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SparkyLinux 4.2 GameOver Edition Has Over 80 Games, Desura and Steam for Linux

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Just a few minutes ago, December 29, the developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux operating system were more than proud to announce the release of the GameOver, Multimedia and Rescue editions for SparkyLinux 4.2.

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Also: SparkyLinux 4.2 Rescue Edition Officially Released, Based on Debian 9 "Stretch"

Leftovers: Gaming

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  • Top 10 Linux Games 2015 - Youtubers Edition
  • OpenRA Christmas 2015 Release (20151224)
  • French Consumer Group Tries To Win Back Resale Rights For Digitally Distributed Games

    We talk a lot about first sale rights and resale rights at Techdirt, but of particular frustration to me is the strange capitulation to companies that sell digital copies of software. This isn't a strictly American problem, though here in the States there has been a near total abandonment of the consumer's rights when it comes to electronically delivered entertainment, be it eBooks, music, movies or games. The "you're licensing the game you paid for, not buying it" line is, on its face, ridiculous, amounting to a situation where Game "X" bought on a disc can be resold, but Game "X" bought and delivered on the internet cannot. Why a delivery method would alter the right to resale a bought product because a EULA says so is a concept that simply escapes me.

  • Best-Selling Linux Games for Steam Winter Sale

    The latest Steam Winter Sale is still in effect, and it will last until January 4. Let's take a look at what the Linux users have been buying these past few days.

System76 Oryx Pro is the Ubuntu Linux gaming laptop of your dreams [Review]

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When you think of a gaming PC, two things probably come to mind -- Microsoft Windows and desktop computers. In other words, gamers don't typically target laptops for playing their favorite games, and even when some do, they will likely aim for Windows 7, 8, or 10. Thanks to Steam, however, Linux-based operating systems are a legitimate option for gaming.

If you want a Linux-based gaming laptop, your choices are slim. Yes, you can buy a Windows laptop and replace the operating system with Ubuntu or another OS, but that isn't the best experience. Ideally, you want a machine that was designed and sold with Linux in mind. Enter the Ubuntu-powered System76 Oryx Pro. This beast of a gaming laptop can be configured with some jaw-dropping specs. The one I have been testing features an Intel Skylake Core i7 processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, NVMe SSD and NVIDIA graphics, including G-SYNC. Are you salivating yet? Read on for more specs and my impressions.

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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.

Leftovers: Gaming

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  • Elite: Dangerous might be getting Linux version, hints a job opening

    This information isn't based on much, though the job description is specifically for a systems programmer for helping to create cross-platform libraries for online services, and it does mention having the ability to "...write platform-independent code for deployment on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and current generation consoles."

  • End of the year benchmarks, GTX 760 and R7 370

    It's been a while since I last dug up my 760 and did some benchmarking, so I decided that I would run some to celebrate the last days of 2015. I've picked some new games this time around to show the performance of both the open source and the proprietary drivers.

  • A closer look at some DRM free Linux games available on itch.io

    Itch.io has fast become a popular distribution platform among developers for its many and flexible tools for distributing and promoting games. The co-op bundles, which lets developers team up to bundle their games and agree on the split caught my attention when it was announced in April. There have been some interesting bundles since, but from what I've seen as an outsider, it hasn't generated much attention. The desktop app instantly became much more popular when it was released earlier this month, and it's the first real DRM free alternative we've had to the Steam client for Linux in a while (not counting clients independent of distribution platforms, like Lutris).

    What many might not know is that itch.io isn't just host of jam games and thousands of amateur projects, but that it also has a good selection of high-quality professional games, like Gone Home, Tales of Maj'Eyal, Electronic Super Joy, VVVVVV and Super Win the Game. You'll also find several of my biggest favorites from this year there, including Dropsy, Snakebird, BLACKHOLE, A Good Snowman is Hard to Build, and many more.

    Here's a look at some popular games released on itch.io this year that we didn't cover before.

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition for GNU/Linux

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  • Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition Out for Mac, Linux and SteamOS

    Been wanting to play Larian Studios’ Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition on Mac, Linux or SteamOS since it launched in October for PC, PS4 and Xbox One? Well there’s good news – the Enhanced Edition of the award-winning RPG is now finally available for these platforms. The SteamOS support means you can play it on your Steam Box in the living without any issues as well.

  • Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition gets Mac, Linux and SteamOS versions

    To mark the occasion, Larian remarked that the PC version of the game has been updated too so it's now "in synch with the Mac & Linux version" and that they've "fixed a number of stability issues reported by players."

