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  • My assessment of “btrfs”

    In short: Novelist Stephen Elliott (James Franco) find himself drawn to the high-profile Hans Reiser (Christian Slater) murder trial - a case that brings him closer to his own troubled past with father (Ed Harris). Amber Heard, Wilmer Valderrama and Cynthia Nixon also star. (Watch the trailer)

  • The Adderall Diaries

    While Romanowsky gamely tries to negotiate the same structural tricks as the book, which employed the Reiser case as a base camp from which the author could depart and return, in the film it feels more like a subplot despite the cinematic tricks -- the cross-cutting and slo-mo flashbacks -- that the director uses to try to connect the stories. At times it feels flat, other times risible, and only occasionally do the stories resonate in any kind of harmony.

  • My assessment of “btrfs”

    Short version — I will continue to use “ext4” in future installs.

    Note that this a personal view, not a recommendation. My own choice depends on how I use computers and my practices for backup, recovery, etc. Your practices are likely different. Much of this post will be about my considerations in deciding against “btrfs” for my own use.

[via Susan]

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Games: Portal Proficiency DLC, Commandos 2, Contract Work and More

  • Bridge Constructor Portal - Portal Proficiency DLC out now

    Bridges, Portals, Turrets, Laser Beams and plenty more await in the Bridge Constructor Portal - Portal Proficiency DLC. In the first expansion to Bridge Constructor Portal, it offers up another 30 levels where you attempt to safely get your test subjects to the exit. It can get a little complicated though, as it's not just bridge building this time as you're also placing multiple sets of portals.

  • Commandos 2 - HD Remaster now releasing next Spring for Linux

    Kalypso Media and developers Yippee! Entertainment have announced that the Commandos 2 - HD Remaster, which will support Linux, is now going to be releasing in 2020. Originally due sometime towards the end of the year, Kalypso Media emailed out today a change in the planning. It's releasing for Windows first in January 2020, with all other versions to follow in Spring 2020. No reason was given for the delay to Linux, Mac and Consoles however they were very clear in their press email to us that Linux is supported still.

  • Cyberpunk side-scrolling stealth shooter Contract Work arrives on Linux this month

    Iterative Games say they've combined elements inspired by Contra and Metal Gear Solid to create a cyberpunk side-scroller shooter with stealth elements with Contract Work. Funded on Kickstarter way back in 2013, Contract Work is the creation of Kee-Won Hong, the sole developer of Iterative Games. What they're attempting to do with Contract Work is take some elements of classic retro shooters like Megaman and Contra, add in some character development and mix in a cyberpunk world like you might find in Akira or Ghost in the Shell. What they've ended up with here is a mix of so many things.

  • Play as a fusion powered killer android in a tech demo of LAZR, an upcoming Clothformer

    Platformers are out, Clothformers are in. Well, that's what the developer of LAZR wants you to believe with an impressive tech demo release of their in-development title. Stop right there, what's a Clothformer? Well, it's a pretty much an action platformer with added "realistic cloth simulations with full destruction" which developer Garrick Campsey thinks makes LAZR unique. Is it though? Well, going by the tech demo I've played through I was certainly very impressed with it.

  • Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown releasing December 10

    After a delay to both, Yacht Club Games have now announced that both Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown will release with Linux support on December 10. Shovel Knight is a very popular side-scrolling platform inspired by the art-style and gameplay from the 8-bit era. It's a fantastic game and over time it has expanded quite a lot thanks to multiple free expansions. Shovel Knight: King of Cards is the next big expansion, and it's actually the final campaign in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga.

  • Small and challenging space game Pulstario where you rescue souls in the void is coming to Linux

    Quick news tip to start your Wednesday morning, as the developer of Pulstario has confirmed their game is coming to Linux. Developed by Fred Wood, who previously made the quite popular platformers LOVE and kuso, Pulstario has you pilot a shop through a void to collect lost souls. Quite a short game too, Wood said it should only take around 30 minutes to finish the main game. However, it will have multiple modes and secret levels to find.

  • Super Indie Karts adds back the Battle Mania mode with the latest update

    The retro kart racing game Super Indie Karts has finally added the Battle Mania mode back into the game after being removed backed in 2017 with a previous update. Battle Mania has 9 arenas to race around and battle each with 3 different styles including Super Arenas, Ultra Arenas and Cage Arenas. Included modes are: Egg Crackers - protect your 3 eggs, Shroom Hunters - find the Shrooms first and Jewel Grabbers - collect the most jewels. With it now back, the developer said they will be making further updates to expand it with some "Indie themed modes and arenas too".

Today in Techrights

Audiocasts/Shows/Screencasts: mintCast, Linux Headlines, LINUX Unplugged, This Week in Linux, Full Circle Weekly News, OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Alpha 1 Run Through

  • mintCast 321.5 – Wololo

    In our Innards section, we decide when it’s the right time to suggest switching to Linux.

  • 2019-11-12 | Linux Headlines

    Python’s package manager looks forward to some much-needed love, PeerTube and Termshark both have major releases, and Mozilla joins forces to push WebAssembly outside the browser.

  • Distro Disco | LINUX Unplugged 327

    Get to know our Linux Users Group a little better and learn why they love their Linux distros of choice, and the one thing they’d change to make them perfect.

  • Episode 87 | This Week in Linux

    On this episode of This Week in Linux, Pine64 announces the pre-orders for the PinePhone are coming this week! AMD Announces Latest Threadripper & Ryzen 9 CPUs. We’ve got the results from the openSUSE Name Change vote. In Distro News, Ubuntu pledges support for Raspberry Pis, elementary OS Adds Flatpak Support, and we got new releases from KaOS and Chrome OS. Microsoft confirms that their Edge browser is coming to Linux. Linus Torvalds was interviewed recently where he declared he is ‘Not a Programmer Anymore’, we’ll take a closer look at that. In Linux Gaming News, Steam releases beta support for Containers in Steam for Linux. Google Reveals Stadia Launch Games and further info on the service. We also got some really interesting news from Valve where they might launch their own Stadia competitor called “Steam Cloud Gaming”. All that and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

  • Full Circle Magazine: Full Circle Weekly News #153
  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Alpha 1 Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Alpha 1. Enjoy!