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Software and Games: Wire, Googler, Wine and More

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  • The Wire

    In the US, there has been recent concern over ISPs turning over logs to the government. During the past few years, the idea of people snooping on our private data (by governments and others) really has made encryption more popular than ever before. One of the problems with encryption, however, is that it's generally not user-friendly to add its protection to your conversations. Thankfully, messaging services are starting to take notice of the demand. For me, I need a messaging service that works across multiple platforms, encrypts automatically, supports group messaging and ideally can handle audio/video as well. Thankfully, I found an incredible open-source package that ticks all my boxes: Wire.

  • Googler A Command Line Tool To Search Google

    Looking for information on the web has become something that we do day in and day out. Whether it is support you are looking for, looking for a product or news about a particular topic, all you have to do is search on the web.

  • Let Us Play Piano In Terminal Using Our PC Keyboard

    Feel bored at work? Come on guys, let us play Piano! Yeah, you read it right. Who needs a real Piano? We can now play or learn how to play Piano from command line using our PC keyboard. Meet Piano-rs – a simple utility, written in Rust programming language, that allows you to play the Piano in Terminal using PC keyboard. It is free, open source and licensed under MIT license. You can use it on any operating systems that supports Rust.

  • Revamped Skype Desktop App Released
  • New, redesigned Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux is now available
  • Skype’s new desktop app comes out of beta today on Windows, macOS and Linux
  • Wine 3.0 Expected by the End of 2017 with Direct3D 11 Support, Android Driver

    The Wine developers met this weekend in Poland for the WineConf2017 annual Wine Conference to talk about the next major release of the open-source compatibility layer for running Windows apps and games on UNIX-like systems.

    Developer Marcus Meissner attended the even and recorded Wine leader Alexandre Julliard's keynote at WineConf2017, talking about Wine 3.0, the next major release of the application, and its new features, which include Direct3D 11 support and an Android driver to allow users to use Wine on Google's Android mobile OS too.

  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy Heads to PC, Mac, and Linux on November 10
  • 5 of the Best Gaming Mice For Linux

    Most peripherals aren’t supported under Linux, right? Well, there’s a lot more support available than you probably think. While it’s true that most hardware manufacturers completely neglect Linux, it’s also true that the open source community is capable of just about anything. They’ve stepped up and created excellent open-source drivers for a lot of popular gaming hardware. Then, of course, you have mice that just don’t need drivers and will work out of the box. Those are a great option for gaming on Linux, too.

  • You Can Now Play SuperTuxKart on Android!

    The SuperTuxKart Android release is go! You can now play the famous open-source kart racing game on your phone, tablet or compatible Chromebook.

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  • Top 15 free photography software you can download

    Depending on your specific needs as a photographer, there are also a lot of pieces of software that are totally free. Here is a list of the top 15.

  • Interview with Erica Wagner

    I’m Erica Wagner, a STEAM Nerd, Teenpreneur, Author, Instructor, YouTuber and self-taught 2D and 3D artist. I’ve been doing graphic design for two years, 3D sculpting, voxel art, and 3d modeling for one year, and digital drawing for a little over six months. I’m a homeschool student. My mom uses the majority of my projects as a part of school.

  • SuperTuxKart Update Adds New Tracks, Characters

    SuperTuxKart is the best kart racing game not available on Nintendo consoles — and it’s just scored a spooktacular new update in time for Hallowe’en!

    The development team behind the famous open-source arcade racer have issued a new release candidate build that features new tracks, a new arena, new karts, and lots more besides.

  • F1 2017 coming to Linux on November 2nd

    Feral Interactive have announced that F1 2017 will be released for Linux on the 2nd November. F1 2017 has been available on the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Windows PC since August and will be the latest game for Linux users from Feral Interactive. A new trailer has been released showcasing the game on Linux. Watch this below…

Wine 3.0 Plans and GNU/Linux Games

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  • Wine 3.0 Still Expected Around EOY With D3D11; Wayland & D3D12 On Roadmap

    WineConf 2017 is taking place today and tomorrow in Wroclaw, Poland. The event began today with a keynote by Wine founder Alexandre Julliard where he talked about Wine 3.0 plans and what's further out on the roadmap.

    Since the Wine 2.0 release almost one year ago, the Wine project has shifted to annual, time-based releases. We've been expecting Wine 3.0 around the end of 2017 or early 2018 and that still looks like it will be the case. Julliared reaffirmed plans for shipping Wine 3.0 around the end of the year.

  • SuperTuxKart 0.9.3 Released With New Tracks, Built-In Screen Recorder

    A new release of the open-source SuperTuxKart racing game is out just ahead of Halloween.

    SuperTuxKart 0.9.3 features new Halloween-themed assets, new tracks, and updates to some of the racing karts. SuperTuxKart 0.9.3 also now features a built-in screen recorder, HSV colorization for some scenery, graphics engine improvements, faster loading times, lower RAM/vRAM usage, improvements to their older OpenGL 2 rendering pipeline, and various other fixes and in-game improvements.

  • F1 2017 Racing Game Coming to Linux on November 2, Ported by Feral Interactive

    UK-based Linux and macOS video games publisher Feral Interactive recently announced that they're porting the F1 2017 racing game to Linux on November 2, 2017.

    Launched on August 25, 2017, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, macOS, and Microsoft Windows platforms, F1 2017 is currently one of the hottest racing games of the year. The game is developed and published by Codemasters, the makes of the Colin McRae and DiRT Rally titles.

Software. HowTos and Games

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  • Synergy – Share Your Mouse and Keyboard Between Multiple Computers

    If you are one to use many screens at work or at your workstation at home then you are probably aware of Synergy. After all, it is the most voted Mouse and Keyboard sharing software on Slant.

