One title I never had the chance to actually get into is War Thunder, so I teamed up with Samsai to check it out. Here’s a video and some thoughts.
The game is available to download for Linux direct from the War Thunder website and Steam. So you don’t actually need Steam to run it which is great.
Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais announced earlier today on Twitter that a pre-release version of the SteamVR virtual reality system is now available for Linux and SteamOS users.
SteamVR for Linux is currently in beta testing stages of development for developers who want an early start for creating SteamVR content for Linux-based operating systems, including Valve's SteamOS, which the company ships pre-installed on numerous Steam Machines stand-alone gaming devices.
It’s amazing how much of the technology we use every day is dependent on open source software. Developers are continually drawing on free code repositories that have been shared by friendly developers. With them so freely available, it’s no wonder that these open source libraries can be found in all kinds of software the world over, including in technologies that are essential to how we live our lives.
About a year ago, Dropbox built a bot to respond to suspicious activity, and today that bot is being made available to anyone interested in using the bot or making their own version.
Named Securitybot, the bot chats with Dropbox employees inside Slack after suspicious activity is detected on their computer, email, or when they’re attempting to access sensitive parts of Dropbox servers. The employee is asked for an explanation of the activity in Slack, then an additional push notification is sent to their mobile device for authentication.
There is a huge range of file-sharing services out there. From Dropbox to Google, Apple to Microsoft and torrenting software, there is no shortage of ways to share files at home or online -- but Google wants to streamline the process.
Businesses are feeling their way into the Internet of Things, but they’re not moving very quickly, according to new findings from a Red Hat Inc. survey that reveal a sizable gap between interest in IoT and actual deployment of projects.
The open source software provider released its newest report today, revisiting earlier IoT trends it uncovered in 2015. In the past two years, interest in IoT has grown 12 percent within the enterprise, with 55 percent of respondents tabbing IoT as important to their organizations. Yet fewer than 25 percent of respondents are actively designing, prototyping or coding an IoT project.
We are just a month away from Devoxx US and Eclipse Converge, and I’m really excited about what is coming up. Like I often say, there are only so many conferences that one can attend, so it is always hard to figure out which ones are really worthwhile. Although I am certainly a bit biased, since I am involved in its organization, here are three reasons why I think you should plan on being in San Jose the week of March 20.
Since launching the new Firefox Test Pilot program in May 2016, we’ve debuted several experiments with the goal of finding browser features that users love and incorporating them into future versions of Firefox. Today, we’re continuing our efforts toward creating a more modern and better performing Firefox with two new Test Pilot experiments.
The majority of fingerprint scanners can be found either on the back of a smartphone or on the front, embedded in the home button. But it looks like that status quo is soon about to change. According to a report from The Investor, CrucialTec, a manufacturer of fingerprint modules based in South Korea, will launch its on-screen fingerprint scanning solution that allows you to unlock your device by placing a finger on the screen sometime this year.
This means that we can expect to see the first smartphones featuring the new fingerprint technology hit the market in 2017. Unfortunately, CrucialTec did not reveal an exact time frame or the smartphone manufacturers it is currently working with.
A Chinese-speaking attacker is spreading a Mirai variant from a repurposed Windows-based botnet.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab published a report today, and said the code was written by an experienced developer who also built in the capability to spread the IoT malware to Linux machines under certain conditions.
We reported earlier that Canonical published multiple security advisories to inform Ubuntu users about the availability of new kernel updates that patch several flaws discovered recently by various developers.
We've already told you about the issues that are affecting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) users, so check that article to see how you can update your systems is you're still using the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel. But if you managed to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, which uses Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)'s Linux 4.8 kernel, then you need to read the following.
I am happy to inform you that Qt 5.9 Alpha has been released today.
Qt 5.9 Alpha is an important milestone on our way to the final Qt 5.9.0 release, which is targeted to be released by the end of May 2017.
The Alpha release is available only as source packages. Binary installers will be available via the online installer in conjunction with the Beta release as well as development snapshots during the coming weeks.
Clonezilla Live 2.5.0-25 Stable Release Is Powered by Linux 4.9.6 and Debian Sid
Clonezilla Live and GParted Live creator Steven Shiau announced the availability of a new stable release of Clonezilla Live, versioned 2.5.0-25, bringing the latest GNU/Linux technologies and up-to-date software components.
Based on the Debian Sid repository as of February 20, 2017, Clonezilla Live 2.5.0-25 is now powered by the Linux 4.9.6 kernel and ships with a bunch of new packages, including Nmap, bicon, sshpass, keychain, and monitoring-plugins-basic.