MakuluLinux 6 MATE “Imperium” Debian-Based Linux OS Launches Tomorrow

MakuluLinux 6 MATE, a Linux distribution based on the Debian testing branch, Jessie, that provides stability, speed, and a modern desktop, is the first in the series and it will be available for download on April 14.The MakuluLinux developers have launched other distributions before, mostly based on Xfce, but this the first version that features a MATE desktop environment. The new OS is focus on “out of the box” user experience, which means that users won’t have to work in order to get a…

Free Professional Creation Suite Blender 2.70a Gets Game Engine Improvements

The Blender Foundation, the developer of Blender, an integrated 3D creation software suite, has announced that its software has reached version 2.70a. The Blender Foundation has revealed the first maintenance update for Blender 2.70, although there are so many fixes and improvements that it’s hard to call it just that. The developers of Blender have been rather busy and they managed to integrate a huge number of changes and improvements in just a few weeks. “New features include …

Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen Space Combat and Trading Sim Confirmed for Linux

Chris Roberts, the creator of the immensely successful Star Citizen project, has just announced that the game will be out on the Linux platform. Chris Roberts is a game developer whose name is synonymous with space sim titles. He did a number of other projects as well, but the gaming community knows him for Wing Commander series, Starlancer, and Freelancer. He sort of abandoned the gaming scene for a while and focused on being a producer on some Hollywood movies, but a couple of years ago h…

The Last Federation Turn-Based Strategy to Launch on Steam for Linux on April 19

The Last Federation, a strategy title with turn-based tactical combat developed and published on Steam by Arcen Games will also get a Linux version.

The Last Federation is a different kind of strategy because it covers the entire solar system and follows the rise and fall of entire nations. It’s difficult to describe the gameplay and even the developer had to resort to sarcasm.

“Look, I’m not going to tell you what to do. My understanding is that you’re trying to form the solar system’…

Salix MATE 14.1 Beta 1 Is Based on MATE 1.8

Salix MATE 14.1 Beta 1, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware that is simple, fast, easy to use, and based on the MATE desktop environment, is ready for testing and download. The MATE version of Salix has been finally released and features some interesting changes, although it’s pretty similar with the Xfce variant. “The application selection in this release is mostly the same as with our latest Xfce release, with one major exception; the default browser in this release is Firefo…

APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.0.1 Officially Released

APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.0.1, a set of core tools inside Debian that makes it possible to install, remove, and keep applications up to date, has been released and is now available for download.

Advanced Package Tool was launched back in 1998, and 16 years later it finally reached version 1.0. A week later the developers published the first update, which might signal the fact that they are ready to release new versions faster.

According to the changelog, a crash in the “apt list” that oc…

SteamOS Affected by Heartbleed Bug, Valve Hasn’t Updated the OS Yet

The Heartbleed vulnerability has affected a large number of Linux distributions and online services and most of them have been patched, but it seems that SteamOS is still vulnerable to this particular problem.

Valve is the developer of SteamOS, a Linux distribution based on Debian “Wheezy” that is still under development. The way this distribution is updated and the fact that Valvle publishes patches for it every few weeks means that SteamOS is still vulnerable to the Heartbleed v…

Prisonscape Is a Brutal RPG Inspired by The Wire and Oz Set to Launch on Linux

Prisonscape is a game developed by Lunar Enigma that will teach players how to survive in a prison, and its makers are looking for funding on Kickstarter. Kickstarter has been the home of many weird projects until now and a lot of strange games managed to get their funding because they came up with the right idea. The community on Kickstarter seems to reward originality just as much as anything else, so basically, the more interesting the game, the bigger the chance to get the money you need….

