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Crusader Kings II 75% Off on Steam and 2-Day Free Trial

Crusader Kings II is a strategy game available on Linux, featuring single and multi-player, and set in various historical periods. Crusader Kings II was launched in 2012 and it received positive reviews.

qAndora - A Cross Platform, FOSS, Pandora Radio Player

  • Thoughts on Technology; By Jeff Hoogland (Posted by Jeff91 on Oct 4, 2014 12:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
qAndora is a cross platform, open source, Pandora Internet Radio client written in Python using Qt and VLC.

KDE will be at Qt Developer Days in Force

Qt Developer Days Europe is next Monday to Wednesday in Berlin. It features tutorials and talks on making the most of the Qt toolkit most KDE Software is based upon. Since Qt opened up its development process a large part of KDE Frameworks development has been to ensure close cooperation between the two projects. This has succeeded spectaularly well and at this Qt Dev Days an incredible over 50% of the speakers are active or past developers with KDE. Some highlights include The Designer's Cookbook by VDG master Jens Reuterberg, Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen talking about Calligra Gemini in 2-in-1 Office Suite, David Faure will talk about and the KDE Frameworks and David Edmundson will talk on Plasma - A flexible workspace shell. Look at the schedule to see many more. As usual slides from the talks should be up on the website after the event for those who can not be there. KDE e.V. is a partner organisation of Qt Dev Days with vice-president Aleix Pol representing our community to anyone who wants to find out more.

Thee Hours Of Borderlands 2 On Linux, Showing How Good The Port Is

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Oct 3, 2014 8:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
GamingOnLinux recently did a live-stream of Borderlands 2 to celebrate the Linux release. We streamed for 3 hours and this post now has the youtube videos up for Linux gaming viewing!

Apple reaction to Bash exploit shows contempt for users

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by linuxwriter on Oct 3, 2014 7:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Of all the technology companies in the world, Apple is easily the biggest in terms of its cash pile. Yet when it comes to security issues, the company appears to be unwilling to invest enough resources to keep its users safe in a timely fashion.

Using GNOME Boxes to create and access local virtual systems on GNOME 3.14

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Oct 3, 2014 6:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
GNOME Boxes is a native GNOME 3 application for accessing remote machines and local virtual systems, primarily using the libvirt technology. Consider it an alternative to VirtualBox and VMPlayer.

Calibre 2.5 Released, Shipping Bug Fixes and Three New Features

Calibre, the document viewer and organizer (also called an e-library), has received another major update today, just one week away after the 2.4 version was published on September 25. This version brings three new features and includes many bug fixes for the popular document viewer.

Cloud 5: Cloud's impact on sport, surviving the AWS reboot, more cloud price cuts

This week, we look at the impact of cloud (and its mate mobile) on sports, how one organization survived the great AWS reboot of 2014 and yet another cloud infrastructure price cut (how low can they go).

Red Hat Storage Server 3 Brings More Scale, Better Hadoop Interface

Red Hat has released Storage Server 3, which has 200 percent more storage capacity and better Hadoop integration, among other features. The company also plans to keep Inktank Ceph around for now.

7 new tips, tricks, and tutorials for OpenStack

Interested in building an open source cloud using the latest and greatest that OpenStack has to offer? You're not alone. We've collected some of the best howtos, guides, tutorials, and tips published over the past month into this handy collection. Take a look, get ready to learn, and when you get stuck, remember that he official documentation for OpenStack is your friend, too.

8 Ebook Readers and Document Viewers for Linux

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Oct 3, 2014 2:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
This is an overview of document viewers and e-book readers for Linux, but also several CHM viewers. Currently there are 8 applications reviewed here. Notice that I didn't include ChmSee in this review, since it was announced that it is no longer maintained, and as such it doesn't come included in the latest Ubuntu repositories (14.04).

Ubuntu Touch RTM Video Tour

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 3, 2014 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Ubuntu Touch operating system has just received a new RTM branch and the developers are working hard to provide a stable and good operating system. We've put together a video tour of Ubuntu Touch.

Questions on Ubuntu Touch, GNOME and Oracle

Other than the continuous scrambling to fix Shellshocked — if nothing else we in the FOSS world are both quick to respond to fixes and quick to come up with great names for epic bugs — this has been a relatively quiet week on our side of the digital street. Yeah, we can laugh at Apple for releasing an update that wasn’t really an update and at Microsoft for losing the ability to count, jumping from Window 8 to Windows 10, now with the improvement of having — wait for it — a command line.

Enter for a chance to win free passes to All Things Open 2014

  • (Posted by tuxchick on Oct 3, 2014 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
You've probably noticed that we're featuring interviews with speakers of the upcoming All Things Open conference happening later this month in Raleigh, NC. It's an awesome event that we're very excited about celebrating the best people and ideas in open source. We have two more weeks of interviews left to help get you amped for the conference! To make sure that our readers have a chance to join us at All Things Open, we're running a Twitter drawing to give away eight two-day passes to the conference. If you win, you'll get to hang out with the team and join in some amazing open source discussions during the weekend of October 22-23. Here's how to enter: read more

Open source more about process than licensing

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 3, 2014 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It is a testament to the success of the Open Source Initiative's (OSI) branding campaign for open source software that "open source" and "licensing" are functionally synonymous. To the extent that people are familiar with open source software, it is the source code released under a license that lets anyone see the "crown jewels" of a software program as opposed to an opaque binary, or black box that hides its underpinnings. read more

Nvidia Tegra rides shotgun on Honda’s Connect IVI system

Nvidia announced that its Tegra SoC will run Android on a newly tipped Honda Connect IVI system in 2015 Honda Civic, Civic Tourer, and CR-V cars in Europe. When the Honda Connect in-vehicle infotainment system was unveiled this week at the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile (Paris Auto Show), Nvidia quickly chimed in with a design […]

2D RPG Pier Solar And The Great Architects Arrives On Linux, Looks Amazing

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Oct 3, 2014 7:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Pier Solar and the Great Architects is a 2D RPG originally made for the Sega Megadrive that went to Kickstarter to fund a HD version. The game is now available on Linux thanks to those who helped fund it.

ARM announces free mbed OS and mbed Device Server for IoT devices

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Oct 3, 2014 6:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Called the ARM mbed™ IoT Device Platform, it includes the mbed OS, a free operating system for ARM Cortex®-M processor-based devices, and mbed Device Server, designed to “provides the required server-side technologies to connect and manage devices in a secure way.”

Windows 10 doesn't matter to the future of Linux

In today's open source roundup: Windows 10 is not relevant to Linux. Plus: Borderlands 2 available for Linux, and does OpenOffice really still matter?

Stronghold 3 Released on Steam for Linux

Stronghold is a single-player and multi-player real-time strategy game developed by Firefly Studios, and set in historical times. Stronghold was first published on Steam in 2012, and after two years it makes its way on the Linux platform.

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