Sid Meier’s Civilization V gets a fresh coat of paint with Civilization: Beyond Earth, available now. A successor to Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri in theme, this civilization from Aspyr and 2k switches from nations to factions and adds other sci-fi tropes. Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth on Steam.
Oakland, CA – After playing the entire talos principle “public test” (a free downloadable version with limited content) TimeDoctor made the decision today to pre-order Serious Sam developer Croteam’s soon-to-be-released The Talos Principle. Said TimeDoctor: “It seems pretty cool, you know? It was kind of like Portal with the puzzles, but then they changed it […]
Sci-Fi storytelling game, Elegy for a Dead World has been released from Dejobaan Games, makers of such fine games as AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome and Drunken Robot Pornography. Elegy tasks you with visiting dead planets and writing about them. You’ll be able to share and read fictionalized stories made in the game. Elegy for a Dead […]
Having recently brought a handful of games to Linux, Aspyr has opened a Linux games section of their GameAgent store. It’s interesting to see Aspyr come to Linux after having been known as a Mac developer for so long. Though this store just seems to be another interface to buy Steam download keys, instead of […]
Surprisingly, Activision (under the resurrected Sierra “indie” label) has released Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions for Linux. This is also another surprise port from Aspyr, who has been knocking it out of the park lately with Borderlands 2 and the recent Civ games. Originally an Xbox 360 Arcade (digital download) game, Geometry Wars is an arcadey […]
The waiting time is over. Now is the MMORPG time for goats eveywhere. It’s a free update for Goat Simulator owners and you can play dozens of quests across five classes to level up to level 101. Goat Simulator on Steam.
Leaked videos, screenshots reveal an HTC One running Android Lollipop
No, you won’t get this gift in time for Christmas, but perhaps seeing an HTC One running Lollipop may make the wait slightly less painful.
A batch of videos and screenshots show HTC’s flagship with the newest build of Android, though of course it’s merged with the Sense 6.0 user interface (the HTC One currently runs Sense 5.0). We got a small hint of how Lollipop looks on the One in November, but this leak lays out what the entire operating system makeover looks in clearer detail.
The winning Linux kernel live patch: All of the above
Life's choices often amount to one of two options: Linux or Windows? Android or iOS? Kgraft or Kpatch?
That last pair consists of the two major contenders for the technology Linux could use for live kernel patches. Now a winner is in, and it amounts to all of the above.
According to a post on the official Linux kernel developer's mailing list, a kernel patching system that works with both Kgraft and Kpatch and uses "core functionality abstracted out of [those] already existing implementations" has been proposed as an addition to the Linux 3.20 kernel.
UNIX Industry Banks on Linux Strategies
Struggling UNIX server makers are strengthening their Linux strategy in line with the open-source application environment. The move is aimed at maintaining remaining customers, since users are increasingly abandoning UNIX servers. However, it is receiving a lukewarm response from the market.
According to industry sources on Dec. 22, server vendors such as IBM and HP are concentrating on the development of products so that the Linux operating system and related applications can be used as UNIX servers.
Mageia Beta Delayed, Christmas Quiz, and 7 Best Alternatives
Today in Linux news the Mageia project announced another delay in version 5 Beta 2. The Linux Voice is running a Linux quiz for Christmas and Gary Newell offers up his list of the seven best alternative Linux distributions of the year. The Register says 2015 will be the year of Linux - on mobile. Three reviews need to be highlighted and, finally today, Matt Hartley says everyone should switch to Ubuntu MATE.
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