The Perfect Desktop – OpenSUSE 13.1 (GNOME)

The Perfect Desktop – OpenSUSE 13.1 (GNOME)
This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 13.1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Wind…

How to find out if your server is affected from Openssl Heartbleed vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) and how to fix that

How to find out if your server is affected from Openssl Heartbleed vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) and how to fix that
A severe vulnerability in OpenSSL has been found, the vulnerability is named Heartbleed and affects the heartbeat implementation in Ope…

Securing SSH On Redhat/Centos With WiKID Two-Factor Authentication

Securing SSH On Ubuntu With WiKID Two-Factor Authentication
SSH offers a highly secure channel for remote administration of servers. However, if you face an audit for regulatory or business requirements, such as Visa/Mastercard PCI, you need to be awar…

The Latest Midori Browser Has Rewritten AdBlock, WebKit Improvements (Ubuntu Installation)

Midori is a GTK-based browser with a clean interface that resembles the one of Google Chrome, using the WebKit rendering engine, and offering plenty of the usual features browsers like Firefox or Chrome ship with. Read more ….

Manjaro 0.8.9 Gets Its Third Update Pack with Newer Linux Kernels

Manjaro 0.8.9, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, has just received its third update pack.

Manjaro developers usually launch several update packs for the latest stable release of their distribution, bringing new packages and some new Linux kernels.

“I’m happy to announce our third update-pack for Manjaro 0.8.9. With this we updated to python 3.4. All python related packages got updated to work with thi…

Parsix GNU/Linux 6.0 Test 3 Is a Nice Distro Based on GNOME 3.10.3 and Debian Wheezy

Parsix GNU/Linux, a live and installation DVD based on Debian, aiming to provide a ready-to-use, easy-to-install desktop and laptop-optimized operating system, is now at version 6.0 Test 3 and is ready for testing.

The developers’ ultimate goal is to provide an easy-to-install desktop and laptop-optimized operating system based on Debian’s Wheezy branch and the latest stable release of GNOME desktop environment.

“A lot of updates have been made and all reported issues have been resolved. All…

Evernote Linux Client `NixNote` 2 Beta Available For Download

Five months after the last alpha, NixNote 2 beta is finally available for download. NixNote, previously known as Nevernote, is an unofficial Evernote client for Linux which was initially written in Java. NixNote 2 is a complete rewrite of NixNote in C++ using the Qt framework, having speed and a reduced memory footprint as the […]

P2P File Sharing Software 5.3.0.1 Beta 15 Gets Better Torrent Tagging

Vuze 5.3.0.1 Beta 15, a BitTorrent client previously known as Azureus, which is built on Java, is now available for download and users can start testing it at once. Vuze is a relatively lightweight BitTorrent client that can be used to download torrents and even acts as a search engine. There are numerous P2P alternatives to Vuze, but this is one of the best clients available on Linux, despite the fact that it is based on Java. According to the changelog, initial tags have been added to the …

Canonical to End Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service for Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu One, Canonical’s cloud file-syncing service for Ubuntu Linux, will soon be no more: A few days ago, Canonical CEO Jane Silber announced its discontinuation. And the platform seems to have more mourners than you might think for a Linux-friendly storage service that was not even open source. Content Classification:  Curated read more Read more […]

Turn Lubuntu into Windows XP with a Theme and No One Will Notice

One of the most suitable Linux distributions capable of providing a proper alternative to Windows XP is Lubuntu, and users can make it look a lot more like Windows XP with a little work. Lubuntu is based on LXDE, a very light desktop environment that probably has even lower hardware requirements than Windows XP. It’s a favorite for older systems and it’s the lightest distro in the Ubuntu family. Canonical is scheduled to launch Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) on April 17, which is just a litt…

Pipelight 0.2.6 Released With Experimental 64bit Support, 2 New Plugins

Pipelight is a wrapper for Windows NPAPI plugins such as Silverlight, Widevine or Flash (the Windows version) which allows you to use these plugins in native Linux web browsers and thus, use services that aren’t officially supported on Linux, such as Netflix (Silverlight), HBO Go (Widevine) and so on.Pipelight 0.2.6 was released yesterday and it […]

Top Five Steam for Linux Best-Selling Games – April 1-7

The Steam for Linux platform is getting more games every week and players now have a very wide array of titles to choose from. We’ll take a look at the best-selling titles that are now available on Steam for Linux.

Before getting on with this top we need to mention the fact that, even if this is a top five, we are going to start with the game on the sixth place. This is due to the fact that the third and the first places are occupied by the same game and it all has to do with the way it’s bei…