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Games: Star Traders: Frontiers, Book of Travels, and More

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  • Epic space RPG 'Star Traders: Frontiers' gets Steam Workshop and mod support now live | GamingOnLinux

    Star Traders: Frontiers from Trese Brothers Games, probably one of the best space strategy RPGs around had a huge upgrade and now there's some proper mod support in. The mods work with the Steam Workshop, making it simple and you're just a few clicks away from adding in some extra content to an already ridiculously in-depth game.

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    Since the mod support is rather new, there's not a whole lot up there right now but they have a passionate and very active community of players so no doubt there will be plenty flowing in eventually. The mods that have released that the developer worked with during a Beta are impressive though. One named Merchant Marine: Fly Casual entirely rebalances the game taking inspiration by Space Opera and Western tales giving you small ships with small crews up against the universe - making it all a bit more intimate.

  • Beautiful looking RPG 'Book of Travels' is delayed again | GamingOnLinux

    What looks to be the fourth time, Might and Delight have decided to push the release date for Book of Travels. It was originally due out in October 2020, then Q2 2021, then August 9 and then August 30 and now they've put up another announcement because it just isn't ready.

    At least this time around, they're not giving a date to avoid further disappointment. Writing about the delay, they mentioned how their Beta testers reports indicated their team just need more time to make it stable.

  • Prepare for more GZDoom goodness with the upcoming Stellar Valkyrie | GamingOnLinux

    Prepare for more retro-styled action with Stellar Valkyrie, another new GZDoom-powered first-person shooter coming to Linux. Developed by In The Keep Games it's one we missed from Realms Deep 2021.

    In Stellar Valkyrie you'll be blasting through 8 different worlds each with their own theme, as you attempt to find your ex-girlfriend, Kat. As a bounty hunter, you'll also be dealing with contracts to earn Cryptobucks, which you can then use to purchase upgrades for weapons and equipment and going back to previous worlds with new equipment might even allow you to discover more apparently.

  • Psychonauts 2 releases to great reviews but the Linux support is delayed | GamingOnLinux

    Psychonauts 2 from Double Fine Productions and Xbox Game Studios is out now for Windows but the native Linux support has been delayed with no current ETA.

    Originally crowdfunded on the Fig website, where Double Fine pulled in close to four million dollars from Fig directly and backers, Linux has been a confirmed platform since day-1. Sadly though, shortly after our last article in an update on Fig they mentioned that Linux (and macOS) would arrive after release which was confirmed again in their Steam FAQ post.

  • REVO is a neon-soaked twin-stick bullet-hell dream out now | GamingOnLinux

    With a great soundtrack and action that won't let your attention leave it, REVO is a fresh twin-stick bullet-hell that will make you sweat and it's great. The first release from Cosmic Misfit Studio it's inspired by the likes of Galaga, TRON, and The Last Starfighter so if you love retro themes and shoot 'em ups you're gonna love this.

    From start to finish (if you ever finish such a game), REVO is absolutely dripping in style and the action is so intense your screen will be yelling at you in neon lights. It's quite a sight once it gets going, and you have a few different weapons unlocked to unleash on various types of enemies. Some come in fast swarms to keep your attention, while others are slow with powerful weapons you're really going to need to be quick on the stick to dodge. REVO doesn't even start off slowly, with it launching wave after wave following a brief intro.

  • Wasteland 3 : Cult of the Holy Detonation launches October 5 as the final narrative DLC | GamingOnLinux

    Wasteland 3 : Cult of the Holy Detonation is the next expansion for the big RPG to come from inXile Entertainment. It was announced yesterday for the start of Gamescom 2021, and it's going to be the final narrative expansion. Since they're now owned by Xbox Game Studios, they're probably moving onto something with a higher budget.

    "Deep within the Cheyenne Mountain military complex, mutant cults worship an ancient deity they call the Holy Detonation—a nuclear explosion held in stasis. Whether god, science experiment, or accidental miracle, the Detonation's energy could power Colorado Springs for hundreds of years, or level it in an instant. The warring cults have differing opinions on who should be allowed to honor their god, and you’re going to have to muscle your way to the altar.

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Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (redmine and strongswan), Fedora (containerd, fail2ban, grafana, moby-engine, and thunderbird), openSUSE (curl, firefox, glibc, kernel, libqt5-qtsvg, rpm, ssh-audit, systemd, and webkit2gtk3), Red Hat (389-ds:1.4, curl, kernel, kernel-rt, redis:5, and systemd), SUSE (util-linux), and Ubuntu (ardour, linux-azure, linux-azure-5.11, and strongswan).