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Leftovers: Gaming

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  • Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition released for Mac, Linux and SteamOS

    Divinity: Original Sin no colon Enhanced Edition is now out on Mac, Linux, and that newfangled SteamOS, meaning you can play it on that fancy Steam Box your mum's getting you for Christmas. I wasn't supposed to tell you that. Oops. Here, let me distract you with the news that Larian have updated the PC game so it's "in synch with the Mac & Linux version", oh and they've also "fixed a number of stability issues reported by players". That certainly sounds like a sensible thing to be doing.

  • Looks like Republique is no longer getting a Linux port

    We announced back in February that the developers of Republique were working on a Linux port, but needed some middleware to add Linux support. However it seems like this never happened, and the efforts to bring the game to Linux have been abandoned.

  • Alienware Steam Machine

    We’ve been looking forward to Valve’s Steam Machine initiative for a long time, mostly because Valve has never really failed us in the past. Well, there’s a first time for everything, and unfortunately, we have to acknowledge that Valve has made a misstep here.

  • Multiplayer arena platformer Mighty Switch Force! Academy released for Linux on Steam

    Developer WayForward has been developing games for consoles for well over a decade, and have now released their first game for Linux on Steam. Many will know them for their remaster of Capcom classic DuckTales, and for their own IPs Mighty Switch Force! and Shantae. Mighty Switch Force! Academy appear to be their first game developed with third-party game engine GameMaker: Studio, however, so this release doesn't necessarily mean that we'll see more of their older games on Linux.

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More in Tux Machines

XFree KWin, Plasma, KDE, and Qt/GTK

  • Announcing the XFree KWin project
    Over the last weeks I concentrated my work on KWin on what I call the XFree KWin project. The idea is to be able to start KWin/Wayland without XWayland support. While most of the changes required for it are already in Plasma 5.11, not everything got ready in time, but now everything is under review on phabricator, so it’s a good point in time to talk about this project.
  • Adapta Theme is Now Available for the #KDE Plasma Desktop
    A new port brings the Adapta GTK theme to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop for the first time, news that will please fans of its famous flat stylings.
  • A New Project To Let You Run Qt Apps With GTK+ Windowing System Integration
    A Norwegian developer has developed a new Qt platform abstraction plug-in to let Qt applications make use of GTK+ for windowing system integration. The Qt apps rely upon GTK+ as a host toolkit to provide GTK menus, GTK for input, and other integration bits.
  • Ant is a Flat GTK Theme with a Bloody Bite
    Between Arc, Adapta and Numix it kind of feels like Linux has the whole flat GTK theme thing covered. But proving their’s always room for one more is Ant.

Android Leftovers

Development: Blockchain for Good Hackathon, ASUS Tinker Board, React License, JavaScript, Pascal, Python

  • Blockchain for Good Hackathon, Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October
    The Blockchain for Good Hackathon takes place Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October. Full agenda can be found here.
  • ASUS Tinker Board Is An Interesting ARM SBC For About $60 USD
    Earlier this year ASUS announced the Tinker Board as their first step into the ARM single board computer world. Earlier this month I finally received a Tinker Board for testing and it has been quite interesting to say the least. The Tinker Board with its Rockchip SoC has been among the most competitive ARM SBCs we have tested to date in its price range and the form factor is compatible with the Raspberry Pi.
  • Configure Thunderbird to send patch friendly
  • Facebook to Relicense React Under MIT [Ed: as we hoped [1, 2]]
    Facebook has decided to change the React license from BSD+Patents to MIT to make it possible for companies to include React in Apache projects, and to avoid uncertain relationship with the open source community. Adam Wolff, an Engineering Director at Facebook, has announced that a number of projects - React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js – will soon start using the more standard MIT License instead of BSD+Patents. The reason provided is "because React is the foundation of a broad ecosystem of open source software for the web, and we don't want to hold back forward progress for nontechnical reasons." While aware that the React’s BSD+Patents license has created "uncertainty" among users of the library, prompting some to select an alternative solution, Facebook does not "expect to win these teams back" but they still hope some will reconsider the issue. The change in license will become effective when React 16 will be released next week. Regarding other projects, Wolff said that "many of our popular projects will keep the BSD + Patents license for now", while they are "evaluating those projects' licenses too, but each project is different and alternative licensing options will depend on a variety of factors." It seems from this clause that Facebook plans to get rid of the BSD+Patents license entirely, but they need to figure out the best option for each project. [...] Facebook’s plan to switch to a standard license MIT, supported by Apache, completely solves this problem with React and several other projects. It remains to see what happens with the license of other Facebook projects, and how much this license issue has affected how React is perceived by the community.
  • To type or not to type: quantifying detectable bugs in JavaScript
  • Plug For PASCAL
  • V. Anton Spraul's Think Like a Programmer, Python Edition

New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more