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A Game Boy emulator for the Apple Watch, RPG Maker comes to Linux, and more gaming news

1 hour 42 min ago
In this bi-weekly open gaming roundup, we take a look at a Game Boy emulator for your Apple Watch, RPG Maker for Linux, Star Citizen switching to Vulkan, and more open gaming news.

Embedded NUC SBC expands upon quad-core -A53 Snapdragon

3 hours 36 min ago
Seco announced a wireless-ready “SBC-B47-eNUC” SBC that complies with the 4?4-inch eNUC form factor, and runs Linux or Android on a Snapdragon 410E. Seco is prepping its first SBC based on the 101.6 x 101.6mm (4.0 x 4.0-inch) Embedded NUC (eNUC) SBC standard from the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGET). The eNUC form factor […]

It Certainly Looks Like Microsoft is Already Siccing Its Patent Trolls, Including Intellectual Ventures, on Companies That Use Linux

5 hours 31 min ago
News about Intellectual Ventures and Finjan Holdings (Microsoft-funded patent trolls) reinforces our allegations -- not mere suspicions anymore -- that Microsoft would 'punish' companies that are not paying subscription fees (hosting) or royalties (patent tax) to Microsoft and are thus in some sense 'indebted' to Microsoft

New Steam Client Update Improves In-Home Streaming, Fixes Xbox Controller Bug

7 hours 25 min ago
Valve released a new stable Steam Client update for all supported platforms, including SteamOS, GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows, fixing some nasty issues, but also implementing various improvements.

How to Install Cerb on CentOS 7

9 hours 20 min ago
Cerb is a free and open source web-based application software for collaboration and email automation. It is written in PHP language and uses MySQL/MariaDB as a database. It is used for sending a large number of emails. Here, we will explain how to install Cerb on CentOS 7 server.

Daimler Jumps on Linux Bandwagon

Saturday 25th of March 2017 06:41:15 AM
Germain automaker Daimler indicates that it's betting much of its future on Linux by investing in two Linux projects.

Linux-based imaging dev kit targets Basler cameras

Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:46:53 AM
Critical Link unveiled an imaging dev kit based on its Cyclone V-based MitySOM-5CSx module, featuring an interface to Basler BCON dart cameras. Critical Link announced a Linux-driven “MitySOM Embedded Imaging Dev Kit” for automation, robotics, motion control, and vision applications based on its Intel Cyclone V based MitySOM-5CSx COM and baseboard.

Linux Mint KDE Review: Easy And Beautiful

Saturday 25th of March 2017 02:52:31 AM
Linux mint, the most popular Linux distribution is recommended by almost all Linux users for newbies. By default, Linux mint is released with cinnamon. But thanks to the Kubuntu team, we now have a KDE edition. Well, new users are probably wondering what all this KDE thing is? KDE is a community. KDE is a compilation of software. We will look at it in more detail on the way.

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Beta 2 Brings Latest GNOME 3.24 Apps, Budgie 10.2.9 Desktop

Saturday 25th of March 2017 12:58:09 AM
Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Beta 2 launched as part of yesterday's Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Final Beta release, and we'd like to share with you some of the new features and improvements included in this last development version.

How to use Java and other NPAPI plugins in Firefox

Friday 24th of March 2017 11:03:47 PM
Mozilla decided to stop supporting NPAPI plugins for Firefox browser two years ago. NPAPI plugins are binary components integrated to the browser. Some well known NPAPI plugins are Flash, Java, and the GNOME Shell web extension. The stock Firefox 52 browser... Continue Reading →

Manjaro: User-Friendly Arch Linux for Everyone

Friday 24th of March 2017 09:09:25 PM
Manjaro Linux is easy to install and equally as easy to work with, making it suitable for every user -- from beginner to expert.

Five HPC Cost Considerations to Maximize ROI

Friday 24th of March 2017 07:46:31 PM
The benefits of HPC, where computing power and speed are increased dramatically by combining multiple compute nodes into tightly coordinated clusters,

Chemistry on the Desktop

Friday 24th of March 2017 06:23:36 PM
For this article, I thought I'd introduce another chemistryapplication[he]mdash[/he]specifically, BKChem, a free chemical drawing program.As opposed to many other chemistryapplications, BKChem provides both a nice GUI for constructing moleculesand a set of chemical analysis tools to look at the properties of the newlyconstructed molecule.