  • Best Open Source Security Tools | eSecurityPlanet

    Over the past quarter of a century, the open source movement has gone from strength to strength. But that success and the openness inherent in the community have led to a major challenge – security. The more software that is developed, the greater the likelihood there is for vulnerabilities. To make matters worse, the open source world prides itself on openness and transparency. Therefore, any security vulnerabilities are disclosed publicly. In this age of organized gangs of cybercriminals, that is like placing an ad asking for an attack. This has given rise to a large number of open source security tools. They take care of all aspects of the management of security in open source components, examine dependencies, fix bugs in code, and lower risk.

  • Credit card PINs can be guessed even when covering the ATM pad

    Researchers have proven it’s possible to train a special-purpose deep-learning algorithm that can guess 4-digit card PINs 41% of the time, even if the victim is covering the pad with their hands. The attack requires the setting up of a replica of the target ATM because training the algorithm for the specific dimensions and key spacing of the different PIN pads is crucially important.

  • Using Machine Learning to Guess PINs from Video - Schneier on Security

    This works even if the person is covering the pad with their hands.

  • Google Developing "SiliFuzz" For Fuzzing CPUs To Uncover Electrical Defects - Phoronix

    With OSS-Fuzz for continuous fuzzing of open-source projects and along with working on the various sanitizers for compilers, Google has been doing a lot for proactively uncovering software defects in key open-source projects. Now though a group of their engineers have been working on SiliFuzz for software aiming to discover new CPU defects.

This Raspberry Pi add-on lets you control Lego robots

Raspberry Pi is releasing an add-on that will let you use many of its tiny, inexpensive computers to control certain Lego robot motors and sensors. The add-on is called the Build HAT (HAT stands for Hardware Attached on Top), and slotting it onto a Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins will give you four ports that you can use to control Lego Education’s SPIKE components, which the HAT and its software are specially designed for. It’ll also connect to most other parts that use an LPF2 connector, including the components from the Lego Mindstorms robot inventor kit. There’s also a Python library (basically a set of commands you can use to control the robot) available to go alongside the HAT, which will let you write software to control the robot parts you’ve got hooked up. Programing Lego’s SPIKE components with Python isn’t a unique selling feature from Raspberry Pi — the SPIKE kit comes with a hub that supports connecting six devices (compared to the Build HAT’s four) that can also store and run Python programs. Read more

today's howtos

  • How To Install Zikula on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Zikula on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Zikula is free open source software (FOSS) It allows webmasters and users to create great portals for secure extranet, online databases, e-commerce and multilingual sites. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Zikula on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

  • How to Install Caddy Web Server on Debian 11

    Caddy is a free, open-source, and modern web server written in GO language. It is a lightweight and commercially supported web server that supports HTTP/2 and experimental HTTP/3 protocols. It can run anywhere with no external dependencies and is expanded via plugins. It is designed with security in mind and provides a number of features that are useful for hosting websites. In this tutorial, I will explain how to install the Caddy web server on Debian 11.

  • How to Install GIMP on Debian 11 Bullseye - LinuxCapable

    GIMP is free, open-source raster graphics editing software primarily used for image manipulation and image editing, transcoding between various image formats, free-form drawing, and many more specialized tasks. GIMP is released under GPL-3.0-or-later license and is available for Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. In the following tutorial, you will learn to install the GIMP application on Debian 11 Bullseye using three alternative methods that you can choose from.

  • How to Install and Use PIP Python Package Manager on Debian 11

    Pip is a widely used package manager for the Python programming language. It is being used for installing and managing additional packages that are not available in the Python standard library. It allows users to search a package from the python packages index as well as install its dependencies. Pip is also known as a "Preferred Installer Program" that can create a completely isolated environment for the Python application. In this article, I will show you how to install and use Pip on Debian 11.

  • How to Install Visual Studio Code Cloud IDE on Rocky Linux 8 [Ed: It is proprietary, it is spying, and it needs to be shunned]
  • How to Remove Trash Can Icon From Left Dock Panel in Ubuntu 21.10 | UbuntuHandbook

    This simple tutorial shows how to remove the trash icon from the dock in Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri. Different to the previous releases, Ubuntu 21.10 puts the trash icon on left dock instead of the desktop. However, I don’t use the trash icon in either location. Instead, I removes files using right-click menu options, and go to trash via file manager left sidebar. If you also find it useless, then here’s how to remove it either via a single command or by a graphical configuration tool.

