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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Siego Throws Flame, Office Suite Kumbaya & OS Face Off

Wearing your fireproof underwear? KDE's Aaron Seigo - never one to shy away from saying what he thinks - lit into community managers in a Google+ post on Monday, calling the community manager role in free/open source software projects “a fraud and a farce.”

Linus Torvalds and others on Linux's systemd

Systemd has been widely adopted by Linux distributions, but many developers hate it.

Workload deployment tools for OpenStack

This is the second part in a series of three articles surveying automation projects within OpenStack, explaining what they do, how they do it, and where they stand in development readiness and field usage. Previously, in part one, I covered cloud deployment tools that enable you to install/update OpenStack cloud on bare metal. Next week, in the final article, I will cover automating "day 2 management"—tools to keep the cloud and workloads up and running.

Global Web Literacy Gets a Boost From Maker Party 2014

Maker Party is Mozilla’s annual campaign to teach the culture, mechanics and citizenship of the Web through community-run events around the world. This week we celebrated the record-breaking 2,513 events in 86 countries that made up Maker Party 2014.

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