The Most Popular Linux Hardware Of 2012

Here’s a look at some of the most popular PC components for Linux users this year…

Unigine Now Does “Seamless Forest Rendering”

With the latest improvements made to the high-end Unigine Engine, there’s now support for the seamless rendering of forests plus other improvements to its OpenGL renderer…

Drawers 12.12.2 Brings Improved Loading Speed for Large Drawers – Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04

Drawers has been updated recently to version 12.12.2 bringing more new features and fixes. Drawers is an application that allows Ubuntu users to organize items in the Unity launcher by creating drawers (stacks) into which you can add and group your favorite programs, files/folders, and links with support of drag and drop. Read more » [...]

Red Orchestra 2 Might Be Ported To Linux

Earlier this month the first Unreal Engine 3 game that’s native to Linux was released, thanks to the work of Ryan “Icculus” Gordon. Now with UE3 being “officially” ported to Linux in a released game, after Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux failed to be rel…

12 Days of Flight Tips (Season 2)

Last year, Oscar (youtube user: osjcag) created a series of short “howto” movies called the 12 Days of FlightGear Tips.  This year he is producing Season #2!  Each day he releases a new tip in honor of the twelve days of Christmas. Make sure you check back each day for the new tip!  Even “seasoned” FlightGear pilots may pick up a new trick or two.  Enjoy!


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Rekonq 2.0 KDE Web-Browser Brings New Features

Rekonq, the lightweight KDE web-browser that’s built atop WebKit, has seen its stable 2.0 release this weekend…

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.14.1-6

Curtis Gedak has announced the release of GParted Live version 0.14.1-6, a new version of the specialist Debian-based live CD designed for data rescue and disk partitioning tasks: "The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live. The big news with this release….

Unpleasant: LLVM/Clang 3.2 On The ARM Cortex-A15

Since publishing LLVM/Clang 3.2 benchmarks a few days ago that showed the Clang C/C++ compiler competing with — and in some cases outperforming — the GCC compiler on Intel x86_64, several Phoronix readers have been asking how things compare on the AR…

Features Being Planned For HTML5 GTK+

Earlier this week when multi-process support was added to the HTML5 back-end in GTK+, a TODO list was also created that hints at some of the features being looked at for the “Broadway” back-end…

20 Useful Terminal Commands and Tools that you May Need in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Terminal is a text-based interface that grants users direct access to the UNIX system. You can use Terminal to run some specific commands, create files/folders, change system settings, and any other features that aren’t available via programs with GUI. Read more » Read more at upubuntu

The Most Popular Linux Benchmarks Of 2012

With 2012 coming to a close, here’s a look at the most popular data that was uploaded to the collaborative OpenBenchmarking.org testing platform this calendar year…

Distribution Release: Toorox 01.2013 “KDE”

Jörn Lindau has announced the release of Toorox 01.2013 "KDE" edition, a Gentoo-based distribution and live CD featuring the KDE 4.9.4 desktop environment: "Toorox 01.2013 ‘KDE’ has been finished and you can download it as 32-bit or 64-bit image. This release is based on the latest Linux kernel….

Development Release: Snowlinux 4 RC

Lars Torben Kremer has announced that the release candidate for Snowlinux 4, a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution with MATE, is now ready for testing: "The team is proud to announce the release of Snowlinux 4 ‘Glacier’. Snowlinux 4 is based upon Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 ‘Wheezy’ and uses Linux….

A Shader Disassembler For Radeon Gallium3D

Vadim Girlin has published a new Mesa branch that integrates a shader disassembler and ISA information tables within the AMD R600 Gallium3D graphics driver…

Linux On The Microsoft Surface Won’t Be Easy

If you were hoping you would be able to run your favorite Linux distribution on Microsoft’s new Surface Tablet, it doesn’t look like it will be an easy task to accomplish…

Faster Than Light Is Now 25% Cheaper on Steam for Linux

Faster Than Light, or FTL, is a space exploration and strategy game that makes the player feel like the captain of a real starship. You can buy it now on Steam for Linux with a 25% discount.Faster Than Light is a “spaceship simulation rogue-like,…

Linus Torvalds Destroys a Linux Kernel Maintainer on the Official Mailing List

Linus Torvalds has responded to a Linux kernel maintainer about a bug he introduced and the discussion has gone off the reservation. From what we’ve seen so far, Linux Torvalds is a fair and easy going guy, but he is not afraid to say what he thinks. Nvidia has experienced the uncensored wrath of Linus….

FreeNAS 8.3.1 Beta 1 Is Available for Testing

FreeNAS, a free implementation of a minimal FreeBSD distribution, has just reached version 8.3.0 RC1.FreeNAS 8.3.1 Beta 1 has introduced a large number of functional changes in comparison with the 8.0.x branch.Highlights of FreeNAS 8.3.1 Beta 1:• Volume encryption has been added to ZFS;• Istgt has been updated to version 20121028;• Samba was updated to version 3.6.9;• The ability to specify the MAC address to the bridge …

Serious Sam 3: BFE Gets a 75% Discount on Steam for Linux

Serious Sam 3: BFE is a very serious first-person shooter, as the name suggests. It’s developed by Croteam and it’s one of the launch titles for Steam on Linux.Steam Winter Holiday Sale 2012 is now in top gear and it’s promoting some incredible deals. Serious Sam 3: BFE benefits from a 75% discount for the holidays, including the recently launched DLC, Jewel of the Nile.As it stands right now, Serious Sam 3: BFE is one the most important tiles on Steam for L…

2013 Is Going To Be The Year Of Linux Gaming

While at the start of every year there’s always individuals making predictions about “the year of the Linux desktop”, for 2013 at least it looks like it will actually be the year of gaming on Linux. Everything is coming together quite nicely to make 20…