J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars Adventure Game to Arrive on Steam for Linux Soon – Gallery

J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars, an adventure game developed and published by CBE Software, has been announced and will be released on Steam for Linux in a few days.

J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars was intended to be a remake of the original J.U.L.I.A. that was released back in 2012, but the developers went to Indiegogo and managed to gather enough money to make a different game altogether.

“The story centers on Rachel Manners, a 35 year old astrobiologist. She is a member of an elite group of s…

Linus Torvalds Says Linux Binary Packages Are Terrible, Valve Might Save the Desktop

One of the main problems with Linux platform fragmentation is that there are a number of concurrent binaries available for various platforms and they are not compatible with each other. Linus Torvalds explains why he thinks that the binary concept on Linux is broken and why he doesn’t use them for his projects.. The fact that most of the major distributions use different binaries is a well known problem, one that is not going to be solved anytime soon. The number of problems that need to be o…

Legendary Midnight Commander Gets Major Update

Midnight Commander is a visual file manager and a full-screen text mode application that has been around for longer than some of the readers of this material have been alive. It owes its resilience to the immense popularity it once had, and it looks like it’s making a comeback. There are very few applications that can be easily recognized at a glance and Midnight Commander falls into that category. It was hard to miss with that blue background. For a very long time, this was pretty much what …

OpenELEC 4.2 Beta 6 Is a Bleeding Edge Distro That Runs on Almost Anything

OpenELEC, an embedded operating system built specifically to run XBMC, the open source entertainment media hub, has been upgraded to version 4.2 Beta 6.

The OpenELEC developers are not staying idly by and now they’ve released a new version of their system, although it looks like they are no longer closely following the XBMC launches. Until now, the two seemed to be linked, at least in terms of releases, but XBMC already has a stable version out and OpenELEC is not following.

On the other ha…

OwnCloud 7 installation and configuration on Debian 7 (Wheezy)

Installation and configuration of ownCloud 7 on Debian 7 (Wheezy)

This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on Debian Wheezy. I will also describes how to connect to the ownCloud Server’s data from Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and Windows 7. OwnCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) to Get Much Better 3G Mobile Modem Support

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) will feature much better support for mobile modems (3G or otherwise) by the time of the launch. One of the problems with Ubuntu that seems to be mentioned quite a lot is the proper lack of support for mobile modems. This might not look like a big problem, but the mobile modems are being used on a much larger scale than 2 or 3 years ago and the rate of adoption for this kind of devices is not slowing down. The mobile modems are now in great demand, especially for…

How To Install WordPress 4 On CentOS 7

How To Install Wordpress 4 On CentOS 7
This document describes how to install and configure Wordpress 4.0 on CentOS 7.0. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can…

Manjaro 0.8.10 Gets Update Pack, Users Now Have the Beautiful and Light Budgie Desktop

The Manjaro 0.8.10 Linux distribution, an operating system based on Arch Linux and compatible with its repositories, has just received a new update pack and at least one of the new features is quite surprising. Manjaro 0.8.10 was released on June 9, so it’s not really an old operating system. In fact, for most people, this is quite a recent version, but the developers always make sure that they have the latest and most interesting applications installed. This is actually something that’s p…

Wine 1.7.26 Brings Support for More Windows Apps and Games

Alexandre Julliard has announced that a new development version of Wine, 1.7.26, is now available for download and testing, and it brings lots of fixes and improvements for various games and applications. It’s difficult to consider this branch of Wine as being in development, but the truth is that users might encounter problems with it. The previous stable Wine build was released a few months ago, but the Dev branch has received so many fixes and improvements that it’s getting hard to keep tr…

Firefox 33 Beta Has Improved Session Restore, Better Search, and More Tiles – Gallery

Mozilla is not wasting any time and the development cycle for a new Firefox version has started. The upcoming 33 branch already promises to be an interesting release, if we just take a look at the changes that have been revealed. Fresh on the heels of Firefox 32, one of the most uneventful releases in the last few months, a new version is now brewing in Mozilla’s labs, but this time it promises to be much more interesting. With very few exceptions, most of the Firefox releases are actually s…

