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Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9

This time, we've got 9 games, all of them playable on PC (8 of them also playable on Linux), 5 of them available if you pay more than the average price (now $3.92, pretty cheap).

Sanctum 2 FPS/Tower Defence Hybrid Now Has An Open Beta On Steam For Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 13, 2014 9:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
As promised when we told you it would come. Sanctum 2 is now downloadable on Steam for Linux by opting into the "linuxbeta" branch on Steam.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 13-April-2014



LXer Feature: 13-April-2014

In the Roundup this week we have Facebook rebooting their FOSS contributions, elementary OS details revealed and how to speed read with Linux. In regards to the big story of the week the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, we have our own Carla Schroder sharing websites you can use for testing, a HowtoForge article with help fixing your sever if it is affected and an IT lawyer chimes in on whether testing others websites for the bug is legal or not. Enjoy!

DEFT 8.1 Screenshot Tour

DEFT 8.1 has been released. DEFT (Digital Evidence & Forensic Toolkit) is a customised distribution of the Ubuntu live Linux CD. It is an easy-to-use system that includes excellent hardware detection and some of the best open-source applications dedicated to incident response and computer forensics.

Krusader Twin-Panel FM: Good Alternative to Dolphin and Konqueror

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 13, 2014 7:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
When it comes to file managers, the choices can be made from a very wide range, from simple, minimalist ones like Thunar up more feature-rich ones like Konqueror and GNOME Commander, or the console ones like Midnight Commander.

Firaxis Games New IP "Civilization: Beyond Earth" Will Reportedly Come To Linux

Looks like Civilization is getting a reboot and it's called "Civilization: Beyond Earth". The great news is that multiple sources are stating Linux is a platform of choice now for Firaxis.

Open platforms to reveal secrets of the human mind

  • Linux User (Posted by bob on Apr 13, 2014 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
For the next ten years, scientists will be probing the human brain in software form. It could revolutionise mental health research and lead to machines learning like us...

Crop pdf margins with psnup

  • Field notes of an audacious amateur (Posted by wayover13 on Apr 13, 2014 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
As sometimes happens, I recently needed to print off a portion of a public-domain work that's been scanned to portable document format and made available for download via Google Books. As the case proves to be at times, the original book had pages with fairly wide margins; when that sort of scanned book gets printed on letter-sized paper, you end up with a smallish text-box in the middle of a page that will have something like two-inch margins.

Can You Get Private SSL Keys Using Heartbleed?

  • CloudFare; By Nick Sullivan (Posted by bob on Apr 13, 2014 11:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Below is what we thought as of 12:27pm UTC. To verify our belief we crowd sourced the investigation. It turns out we were wrong. While it takes effort, it is possible to extract private SSL keys. (updated)

Taking Kubuntu 14.04 for a Spin: What's Up with KDE 4.13?

Kubuntu versions usually ship with a pretty standard set up of KDE, and Trusty makes no exception. You will find the clean, default and usual KDE interface, but fear not, for it is highly configurable and you can practically make it look and behave in any way you like it. Kubuntu ships with one of the latest and bleeding edge versions of KDE, 4.13.0.

SelekTOR 3.02 Released, Linux version available for free.

  • Dazzleships Dot Net; By Bannor aka Koriel (Lxer) (Posted by Koriel on Apr 13, 2014 7:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
Existing SelekTOR 2.xx for Linux users should consider upgrading to version 3.02 for a much improved experience and well its free so what have you got to lose doesn’t everyone love free stuff :)

10 More Great Free, Open-Source Games

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 13, 2014 5:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Here is yet another overview of 10 free and open-source games for Linux. These are maybe not the most popular ones, but each definitely has a certain addictive tint to it.

How to protect yourself in Heartbleed's aftershocks

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Apr 13, 2014 3:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security, Tutorial
The companies know what to do about Heartbleed now. Here's what you, as an individual, need to do now.

PaintSupreme: Powerful Commercial Image Editor for Linux

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 13, 2014 3:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
PaintSupreme is a powerful image manipulation tool available for Linux, with support for various painting tools, layers and effects, and written using Qt3. The paid version costs $5.99, however a trial version is available for those interested in a commercially supported alternative to Photoshop on Linux.

Moebius: Empire Rising Adventure Game Delayed For Linux Because Of Unity3D

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 13, 2014 1:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Moebius: Empire Rising an adventure game from Jane Jensen is already confirmed for Linux and we mentioned recently the Linux release has been delayed. We now know what is causing the delay.

Open source embroidery creates a niche stitch with the EmbroiderModder

There is exactly one Windows machine left in my house. I feel like I barely even know how to use it anymore, with the exception of its dedicated purpose: it runs my embroidery machine. And you only think whatever the latest video game you tried to crack was proprietary, locked-up madness. It takes two USB dongles in the computer that runs the embroidery machine—one for the software that drives the machine and one for the design software. You know that means it costs a small fortune. Thus, I've regularly looked for the latter (I'm not holding out any hope for the former), but had no luck until Embroidermodder 2 launched its Kickstarter campaign.

Manage your Business with a Complete Software Solution

  • LinuxLinks.com; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Apr 12, 2014 9:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews, Roundups
Business Process Management (BPM) continues to garner attention in organisation and enterprise architecture, bridging information technology and business. It is a holistic management approach that enhances business effectiveness and flexibility on the basis of a set of standardized IT technologies and tools.

Six Clicks: Dead software we loved (Gallery)

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS (Posted by tuxchick on Apr 12, 2014 7:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I come not to praise these programs, but to bury them. And, boy, from the smell of some of these -- they really need to be buried!

Mini-ITX SBCs tap Intel Core and Atom chips

Aaeon unveiled three Linux-friendly Mini-ITX SBCs fitted with Intel’s 4th Gen Core and Atom D2550 SoCs and aimed at a range of embedded and industrial apps. Aaeon’s three new motherboards use the 6.7 x 6.7-inch Mini-ITX standard to cover a variety of industrial and vertical markets. The EMB-QM87A and EMB-CV2 are designed for networked video […]

One Week Until Lubuntu 14.04: Lightweight, LTS, Tidy Overview & Screenshots

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 12, 2014 3:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
With Ubuntu 14.04 closing in to the release date, which is set for April 17th, I took Lubuntu for a spin from the daily live ISO image. Lubuntu is the most lightweight distribution in the Ubuntu family (the other one being Xubuntu which uses Xfce), using LXDE (Lightweight X Desktop Environment), as well as a set of applications intended to be low on resources.

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