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  • Silver, a 90s Action RPG Lands on Steam for Linux

    "Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. Now, only one man can put a stop to Silver and his minions. That man is you, David, a promising young knight whose wife is among the captured. In order to succeed you'll need to recruit allies, master your swordplay, learn the art of magic, and venture through hostile worlds teeming with Silver's corrupt followers to find 8 lost artifacts. Begin your quest, and become a hero!"

  • 0 A.D. RTS Game Nearing A New Alpha Release For Summer 2017

    For those interested in the 0 A.D. open-source ancient warfare real-time strategy game, the next alpha release is in sight.

  • UberStudent - Linux For Learners And Education

    ​There are Linux distros for the desktop, for gaming, for privacy, for penetration testing and there are quite a few Linux distros for education. One awesome alternative to the very popular Edubuntu is UberStudent. The developers seek to provide a Linux distro that focuses on teaching and learning for secondary and higher education students. Out-of-the-box, UberStudent provides an ideal platform for Linux newbies and all computer users with a focus on the core academic skills such as reading, studying, self-management skills, research, and writing. Let’s check out how this distro really fares.

  • Red Hat Inc (RHT) Lifted to Strong-Buy at Zacks Investment Research

    Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 2nd. The firm presently has a $101.00 price target on the open-source software company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective points to a potential upside of 10.33% from the company’s current price.

  • Stretch

    So I have done my (hopefully) last uploads for Stretch (r0) today and want to share how pleased I've been with this release cycle. It was the smoothest freeze I've witnessed so far, I really liked the clear and documented rules from the Release Team, their regular release infos on d-d-a and publically logged IRC meetings plus the easy-to-remember URL http://release.debian.org (nicely redirecting to https), where one can easily find those relevant dates, emails and rules. Plus, useful bug views via https://udd.debian.org. There is more, but to me the last (and probably most important) factor to all this has been that most of this actually hasn't been new in this release cycle, but rather that by now a significant number of developers are aware of this and mostly have acted accordingly and communicated this further.

  • ...and this is why Linux users don't upgrade

    I couldn't put it off any longer. Debian 9 is due to be released next month, and I figured I had better upgrade from 7 ("wheezy") to 8 ("jessie") before that happens. I had done a fresh install of 8 to my wife's computer back in December, but for my computer, with its countless customizations and installed applications, I wanted to take advantage of Debian's ability to upgrade the operating system without doing a clean install. (Long time readers may recall that I upgraded from 4 to 5 and from 5 to 6, but did a fresh installation of 7.)

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  • Flagship Samsung Chromebook Pro finally gets a release date: May 28

    The Samsung Chromebook Pro is finally going to be a real device. Lost in the hubbub of Google I/O Friday, Samsung quietly dropped a press release pegging the device for a May 28 release date.

    With the Chromebook Pixel off the market, the all-aluminum, touch-and-pen enabled, Android app-packing Samsung "Chromebook" models were immediately looked to as the flagships of the Chromebook universe. Samsung announced the ARM-powered Chromebook Plus and Intel-powered Chromebook Pro at CES in January, and the Plus saw a reasonable release date the next month. Review units for the faster, Intel-powered Chromebook Pro went out in February, too, but the actual release date remained a mystery.

  • OpenRA: Open Sourcing Command and Conquer Games
  • Enlightenment 0.21.8 Desktop Environment Released with over 70 Improvements

    Simon Lees from the Enlightenment project announced earlier this week the release and immediate availability of the eight bugfix and stability release for the Enlightenment 0.21 desktop environment stable series.

  • Current Layout: Kubuntu 17.10 – 5/22/17

    I’ve been running Artful aka 17.10 on my laptop for maybe a month now with no real issues and thats thanks to the awesome Kubuntu developers we have and our testers!

  • KDevelop 5.1 Open-Source IDE Gets Its First Stabilization and Bugfix Release

    The development team behind the KDevelop open-source and cross-platform IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for C, C++, Python, JavaScript and PHP, were proud to announce this weekend the availability of KDevelop 5.1.1.

  • GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment Gets a Second Development Release, GNOME 3.25.2

    GNOME's Javier Jardón announced the availability of the second development milestone towards the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment, due for release later this year on September 13.

  • Rejection report 4: BunsenLabs Linux & deepin

    This Chinese distribution is a very interesting piece of software. Very unique, and a refreshing departure from what you normally get. I was truly and deeply [sic] amazed by how well it was stitched together, when I last tested it, back in my Lenovo T61 days. It had its own presentation layer, its own applications, and it seemed to be doing well. Unfortunately, I was not able to get it running on my G50 box. Neither the official 15.3 release, nor 15.4 RC2. It does support UEFI, and you actually see the boot menu, and there's the lovely Deepin splash screen, which features the effect of the distro name/logo getting filled with water. But then, when it's time to reach the actual installation screen, which offers language selection, you only end up with a black screen. Oops. So close.