VNC-Server installation on CentOS 7

VNC-Server installation on CentOS 7.0
This guide explains how to configure VNC-server in CentOS 7.0 server. It is a very convinient way of administrating the CentOS 7.0 with the help of GUI(Graphics User Interface). The GUI can be access any where with…

How to install WordPress 4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP

How to install Wordpress 4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP
This document describes how to install and configure Wordpress 4.0 on Ubuntu 14.04. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer us…

YES, I have ridden the UNICORN: The Ubuntu Utopic unicorn

Ubuntu 14.10, nicknamed Utopic Unicorn, is coming in just a few months. Alpha releases have been available for some time but beta testing started last week, meaning code is generally stable enough for virtual machines and other testing scenarios. Ubuntu’s current release cycle means that the main Ubuntu line usually sits out the first beta […]

Mirantis Says it Rules the Roost Facilitating OpenStack for Telcos

OpenStack has been on a tear recently, and is unquestionably the cloud computing platform that grabs the most headlines. However, not everyone realizes that there is heated competition on the OpenStack scene to win over telecommunications companies. Back in May, I covered the news that huge telecom player Telefonica announced that it will work with […]

Linux TCP/IP networking: net-tools vs. iproute2

Many sysadmins still manage and troubleshoot various network configurations by using a combination of ifconfig, route, arp and netstat command-line tools, collectively known as net-tools. Originally rooted in the BSD TCP/IP toolkit, the net-tools was developed to configure network functionality of older Linux kernels. Its development in the Linux community so far has ceased since […]

Ubuntu Touch Can Now Be Used to Control AR Drones

The Ubuntu Touch platform is getting closer to a release on the market and some very interesting applications are making their way into the Ubuntu Store, like this drone control app.The drones are really starting to take off (see what I did there) as a business and regular people can now afford them. They are no longer a luxury item or a thing of the future, the drones are here now and it looks like you can control some of them with Ubuntu Touch.Ubuntu developers Alan Pope shared with the Goog…

LFTP 4.5.5 Is a Powerful and Free File Transfer Software for the Terminal

LFTP 4.5.5, a sophisticated file transfer program with a command-line interface that supports FTP, HTTP, FISH, SFTP, HTTPS, and FTPS protocols, is ready for download.

The developers have explained that all the operations made with LFTP are reliable, which means that, if any non-fatal error occurs, the operation is retried automatically. The software supports numerous protocols, but it can also handle a few other tasks, such as BitTorrent downloads, SRV DNS records, job queuing, bookmarks, ali…

Tribler BitTorrent Client To Become Anonymous, Version 6.3.1 Released

A year after the previous release, a new Tribler version was released recently and it includes new features, bug fixes as well as work towards anonymous streaming (using a built-in Tor-like network).For those not familiar with Tribler, this is an open source, decentralized peer-to-peer client based on the BitTorrent protocol, supported by EU and Dutch […]

Altitude Is Now Free on Steam for Linux

Altitude, a 2D aerial combat game with planes developed and published by Nimbly Games on Steam for Linux, is now completely free.

Altitude has been around for quite some time. In fact, it was originally released back in 2008 for the Windows platform and the Linux versions arrived a year ago. It has a single and multiplayer, but the single-player portion of the game is just the player versus the AI.

“Blast your way across the cartoon skies in this fast-paced game of aerial combat. Nimbly…

Canonical Releases Mir 0.7.0 Display Server

Canonical has a very dedicated team building the Mir display server, and they are updating it on a constant basis. They have just released the 0.7.0 version and they are getting closer to a stable version.

The Mir display server is still available only on the Ubuntu for phones platform, but the developers are working to bring it to the desktop. It will be a while until that happens, but in the meantime we can see what is changing and what is being implemented.

According to the changelog, the…