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Yet Another 5 Free, Open-Source Games for Linux

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 6, 2014 9:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
In the past I had a look at 17 free games available for Linux, overviewed here and here. In this article I will have a look at five more completely free and open-source games available to install in any distribution out there.

Microsoft Should Build On Its Past, Not Ignore It

...So while this OS cash machine chugged along and the company experimented with other tangential offerings, the marketplace changed: OS and the activities it enabled emerged apart and beyond Microsoft’s reach, as well as smack dab in the heart of where it had once ruled most overtly (Linux, and then Chrome).

How to install Wifislax 4.8 on a hard disk drive

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Apr 6, 2014 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This post shows how to do just that - install the latest release - Wifislax 4.8 - on a hard drive.

Wifislax has a simple installer that supports running a KDE or Xfce Live desktop. For this tutorial, I'll be installing the KDE desktop, though the same process can be used to install the Xfce desktop.

Tiny Cortex-A9 SBC is hackable and stackable

One by one, established embedded board developers are experimenting with open, community backed single board computer projects. Habey USA’s “HIO” SBC project is more ambitious than most. With its Android and Linux-ready HIO-EMB-1200 SBC, the company is introducing a new 80 x 72 x 10mm “HIoTX” form-factor that is 20 percent smaller than Via’s 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX standard. With its 10mm profile, the HIO is also the thinnest SBC equipped with Freescale’s ARM Cortex-A9 based i.MX6 system-on-chip, says Habey.

What can you do after Windows XP loses support?

After Tuesday, Microsoft will no longer provide technical assistance or automatic updates that help protect your computer that runs Windows XP. Another alternative is to install a free Linux operating system. You can first try out a system using a live CD or USB boot. Alternatively you can install a dual boot system that allows you to boot either to your Linux operating system or Windows XP. Once you are satisfied with and used to your Linux system you could do a full install that wipes out your Windows XP system.

BattleBlock Theater Will Have A Linux Version

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 6, 2014 12:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Yes, all that and more when you unlock BattleBlock Theater! This game just sounds funny!

Serious Sam HD & Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Will Come To Linux

Hot off the Steam forum news stands is that Serious Sam HD & Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter will come over to Linux.

KDE Commit-Digest for 23rd February 2014

A roundup of this weeks events at KDE.

4 Spreadsheet Alternatives to MS Excel

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 5, 2014 6:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
There was a time when office compatibility was a bit of a problem on Linux, but with the latest office suites out there available for Linux, this is not an issue anymore. The applications here mimic MS Excel’s behavior, so switching to one of them should be pretty straightforward. Exporting and importing to and from MS Excel format works as well, and there aren’t many compatibility issues (however, the native format these programs use is the OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ODS) format.

Broken Sword 1 Directors Cut & 2:Remastered Now On Steam For Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 5, 2014 4:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Two classic adventure games are now available on Linux in their full glory! Broken Sword 1 Directors Cut & 2:Remastered are here folks.

Entry-Level Bitcoin Mining Gear for Mac, Windows, and Linux

  • MacObserver; By Bryan Chaffin (Posted by tuxchick on Apr 5, 2014 2:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
The world of Bitcoin mining can be confusing if you're new. You used to be able to mine with your CPU, and then GPUs ruled the roost for a couple of years. Today, however, you'll need to buy specialized mining gear based on ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits), but the good news is that there are several entry-level options available, and you can run them from your Mac, a Windows PC, or a Linux box.

Torvalds rails at Linux developer

Never one to mince words, Linux kernel chief Linus Torvalds has once again handed a verbal smackdown to a Linux developer, this time for failing to address a serious bug that could prevent systems from booting. The target of Torvald's latest tirade was Kay Sievers, one of the key developers of systemd, a system-management daemon that isn't part of the kernel but is among the first software to launch when Linux boots.

Intel tips 14nm Atoms, IoT gateway design

Mobile and embedded topics were the main course at this week’s Intel Developer Conference in Shenzhen this week. Intel tipped new 14nm Atom system-on-chips and announced the availability of its previously announced, Linux-ready Intel Gateway Solutions for IoT (Internet of Things). Five manufacturer partners were announced for products based on the Atom- and Quark-based gateway, and ADI announced a White Oak Canyon gateway with full specs (see farther below).

Red Hat: 2014:0370-01: httpd: Moderate Advisory

Updated httpd packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate impact.

MapR, Elasticsearch Partner on Open Source Big Data Search

MapR has integrated Elasticsearch, the open source, scalable Big Data search platform, into the MapR Apache Hadoop distribution.

Did Brendan Eich do the right thing by stepping down as Mozilla’s CEO?

Mozilla's CEO Brendan Eich has resigned. Did he do the right thing or is it a missed opportunity for reconciliation and forgiveness?

SQL giant Oracle plans NoSQL standards body

The puzzling move was disclosed to El Reg on Friday by multiple well-placed sources at multiple database companies, who were each familiar with the matter. The insiders, speaking on condition of anonymity, say relational database expert Oracle is trying to form a body dedicated to NoSQL databases, and is seeking participation from NoSQL startups. The emphasis of the standards body will be on go-to-market strategies, marketing, promotion and further commercialization of the technology rather than defining technical specifics, we understand.

Interview With The Developers Of Star Conflict The Space MMO Including Game-play Video

Today I have been lucky enough to chat with Alexei Baidalo of StarGem Inc. I got down to the nitty-gritty about their space MMO. I also recorded some game-play on Linux to show you what the game is really like.

Citybound Plans To Revive City-building Sims Using Javascript & WebGL

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 4, 2014 11:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Citybound is a city-building simulator inspired by games like SimCity & A-Train. The developer has been making blog posts showing it off.

Android BSPs target Atom E3800 reference board

Insyde Software and Timesys have each released enhanced Android BSPs supporting Intel’s “Bayley Bay” evaluation board for the Intel Atom E3800 SoC. Intel’s embedded-oriented Atom E3800 (Bay Trail-I) system-on-chip is gaining more Android development tools. Earlier this week, Intel announced a MinnowBoard Max SBC that runs Linux or Android 4.4 on the Atom E3800. Now, […]

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