Expeditions: Conquistador Officially Launched on Steam for Linux with a 10% Discount

Expeditions: Conquistador, a turn-based strategy RPG developed by Logic Artists and published by bit Composer, has been launched on Steam for Linux.

In Expeditions: Conquistador, players will get access to a rich storyline separated into two campaigns, which in turn will provide 25+ hours of gameplay.

“Strategy veterans as well as newbies will find their turn-based El Dorado! Forge diplomatic alliances with the natives… or crush the savages and bring civilizat…

Big Picture Resize Bug Fixed in Steam for Linux

Valve has launched another Beta version for its Steam for Linux client, fixing a few problems and various issues.

After a development version garners sufficient changes, Valve promotes it to stable. The work for the next beta starts almost immediately.

Highlights of the latest Steam for Linux update:

• A fix has been implemented for a problem that caused the resizing Big Picture on Linux, when a game or user changes the screen resolution;
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Canonical Fixes Ubuntu 13.04 Linux Kernel Exploit

A vulnerability that has been discovered in the Linux kernel affecting the Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) operating system, has been announced by Canonical.

According to Canonical, the system could have been made to crash or run programs, as an administrator, if it received specially crafted network traffic.

A flaw has been discovered in the Linux kernel’s iSCSI subsystem. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system c…

Runtastic Turns Workouts Into Enjoyable Data-Crunching Exercises

If you’ve used any of the free tracking apps — like Google’s My Tracks, which records your path, speed, distance and elevation change while you exercise and then maps the route, charts elevation and speed, and tots it all up in a set of statistics — you’ll understand the concept behind Runtastic Pro. Runtastic Pro additionally promises to help you reach goals and track health improvements.

Debian Wheezy Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

Debian Wheezy Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on
Debian Wheezy and how to configure it to share files over the SMB
protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured …

Qmmp 0.7.1 Audio Player Has a Better Jack Plugin

Qmmp (Qt-based Multimedia Player), an audio-player written in Qt, is now at version 0.7.1 after it received a hefty update. Qmmp 0.7.1 is available on multiple platforms, including Linux, and supports various formats such as MPEG1, Ogg, FLAC, Musepack, WavePack, ADTS AAC, WMA, and much more. Highlights of Qmmp 0.7.1: • The jack plugin been improved; • The mime types of the disabled plugins has been excluded in the MPRIS interface; &b…

Mark Shuttleworth closes Ubuntu’s Bug No. 1 now that Microsoft’s hold on computing is declining

Ubuntu’s SABDFL (“self-appointed benevolent dictator for life,” as he’s known) Mark Shuttleworth just added comment No. 1834 to Ubuntu’s Bug No. 1 — “Microsoft Has a Majority Market Share” — and closed the bug. Read more ….

Create a local repository on ubuntu 13.04 server

In this tutorial i will show you how to install local repository in Ubuntu 13.04 server in two methods. If you use external hdd then it will your portable repository. You can use it in multiple locations other than your LAN. Both are easy to install and configure, finally pick one of them for your […]

Linux Mint 15 MATE and Cinnamon screen shots

This is the default desktop. According to sources from deep inside the Linux Mint team, this is the best desktop background ever designed by man, or woman. That’s why it will be the default desktop on all releases of Linux Mint or Linux Mint Debian from now till Thy Kingdom Come. Read more ….

Another bugfix update: Blender 2.67b

Luckily bugs get fixed faster than we add them, but still it’s better to release that for everyone!

SecureCRT 7.1.1 Fixes Crash in Kubuntu 13.04

Maureen Jett, a product director from VanDyke Software, has announced that SecureCRT 7.1 is now available for Linux, for both Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OSes.

SecureCRT 7.1.1 provides terminal emulation for computing professionals, raising productivity with advanced session management and a host of ways to save time and streamline repetitive tasks.

Highlights of SecureCRT 7.1.1:

• SecureCRT no longer hangs if a script called Screen.CurrentCo…

Strike Suit Zero to Arrive on Steam for Linux, Soon

Strike Suit Zero, a game developed by Born Ready Games, in which the player controls a combat suite, in space, will arrive on Steam for Linux.

Strike Suit Zero is basically a space combat game set in the year 2299. Even of the player is controlling a suite instead of a space ship, the gameplay is what you would expect from this genre.

The Windows version of Strike Suit Zero has been released back in January, 2013.

The information about the Linux version i…

Intel Linux Driver For Ivy Bridge Still Catching Up To Windows

After yesterday’s Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge Linux graphics comparison using the very latest Intel Linux graphics driver, here are new benchmarks using the latest Windows and Linux Intel OpenGL graphics driver. Facing competition this morning is…

100 Scopes Still Not Ready for Ubuntu 13.10

The development of Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) is now well under way, but the integration of one particular component has been delayed.

When Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) launched, Canonical was blamed for the lack of new features. In truth, a feature called 100 scopes, that was supposed to be the highlight of the release, wasn’t deemed worthy enough to make it.

The developers made a powerful case against including 100 scopes in Ubuntu 13.04 and they said the Ubu…

eBook Conversion Software Calibre 0.9.33 Improves PDF Output

Version 0.9.33 of the eBook reader and management software Calibre was announced on May 31, marking a milestone for this amazing software. The development of Calibre is going smoothly and fewer bugs remain with each edition. Even if it’s still pretty …

Free Professional Creation Suite Blender 2.67b Is Available for Download

Blender Foundation, the developer of Blender, an integrated 3D creation software suite, has announced that their software has reached version 2.67b.

Blender 2.67b is a maintenance release and integrates a smaller number of bug fixes than the previous version.

Highlights of Blender 2.67b:

• A few stack corruptions have been fixed, in special cases, for the search popup;
• The incomplete tool tips, in the node editor, have been fixed;

Is Canonical Truly Insolvent, or Was the Full Story not Told?

Dietrich Schmitz of linuxadvocates.com asked the question about Canonical’s financial solvency. I look into the matter to see if there’s more to the story. Read more ….

Create your second QML app for Ubuntu touch

In this post, I will try to provide enough resources for you to get started on mobile application development using QT Meta Language (QML). Although QML is not Ubuntu specific package, there will be some libraries and convention used in this tutorial that is specific for Ubuntu. However, you could easily use resources mentioned in […]

You Want Ubuntu On Your Phone Says Poll

The choices offered on the poll were Symbian, Ubuntu, Android, Windows, Firefox OS, iOS, MeeGo, Mer, Blackberry 10 and Other. Voters were allowed to choose only one operating system and those choosing Other were provided a text box to enter their choice. Voters were blocked from taking the poll multiple times by IP address. A […]

Mark Shuttleworth closes Ubuntu bug #1

The first bug filed in the Ubuntu project was filed by Mark Shuttleworth on August 19th, 2004: Microsoft has a majority market share Today he marked the bug “Fix Released” with the following comment: Personal computing today is a broader proposition than it was in 2004: phones, tablets, wearables and other devices are all part […]