Sid Meier’s Civilization V Finally Gets Steam Workshop Support

Sid Meier’s Civilization V, the most successful game in the franchise released Firaxis Games and ported on Linux by Aspyr Media, just received support for the Steam Workshop.

The Steam Workshop is an important resource for games such as Sid Meier’s Civilization V, which can be heavily modded. There are thousands of mods for CIV V, and…

Beautiful Material Design-Inspired Papyros Linux Distro Getting Closer to Release

Papyros is getting closer to working release, and the developers are putting the final touches. We’ll soon be able to play with the new distro, even if it’s going to be just a development version.

The Papyros is a Linux distribution that follows the guidelines from Material Design, which have been implemented in the latest Android 5.x Lollipop from Google. There are already a number of themes out there that have been inspired by Material Design, but no one has gone through …

Project Cars 2 Announced for Linux Before the First Game Gets Ported

Project Cars 2 is a new game announced by Slightly Mad Studios, and it’s being funded through the World of Mass Development portal. A SteamOS version has been promised, but it’s a weird announcement since the first games still don’t have a Linux version despite being promised as well.

The first Project Cars title was released on May 7, 2015, so it’s a very recent game. The fact that we hear about a sequel so early is rather interesting, and there are very few studios that h…

Total War: WARHAMMER Confirmed for Linux and SteamOS

Total War: WARHAMMER is the upcoming strategy game from Creative Assembly, and as the name suggests, it’s based on the Warhammer Fantasy universe.

It was hard to picture where the Total War franchise would go after visiting Japan and Rome twice, but it looks that we already have the answer to that question. The Warhammer Fantasy universe is the perfect setting, and it will provide developers with an endless number of scenarios. Sega, the publisher for Creative Assembly alr…

Dota 2 Reborn Arrives on Linux and Mac OS X Ahead of Schedule

Dota 2 Reborn, the Dota 2 game remade with the Source 2 engine, has finally landed on the Linux platform, along with a ton of changes and improvements. It’s still a Beta release, but that doesn’t really matter.

The original version of Dota 2 stayed quite a while in the Beta stages, but that is quite normal, especially for multiplayer games. In fact, Dota 2 is a huge title and many working parts, so the developers have to make sure that they don’t ruin the experience by prem…

Glorious Ubuntu Convergence Demonstrated with the Notes App

The Ubuntu platform is moving towards its convergence goal, and the developers are getting closer to it. Applications like Ubuntu Notes show just how close the mobile and desktop platforms are, in terms of the underlying code and design.

There is no secret that Canonical is trying to unite the mobile and desktop platforms into a single codebase, and this goal no longer seems to be a distant achievement for them. They have been working on platform convergence for a few years…

Mark Shuttleworth Introduces Fan Overlay Network System in Ubuntu Linux

On June 22, Canonical, the company behind the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu, and Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, had the great pleasure on introducing the Fan overlay network system in Ubuntu Linux.

The brand-new Fan overlay network system technology will be implemented in the test images of the Ubuntu Cloud operating system for the G…

New Unity 8 Landed in Ubuntu Touch, the Calendar App Makes a Comeback

Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak is back at work after a short break at the end of last week, and he just informed us about the new features implemented in the development version of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu phones.

Among the most interesting things that landed in Ubuntu Touch, we can mention a brand-new Unity 8 user interface for which we wrote a

Linux Kernel 3.14.45 LTS Fixes Btrfs, IPv4, and x86 Issues, Updates Many Drivers

After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.0.6 and Linux kernel 3.10.81 LTS, as well as the fact that

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13’s First Update Brings Cinnamon 2.6.8 and Linux Kernel 4.1 RC8

The Manjaro development team, through Philip Müller, had the great pleasure of announcing that the first update pack for the recently released Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 distribution is now live.

Manjaro Update 2015-06-22 is here to fix some of the issues that were present in Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 and reported by users in the last couple of weeks, as well as to update many of th…

Linux Kernel 4.1 Will be Supported for the Next Two Years, Says Greg Kroah-Hartman

It would appear that Greg Kroah-Hartman is on an airplain right now at approximately 30,000 feet and he just announced that the recently released Linux 4.1 kernel will be the next LTS (Long Term Support) release maintained for the next two years.


Linux Kernel 4.0.6 Is a Massive Released with Many x86 and Btrfs Improvements

Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 3.10.81 LTS and Linux kernel 3.14.45 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman has also published details about the sixth maintenance vers…

Linux Kernel 3.10.81 LTS Repairs Btrfs and IPv4 Issues, Updates Drivers

It’s still June 22 in America, so Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the immediate availability for download of three new maintenance release of the Linux 4.0, 3.14, and 3.10 kernel series.

Looking at the appended shortlog, Linux Kernel 3.10.81 LTS is a small release that brings mostly updated drivers, especially for things like iiO, DRM (Intel i915), ATA, input, networking, …

Chakra GNU/Linux Gets Linux Kernel 4.0.5, KDE Frameworks 5.11, and AMD Catalyst 15.5

Neophytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project had the great pleasure of informing all Chakra users about the immediate availability of a new update for the rolling-release distribution.

Initially announced on June 22, 2015, the update, which appears to be of major proportions, …

Cinnamon 2.6.9 Desktop Environment Released for Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela”

Clement Lefebvre and the great team of developers behind one of the most acclaimed, modern, and lightweight open-source desktop environments for GNU/Linux operating system published a new maintenance release for Cinnamon 2.6.

Cinnamon 2.6.9 comes after approximately one week from the release of the Cinnamon 2….

GNOME’s Evince Document Viewer Will Support Highlight Annotations in GNOME 3.18

The development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment continues these days with the third milestone, dubbed 3.17.3, for which many of GNOME’s core components have been updated, including the Evince document viewer software.

According to the attached release notes, Evince 3.17.3 introduces support for adding highlight annotations, as well as squiggly highlight annotations and moving text annotations, which will now have a fixed size of 24×24.

Additionally, …

GNU Linux-libre Kernel 4.1 Officially Released, Be Free

Immediately after the release of the Linux kernel 4.1 by Linus Torvalds on June 22, Alexandre Oliva had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of GNU Linux-libre 4.1.

Therefore, we can report today that the final version of GNU Linux-libre 4.1 is now available for download and it’s not so different from the…

Solus Is the First OS to Get Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

The Solus operating system is not out just yet, but it has the honor of being the first one to get the new Linux kernel that was released today, 4.1.

We don’t usually see a new Linux kernel adopted in an operating system at the same time it was released, but Solus is not your regular Linux distro. It’s built in such a way that implementing a new Linux kernel is very easy. Right now, users just have to perform a simple upgrade of their system in order to receive the Linux ke…

WPA and WPA2-Related Exploits Closed in Ubuntu

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a WPA and WPA2 vulnerability that has been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.

The developers who fixed the issue explained that wpa_supplicant and hostapd could have been made to crash if they received specially crafted network traffic. Ubuntu maintainers have been quick.

According to the security notice, “Kostya Kortchinsky d…

FFmpeg 2.7.1 “Nash” Brings Update Packages

FFmpeg is an almost perfect solution to record, convert, and stream audio and video. Recently, a new major branch has been released, 2.7, and now the first maintenance version is out and ready for download.

Now that the FFmpeg 2.7 branch has arrived, we’ll start to see many more of these maintenance versions pop up. Surprisingly, the jump to 2.7 was not all that impressive and neither is the upgrade to FFmpeg 2.7.1. It will take a while until the latest version lands in rep…