Quick guide Bash while loop with examples

Friday 24th of March 2017 05:00:41 PM
Loops plays an important role in bash scripting. After For Loop another loop comes in to picture is Bash while loop. Basically Bash while loop executes sets of command till any condition is satisfied. Once condition turns false execution flow gets out of the bash while loop.

How to install Skype 5.0 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Friday 24th of March 2017 03:37:46 PM
Good News for Linux Desktop Users from Skype point of view that the Skype 5.0 is now available (deb and RPM package).

Which Linux command shell do you prefer?

Friday 24th of March 2017 02:14:52 PM
Which command shell do you prefer?When we asked this question a year ago as a part of our article on open source shell options, over six thousand of you responded, and Bash was the overwhelming winner that time around. But preferences change over time, and we thought it was high time to ask again. Which shell do you use, and why?

How to integrate ONLYOFFICE with Nextcloud

Friday 24th of March 2017 12:51:58 PM
This tutorial shows you how to integrate the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor with Nextcloud by using the Nextcloud ONLYOFFICE integration app. Nextcloud is a fork of the ownCloud project that offers you the ability to run a cloud storage service that you administer and control yourself. ONLYOFFICE is an application to easily create, edit and collaborate on text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online.

2 new tools for creating more accessible projects

Friday 24th of March 2017 11:29:03 AM
Accessibility has been an afterthought in development for far too long. The result has been costly retrofitting, the risk of inaccessible solutions, and unhappy users.We are where we are because developers often ignore accessibility in hopes that it will resolve on its own.read more

FYI anyone who codes outside work: GitHub has a contract to stop bosses snatching it all

Friday 24th of March 2017 10:06:08 AM
For better work-life balance, work more outside of workIn contrast to the restrictions many companies place on their workers, GitHub believes it can loosen the reins through the release of its Balanced Employee Intellectual Property Agreement (BEIPA).…

KDevelop 5.1 Open-Source IDE Launches with LLDB and OpenCL Support, Many Changes

Friday 24th of March 2017 08:43:13 AM
The development team behind the popular, open-source, cross-platform, free and powerful KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) were proud to announce the official release and general availability of KDevelop 5.1.

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Games for GNU/Linux

  • Cheese Talks: Star Wars Games
    This is a collection of excerpts from my recent Cheese Talks project on the history of Star Wars games focusing on titles that are available on Linux in some form or another.
  • A Game Boy emulator for the Apple Watch, RPG Maker comes to Linux, and more gaming news
    In this bi-weekly open gaming roundup, we take a look at a Game Boy emulator for your Apple Watch, RPG Maker for Linux, Star Citizen switching to Vulkan, and more open gaming news.
  • CrossOver 16.2 Supports Microsoft Outlook 2013, Improves Windows Compatibility
    CodeWeavers' Josh DuBois informed us via an email announcement that the CrossOver 16.2.0 commercial graphical user interface for Wine is now available for GNU/Linux and macOS operating systems. CrossOver 16.2.0 is not a major release of the application that lets Linux and Mac users install and use various apps and games designed for Microsoft Windows, but only a maintenance update that promises to further improve the core Windows compatibility layer, as well as to add better support for some popular applications.

Microsoft v GNU/Linux

  • Illinois residents sue Microsoft over forced Windows 10 upgrades

    The lawyers who have acted on behalf of the trio are looking to have the case expanded to a class action covering every person who has been affected by a forced upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. They allege that there are thousands of such cases.

    The trio claim that Microsoft uses various tactics to get users to upgrade and does not give them a chance to refuse.

  • New Windows 10 courts govt deals

    The system was developed by its joint venture with China Electronics Technology Group Corp, a State-owned company. Equipped with tailor-made security {sic} features, it is expected to allow the US tech giant to regain access to China's lucrative government software procurement market.

  • Microsoft One Drive Bug In Chrome OS And Linux Fixed

Linux Mint KDE Review: Easy And Beautiful

Linux mint, the most popular Linux distribution is recommended by almost all Linux users for newbies. By default, Linux mint is released with cinnamon. But thanks to the Kubuntu team, we now have a KDE edition. Well, new users are probably wondering what all this KDE thing is? KDE is a community. KDE is a compilation of software. We will look at it in more detail on the way. Mint is a whole distro, so we will look at some specific aspects, But KDE is more than just a DE and we cannot review all of its features here. I will try to cover as much as possible in limited space. Read more