New story! How to play Sim City and other classic DOS games using PlayOnLinux

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Sep 22, 2014 7:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This article shows how to use PlayOnLinux to set up and play classic DOS games. Whilst dosbox works very well using PlayOnLinux makes it possible to have one interface to load all of your DOS and Windows games.

New story! Why I love Linux — even if I no longer use it

That Netflix is coming to desktop Linux soon is great news. Considering the OS only holds about 1.6 percent of overall desktop marketshare, it's an important moment for those who use Linux in their home lives that Netflix's engineers are even exploring the idea. It's not like they had to, right?

New story! uselessd -- systemd with the useless bits removed

  • http://uselessd.darknedgy.net/ (Posted by tuxchick on Sep 22, 2014 4:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
uselessd (the useless daemon, or the daemon that uses less... depending on your viewpoint) is a project to reduce systemd to a base initd, process supervisor and transactional dependency system, while minimizing intrusiveness and isolationism. Basically, it’s systemd with the superfluous stuff cut out, a (relatively) coherent idea of what it wants to be, support for non-glibc platforms and an approach that aims to minimize complicated design.

New story! From next release onwards, Debian is tied to systemd

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by linuxwriter on Sep 22, 2014 2:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian
From its next release onwards, Debian users will be forced to use just one init system - systemd. This much is clear from resolutions of the project's Technical Committee.

New story! LXer Weekly Roundup for 21-Sept-2014



LXer Feature: 21-Sept-2014

A few of the big stories to hit the newswire this week for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

New story! Top 5 articles of the week: Open source tasks, open data apps, and open source in education

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Hibbets (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2014 11:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Red Hat
Every week, we tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com. Here are last week's top five.

New story! Games On AMD FOSS Drivers 3

More driver improvements on the ever changing driver. Mesa 10.3 just came out and the results are in! Here's a look at how the open source driver for AMD GPU's is performing in games.

New story! Florida is back on the Map for Linux and Open Source conventions with FOSSETCON 2

It has been a long time coming for Linux professionals and users to have an event in Florida. The last major event was in 2009 at the Florida Linux Show that promoted open and free software.

New story! Netflix Is Finally Coming To Linux Without The Need For Hacky Tricks

If you’re sitting in the itty-bitty overlapping sliver on the Venn diagram of “People who use Ubuntu” and “People who can’t figure out how to use user agent spoofing and other trickery to make Netflix work on Ubuntu” — good news! Netflix is likely (finally) coming to Ubuntu soon.

New story! Revisiting DRM: What about Books?

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Sep 21, 2014 3:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mention the letters "DRM" and you're likely to immediately evoke two opposing and emotional reactions.

New story! Tropico 5 released for Linux

The popular construction and management simulation series “Tropico” continues with the part V on Steam.

New story! Readers' Choice Awards 2014 Poll

Please take a few moments to cast your votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards.

New story! How to change a network interface name on CentOS 7

Traditionally, network interfaces in Linux are enumerated as eth[0123...], but these names do not necessarily correspond to actual hardware slots, PCI geography, USB port number, etc. This introduces a unpredictable naming problem (e.g., due to undeterministic device probing behavior) which can cause various network misconfigurations.

New story! Android tablet records and recreates 3D scenes

Mantis Vision and Flextronics unveiled an Android-based “Aquila” tablet based on Mantis’ MV4D 3D engine that uses a 3D sensing system to recreate 3D scenes.

New story! Starbounds open source game development, SteamOS at DebConf, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Michael Harrison (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2014 6:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games
In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we go Starbound for open source development tools and end up on Another World. All that, and more!

New story! Small Console Menu Utilities

One of the great strengths of Linux is the whole raft of weird and wonderful open source utilities. That strength does not simply derive from the functionality they offer, but from the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with applications.This article looks at four tiny utilities that offer menu facilities. They get virtually zero coverage in the Linux press, so you may not have heard of them before, but they are well crafted and might just fit the bill.

New story! SSH login without password using SSH keys

SSH or Secure SHELL is the most popular and trusted UNIX-based cryptographic network protocol. It can be used for secure data communication, remote server logins, remote command execution, and many other secure network services between two networked servers.

