Drag-and-Drop Cloud Orchestration with Ubuntu Juju

Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux and Juju Development/Operations (DevOps) program parent company, is turning Juju into a tool that makes setting clouds up a drag-and-drop operation. Read more ….

Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse Episode One Available with a 50% Discount

Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse Episode One, a point and click adventure developed by Charles Cecil and Revolution Software, is now available on Steam for Linux with a 50% discount.It’s been a long time since the last Broken Sword game, and today we get to see a new release in this iconic franchise. The developers from Revolution Software have brought together many of the original members from the Broken Sword team, in an effort to capture the fascination of the old titles in …

FaeVerse Alchemy Puzzle Game Arrives on Steam for Linux with 9% Discount

FaeVerse Alchemy, a puzzle game developed and published by Subsoap, has been released on Steam for Linux with a small 9% discount. FaeVerse Alchemy looks little like Tetris or match three at first glance, but the developer has made the gameplay different enough so that it has its own personality. This is not the final version, as the title has just been accepted into the Early Access Game program. This means that you can buy the game, but it will not be the final version. The developers will…

Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal RTS Lands on Linux

Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal, a game developed and published by Knuckle Cracker, is now available on Steam for Linux. The Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal developers managed to get their game published on Steam by using the Greenlight program. There aren’t many RTS games on the Linux platform, but certainly there aren’t any games like Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal. “Players can build fortifications and stick around forever. Players can go for domination, quick strategic kills, o…

Qt Creator 3.1 RC1 Now Ready for Testing

Qt Creator, a cross-platform IDE (integrated development environment) tailored to the needs of Qt developers and part of the Qt Project, has just reached version 3.1 RC1 and is now available for download and testing.

Qt Creator 3.0 RC1 has been released with lots of very interesting fixes and improvements. It seems that the Digia developers are moving very fast and they have quickly released yet another development version.

“We ship a new, experimental plugin for WinRT development (onl…

Linux Mint programs for Windows XP users

Yes, many of your Windows programs aren’t available on Linux, but some of them are and there are Linux programs that can do just as well as your old XP software. Read more ….

Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden Hidden Object Adventure Arrives on Linux with 30% Off

Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden, a point and click adventure developed and published on Steam by Artifex Mundi sp. z o.o., has also received a Linux version and a sizable discount.

Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden has been available on Steam for Windows since October 2012, but now the game is also available on Linux. There was no official announcement regarding the release of the Linux version, but the one mentioning the 30% discount.

“Discover and investigate a forgotten underwater city built in…

Adult Rated Adventure Game “The Cat Lady” to Arrive on Steam for Linux Soon

The Cat Lady, an adventure title developed by Harvester Games and published by Screen 7, will be released on Steam for Linux soon. The Cat Lady was initially released back in December 2012 and has been available for some time on the Windows platform. Many developers have noticed the resurgence of Linux as gaming platform and they are now considering porting their games. “The game follows Susan Ashworth, a lonely 40-year old on the verge of suicide. She has no family, no friends and no …

Robolinux 7.4.2 Distro Can Keep Windows XP Running Inside Forever Without Viruses or Malware

Robolinux, a fast and easy to used Linux distribution based on Debian, has just received another major update, raising the version number to 7.4.2.

Robolinux is trying a different approach as a Linux distribution and the developers have implemented a software called Robolinux Stealth VM Software, which allows users to create a pristine clone of a Windows Operating System with all your installed programs and updates.

The developers of Robolinux say that this procedure makes it impossible for …

GCompris 14.03 Can Teach Kids How to Use a Computer, Math, Geography, More

GCompris, an educational software suite that provides fun activities for kids aged 2 to 10, is now at version 14.03.

Unfortunately for the Linux platform, there aren’t many educational applications designed to be used by small children. Now, with the rise of the Linux OSes, more people will want software for this specific purpose.

Even if GCompris has very little competition, it still is an exceptional application that comes with a ton of fun features. For example, kids can find out how the …

“Get Even” Graphics Can’t Be Distinguished from Reality, Game Gets Linux Version

Get Even, a first-person shooter developed by The Farm 51, is the firm game that completely blurs the line between reality and the virtual world. Even better, it is scheduled for Linux release in 2015.