    Synergy is a cross-platform app that lets you share your mouse and keyboard across multiple computers as if they are one – thereby providing a single cohesive user experience.

  • 6 Best Linux Music Players That Every User Must Try — (2017 Edition)

    Watching movies and playing music is one of the primary entertainment purposes served by our computers. So, when you move to a new operating system, it makes perfect sense if you look for useful media players.

  • Anypaste – Share And Upload Files To Compatible Hosting Sites Automatically

    A while ago, we have written a guide about Transfer.sh which allows you to share files over Internet from command-line. Today, we will see yet another file sharing utility called Anypaste. It is a simple script to share and upload files to compatible hosting sites depending upon the type of the files, automatically. You don’t need to manually log in to the hosting sites and upload or share your files. Anypaste will pick the right hosting sites depends upon the type of the file you want to upload. To put this simply, photos will get uploaded to image hosting sites, videos to video sites, code to pastebins. Cool, yeah? Anypaste is completely free, open source and light-weight script and you can do everything from command line. You don’t need to depend on any heavy, memory-consuming GUI apps to upload and share files.

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  • Fallback to default values for NULL columns in Rust SQLite
  • Minilens – Fun Open Source Puzzle Platform Game

    Minilens is a fun open source puzzle-platform game set on post-apocalyptic Earth. The star of the show is Minilens, a robot that lacks the ability to jump. His task is to cleanse Earth of radioactive barrels, and at the same time collect the only life left on the planet — flowers.

    There are 45 levels to solve. The game offers a great way to stimulate your grey matter, particularly as some of the levels are tricky to solve. And when (if?) you’ve solved all the levels or you’re totally stumped, the fun doesn’t end. It’s easy to make new challenging levels using the Godot Engine. The engine creates games targeting PC, console, mobile and web platforms, and has dozens of developers and more than 400 contributors.

  • FORMULA ONE returns to Linux with F1 2017, coming November 2nd

Games: The End Is Nigh, Noctropolis, F1 2017, MAME, Unreal Engine

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RadeonSI/RADV Mesa 17.3 + AMDGPU DC vs. NVIDIA 387.12 Linux Gaming Performance

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With Mesa 17.3 now having been branched for its stable release next month and that bringing much improved RADV Radeon Vulkan performance and more mature RX Vega support along with a ton of other improvements, here is a fresh comparison of the newest open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver code compared to the latest NVIDIA Linux driver on a range of graphics cards.

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Security: Linux, Free Software Principles, Microsoft and Intel

  • Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds
    Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has offered some very choice words about different approaches security, during a discussion about whitelisting features proposed for version 4.15 of the Linux kernel. Torvalds' ire was directed at open software aficionado and member of Google's Pixel security team Kees Cook, who he has previously accused of idiocy. Cook earned this round of shoutiness after he posted a request to “Please pull these hardened usercopy changes for v4.15-rc1.”
  • Free Software Principles
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  • New warning over back door in Linux
    Researchers working at Russian cyber security firm Dr Web claim to have found a new vulnerability that enables remote attackers to crack Linux installations virtually unnoticed. According to the anti-malware company, cyber criminals are getting into the popular open-source operating system via a new backdoor. This, they say, is "indirect evidence" that cyber criminals are showing an increasing interest in targeting Linux and the applications it powers. The trojan, which it's calling Linux.BackDoor.Hook.1, targets the library libz primarily. It offers compression and extraction capabilities for a plethora of Linux-based programmes.
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  • Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking [sic] safeguards for elections
     

    The guidelines are intended to reduce risks in low-budget local races as well as the high-stakes Congressional midterm contests next year. Though most of the suggestions cost little or nothing to implement and will strike security professionals as common sense, notorious attacks including the leak of the emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, have succeeded because basic security practices were not followed.  

  • Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions of Devices Exposed
     

    On Monday, the chipmaker released a security advisory that lists new vulnerabilities in ME, as well as bugs in the remote server management tool Server Platform Services, and Intel’s hardware authentication tool Trusted Execution Engine. Intel found the vulnerabilities after conducting a security audit spurred by recent research. It has also published a Detection Tool so Windows and Linux administrators can check their systems to see if they're exposed.

Debian Buster-Based SparkyLinux 5 Development Version Adds Full Disk Encryption

Shipping a few days after the release of SparkyLinux 4.7 "Tyche" stable operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch," the SparkyLinux 5-dev20171120 development build includes up-to-date packages based on the repositories of the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system. Apart from rebasing the operating system on the latest Debian Testing repos as of November 20, 2017, the new SparkyLinux 5 development images are the first to enable full disk encryption by default in the Calamares graphical installer, as you can see from the screenshots attached at the end of the article. Read more

Raspberry Slideshow 10 Operating System Released for Raspberry Pi Computers

Raspberry Slideshow is another Linux-based operating system that runs on Raspberry Pi single-board computers, this time designed to provide image and video slideshows, as its name implies. The OS is capable of playing different media formats from a Windows (Samba), FTP, or web server share, or from a USB flash drive. The latest version, Raspberry Slideshow 10.0, is using packages from Raspberry Pi Foundation's Raspbian Stretch release, which is based on the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system series. It also adds support for all the Raspberry Pi models available on the market, as well as a number of improvements for better performance. Read more

REVIEW: The OnePlus 5T is not only a bargain, it's the best Android phone you can buy at any price

The new OnePlus 5T is an excellent smartphone, but thing about it stands out from the rest — its $500 price. That amount is actually near the top of what OnePlus has charged for its past smartphones. But the price is hundreds of dollars cheaper than that of many other top-of-the-line devices. Indeed, many of the latest flagship smartphones, including Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, cost more than $900. Read more