X-Plane 10.50 Flight Simulator Released
A new version of the X-Plane desktop flight simulator, which is arguably the world's most advanced flight simulator, is now available. The Linux version remains in-step with the Windows and OS X builds.
X-Plane 10.50 is the new release available today and it features new city auto-gen, ATC improvements, better AI aircraft, updated airport scenery and more. In total X-Plane 10.50 has 3D scenery for 3,102 different airports.
Remembering Loki's Linux games from the '90s
Linux gamers who go back as far as the 90s might remember Loki Software. The company was responsible for porting some great games to Linux long before anybody thought Linux gaming was viable. Loki’s games included Tribes 2, Rune: Halls of Valhalla, Descent3, Unreal Tournament, SimCity 3000 Unlimited and various other titles. You can find out more about the company’s history on Loki’s Wikipedia page.
Windscape, a first-person exploration adventure where you play a young girl will come to Linux
The game is currently in Early Access, but it has fully positive reviews as of right now which is a lovely sign of what's to come for us.
The developer mentions they don't want it to become a stat-based RPG and exploration game, so it's much more about the adventure aspect which sounds nice for people who want a change of pace.
Got of case of the mid week blues? Try 'Iron Snout', a free action game for Linux that was recently updated
I gave it a quick try and it's actually surprisingly engaging. It seems like an extremely simple game at first, but it relies on some really quick reaction times when it heats up a bit so it might actually surprise you.
Infinium Strike, the rather cool tower defence game in space is to gain a DLC
Infinium Strike is one Tower Defence game that actually impressed me somewhat. It was like being in command of the Battlestar Galactica, and it seems it has sold well enough to warrant a DLC.
Morning Men, an episodic story driven RPG will launch on Steam with Linux support this November
After a successful Steam Greenlight campaign, Pixel Federation has announced the release date for its episodic story-driven adventure game with RPG elements. Morning Men will launch on Steam on November 22, 2016.
- Refunct, the short and peaceful first-person platformer is now on Linux, I have some free keys for you
- CD PROJEKT RED replied to me about The Witcher 3 and Linux, flat-out denying to answer any questions
I am just learning Vi so I apologize if this is an easy question.
I have been looking but have been unable to find a way to copy a file to a different directory (already exists) while in Vi, while also making that copied file the new current working file.
Does anyone know of a command to do this in Vi?
The only way I have been able to do it is to copy the file to the new dir, then opening the file using two separate commands. I am trying to find a way to copy it to the new directory while also opening that new copy in its new directory to make changes.
Thanks for any advice or help!submitted by /u/cosmoninja
Called Umbreon, after a Pokemon character that hides in the darkness, the rootkit has been in development since early 2015 and is now being sold on the underground markets.
Parrot’s Ubuntu- and ROS-driven, Tegra K1 based “S.L.A.M.dunk” development kit has a stereo camera and sensors that adds obstacle avoidance to drones.
Parrot’s S.L.A.M.dunk, which is named for its integrated Simultaneous Localization and Mapping algorithm, can be added to any Linux-driven drone to help it navigate indoors or in other barrier-rich outdoor environments where GPS signals are not available. Assuming obstacle avoidance technology can be sufficiently refined, indoor package delivery may be the next big application for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). There are also many outdoor environments such as wooded and urban areas where drones struggle to navigate by GPS and standard imaging alone.
Sony wins battle over preinstalled Windows in Europe’s top court [more comments]
The sale of a computer equipped with pre-installed software isn't an unfair commercial practice because most customers prefer to buy a laptop they can use straight away, Europe’s top court has ruled in a victory for Sony.
"Failure to indicate the price of each item of pre-installed software" isn't misleading, the Court of Justice of the European Union added in its ruling (PDF) on Wednesday.
- Writing GStreamer Elements in Rust (Part 2): Don’t panic, we have better assertions now – and other updates
- Linux Top 3: Porteus Kiosk 4.1, 4MLinux 19 and TrueOS
- feren OS 2016.2 Screenshot Tour
- SwagArch 16.09.1 Alpha 4 Screenshot Tour
Mozilla, systemd, compiler update in Tumbleweed
QtCon, Akademy and VideoLAN Dev Days in Berlin this past week kept many developers busy, but openSUSE’s rolling release kept going forward.
Tumbleweed had one new snapshot since that last article was published and more is expected this week.
Snapshot 20160901 provided Mozilla updates for both Firefox and Thunderbird in the repositories. Firefox updated to version 48.0.2 and Thunderbird to version 45.3.0.
Spark Comparison: AWS vs. GCP [Ed: False dichotomy, as if giving all your processing, bandwidth data etc. to the US government is inevitable]
There’s little doubt that cloud computing will play an important role in data science for the foreseeable future. The flexible, scalable, on-demand computing power available is an important resource, and as a result, there’s a lot of competition between the providers of this service. Two of the biggest players in the space are Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Arduino Open Source Platform Fuels IoT and Farming’s Future
Arduino, the world’s leading open-source software and hardware ecosystem, is being used to power Farmbot, the revolutionary farming robot that is built fully on open source. Farmbot is a computer numerical control (CNC) farming machine and software package for small scale, hyper local, DIY food production. It is controlled by and Arduino RAMPS stack and connected to the Internet using Raspberry Pi 2. The platform is designed to be simple, scalable, hackable, and easily made.
