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  • OlliOlli release date announced for PC, Mac and Linux

    OlliOlli has been given a release date on PC, Mac and Linux.

  • Infinity Runner Released For Linux Plus Our Thoughts

    Infinity Runner is a great looking first person action game that involves a lot of running. We give it a try to see how it performs.

    I am an absolute sucker for space sci-fi themed games, and just had to give this one a try to report back to you on.

    Sadly though, the game itself really isn't all that interesting and if you have played simple Android games like Temple Run it's very much the same type of game. You are always running, and you don't control the running aspect at all.

  • X-Plane 10 Global 64bit Now On Steam For Linux

    X-Plane 10 Global 64bit is now on Steam for Linux and promises a rather expensive flight simulator experience. By expensive we mean £44.99, so dig deep if you want to try it folks.

  • Torchlight II to Get a Linux Version Soon on Steam

    Torchlight II, an action hack-and-slash title developed and published by Runic Games on Steam, might get a Linux version soon.

    The developers from Runic Games are not at their first try to port one of their games. The first title in the series was promoted on Linux with the help of a Humble Bundle collection, but the game manifested some very problematic technical issues that persisted for a long time, like the missing face of the main characters. Hopefully, the second iteration will be much better.

  • Wine 1.7.22 (Development Version) Released – Install in RedHat and Debian Based Systems

    WineHQ team, recently announced a new development version of Wine 1.7.22. This new development build arrives with a number of new important features and 68 bug fixes.

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

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