Qt/GTK Speed On Unity/KDE/Xfce/LXDE/GNOME/Razor

Shared earlier today were OpenGL game benchmarks under different Linux desktops. Now to complement those earlier results are 2D performance tests under Unity, KDE, GNOME Shell, Xfce, LXDE, and Razor-qt…

Double Fine Hints at Brutal Legend for Linux

Brutal Legend, an action adventure developed by Double Fine Productions, could arrive on Linux, as the sales for the Windows platform are satisfying. If you haven’t heard of Double Fine Production, you should know that they are also responsible for the cult game Psychonauts, not to mention the recently released The Cave. Psychonauts was ported to the Linux platform and The Cave has good chances of arriving on Steam for Linux. This can only mean that Brutal Legen…

Linux Kernel 3.4.34 LTS Bolsters Huge Number of Changes, Download Now

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.4.34 LTS (long-term support).

Linux kernel 3.4.34 LTS comes with a lot of changes and improvements, unlike the previous one which only has one commit.

“I’m announcing the release of the 3.4.34 kernel. All users of the 3.4 kernel series should upgrade or risk being turned into pumpkins.”

“The updated 3.4.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/…

Games Running WIth Open-Source Radeon Graphics

The Wiki list of games known to work with the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver has been updated…

OpenSSL Regression Fixed in Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

On February 20, Canonical published in a security notice details about OpenSSL vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

According to Canonical, the USN-1732-1 update introduced a regression in OpenSSL.

The fix for CVE-2013-0166 and CVE-2012-2686 introduced a regression causing decryption failures on hardware supporting AES-NI. This update temporarily reverts the security fix pending further investigation.

For a more det…

Mark of the Ninja Has 67% Discount on Steam, Will Arrive Soon on Linux

Mark of the Ninja, a 2D action platformer recently launched on Steam that will be making an appearance on the Linux platform, is now available with a 67% discount.

Mark of the Ninja is a game developed by Klei Entertainment, the same studio responsible for the Shank series. Players have to be silent, agile and clever in order to outwit the opponents.

The information about a Linux version appeared in the CDR database (a record of data that describes every Steam game an…

Rekonq 2.2 Brings Improved Web-Browsing

Rekonq, the lightweight KDE web-browser that’s written using the WebKit rendering back-end, is up to version 2.2…

Tower Defense RTS Anomaly 2 Announced for Linux

Anomaly 2, a game described as a tower-defense real-time strategy, will be launched on multiple platforms, including Linux.

The first game in the series, Anomaly: Warzone Earth was a huge success and was eventually ported for Linux, with a Humble Bundle.

According to the developers from 11 Bit Studios, the game will maintain the core concepts of the original – tactical planning and the on-field Commander to support troops in combat – but will add quite a …

Linux Kernel 3.8.1 Released into the Wild, Download Now

On February 28, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance release for the stable Linux 3.8.x kernel series.

The new release into the 3.8.x branch has arrived on the same day with the 3.7.9 version and it shares some of the same changes and improvements.

Moreover, …

Official Ubuntu Rolling Release Proposal

A while back, Leann Ogasawara, Canonical Kernel Team Manager, has said that it has been discussed internally to use a rolling release model for Ubuntu between LTS releases, but that it is just an idea for now. With the new Ubuntu Touch, which needs both “velocity and agility”, the rolling release mode seems to be […]

Dota 2 Confirmed for Linux, Sort Of

Dota 2, Valve’s own take on the famous Dota mode for Warcraft 3, will be arriving on Steam for Linux soon, or at least this is what a community moderator says on the official Valve GitHub channel. Valve has a way of not confirming or denying something up until it’s actually launched. It’s unclear why they are dancing around this issue, but it was unclear whether Dota 2 would actually make it to the Linux platform. One of the community moderators on Valve’s GitHub chan…

Ubuntu Looking Again At Rolling Release Model

Canonical developers are again taking a serious look at moving Ubuntu over to a rolling-release model. Under this form, there would be the Ubuntu Long-Term Support (LTS) releases every two years but between that new packages would be pushed out on a ro…

Champions of Regnum MMORPG Has Been Launched on Steam for Linux

Champions of Regnum, a new free-to-play MMORPG launched on Steam, will also be available for the Linux platform. Up until a few days ago, there weren’t any multiplatform titles that also included Linux, but the game Champions of Regnum has joined a select group of titles that work on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. “Choose your Realm and engage in the most dynamic player driven battlefield available on any MMO. Fight for the Alsius Empire, protect the woods of Syrti…

Intel Mesa 9.1 Benchmarks On Unity, KDE, Xfce, Etc

Benchmarks from the Mesa 9.1 stable branch with Intel “Ivy Bridge” graphics were done to look at the OpenGL gaming performance from Unity, KDE, GNOME Shell, Xfce, LXDE, and Razor-qt…

OpenSUSE 12.3 RC2 Supports UEFI

OpenSUSE, a free and Linux-based operating system for PCs, laptops or servers which you can use to surf the web, manage your e-mails and photos, do office work, and play videos or music, is now at version 12.3 RC1.

According to the developers, a large number of bugs have been fixed and a number of packages have been updated. Major changes include PulseAudio, the kernel and Firefox.

The updated packages in this latest version include Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbir…

Optimize your Performances with CSS Sprites

Everybody wants to maximize their store’s loading speed. In this need for speed era, every second counts to retain customers from bouncing off your page to your competitor’s store. Images usually take the longest to load, but does everyone know … Read more

openSUSE 12.3 RC2 Better Supports UEFI, Live Media

Version 12.3 of openSUSE is due out in two weeks and as the final stepping stone, openSUSE 12.3 Release Candidate 2 is now on the Internet…

Animal Shelter Manager 3.2.0 Gets New Alert System

Animal Shelter Manager, a tool that can help you to track and report on animals moving through the shelter, their diets, vaccination and medical requirements, and more, is now at version 3.2.0.

Animal Shelter Manager 3.2.0 is based on Python and HTML5…

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Scientific Linux 6.3 (LAMP)

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Scientific Linux 6.3 (LAMP)

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP.
This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a
Scientific Linux 6.3 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) an…

Canonical Fixes Sudo Exploit for All Ubuntu OSes

On February 28, Canonical published in a security notice details about a Sudo vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 8.04 LTS operating systems.

According to Canonical, Sudo could be made to run programs as the administrator without a password prompt.

Marco Schoepl discovered that Sudo incorrectly handled time stamp files when the system clock is set to epoch. A local attacker could use this issue to run Sudo c…