  • How to create a user and add it to the sudoers group in Rocky Linux

    In Linux administration, best practice recommends running commands as a regular user with sudo privileges. This user is simply known as a sudo user, and the user bears root privileges to perform elevated tasks in the system such as installing, updating, upgrading, and removing packages to mention a few. To execute privileged commands as a sudo user, the word ‘sudo’ precedes the actual command. Sudo is short for Super User do and when invoked, it allows underprivileged users to perform elevated tasks using root privileges. By default, the regular user created upon installation is simply an underprivileged user. Thankfully, you can add the user to the sudoers group to impart root privileges. This will allow the user to perform elevated tasks in the system just as a root user would. In this tutorial, we demonstrate how to create a user and add them to the sudoers group on Rocky Linux.

  • How to install Apache, MariaDB and PHP (LAMP) on Debian 11 – VITUX

    The LAMP stack is a collection of open-source software products that are frequently used in conjunction. The acronym LAMP is used to describe a computer system that has the following components: Linux, Apache HTTP Server (or just server), MySQL and PHP/Perl/Python. A user can install all of these components separately on a single computer or, more commonly, on separate computers connected by a network; however, some components are dependent upon other components – for instance, it is not possible to install Apache without first installing Linux – hence the standard installation practice is to install all components on a single computer system. The LAMP stack is the combination of open-source software to form a server environment most commonly used in web development.

  • How to install OpenSSH server on Alpine Linux (including Docker) - nixCraft

    This quick tutorial explains how to install and set up OpenSSH (SSHD) server and client on the Alpine Linux system. Further, you will learn how to build a Docker Linux container running sshd server based upon Alpine Linux image too.

  • How to use Shazam on the Linux desktop with SongRec

    Are you listening to a song and don’t know the name of it? Want to “Shazam” it but don’t have an Android or iOS phone? Check out SongRec! It’s an unofficial Shazam client for Linux. Here’s how to use it to “Shazam” on the Linux desktop.

  • Installing KDE On Linux Mint Cinnamon Base - gHacks Tech News

    If you’re like me and really enjoy using the KDE Plasma desktop environment, especially as it’s become very lightweight over the last year or two compared to the past where it was known as very heavy on resources, you are probably disappointed that Linux Mint does not offer a KDE version of its popular Ubuntu-based distribution. However, installing KDE is very easily accomplished, and doesn’t take very long.

  • A Fresh Installation of Debian 11 Bullseye

    August 14, 2021, marks a new major release for the popular Debian Linux distribution. Codenamed Bullseye and chock-full of enhancements as well as software updates after 2 years, 1 month, and 9 days of development, this release will be supported for the next 5 years. This guide will walk through a fresh installation of Debian 11 Bullseye’s new operating system. With this new release comes quite a bit of new functionality. One of the most welcomed changes is an updated kernel. Buster (Debian 10) was still running 4.19 but now with Bullseye (Debian 11), the jump to 5.10 has brought some wonderful hardware support!

Games: Trine 3 on Linux, Stellaris: Aquatics Species Pack, Cassette Beasts, Julius 1.7

  • How to play Trine 3 on Linux

    Trine 3 is an action/puzzle-platformer video game developed by Frozenbyte. It is the successor to Trine 2 and was released on August 20th, 2015. The game is on Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PS4, Mac OS, and Linux. Here’s how to get it working on your Linux PC. [...] Trine 3 works on Linux as a native game, but you’ll have to install the Steam application first if you want to play it. Thankfully, Steam works on a majority of Linux operating systems. Unfortunately, the software doesn’t come pre-installed on many distributions, so we’ll need to go over how to get it working first.

  • Stellaris: Aquatics Species Pack announced, launching with the free 3.2 update | GamingOnLinux

    Paradox only recently talked about a bunch of changes coming in the free 3.2 update and now they've announced Stellaris: Aquatics Species Pack as the latest DLC. "Sail the intergalactic seas and uncover an all new expansion packed to the gills with new options for new and longtime players alike. The Aquatics Species Pack will rinse Stellaris with a rising tide of new content, including brand new origins, species traits, civics and a treasure trove of new cosmetics. Seafarers and landlubbers alike will agree that this is Stellaris’ most immersive species pack to date.

  • Monster collecting game Cassette Beasts gets a new trailer and publisher | GamingOnLinux

    Cassette Beasts is the upcoming monster collecting game from Bytten Studio and today it has been announced that Raw Fury has joined as publisher. Bytten Studio had been looking for a publisher for some time now so this is great news. Developed in the open source Godot Engine, Cassette Beasts looks like a monster catching game like no other as you use the powerful fusion system to transform into creatures using retro cassette tapes.

  • Julius 1.7 is out, an open source re-implementation of the classic Caesar III | GamingOnLinux

    Julius is another shining example of an open source game engine re-implementation done well and a major update is out. Taking the original Caesar III and upgrading it for modern computing platforms. Not by the original developers though, this is like others, totally unofficial but don't let that stop you enjoying a much improved experience.