Treasure Hunter – Gemstone Golem Outfits

Get ready for the Gemstone Golems to rock your world plus bring you mining benefits this weekend on Treasure Hunter!

Development Release: Rescatux 0.32 Beta 1

Adrian Gibanel has announced the availability of the first beta release of Rescatux 0.32, a Debian-based rescue CD designed for rescuing broken Linux installations and for fixing boot loaders: "Rescatux 0.32 beta 1 has been released. Improvements: Super GRUB 2 Disk is no longer included – that makes….

VXLAN Support Added To Systemd’s Networkd

The latest addition to systemd’s networkd networking component is support for Virtual Extensible LANs…

5 reasons you should switch from Windows XP to Lubuntu

Windows XP was around for a long time and as such the hardware used to run Windows XP varied from Pentium II machines to dual core processors with many gigabytes of RAM. Therefore one Linux distribution doesn’t necessarily fit for all Windows XP users. This article lists 5 reasons why and when Lubuntu would be […]

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 563

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Initial thoughts on Linux Mint 17 News: CentOS tests early pre-release, Debian gains MATE, Canonical closes Ubuntu One, Dell launches Linux tablet, Mint receives record donations, Fedora showcases new notificat…

Legacy Mode Beta – Now Open

Try Legacy Mode in the RuneScape Combat Beta now, along with special attacks, 138 combat and PvP balancing. Help us make combat that’s right for everyone!

Nouveau NVC0 Gets Close On Another OpenGL 4 extension

The latest OpenGL 4 extension being enabled for the Nouveau “NVC0″ Gallium3D driver is GL_ARB_viewport_array…

Linux Basics – Set A Static IP On CentOS

Linux Basics – Set A Static IP On CentOS
This tutorial explains the configuration of a static IP address (IPv4 and IPv6), the hostname and nameservers on CentOS. To be compatible with Desktop and Server Systems, we do the configuration on the shell.

F2FS Gets Enhanced For The Linux 3.16 Kernel

Samsung has sent in their F2FS pull request for the Linux 3.16 to provide a number of enhancements for the Flash Friendly File-System…

GParted Live 0.19.0 Beta 1-3 Reverts a Couple of Packages to Older Versions

GParted Live, a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86-based computers that can be used for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions with the help of tools that allow managing filesystems, is now at version 0.19.0 Beta 1-3.

The GParted Life project undergoes dormant periods and hardly are any updates released, but now it looks like two versions have arrived inside a week.

“The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid…

Elf City – Quest Area Improvements

Take a walk in Isafdar Forest and soak in our glorious graphical improvements. Now’s the time to complete your quest requirements for the Elf City opening!

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 3.15 Stable

Linus Torvalds has just announced the final version in the new Linux kernel 3.15 branch has been released and is now available for download.Linux kernel 3.15 arrived a little early than anticipated, but it looks like the final version is on track and that Linus Torvalds managed to release it with all the bells and whistles“So I ended up doing an rc8 because I was a bit worried about some last-minute dcache fixes, but it turns out that nobody seemed to even notice those. We did have other…

PlayCanvas 3D WebGL Game Engine Now Open Source

PlayCanvas is the “world’s easiest to use WebGL Game Engine”. It’s free, it’s open source and it’s backed by “amazing” developer tools. Well now isn’t this interesting. It has been worked on for the past 3 years and now it is under the MIT license, so you can pretty much do with it as you […]

A Long time Ago, in a Galaxy far, far away…

- Luke: Obi-Wan! You told me that the Macintosh was a dead platform. – Ben: Macintosh was seduced by the dark side. It ceased to truly be Apple and became an aspect of Microsoft. When that happened, the good system which was the Macintosh was destroyed. So what I have told you was true… from […]

Podcast – Elf City Design, Parts 3 & 4

This week, our podcast monkey chats with the Elf City Team about the third and fourth Design documents and the feedback they have received so far.

id Software’s Softdisk Open-Sources Some Really Old Games

Softdisk was the company where John Carmack, John Romero, and Adrian Carmack met and developed games originally before founding id Software. Those original Softdisk game titles are now being open-sourced under the GPL…

Ubuntu MATE Flavor Could Arrive Soon, Prototype Looks Great Already

The Ubuntu distribution features numerous flavors, like KDE, Xfce, and LXDE, but not all the major desktop environments are used. It looks like a new one is brewing, based on MATE. Ever since the introduction of Unity, some of the Ubuntu users have been pining after GNOME 2, the desktop environment in use until Ubuntu 11.04 arrives. It looks like it had a lot of fans and a part of the Linux community is still hoping that the good days will return. It turns out that the GNOME 2 fans might be …

Phoronix By The Numbers Over Ten Years

With yesterday marking the tenth birthday of Phoronix and sixth birthday of the Phoronix Test Suite, here are some more statistics on serving the open-source and Linux communities over the past decade…

BTS Video 108 – The Making of The Mighty Fall

Find out more about The Mighty Fall in today’s BTS video, and browse the weekend’s streaming schedule while you’re at it.

Remember the Ubuntu-Amazon Search Debacle? Apple Is Doing It Too

Everybody remembers when Ubuntu added online sources for the search functionality and users were not happy with the decision. It looks like Apple now had the same idea with Mac OS X Yosemite and Spotlight will do a similar type of search. The option to search in other sources than the local ones was implemented in Ubuntu 12.04, which was released back in April 2012. As omgubuntu points out, Apple is looking to do the same thing with Spotlight, but the Mac OS X users don’t actually know w…