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Reddit: Modern Interactive Fiction/Text-Based games scene on linux?

8 hours 40 sec ago

I've been meaning to play some IF games but I'm having trouble finding modern community or scene for linux? Everything seems to be a complete mess - starting from frotz to ifarchive.org/ that is nearly impossible to navigate.

I also found some text-based games on steam but all of them run in some overly complicated graphical engine or web browser. E.g. https://www.choiceofgames.com/

Is there really no modern community/platform for this niche?

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LXer: Facebook open sources concurrent programming debugger

9 hours 2 min ago
One of the hardest tricks for any programmer to do is to master concurrent programming. Facebook[he]#039[/he]s new tool, RacerD, goes a long way to helping developers spot concurrency errors.

TuxMachines: LXQt 0.12.0 Desktop Environment Released with Better Support for HiDPI Displays

9 hours 41 min ago

The developers of the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment (LXQt) were proud to announce today the release and immediate availability for download of the LXQt 0.12.0 desktop environment.

Also: LXQt 0.12 released With Better HiDPI Support, More Robust

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TuxMachines: GNOME 3.27.1 RELEASED

9 hours 43 min ago

GNOME 3.25.1, the first unstable release in the 3.28 development
cycle, is now available.
The porting of more modules to meson continues (which is great!), but
It's still causing some problems for some modules. See below.

If you want to compile GNOME 3.27.1 by yourself, you can use the
JHBuild modulesets available here:

Also: GNOME 3.27.1 Released

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Reddit: Welcoming the new Ubuntu MATE 17.10

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 06:40:45 AM

Along with standard Ubuntu, a new version of Ubuntu MATE was released this week.

I think Ubuntu MATE has been shaping up really well to become a fast and robust DE. It offers already a better experience than Linux Mint, from where MATE originated. I personally enable Compiz in Window Manager Tweaks and Ubuntu MATE is a breath of fresh air in terms of performance when compared to laggy GNOME 3 experience.

The project has also acquired a lot of patrons that help to secure the future of Ubuntu MATE.

One of the most interesting features of the new release is the Mutiny panel layout which gives an user experience similar to Unity 7. It's a complete ensemble with a launcher bar, heads-up display and global menus. For those who want to quickly check out this feature, there is a YouTube video available.

What are your experiences with the new Ubuntu MATE?

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LXer: Top 5: Arduino and Raspberry Pi-powered wall art, Linux terminal emulators, and more

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 06:10:56 AM
In this week’s Top 5 we look at how to turn Arduino and Raspberry Pi into wall art, a project to help beginners learn Python, running DOS programs in Linux, and more.

LXer: Docker CEO Says Embracing Kubernetes Removes Potential Conflict

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 03:47:58 AM
Steve Singh has ambitious plans for Docker Inc. that are nothing less than transforming the world of legacy applications into a modern cloud-native approach. Singh was named CEO of Docker on May 2 and hosted his first DockerCon event here Oct. 16-19. The highlight of DockerCon EU was the surprise announcement that Docker is going to support the rival open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system.

LXer: Success! Beelink S1 Running Linux – Courtesy of the Open Source Community

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 01:25:01 AM
From limited testing, the Beelink S1 functions as an excellent, inexpensive Linux-based mini PC. The quad-core Celeron processor is more than capable of handling most desktop tasks. The Intel GD Graphics 500 video performs competently.

Reddit: Pseudotiling window manager

Saturday 21st of October 2017 11:48:58 PM

Reddit: do you think free software is a moral obligation and why?

Saturday 21st of October 2017 11:48:57 PM

Just curious to hear what people actually think on the matter

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LXer: Bringing Mixed Reality to the Web

Saturday 21st of October 2017 11:30:39 PM
Today, Mozilla is announcing a new development program for Mixed Reality that will significantly expand its work in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) for the web.

Reddit: So many complaints about win10 fall "creators update". Will this be the year of the Linux desktop?

Saturday 21st of October 2017 09:59:06 PM

But as a serious discussion topic, is it possible for Linux to become a mainstream desktop OS?

A lot of it comes from the simple fact that developers pay companies to ship their hardware with pre-installed proprietary crap. And where Ubuntu is offered, Win10 is preferred because of brand recognition... And purism is way to expensive.

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LXer: 9 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10

Saturday 21st of October 2017 09:36:17 PM
Here are the essential things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.10 in order to give you a better and smooth experience after the fresh install of Ubuntu 17.10.

Reddit: What is Linux?

Saturday 21st of October 2017 09:21:43 PM

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Saturday 21st of October 2017 09:12:44 PM
  • Another Million Learn About GNU/Linux

    Ordinarily, I would not notice or even recommend a brief article in a magazine but this is Popular Science, the Bible of DIY types especially the young and restless who might actually take the plunge into FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software). It’s a general magazine with a million subscribers.

  • Chromium 62 ready for download

    chromium_iconEarlier this week, Google released a security update for its chrome/chromium browser. The new version 62.0.3202.62 plugs the holes of 35 more or less serious issues, several of them have a CVE rating.

    When the topic of Chromium 62 came up in the comments section of a previous post, I mentioned that I was unable to compile it on Slackware 14.2. Errors like “error: static assertion failed: Bound argument |i| of type |Arg| cannot be converted and bound as |Storage|” yield some results when looked up on the Internet, and they indicate that Slackware’s own gcc-5.3.0 package is too old to compile chromium 62.

  • Playing with the pine64

     

    So I went for OpenBSD because I know the stuff and who to har^Wkindly ask for help. Spoiler alert, it's boring because it just works.

