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  • Does job vacancy posting point to Elite: Dangerous Linux version?

    A recent job vacancy posting at Frontier Developments may be a signal that a Linux port of Elite: Dangerous is in the offing. Both TweakTown and Softpedia reckon the job vacancy advert might give away Frontier's intentions of creating a Linux port of its premier open-world Space exploration and adventure games title.

  • Freedom Planet 2 is Announced for PC, Mac, and Linux

    Independent developer Galaxy Trailer has announced Freedom Planet 2, a follow-up to their iconic and throwback platforming game.

    The developer said the game will follow a similar release schedule as the first game, meaning it will launch for PC, Mac, and Linux first, followed by Nintendo platforms, as well as potentially more platforms, “depending on resources.”

    Most of the voice cast and characters from the original game are returning in the sequel, however the above trailer definitely gives more insight as to what you can expect in the new game.

  • OpenRA Brings C&C: Tiberian Dawn, C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000 to Linux

    OpenRA is an open source project that recreates and improves upon the classic Command & Conquer and that has C&C: Tiberian Dawn, C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000 games in one collection.

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Amazon Linux 2022 Benchmarks - Offers Competitive Performance Against Ubuntu, CentOS

Last week Amazon Web Services released Amazon Linux 2022 in preview form and since then I've been trying out their new cloud-optimized Linux distribution. It's been working out well on AWS (to no surprise) but also great was the level of performance provided by this now-Fedora-based distribution. Amazon Linux 2022 transitions to being a Fedora-based Linux distribution that AWS intends to support for at least the next five years. Amazon Linux to this point had been based on a combination of RHEL and Fedora packages. Besides shifting the package base to Fedora, AWS engineers have adjusted various defaults of the distribution, employed extra kernel hardening, other package updates/changes, forthcoming kernel live patching, and other alterations in the name of security and AWS performance. Read more

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Bootlin contributions to Linux 5.14 and 5.15

It’s been a while we haven’t posted about Bootlin contributions to the Linux kernel, and in fact missed both the Linux 5.14 and Linux 5.15 releases, which we will cover in this blog post. Linux 5.14 was released on August 29, 2021. The usual page and the LWN articles on the merge window (part 1 and part 2) provide the best summaries of the new features and hardware support offered by this release. Read more

CaribouLite RPi HAT open-source SDR Raspberry Pi HAT tunes up to 6 GHz (Crowdfunding)

CaribouLite RPi HAT is an open-source dual-channel software-defined radio (SDR) Raspberry Pi HAT – or rather uHAT – that works in the sub-GHz ISM range and optionally the 30 MHz – 6 GHz range for the full version. Developed by Israel-based CaribouLabs, the micro HAT is equipped with a Lattice Semi ICE40LP1K FPGA, a Microchip AT86RF215 RF transceiver, two SMA antenna connectors, a Pmod expansion connector, and designed for any Raspberry Pi board with a 40-pin GPIO header. Read more