The developers from The Farm 51 have also worked in another, more famous studio called People Can Fly, the makers of the Painkiller series, but they started their own project back in 2005. Since then, they have published a few games like NecroVisioN, NecroVisioN: Lost Company, Painkiller: Hell …

Tropico 5 Officially Confirmed for Linux

Tropico 5, a city building strategy developed by Haemimont Games and published by Kalypso Media, will be arriving on the Linux platform along with all the other versions.

Tropico 5 is more like a management simulation than a city building game, and is more on the lines of the new SimCity, although the players will control the constructions of the items, not just define the areas like in the game from Maxis.

The developers from Haemimont Games are very good at what they are doing, mostly beca…

Transmageddon 1.0 Is an Awesome Transcoder App for Linux

Transmageddon, a powerful video transcoder for Linux and Unix systems built using Gstreamer, has just reached version 1.0 after many years in development.

If you’ve ever wanted to transform a video from one file format to another, then you know that finding a good transcoding application is difficult. On the Linux platform, there are a few, but most are only in command line and we all know how fun that can be. On the Windows platform, the good ones usually cost a great deal of money.

Transma…

ReactOS Goes to Indiegogo, Will Run Windows Apps Natively

ReactOS, a free open source operating system based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT architecture, is now trying its luck on Indiegogo for the next version of the OS. The developers of ReactOS have been working for a long time to provide an operating system that is capable of running Windows apps as native software. The best thing about this OS is that it’s open source and completely free. You might wonder how it is possible for an operating system, other than Windows, to…

Improve Spam abuse protection in dovecot by restricting access to mail accounts by IP address (e. g. with ISPConfig 3)

Improve Spam abuse protection in dovecot by restricting access to mail accounts by IP address (e. g. with ISPConfig 3)
This howto will show you how to add ip restrictions to single mail accounts when using dovecot with MySQL.
This is especially useful …

Calibre 1.31 eBook Reader and Editor Features Major DOCX and AZW3 Improvements

Calibre, the eBook reader and management software developed for multiple platforms, including Linux, has just received a fresh update with more DOCX and AZW3 improvements.

Following the trend of weekly updates, the Calibre developer has issued yet another update for the application, featuring some very interesting changes and fixes. The software received some DOCX improvements in the past, but it seems that more tuning can be done in this area.

According to the changelog, support has been im…

Google Chrome 35 Dev Arrives on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X

The Google Chrome 35 development branch, a browser built on the Blink layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, has just received a new major update.  A new version in the Development branch of Google Chrome is now out, bringing a large number of fixes and new features. The browser from Google Chrome is based on Chromium, and because this is the development version, it also means that all the changes made will eventually trickle down to the Beta and the S…

Transport Tycoon Deluxe Remake OpenTTD 1.4.0 Officially Released

OpenTTD, an open source simulation game based on the popular Microprose title “Transport Tycoon” written by Chris Sawyer, has just reached version 1.4.0. Transport Tycoon is a very old game that was originally launched back in 1995, but it made such a huge impact on the gaming community that, even almost 20 years later, it still has a powerful fan base. If you take into consideration the fact that a gamer was 15 when the game launched, the fans of the original and of OpenTTD are probably well…

Krautscape Bizarre Racing Game Might Get a Linux Version

Krautscape, a bizarre racing game developed by Mario von Rickenbach and Playables LLC, and published by Midnight City, could also get a Linux version. Krautscape is not your average racing game. The cars are actually very bird-like and the players are creating the tracks while they are racing, which is an entirely new concept. Krautscape has been accepted in the Early Access Game program from Valve, which means that it’s still under development. Users can buy it, but it will have some bugs un…

Linus Torvalds Blocks All Code from Systemd Developer for the Linux Kernel

Linus Torvalds seems to be very upset with a famous developer who had the wrong attitude towards the users and the Linux kernel developers. Everything started from a bug in systemd that caused the operating system to fail to boot. A solution has been proposed, but not uptream for systemd, but for the Linux kernel, and a patch was submitted. Basically, the bug was still there in systemd, but code has been added to the Linux kernel so that this problem would be circumvented. The patch was subm…