New story! SNOW, A Winter Sports Game Shows A Teaser On Linux, Powered By CryEngine

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 21, 2014 12:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
SNOW is an upcoming free to play, open world winter sports game that is going to use CryEngine and the developers sent a little teaser out.

New story! Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

Google is turning on data encryption by default in the next version of Android, a step that mirrors broad moves in the technology industry to ensure better data security. Android has been capable of encryption for more than three years, with the keys stored on the device, according to a Google spokesman. That means Google or another service provider wouldn't be able to provide access to the encrypted data. Law enforcement would have to approach the device's user. Android L, which is still in a developer preview mode, is due for release before the end of the year.

New story! Android eyewear uses Qualcomm VR platform

ODG’s “R-7 Glasses” eyewear features augmented reality features based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 SoC and Android-based Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear. Osterhout Design Group (ODG), which calls itself a developer of “emerging and disruptive electro-optics and sensor-based technologies,” announced the R-7 Glasses eyewear computer in conjunction with Qualcomm’s announcement of the Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear (VOD), which was used to design it. Qualcomm’s VOD, part of its larger Vuforia Mobile Vision Platform, is an Android-based augmented and virtual reality system for Google Glasses type gear that will be released in a limited beta later this year (see farther below).

New story! How to install Oracle JRE on Fedora 20 and use alternatives to switch between it and OpenJDK

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Sep 20, 2014 6:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Later I found that both versions of Java (JRE) can live happily on the same machine by the use of the alternatives system, which is what this post is all about: How to install and use Oracle JRE on a Fedora machine that has OpenJDK JRE already installed.

New story! Tropico 5 Officially Released For Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 20, 2014 5:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Tropico 5 has finally been officially release for Linux, so it's time to become a dictator and see how it runs on Linux.

New story! Virtual Instructor led Embedded Linux Development Training course.

LinuxCertified Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and services, announced instructor led virtual Embedded Linux Development class to be held online from October 7th - 9th, 2014.

New story! Cloud 5: Rise of cloud service brokers, Four disruptive cloud startups, and Google's enticing startup offer

This week, we look at the rise of cloud service brokers (Wasn't the cloud supposed to simplify things?), Google Cloud's huge offer to early startups to use Google Cloud (big, big number) and four disruptive cloud startups you may want to check out.

New story! Jimmy Kimmel Joins John Oliver In Explaining Net Neutrality

A few months ago, John Oliver did an amazing job making net neutrality into a mainstream issue, by reducing it to its core element: that it's all about "preventing broadband provider fuckery." That was a great segment that truly went viral. But, still, the TV folks have remained pretty quiet on the issue. However, it appears that another late night comedian has jumped into the game as well, with Jimmy Kimmel doing a segment last week trying to explain the fast lane/slow lane issue in rather graphic form:

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140916/16330528540/jimmy...

New story! Will the iPhone 6 drive some manufacturers out of the Android market?

In today's Android roundup: The iPhone 6 may be the final nail in the coffin of some Android manufacturers. Plus: How to run Android apps in Ubuntu, and a review of Sony's Xperia Z3 phone.

New story! How to install Joomla on Ubuntu 14.04

This document describes how to install and configure Joomla on Ubuntu 14.04. Joomla is an immensely popular and award-winning open source Content Management System (CMS) that enables users to build websites and create potent online applications in an unperturbed manner.

New story! Ubuntu gets closer to debut in Meizu MX4 phone

The Ubuntu project announced a stable build for Ubuntu Touch phones, a week after Meizu tipped an Ubuntu version of the Meizu MX4 phone due in December.

New story! Red Hat Set to Grow Thanks to Cloud and Containers

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 20, 2014 3:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
"It's not just on the west coast of the U.S., across the board, people are really looking at containers," Whitehurst said.

New story! Understanding and Using Systemd

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick on Sep 20, 2014 1:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
So the moral is things change, computers are inevitably getting more complex, and it all works out in the end. Or not, but absent the ability to shape events to our own liking we have to deal with it.

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