Valve Releases SteamOS Update That Brings Better Performance and a New Linux Kernel

Valve has just released a new update for the development branch of SteamOS and now the Linux distro features some of the newest packages available. The operating system from Valve has been lagging a little, and it’s been quite a while since the previous update. A year ago there were almost weekly updates for the operating system, but now a whole month can pass without it seeing anything new. This can only mean one thing. SteamOS is getting a lot more stable and the devs don’t really need to …

How To Install Contao CMS On Ubuntu 14.04

How To Install Contao CMS On Ubuntu 14.04
This document describes how to how you can install and run a Contao in Ubuntu 14.04. Contao is a highly flexible and scalable open source Content Management System (CMS) that works for websites of varying capac…

GIMP 2.8.12 Lands with Lots of Fixes for All Platforms

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), an application that can be used as a simple paint program or as an expert quality photo retouching program, is now at version 2.8.12. GIMP is one of the most prolific applications on the Linux platform, and it’s one of the few that is probably installed by default in most of the Linux distributions available right now. Unfortunately, the updates for GIMP don’t arrive too often. In fact, the last update for this software was released back in November 20…

The Journey Down: Chapter Two Is a Gorgeous Adventure Game and It’s Out on Linux – Gallery

The long-awaited The Journey Down: Chapter Two point-and-click adventure game has been launched and players will get to continue the tale of Bwana and Kito. When the first chapter of The Journey Down was released back in 2013, the players were charmed by the unique design and interesting story. It took the developers more than a year to release the second part of the adventure, but they have promised that it’s all worth it. The guys from SkyGoblin, the studio making the game, took in conside…

Leadwerks Game Engine Finally Arrives on Steam for Linux

Leadwerks, a tool designed for Linux games development that managed to secure enough funding on Kickstarter, has been released on the Steam platform.

It took the Leadwerks people a while to get their software on the Steam for Linux platform, but now it’s finally here and Linux users should find it a lot easier to build 3D games from scratch, even if they don’t have the special training for it.

The Leadwerks Game Engine for Linux didn’t make its debut on Steam. In fact, it was first published…

Backtrack Successor, Kali Linux 1.0.9, Arrives with Raspberry Pi B+ Support and More

Kali Linux 1.0.9, a more mature, secure, and enterprise-ready version of BackTrack Linux, has been released by Offensive Security and it features a number of new packages and regenerated images.

The developers of Kali Linux have been constantly working on the operating system and they have brought some changes to it, on the heels of the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences that just ended.

There are a lot of Linux distributions built for penetration testing and digital forensics, but not all of…

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 3.17 RC2 to Celebrate the 23rd Anniversary of Linux

Linus Torvalds has just announced that the second Release Candidate for Linux Kernel 3.17 has been released and it’s now ready for testing. Users have been used to receive updates about the most advanced branch of the kernel on Sundays, but Linus delayed the announcement a little while so that it would be in sync with the 23rd anniversary of the Linux kernel. On August 25, 1991, Linus Torvalds sent a message asking for help in testing a new operating system that apparently didn’t have any ki…

Vendetta Online Space MMO Becomes More Stable with the Latest Update

Vendetta Online, an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Guild Software Inc., has advanced to version 1.8.304.

In Vendetta Online, thousands of people can play together in a persistent universe that is constantly being improved by the developers through numerous patches.

According to the changelog, a station conquering issue that occurred when players docked to the station just as the last defense turret was destroyed has been fixed, the list control scrolling now fol…

Free Report Solution CuteReport 1.0 RC2 Gets Multiple Improvements

CuteReport, a free report solution inspired by eXaro’s project ideas that’s similar to Jasper and Crystal Reports, is now at version 1.0 RC2.

CuteReport 1.0 RC2 is based on the Qt4 framework and can be easily used with any Qt applications. It consists of two parts, the core library and the template designer.

“It has powerful template designer with Form designer, Page editor, Dataset editor and other modules. Functionality of CuteReport designer and CuteReport library can be easily exten…

BitTorrent Client Vuze 5.4.0.1 Beta 4 Now Ready for Testing

Vuze, a BitTorrent client previously known as Azureus, which is built on Java, has reached version 5.4.0.1 Beta 4 and is now available for download.

Vuze is a relatively BitTorrent client that can be used to download torrents and that even acts as a search engine. The Vuze developers usually released numerous Beta versions before a stable iteration is made available. Now, a new development cycle has begun after the release of Vuze 5.4 and a fresh Beta is ready for download.