“The applications that are fueling the IoT market are astonishing, and open source technology is playing a big role in it,” said Federico Musto, CEO of Arduino S.r.L. “Predicted to become a $6 trillion market by 2021, the IoT market is starting to take shape with advancements in wearables, healthcare, smart homes and cities, law enforcement, automotive, and, of course agriculture. We are proud to be a part of Farmbot, and look forward to continuing to fuel IoT deployments.”
Testing the Right Things with Docker
Fast and efficient software testing is easy with Docker, says Laura Frank of Codeship, who will be presenting a talk called “Building Efficient Parallel Testing Platforms with Docker” at LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe next month.
OpenStack Summit in Barcelona will be Last Design Summit
Since my first OpenStack Summit back in San Diego in 2012, there has been one unique defining characteristic that made the event different than any other in the technology world - the event was where developers and users all gathered in the same place.
- Microsoft Open Sources Bing Components, Including a Speedy Compiler
- DigitalOcean Launches Hatch, Supporting Startups with Cloud Access
- Box Open-Sources Continuous Localization Platform Mojito
Glencoe Software and Zeiss partner to build open source file reader for whole slide imaging
Glencoe Software, the world-leading supplier of image data management solutions for the academic, biotech, pharma and publication industries, is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Jena, Germany. Glencoe Software and ZEISS will collaborate to extend the open source Bio-Formats image file conversion library to support whole slide images compressed with the JPEG XR compression scheme, like those recorded by the ZEISS Axio Scan.Z1 virtual slide scanner.
French municipal syndicate to share case system
In October, Cogitis, a French ICT service provider for local public administrations, will share as open source software MutualiTIC, its case management system.
MutualiTIC improves communication and cooperation, and creates a digital workflow, says Cogitis. The solution offers web-based services that are tailored to elected officials, staff at municipalities and inter-municipal cooperatives.
- Open-Source in Action: TOIL Research Team Improves on 3D Printed Prosthetics with Motor Ability, Tactile Feedback & More
- Runtime CSS styling for SWT
Z-Wave Specifications Go Open-Source
The company responsible for drafting the Z-Wave home networking standard has made certain parts of the technology publicly available.
In an attempt to lure hardware and software developers to the standard, Sigma Designs last week released a public version of Z-Wave’s interoperability layer, which ensures that devices ranging from door locks to security cameras can share information.
The company has added the software to Z-Wave's open-source library. The code represents the “language” that defines how devices from different manufacturers talk to each other, said Raoul Wijgergangs, vice president of Sigma Design’s Z-Wave business. That makes it easier for home owners to connect devices with an internet gateway and control them remotely using a phone, computer, or tablet.
- Pop! Slots Was August’s Top Trending Android Game in the U.S.
- Samsung announces September Android security update
- This nasty Android malware tries to bully its way past Marshmallow security features
- This nasty Android malware tries to bully its way past Marshmallow security features
- Android Pay now works with Chase Visa; mobile web coming soon
- Android Pay hits the web via Chrome
- Android Extension Pack Being Prepped For Mesa
Hackers Exploit Android Flaw to Target Iranian Activists
Suspected state-sponsored hackers have intensified their attempts to break into the online accounts of Iranian rights activists in recent weeks by exploiting security vulnerabilities in Android smartphones, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned.
On August 11, 2016 an unknown person sent a message on Facebook to a prominent Iranian political activist living in Paris and introduced himself as a former student. The hacker said he had created political stickers with the activist’s photo on them. He then sent a file, with an APK suffix, to the activist claiming that the file contained the stickers.
But the file actually contained malware. Soon after the activist opened the file, the hacker was able to take over the activist’s Facebook page and sent similar messages to the activist’s friends, some of whom worked at Radio Farda, Deutsche Welle and the BBC. One of the friends fell for the trap and lost access to his Gmail account for several hours.
- Limited number of LPC registrations available starting September 8
New Members Strengthen Automotive Grade Linux Security and Software Capabilities
Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative open source project developing a Linux-based, open platform for the connected car, today announced that AutoIO Technology, Irdeto, Link Motion, Pocket Soft, sdtech and Synopsys have joined The Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux.
How blockchain will disrupt your business
Like mobile and cloud, blockchain — first implemented in the original source code of bitcoin in 2009 — stands poised to profoundly disrupt business. If it lives up to its promise, it won't just be financial institutions that are disrupted.
"If you can transfer money or something of value through the internet just like another form of data, what else can you do with it? It provides a way to establish trust in the digital world," says Angus Champion de Crespigny, Financial Services Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure Strategy Leader, Ernst & Young. "How do you ensure something is the original copy of something on the internet? Prior to blockchain technology, you couldn't."
"If you want to prove something happened in the digital world, there is no more secure place to do that," he adds. "Once information is recorded on there, it is, for all intents and purposes, impossible to go back and retroactively change that. When there are such drastic new technologies that emerge, it isn't just a matter of looking at your business and thinking how this technology is going to make your business more effective. What you should be doing is considering that maybe your business isn't structured correctly for this new world."