FreeGameDev.net Outage (Fixed)

**Update 2014-08-12 22:17**It seems all is back to normal! Thanks 123-reg for sorting out it quickly although nobody emailed me or updated the support ticket, but stellar support nonetheless.If you want a domain name host, then I can happily recommend …

Peppermint OS 5: Light, Refreshing Linux

The Peppermint OS is built around a concept that may be unique among desktop environments. It is a hybrid of traditional Linux desktop applications and cloud-based apps. This innovative approach puts the latest release, Peppermint OS 5, well ahead of the curve. It brings cloud apps to the Linux desktop with the ease and flexibility of a Chromebook, and it supports installed software as well.

Samba Patched, LibreOffice 4.2.6, and Best Browsers

Today in Linux news, a Samba vulnerability was patched and LibreOffice 4.2.6 was released. Allan Day posted lots of GUADEC pictures and Opensource.com interviewed Michael Tiemann. Katherine Noyes searches the community for the best browsers and OMG!Ubuntu! has Five GOG.com Linux Games Everyone Should Play. Arstechnica.com yesterday reported of a critical vulnerability in Samba saying […]

GNU C Library Exploits Closed in All Ubuntu Supported OSes

Canonical has said that a number of GNU C Library vulnerabilities have been found and corrected in its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.

The developers have identified some security issues with the GNU C Library and an update has been pushed into the repositories.

“Stephane Chazelas discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled locale environment variables. An attacker could use this issue to possibly bypass certain restrictions such as…

Solomon’s General Store – Pack Sale – Up to 65% Off!

Make haste! Get your hands on various packs at discounted prices in the Solomon’s Store Pack Sale.

The Linux 3.16 Kernel Has Been Released

As anticipated, the Linux 3.16 kernel has been released this Sunday afternoon…

Google Chrome 38 Dev Increases Scrollbar Control Zone for Mouse on Linux

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, is now at version 38.0.2107.3 for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. 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 made, so it’s no wonder that a new version has popped up so quickly after the previous one. Despite the small ve…

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Alpha 2 Screenshot Tour

We are delighted to announce the release of Ubuntu MATE Alpha2. Most things, more than in Alpha1 at least. The .iso image should boot (from DVD or USB), the Live session should work, the installer should work and the installed system should also work. Notice the heavy use of “should”, YMMV. Read more ….

Belkin’s WRT54G Router Successor Is Crap On The Software Front So Far

Belkin revived the Linksys WRT54G in a new 802.11ac model earlier this year and one of its selling points has been the OpenWRT support as what made the WRT54G legendary. However, OpenWRT developers and fans are yet to be satisfied by this new router…

First public release of Terminal Overload!

You might remember the crowd-sourcing campaign from the beginning of this year to make a fully FOSS remake of a rather unique game.Well, a bit later than promised, but really awesome never the less:Note that this is a really early alpha and most of the…

KDE 4.14 Release Candidate Ships

The first release candidate to the upcoming KDE 4.14 release has shipped…

Behind the Scenes – August 2014

Grandmaster quest Plague’s End, clan improvements, a boss-killing slayer update and an overhaul of Barbarian Assault are coming to RuneScape this August.

Fedora Assembles A Security Team

A Fedora Security Team has been setup to clean up vulnerabilities and other security-related issues present within the popular Linux distribution…

Review: Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE

There were some issues with Mupen64Plus that I did not expect, and some with Compiz that I did. Leaving those aside, though, Linux Mint delivered a solid and reliable experience again, and I support the move to an only-LTS release schedule. Read more ….

LibreOffice 4.3 Released, KDE Naming, and Zorin Reasons

Today was quite the busy news day here in Linuxville and the top story must have been the release of LibreOffice 4.3. Seems it brought significant changes and got lots of coverage. SiliconIndia.com has a list of the top eight alternative operating systems and Bruce Byfield looks at KDE’s continually confusing callings. We have 10 […]

Golden Gnome Awards 2014

2014′s Golden Gnomes are set to be the best yet, with video, art, cosplay and community champion categories. Show us your skills and take home a gnome!

Multi-Master Database Replication SymmetricDS 3.6.3 Now Available for Download

SymmetricDS, an open source software for multi-master database replication, filtered synchronization, or transformation across the network in a heterogeneous environment, is now at version 3.6.3 The SymmetricDS software supports multiple subscribers with one- or bi-directional asynchronous data replication and uses technologies to replicate tables between relational databases. The developers updated the application only a few days ago, but now a new release has been made available. According…

AMD Catalyst 14.6 Does Slightly Better With APITest OpenGL Tests

Last month I published some benchmarks where NVIDIA slaughtered AMD’s Catalyst driver in APITest benchmarks, a set of OpenGL 4.x test cases. While these are just micro-benchmarks of modern OpenGL and designed for showing off potential solutions for pro…

GNOME’s Cheese App Gets Numerous Fixes and Improvements

Cheese, a Photobooth-inspired GNOME application for taking pictures and videos from a webcam that also includes graphical effects based on the gstreamer backend, is now at version 3.13.4.Cheese can be used to take photos and videos, and it’s based on GNOME 3.0, GStreamer, Clutter, and GNOME Video Effects. This latest development version brings quite a few changes, and users might find the finished product GNOME 3.14 somewhat different from the previous version.According to the changelog, the f…

openSUSE Rolling, New UT Video, and SteamOS Review

The big news today in Linuxdom is openSUSE’s announcement of moving Factory to a “rolling release” model. In other news, a new Unreal Tournament development video shows Team Deathmatch. Themukt.com has a review of SteamOS and LXer has a blurb about new Minimal Linux Live. openSUSE developer Ancor Gonzalez Sosa today announced, ‘We have just […]