According to the …

VueScan 9.4.40 Scanner Interface Gets New Filter Options

VueScan 9.4.40, an easy-to-use replacement for the software that usually comes with scanners and that supports most flatbed scanners, printer/scanners, and film scanners, has been released and is now available for download.

The VueScan project is under constant development, and fixes, changes, and new features are implemented on a regular basis. The last few iterations of the software brought some important fixes, so it might be a good idea to update it.

According to the changelog, a problem…

Tanglu 2.0 Alpha 1 (Bartholomea annulata) Is an Interesting OS Based on Debian

Tanglu, GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian designed for the current desktop, has been updated to version 2.0 Alpha 1.

Not too many people heard about the new Tanglu operating systems, although the developers are not at their first release. In fact, Tanglu 1.0 (Aequorea Victoria) was made available back in February, 2014. Now, the Tanglu devs have started to work on a second release and everything seems to be going as planned.

The system features a modern desktop and it’s based on GNOME (…

SteamOS Repositories Are Now Down

The SteamOS repositories and some of the other resources provided by Valve seem to have some connectivity problems and users can’t perform updates.

The issues with the SteamOS repositories seem to be intermittent and there are already a number of users on the official forums complaining about this issue. So far, not many users have noticed it, but if it persists, the number of affected people might rise.

“I’m having some issues with downloading the SteamOS Beta. I’m going to repo.steam…

Abyss Odyssey 2D Platformer to Get a Linux Version Soon

Abyss Odyssey, a side-scrolling action adventure game developed by ACE Team and published ATLUS, will be getting a Linux version on Steam soon. The ATLUS publisher doesn’t have any Linux games under its belt and this might be the first for them. There is no indication regarding the launch date, but it might take a while. The Windows version has been released for a little over a month now, and it already gathered a few patches. “Enter the bold Katrien, the tortured specter Ghost Monk, an…

Hamachi Graphical Frontend Haguichi 1.0.25 Features Improvements and Optimizations

Haguichi 1.0.25, a graphical frontend for Hamachi on Linux that integrates smoothly into the GNOME desktop, is now available for download and testing. Haguichi features fully customizable commands, notification bubbles, meaningful tooltips, collapsible networklist, and more. The updates for this application are not released too often. In fact, the latest version was made available in April and the new release is actually quite small. It only packs a few changes and none of them are very inter…

Google Chrome 38 Dev Update for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X Is Out

The Development branch of Google Chrome, a browser built on the Blink layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, has advanced now to version 38.0.2125.8 and it’s ready for testing.

Google Chrome usually features three distinct branches: Dev, Beta, and Stable. The development branch is where all the new features, changes, and other improvements are implemented. This latest iteration of the software only comes with a few changes and this might mean that they are …

Powerful and Free Video Editor LiVES 2.2.6 Now Available for Download

LiVES 2.2.6, a simple-to-use, powerful video editor and VJ tool that allows users to combine real time and rendered effects, streams, and multiple video/audio files, has been released.

LiVES is an application that can help users start editing and making videos without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. This sort of software will cost users a lot of money on other platforms, but on Linux you get it for free.

“ LiVES is aimed at the digital video artist who wants …

Linus Torvalds Started a Revolution on August 25, 1991. Happy Birthday, Linux!

The Linux project has just turned 23 and it’s now the biggest collaborative endeavor in the world, with thousands of people working on it.

Back in 1991, a young programmer called Linus Torvalds wanted to make a free operating system that wasn’t going to be as big as the GNU project and that was just a hobby. He started something that would turn out to be the most successful operating system on the planet, but no one would have been able to guess it back then.

Linus Torvalds sent an email on …

Backup Your PC with Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-1

Clonezilla Live, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that allows users to do bare metal backup and recovery, is now at version 2.2.4-1 and is ready for testing.

The Clonezilla team has just released a new development build for this Linux distribution and the developers have made a few small modifications.

“The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Aug/19),” reads the official annou…

Qt Creator 3.2 Officially Released

Qt Creator 3.2, a cross-platform IDE (integrated development environment) tailored to the needs of Qt developers and part of the Qt Project, is now available for download.

The Digia developers have released the stable version of the latest Qt Creator, but this latest update doesn’t bring anything major.

“Enterprise Qt Creator users can now also use the QML profiler to debug their JavaScript memory usage in QML. (This is only available when using Qt 5.4 for the debugged application.),&r…