window manager has finally gained support for VSync, HiDPI, hardware GLX and various compositor improvements. You can check out the neat new features in the official Xfce 4.14 tour and the official release announcement. Read more

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Wine 4.0.2 Released

  • Wine Announcement

    The Wine maintenance release 4.0.2 is now available.

  • Wine 4.0.2 Released With 66 Bug Fixes

    Wine 4.0.2 is out today as the second stable point release to this year's Wine 4.0 cycle. As is customary for Wine stable point releases, only bug fixes are allowed in while new features come by way of the bi-weekly development releases that will lead up to the Wine 5.0 release in early 2020.

  • The stable Wine 4.0.2 release is now available

    If you prefer to walk on the calmer side of life, the Wine 4.0.2 release has been made available today. As it's just a "maintenance" release, there's no big new features which are reserved for the current 4.xx series currently at 4.14 released on August 17th. With that in mind they noted 66 bugs being marked as solved. These bugs include issues with Worms 2, Warframe, Rogue Squadron 3D, Settlers III, Mass Effect, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, The Sims and plenty more.

  • Linux Gaming FINALLY Doesn't SUCK!