Manjaro 0.8.4 XFCE, Cinnamon, Openbox, and Net-Edition Distros Officially Released

Manjaro, a Linux Distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, is now at version 0.8.4.

Users of Manjaro 0.8.4 will find that, besides the new look that has been adopted for this fresh release, the biggest change is the introduction of Pamac, a…

SNA Delivers Huge Gains Over UXA For Intel “Gen5”

Chris Wilson’s continued work on the SNA acceleration architecture is really beginning to pay off. In the latest SNA vs. UXA benchmarks for this 2D acceleration back-end to Intel’s Linux graphics driver, SNA is delivering some heavy advantages…

Why the Ubuntu Tablet Is a Winner

At the time of this article, Canonical’s efforts with Ubuntu have done wonders for gaining new adopters for Linux. Sadly however, Canonical’s efforts have yet to make the company profitable. Despite their financial shortcomings thus far, Canonical is bullish about their efforts with the Ubuntu phone and the Ubuntu tablet. Recently I was given the […]

It’s Getting Steamy in Here!

After months of me promising Steam would be coming to Linux, the public beta is finally here. The early verdict: it’s pretty great! The installer is a simple pre-packaged .deb file for Ubuntu (or Xubuntu in my case), and the user portion of the install looks very much like Windows or Macintosh. In my limited […]

GCC Prepares Compiler Support For Intel Broadwell

While Intel Haswell processors won’t even be released to the public until later this year, compiler developers have already been working on supporting the new instruction set extensions of Haswell for more than one year. GCC developers already have ear…

Jolla’s Sailfish Linux OS Gets An Alpha SDK

The first Alpha SDK has been released for Sailfish, the mobile Linux operating system from Jolla, the company that was spawned from the original Nokia N9 team working on MeeGo back in the day…

The War against Bots Continues

We’ve rolled out the next phase of our anti-bot technology BotWatch, and over 20,000 gold farmers have felt the ban hammer!

XP in Old School

As the momentous Old School RuneScape poll comes towards a close, we chat with some of the Old School game’s top players who have already racked up impressive amounts of XP in just a matter of days!

Intel Ironlake OpenGL Performance On Mesa 9.1

Last weekend there was a fair amount of chatter about Intel not planning to bring some OpenGL 3.0 functionality to Ironlake. The hardware supports some of GL3, but the Intel developers are more concerned about newer generations of Intel graphics hardwa…

News: Linux Top 3: Linux 3.8, Ubuntu for Tablets and Torvalds NSFW Secure Boot

Discussion on Secure Boot is often a heated topic and it’s one that has recently exploded on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML). It all started when developer David Howells asked Linus Torvalds for a GIT pull on signed PE binaries. Howells explained that the patchset provides a facility by which keys can be added […]

Ubuntu Developer Summits Now Online and Every Three Months

From the beginning of the Ubuntu project the Ubuntu community has discussed, designed, and planned each release of Ubuntu at the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS), which happens every six months at the beginning of a new release cycle. The event, organized and funded by Canonical, is designed to get the brightest minds in the Ubuntu […]

EXT4 File-System Updated For Linux 3.9

The EXT4 file-system in the forthcoming Linux 3.9 kernel will support using the previously-introduced punch hole functionality for inodes not using extent maps…

Canonical Fixes Linux Kernel (Quantal HWE) Vulnerability in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

A security vulnerability that was discovered in the Linux kernel, affecting the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system, has been announced by Canonical.

According to Canonical, the system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

A bound-checking error has been discovered for netlink messages requesting SOCK_DIAG_BY_FAMILY. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system or run programs as an administrator.

Ubuntu Developer Summit Is Dead, Long Live Online UDS

Canonical announced earlier today, February 26, that they have decided to replace the physical Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) event, which used to take place every six months at a designated location (both in Europe and US), with an online event, scheduled to run every three months, starting with next week. The Ubuntu Developer S…

Counter Strike: Condition Zero Now Ported To Linux

New games are now available from the Steam Linux client…

Ubuntu Touch Daily Builds Available For Download

Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview daily builds (images) are now available for developers and enthusiasts.The Ubuntu Touch (also known as “phablet”) daily builds aren’t tested so they may contain new features and bug fixes but also new bugs and regressions!If you’ve installed the latest phablet-tools package (0.6) from the Phablet Tools PPA, you can run the […]

Graphics Runtime Environment Improved in RazorSQL 6.0.4

RazorSQL, an SQL query tool, database browser, SQL editor, and database administration tool for multiple platforms, including Linux and Solaris, is now at version 6.0.4.

Highlights of RazorSQL 6.0.4:

• Tools have been added for H2, HSQLDB, Derby, and PostgreSQL;
• An option to specify an import file start row, on the import command, has been added;
• A fetch size override parameter has been added to the export command;
• A schema …

Fear of heights

If you love skiing, mountain climbing or a well planned railroad then you can play on this map of the Swiss Alps made by NYC911. It is part of an interesting scenario in which you have to be very careful in laying your track.

Swiss Mountains Scenario – Forum topic
Simutrans Maps – download maps here
Take a […]

Benchmarking Ubuntu Linux On The Google Nexus 10

After spending the better part of the past week running continuous open-source Linux benchmarks on the Exynos5-powered Google Nexus 10, the first extensive benchmark results for the Nexus 10 tablet running the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview are now ava…

Open Recall: Linux Mint control centre, Dagon and IPFire 2.13

In this edition: Linux Mint gets its own control centre, IPFire gets an ARM port, an open source game development kit and an open source adventure game engine, Tails 0.17 and identifying document authors with open source software
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