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LXer: Wine 1.9.23 Adds Support for Myst V: End of Ages, Improves Unreal Engine 4 Games

Saturday 12th of November 2016 02:22:58 AM
Just a few moments ago, the team behind the popular Wine open-source and free implementation of Windows on Unix announced the availability of the Wine 1.9.23 development release.

Reddit: Are there jobs out there for people who want to port software?

Saturday 12th of November 2016 02:00:20 AM

Such as games and tools of trade (like CAD software and specialty programs).

Basically, I've been learning how to program for a while and I've gotten used to some languages (C, Python, Lua, and Ruby) and I find it very hard to find projects to do. I've also been trying to think of careers that I could get into that would benefit Linux greatly, and porting software sounds like something I would be extremely dedicated to. I heard a talk a while ago about a company that ports video games to different platforms and I would like to do something like that.

I don't mind doing it as a hobby, but there are some things I would like to know:

  • Would I be able to live off money earned doing this?
  • How do I get started and learn how to port software?
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LXer: How to monitor progress of Linux commands using PV and Progress utilities

Saturday 12th of November 2016 12:51:28 AM
Consider a scenario wherein you have just started copying a very large file from your pen drive to your Linux system through the command line. Given that the file in question is heavy, you know the process will take time, and so you start doing some other work.

LXer: Wim Coekaerts Returns to Oracle

Friday 11th of November 2016 11:19:59 PM
After only eight months on the job, Wim Coekaerts, affectionately known to some as Mr. Linux, has left Microsoft to return to his old haunt, that being Oracle.

TuxMachines: Wine 1.9.23 Adds Support for Myst V: End of Ages, Improves Unreal Engine 4 Games

Friday 11th of November 2016 11:05:48 PM

Just a few moments ago, the team behind the popular Wine open-source and free implementation of Windows on Unix announced the availability of the Wine 1.9.23 development release.

Also: Wine 1.9.23 Adds More Color Format Support For Direct3D

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Reddit: You Don't Need GUI

Friday 11th of November 2016 11:04:16 PM

TuxMachines: SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2 arrives

Friday 11th of November 2016 11:02:16 PM

SUSE has long been a business Linux for business. With the arrival of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLES) 12 Service Pack 2 , the first major update since last year, SUSE is staying the corporate Linux course.

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TuxMachines: Canonical Patches Multiple Kernel Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Friday 11th of November 2016 11:00:43 PM

Today, November 11, 2016, Canonical published several security advisories to inform users of the Ubuntu Linux operating system about new kernel updates that patch multiple vulnerabilities discovered lately.

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TuxMachines: Tyson Foods Honored as SUSE Customer of the Year

Friday 11th of November 2016 10:58:43 PM

Every year, SUSE honors 4 companies worldwide, one in each region of the globe: Latin America, APAC, EMEA and North America. Recipient companies are recognized for “defining the future:” using SUSE open source solutions for IT transformation, increased business agility and continuity. 2016 award recipients are :

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TuxMachines: Three more Apollo Lake COMs support Qseven and COM Express

Friday 11th of November 2016 10:57:12 PM

Advantech unveiled Intel Apollo Lake based modules with Qseven, COM Express Compact Type 6, and Mini Type 10 form factors.

Advantech’s first three “Apollo Lake” computer-on-modules were part of a massive product announcement of products built around Intel’s new 14nm Atom E3900, Celeron N3350, and Pentium N4200 SoCs. Earlier this week, we covered five Advantech Apollo Lake SBCs. As promised, here we’re looking at the COMs, about which not a lot of details are currently available.

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Reddit: good linux compatible laptops with dual external monitor support?

Friday 11th of November 2016 10:09:25 PM

Hi guys,

so I'm currently trying to figure out what my next laptop is going to be. But I can't quite sum up which laptops actually handle two external monitors.

I am currently mostly looking at the xps 13 and the new spectre x360. (both kaby lake)

I have seen a couple people talking about the xps 13 not being able to run a dual monitor setup, and some claim they do. I have read that Thunderbolt 3 isn't really supported on Linux yet, so how would one go about getting a dual monitor setup running via that port?

In conclusion, whatever suggestions or experiences you can share are greatly appreciated! :)

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LXer: 720MHz OpenWrt modules offer dual-band WiFi

Friday 11th of November 2016 10:05:39 PM
8devices has launched two OpenWrt-ready “Rambutan” COMS and a dev kit based on Qualcomm’s 720MHz, dual-band WiFi QCA9550 and QCA9557 SoCs. 8devices, which is known for its Carambola computer-on-modules and COM-like WeIO SBC, both of which run OpenWrt Linux on a Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 WiFi SoC, has launched two more advanced OpenWrt WiFi modules. The […]

Reddit: WikiToLearn Reaches 1.0

Friday 11th of November 2016 09:23:55 PM

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OSS Leftovers

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    Last week news broke that Zenimax is threatening legal action against the developer of DoomRL, a free Doom-inspired roguelike. Now, DoomRL's creator is open-sourcing it in an attempt to put it beyond the reach of Zenimax's legal team. Many devs will probably appreciate the symbolic resonance of this move, given that id Software open-sourced the original Doom code almost twenty years ago.
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Devices/Mobile

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    Smartwatches may not have taken off like companies were hoping, but they have come quite far in terms of what they can offer and what sorts of features are available for the many different models of smartwatches that are out there. Even with the updated functionality of options like Samsung’s Gear S lineup and Android Wear platforms, though, smartwatches can still feel a little bit limiting, and part of this undoubtedly includes the reason that the operating systems aren’t as open as platforms like Android. That is now changing thanks to a platform called AsteroidOS which is an open source operating system for smartwatches.
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Security News

Red Hat and Fedora

Technical
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Financial Fedora/Community
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