  • BlankOn 10 Tambora – See What’s New

    BlankOn 10 tambora is the latest release of Linux Blankon. Linux BlankOn is a Linux distribution developed by the BlankOn Developer Team. This distribution is designed and adapted to the needs of the general computer user in Indonesia. BlankOn Linux is developed openly and together to produce a typical Linux distro of Indonesia, especially for education, office and government.

  • What’s new in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11?
  • Should You Buy Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) On Current Analyst Views?

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  • GNOME Internet Radio Locator [10.0.0 released]
  • GNOME Layout Manager – Make GNOME Desktop Look Like Unity, Mac or Windows
  • Teaching Your Computer
  • Wine 2.8 Has Better HiDPI Support, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Fixes

    Linux fans interested in running the latest Windows games and apps will be glad to learn that the Wine 2.8 development release arrived with support for the newest game titles and dozens of improvements to older ones.

    Incorporating two week's worth of enhancement and bug fixes, Wine 2.8 makes the Direct3D command stream to run asynchronously, improves the HiDPI (High Dots Per Inch) settings, implements system tray notifications on Apple's macOS platform, and introduces better automatic detection of parallel and serial ports.

  • New Debian Developers and Maintainers (March and April 2017)

    The following contributors got their Debian Developer accounts in the last two months:

    Guilhem Moulin (guilhem)
    Lisa Baron (jeffity)
    Punit Agrawal (punit)

    The following contributors were added as Debian Maintainers in the last two months:

    Sebastien Jodogne
    Félix Lechner
    Uli Scholler
    Aurélien Couderc
    Ondřej Kobližek
    Patricio Paez

    Congratulations!

  • Artila Launches the Linux-Ready IoT Gateway Matrix-710 for M2M Applications

    Artila Electronics, which specializes in the development and manufacture of Linux-ready ARM embedded industrial computers, launches the highly integrated compact Box Computer , Matrix-710, based on ARM Cortex-A5, especially for industrial control, automation gateway, mobile gateway, smart energy application. Matrix-710 adapts the innovated technology of ARM processor coupled with the open Linux operating system, which provides the backbone for innovative smart IoT solutions. To achieve the need for M2M application, it equips the WiFi, cellular modems which allow Internet connectivity and GPS for location information transition, considering the practical needs, Matrix-710 also offers a miniPCIe slot for users to deploy these modules easily.

  • Get Familiar with Your Android Smartphone
  • Behold, auto-completing Android bug reports – because you're not very thorough
  • Open Source an 'Overrated Necessity,' Says PCCW [Ed: No, insisting you don't need Free software is like insisting you can put back doors in software, like Microsoft, and be OK]

    If open source has swiftly become the latest religious practise in the telecom industry, it is still attracting its share of skeptics and unbelievers.

    Some were on display at this week's annual TM Forum Live conference in Nice, where Shahar Steiff, an assistant vice president at Hong Kong's PCCW, described open source as an "overrated necessity" in front of conference attendees.

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  • Best Games To Play In Linux Terminal

    Linux lovers spend most of their time in the distro is with a terminal. The terminal is just like one of our friends which we know can almost do anything. Delete files, copy files, tell the weather, send emails, kill the system processes and much more. Then why not play some games in terminal too? Today I am going to cover some of the best games I love to play in Linux terminal which you will definitely enjoy.
    ​The list is not exhaustive, which means It may happen that some games may be missed, but I will try my best to cover top games for terminal in Linux. The commands will be for Ubuntu based distro using “sudo”. Replace “sudo apt-get” with your respective command like “yum” or “dnf” as per requirements.

  • [Video] Plasma 5 layout - my most productive desktop configuration
  • This Week In Solus - Install #44

    Our old git infrastructure will continue to live, read-only, for a month. After such point it will be removed. This ensures any latent projects or packages definitely make the migration over to Diffusion.

    If you’re a package maintainer, maintain a clone of the repository, etc. you will need to either update your common’s git remote to, or re-clone, the HTTPS url from the new common repo. After that, run make pull -jN (N here would be how many repositories you want to be cloning at the same time and would depend on your connection) in your repository folder and you should have your existing cloned git repositories receive updated remote addresses.

  • [Video] Deepin 15.4 - See What's New

    Deepin 15.4 is the latest release of the Debian-based deepin Linux distribution. This release features Control Center that makes it easier for users to set up various general settings for the desktop and the rest of the system, and a brand-new installation UI that offers smart detection for existing installation, helpful tips, and a QR code if you want to give feedback.

  • First Release Candidate of Grml version 2017.05 available

    For detailed information about the changes between 2014.11 and 2017.05(-rc1) have a look at the official release announcement.

  • Red Hat (RHT) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows
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  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
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