Postal 2 Complete Available on Steam for Linux with a 66% Discount

Postal 2 Complete, a game developed by Running With Scissors and launched back in 2003 (2005 for Linux players), is now on Steam for Linux, with a 66% discount.

Just like in the original game released in 1997, in Postal 2 players will have to go through the day of “The Postal Dude.”

Deemed as one of the most violent games of the gaming industry, Postal 2 is actually adjusting its gameplay to reflect the style of the player. This feature is called Aggressive vs. Passiv…

ZFS On Linux Is Now Set For “Wide Scale Deployment”

The Sun/Oracle ZFS file-system port to the Linux kernel has now been deemed ready with its new release as “ready for wide scale deployment on everything from desktops to super computers.” Will you use ZFS On Linux?..

Intel Still Works On Driver For Left 4 Dead 2

While Left 4 Dead 2 still hasn’t been released to the general Linux gaming public, it’s coming. Intel open-source developers are also continuing to work on optimizing the Source Engine game for their Linux graphics driver…

Fedora 19 Readies AMD “RadeonSI” Driver

Fedora 19 will be one of the first desktop Linux distributions shipping with accelerated Radeon HD 7000 series graphics support…

Get Trine 2 on Steam for Linux with 75% Discount

Trine 2, a 2D platformer built by the Frozenbyte studio that was initially launched for Linux back in April, 2012, can now be purchased on Steam with a 75% discount. Players will get a lot of action, puzzles and platforming from Trine 2 by controlling one of Three Heroes who make their way through dangers untold in a fantastical fairytale world. Trine 2 features heavily based physics-based puzzles with fire, water, gravity and magic, and has Online and local co-op wit…

MovieThumbs 0.1.2 Downloads Movie Posters for Thumbnails

MovieThumbs, an application used to generate thumbnails from movie posters found on tmdb.org (The Movie DataBase), is now at version 0.1.2.

MovieThumbs 0.1.2 will work with all KDE file managers and it will require a working internet connections in order to download the posters.

Highlights of MovieThumbs 0.1.2:

• The search queries are now sent encrypted;
• The application can find posters even if the name of file is complicated;
&bu…

Relax and Sleep: Whatever Floats Your Dream Boat

Relax and Sleep Plus lets you choose and play ambient sounds that might help you sleep.
I tried this app during a grueling jet-lagged visit to London. The UK has a seven-hour time difference from Los Angeles, which is my home base, so my day started there just as I normally would be going to sleep. For me, the net result of the time change was sleeplessness in the dead of local night.

End of life for three Ubuntu editions on 9 May

9 May is the end of life day for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS on servers, 10.04 LTS on desktops and 11.10 generally. Upgrading to 12.04 LTS and its five year support cycle is recommended
Read more at H-online

Development: Re: LDAP Groups not being synchronized correctly

Everything’s back at full capacity since a few hours.

Have an awesome day everyone!

2013/3/29 Andrea Veri <av-rDKQcyrBJuzYtjvyW6yDsg< at >public.gmane.org>

Install Linux Kernel 3.8.5 in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 14/13/12

Linux Kernel 3.8.5 is the fifth maintenance release for kernel 3.8 series. We will see how to install this new kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint using a bash script, you can download the deb packages from here for manual installation. Read more » Read more at upubuntu

Dropbox 2.1.5 for Linux Fixes Sync Problems

Dropbox, a client for an online service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere, no matter the platform, is now at version 2.1.5.

Dropbox 2.1.5 is an experimental version and is way ahead of the stable branch. It brings a lot of new features, but keep in mind that not all of them will make it into the final version.

Highlights of Dropbox 2.1.5:

• The context menu items are no longer in a submenu;
• An issue that caus…

Elive 2.1.33 Alpha Distro Now Features the Google Talk Plugin

Elive, a complete operating system for your computer, that is built on top of Debian GNU/Linux and customized to meet the needs of any user while still offering the eye-candy, with minimal hardware requirements, is now at version 2.1.33 Alpha.

The distribution is still in development and the current version only comes with a few improvements in comparison with the previous release.

Highlights of Elive 2.1.33 Alpha:

• The Google Talk plugin has been a…

Archive Manager PeaZip 4.9.1 Maintenance Release Is Available for Download

PeaZip 4.9.1, an open source file and archive manager that can be used to extract, create and convert multiple archives at once, has been announced.

PeaZip 4.9.1 is no more than a maintenance release and there are no new features. A number of pestering bugs have been fixed though.

Highlights of PeaZip 4.9.1:

• Wolfgang Ehrhardt’s crypto library units have been updated;
• This release has been compiled with Lazarus 1.0.8;
• A pat…

Scientific Linux 6.4 Officially Released

Scientific Linux, a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux put together by various labs and universities around the world, is now at version 6.4.

Scientific Linux 6.4 has finally arrived and, surprisingly, it’s not all that different from the 6.3 version. The distribution features some changes, but there’s nothing major.

Highlights of Scientific Linux 6.4:

• The OpenAFS kernel module package has changed for this version;
• yum-conf-sl6x is no…

3 most surprising results from latest BYOD study

A newly-minted BYOD survey yielded some surprising results about usage, security, and the industries most prepared for BYOD. Guess which phone OS users password protect their the phones the most? Read more ….

Linux Kernel 3.0.71 LTS Released with Multiple Fixes

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.0.71 LTS.

This latest version in the 3.0.x branch comes may not have the glamor of other releases, but the developers added a lot of fixes and changes.

Highlights of Linux kernel 3.0.71 LTS:

• A flush failure has been fixed;
• A _devs entry has been added for Samsung YP-Z3 mp3 player;
• Don’t allow dummy broadcast timers;
• A send l…

Development Release: Elive 2.1.33 (Unstable)

Elive 2.1.33, a new development built of the desktop Linux distribution that integrates Debian GNU/Linux with the Enlightenment window manager, has been released for testing: "The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of development version 2.1.33. This version includes some miscellaneous features like: Google Talk plugin….

systemd 200 Improves Boot Speed

systemd, a system and service manager for Linux, compatible with SysV and LSB init scripts, that provides aggressive parallelization capabilities and uses socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, is now at version 200.

systemd 200 has been launched, but despite the round version number, there are just a couple of changes and updates.

Highlights of systemd 200:

• The boot-time read-ahead implementation for rotating media will now read the re…

Calibre 0.9.25 Improves EPUB and AZW3 Conversion

Version 0.9.25 of the Ebook reader and management software Calibre was announced on March 29, marking an important milestone for this amazing software. The development of Calibre is going smoothly and less bugs and fixes remain with each edition. Even…

Wine 1.5.27 Released

The Wine development release 1.5.27 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

System tray support in the Mac driver.
Various C runtime improvements.
Large icons for built-in applications.
Various bug fixes.

The source is available now….