Linux gamers on Arch may want to hold off on updating due to openssl breaking some games (updated)
It seems an Arch update today has broken a few games, several Feral Interactive titles as well as Civilization VI from Aspyr Media no longer run.
It's apparently an issue with the Arch update of openssl. I sadly updated without knowing it was an issue, so certain games are now broken for me. I've had this confirmed by multiple other reports, so it's certainly not me.
- Some thoughts on 'Hollow Knight', an incredibly rich and unexpectedly great game
- Peace, Death! Possibly one of the weirdest games I've played for a while
- Project Zomboid has another major update with tons of bugs fixes and new map items
- Dota 2 has massive changes to matchmaking that should give better games
eWEEK: Dell contributes Fuse technology effort to the Linux Foundation, creating a new open-source project to help advance the state Internet of Things interoperability.
More than a decade ago, software engineer Ryan Melton spent his evenings, after workdays at Ball Aerospace, trying to learn to use a 3-D modeling program. After a few weeks, for all his effort, he could make … rectangles that moved. Still, it was a good start. Melton showed his spinning digital shapes to Ball, a company that makes spacecraft and spacecraft parts, and got the go-ahead he’d been looking for: He could try to use the software to model a gimbal—the piece on a satellite that lets the satellite point.
Melton wanted to build the program to save himself time, learn something new. “It was something I needed for me,” he says. But his work morphed into a software project called Cosmos—a “command and control” system that sends instructions to satellites and displays data from their parts and pieces. Ball used it for some 50 flight projects and on-the-ground test systems. And in 2014, Melton decided Cosmos should share its light with the world. Today, it’s been used with everything from college projects to the planet-seeking Kepler telescope.
It's no coincidence that the SSH protocol got assigned to port 22.
Everybody likes Bob Ross's happy little quotes, right? I scraped them from bobrossquotes.com and turned into something that works with fortune.
If you've been through Schiphol airport in the last 22 years, you probably noticed Jenny Holzer's art installation of a large, vertical LED marquee scrolling various strange quips 24/7. (She's done many, many other installations besides that.) I always wanted to have the text from that sign as a 'fortune' file for my UNIX boxen, and I finally got around to making it happen this evening.
You'll also find a horrible script for maintaining fortune files in the same spot.
I hope you don't hate them./u/theodric
I haven't posted any mobile/laptop Linux benchmarks recently since my newest laptop at the moment is still based on Broadwell with having no Kabylake laptop at the moment. But for those curious about any power/boot changes for mature Intel Broadwell hardware on Linux, hopefully you find these numbers today interesting.
Samsung has got many products that are powered by the Linux based Tizen Operating System, with a particularly strong focus on the Smart Home and wearable tech. Their breeze-free air conditioners are popular, especially with summer fast approaching, and consists of the wall-hanging breeze-free air conditioners and also the stand-type breeze conditioners that joined the range last year.
Red Hat has just launched Red Hat Virtualization 4.1. The company says that this product is "the latest release of the company's Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered enterprise virtualization platform." The goal, the company says is to provide "an open source infrastructure and centralized management solution for virtualized servers and workstations." Red Hat describes some of the platform's upgrades:
GNOME To Do is a personal task manager for GNOME. It uses GNOME technologies and integrates very well with the desktop. And now, it’s finally being released!
The 3.24 version comes with a few nice features and, most importantly, whole load of bugfixes. Let’s get started!
After testing the UNSTABLE push over the weekend, the devs are happy to release a new STABLE update and installation files today! This update consists of two parts: installer changes for those who install TrueOS fresh, and general updates for systems with TrueOS already installed.
Recently, SAS issued a rather plaintive call for enterprises to limit the number of open source projects they use to a somewhat arbitrary percentage. That seems a rather obvious attempt to protest the rise of the open source R programming language for data science and analysis in a market where SAS has been dominant. But there is a good point hidden in the bluster: Using open source responsibly means knowing what you’re using so you can track and maintain it.