  • PrismTech Moves Market-Leading Proven DDS Solution to Open Source as Eclipse Cyclone
  • Nana Oforiatta Ayim’s Open-Source Encyclopedia of African History Starts With Ghana

    It is a rare kind of woman who enjoys a project so vast that it’s practically unfinishable, but Nana Oforiatta Ayim, a Ghanaian gallerist, writer, and historian, never quits what she has started. She’s discussing her work on the "Cultural Encyclopaedia", an attempt to “facilitate the re/ordering of knowledge, narratives, and representations from and about the African continent” through an online resource that includes an A-to-Z index and vertices of clickable images for entries. Eventually, a 54-volume book series—one for each country on the continent—will be published with selections from the encyclopedia's long, long list. Oforiatta Ayim is working with a small team of editors, and, starting with her native country, she has taken on the task of documenting all significant cultural touchstones in the thousands of years of African history. Plus, it will be open source to prevent it from having a top-down logic. “I’m a little bit crazy to take it on,” she says. “But if I’m not going to do it, who is going to be as crazy as me?”

  • The Only Person I’ll Pair Program with is my Cat

     

    I could argue (to varying degrees of success) that pair programming isn’t productive. Productivity of a practice is an easy thing to attack because, in our capitalist dystopia, it’s the end-all-be-all metric. But I hate pair programming, and it’s not just because I don’t feel productive. It’s a lot more than that.

  • Reaper: IoT botnet 'worse than Mirai' infects one million organisations worldwide

     

    Check Point first unearthed the botnet, codenamed 'IoT_reaper', at the beginning of September and claims that, since, it's already enslaved millions of IoT devices including routers and IP cameras from firms including GoAhead, D-Link, TP-Link, Avtech, Netgear, MikroTik, Linksys and Synology.

  • Google will pay out bounties for bad Android app flaws

     

    "Google Play is working with the independent bug bounty platform, HackerOne, and the developers of popular Android apps to implement the Google Play Security Reward Program. Developers of popular Android apps are invited to opt-in to the program, which will incentivize security research in a bug bounty model," says HackerOne.

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Phoronix: LXQt 0.12 released With Better HiDPI Support, More Robust

Saturday 21st of October 2017 09:01:29 PM
LXQt 0.12 is now available as this Qt5-powered desktop environment born from the efforts of LXDE and Razor-qt aims towards its eventual v1.0 milestone...

Reddit: LXQt 0.12.0 Has Been Released

Saturday 21st of October 2017 08:30:19 PM

More in Tux Machines

Debian: pk4, Freexian and More

Kernel and Graphics: ZenStates, AMDGPU, RADV, Vulkan, NVIDIA

  • ZenStates Allows Adjusting Zen P-States, Other Tweaking Under Linux
    ZenStates is an independent effort to offer P-States-based overclocking from the Linux desktop of AMD Ryzen processors and other tuning. ZenStates-Linux is an open-source Python script inspired by some available Windows programs for offering Ryzen/Zen CPU overclocking from the desktop by manipulating the performance states of the processor.
  • AMDGPU DC Gets A Final Batch Of Changes Before Linux 4.15
    The AMDGPU DC display code has a final batch of feature updates that were sent in this weekend for DRM-Next staging and is the last set besides fixes for the "DC" code for the 4.15 target.
  • Valve Developer Lands VK_EXT_global_priority For RADV Vulkan Driver
  • Vulkan 1.0.64 Adds In Another AMD-Developed Extension
    Vulkan 1.0.64 is out this weekend as the newest specification refinement to this high-performance graphics/compute API. As usual, most of the changes for this minor Vulkan revision are just documentation clarifications and corrections. This week's update brings just under a dozen fixes.
  • NVIDIA TX2 / Tegra186 Display Support Isn't Ready For Linux 4.15
    While the Jetson TX2 has been out since this past March and it's a phenomenal ARM development board, sadly the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver support for it still isn't ready with the mainline Linux kernel. Thierry Reding of NVIDIA sent in the Tegra DRM driver changes for DRM-Next that in turn is staged for Linux 4.15. Reding commented that there is prepatory work for the TX2 (Tegra186) but it's not all ready for upstream yet.

Ubuntu: Mir running on Fedora and Ubuntu 17.10 Guidance

  • Mir running on Fedora
    Last week we released Mir 0.28 and this week we settled down to tidy up a few bugs fixes and feature requests that didn’t make the release. I’ve started collecting these for a Mir 0.28.1 release to come in the next few weeks. The most interesting of these comes from conversations at the Ubuntu Rally: there were several requests from community members around getting Mir working (or even building!) on other distributions.
  • Ubuntu Developer Gets Mir Running On Fedora
    Lead Mir developer Alan Griffiths has spent the time getting the Mir display server running on Fedora. This is part of a broader feature request of getting Mir running on more Linux distributions than just Ubuntu. The changes to get Mir running on at least Fedora should be merged for the upcoming Mir 0.28.1 point release. Mir 0.28.1 will also incorporate other bug fixes.
  • How To Remove the Unity Desktop from Ubuntu 17.10
  • 9 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10
  • How To Install Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

Purism Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Campaign Set To End At Around $2 Million

Tomorrow marks the end of the crowdfunding campaign for Purism's Librem 5 smartphone campaign. The campaign is looking like it will close at around two million dollars with the current tally as of this morning being at $1,962,517 in funds raised for this effort to build an original GNU/Linux smartphone stack with either GNOME Shell or KDE Plasma Mobile comprising the UI/UX elements. Read more