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How to tell what Steam games work on Linux & SteamOS

I still see a surprising amount of confusion from people on what Steam games work on Linux. Hopefully this will help clear it all up.

OpenStack community welcomes the Mitaka release

Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

GNOME 3.20 Desktop Environment Now Live for Arch Linux Users

The recently released GNOME 3.20 desktop environment is about to get its first point release, but it looks like it just arrives in the main software repositories of Arch Linux.

How to Install Sitemagic CMS with Nginx on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Sitemagic CMS with Nginx on a CentOS 7 VPS. Sitemagic is an open-source CMS application written in PHP. It allows web developers to create professional and great looking websites in no time.

A brief review of the Windows Subsystem for Linux

A brief review of the capabilities of the new Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10.

There's an open source Standalone Steam Controller Driver

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 11, 2016 3:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
If you didn't know already, there's actually an open source Standalone Steam Controller Driver which could make it far more useful outside of Steam.

You Can Still Pre-Order an Ubuntu Tablet from BQ, Deliveries Start Next Week

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 11, 2016 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
We reported at the end of last month that Canonical's first ever Ubuntu Tablet device, the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, is available for pre-order.

How to configure PureFTPd to use TLS sessions on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 11, 2016 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This article explains how to configure PureFTPd to use TLS sessions on a CentOS 7 server. Plain FTP is an insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure.

Is your open source community optimized for contributors?

Josh Matthews is a platform developer at Mozilla. He's a programmer who writes Rust code and is active in the development of Firefox. His development experience has led him to enjoy mentoring new contributors in open source projects. read more

News: Linux Top 3: CoreOS 1010.1.0, FreeBSD and PC-BSD 10.3

  • Linux Planet (Posted by bob on Apr 11, 2016 11:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
FreeBSD makes last major update in 10.x series.

Congress's New Encryption Bill Just Leaked, And It's As Bad As Experts Imagined

  • Motherboard; By Joshua Kopstein (Posted by penguinist on Apr 11, 2016 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
In the aftermath of Apple and the FBI's high-profile battle over an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooter suspects, observers on Capitol Hill have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of new Congressional bill that would force tech companies to provide assistance... Now a leaked draft reportedly obtained by The Hill has provided our very first glimpse at that bill... The bill "would be embarrassing if it weren’t so frightening"

This Heroes of Newerth benchmark video shows SteamOS/Linux as the clear winner

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 11, 2016 9:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Games
It's always great to see when Linux/SteamOS performs really well, and this video shows Heroes of Newerth performing like a total champion for us.

What's new in MySQL?

This year at the Percona Live Data Performance Conference I'll be talking about MySQL. MySQL is the world's most popular open source database, enabling the cost-effective delivery of reliable, high-performance and scalable web-based and embedded database applications, including all five of the top five websites. read more

How to add bookmarks to a PDF document on Linux

In a PDF document, bookmarks can be added as a navigational tool to allow readers to locate and quickly move to particular sections in the document by clicking on bookmark links. If a PDF file is a very log document with hundreds of pages, adding properly organized bookmarks can be essential to guide users to browse the document effectively.

The Best Things in Life are Free

  • The Cornell Daily Sun; By Eric Schulman (Posted by penguinist on Apr 11, 2016 5:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Open source software is software that is distributed freely. Now, this may sound like a terrible idea. People are altruistic — but only to a certain point. Why would people contribute to software for no reward? The key is that open source software is not only free, the process behind making it is transparent. You can change it. Open source projects start when people share code they wrote for their individual needs. Many times making this software publicly available is more cost effective than selling it.

Linux Mint 18 to Offer Cinnamon 3.0 and MATE 1.14 Flavors, Arc GTK-Based Theme

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 11, 2016 3:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mint
The Linux Mint project is alive and kicking, and team leader Clement Lefebvre talks today about the upcoming features in Linux Mint 18.

Why Amazon and OpenStack Continue to Thrive in a Complex Cloud World

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 11, 2016 2:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Cloud milestones—Amazon announcing AWS hitting a $10B annual run rate and OpenStack's 13th release—lead some to wonder who is winning. Both are.

BlackBerry boss kills off BB 10 OS, mulls mid-range Androids,

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Apr 11, 2016 12:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android; Story Type: Interview
Punters punt pricey Priv so BlackBerry heads for the ~$400 price point BlackBerry's CEO has used an interview with United Arab Emirates outlet The National to announce plans to move the troubled mobe-maker's Android efforts downscale.…

Q4OS 1.4.9 Screenshot Tour

We introduce 'Bourbon' start menu, the brand new default start menu in Q4OS. The two panel 'Bourbon' menu is highly efficient and customizable and features a search line, favorites, history and more options. Q4OS 1.4.9 'Orion' is based on the most recent Debian 8.4 'Jessie' stable version released a few days ago. System packages have been updated and important security patches have been applied. A significant update for the native Q4OS uninstaller fixes the unintentional removal of the 'locales' package. Numerous under the hood improvements is provided as usual.

Software Patents: Is the Threat to FOSS Declining?

Software patent abuse would seem to be on the decline if the amount of ink being given to the subject in the open source press is used as a metric. But as the old TV commercial used to ask: Is it live, or is it Memorex?

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