X.Org Has Some Interesting Summer GSoC Projects

The accepted Google Summer of Code 2013 projects concerning X.Org, Nouveau, and Mesa / Gallium3D is now known. There’s some exciting stuff!..

Ubuntu declares bug #1 — ‘Microsoft has a majority market share’ — closed

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth announces that Ubuntu Linux bug #1 — “Microsoft has a majority market share” — is closed. Rather than simply boasting of Linux’s victory, Shuttleworth offers an olive branch. Read more ….

First Look: Linux Mint 15 “Olivia”| Review

Linux Mint 15 is a good release. It’s very similar to Debian in a sense that it really achieves what it sets out to do as a Linux based operating system. Read more ….

New Interface System Members’ Beta

The New Interface System has now entered beta phase, and is open to all members!

Squeal of Fortune: Exquisite Weapons

15 spectacular-looking new weapons are now up for grabs on Squeal of Fortune.

BTS Video 55: Order of Ascension

This week, Behind the Scenes delves into a dangerous new slayer dungeon for rangers and gets a first look at the Order of Ascension!

ReactOS 0.3.15 Begins Supporting USB Mice

ReactOS, the open-source operating system aiming to reimplement the Microsoft Windows NT architecture, finally has out version 0.3.15. New to ReactOS 0.3.15 is early support for USB keyboards, mice, and storage devices…

X.Org Foundation BoD Summaries

A pleasant and welcome change since this year’s X.Org Foundation election is the return of meeting summaries for providing board members and the stakeholding desktop community with the results of each bi-weekly meeting…

Distribution Release: Chakra GNU/Linux 2013.05

Anke Boersma has announced the release of Chakra GNU/Linux 2013.05, an updated release of the project’s desktop Linux distribution for 64-bit computers: "The Chakra project team is very happy to announce the third release of Chakra ‘Benz’. Benz is the name of a series of Chakra releases that….

Qt Creator 2.8.0 Beta Is Available for Testing

Qt Creator, a cross-platform IDE (integrated development environment) tailored to the needs of Qt developers and part of the Qt Project, is now at version 2.8.0 Beta . Qt Creator 2.7.0 comes with a ton of new features and changes, including better C++ support and various improvements. Highlights of Qt Creator 2.8.0 Beta: • New editor windows can be opened with Window > Split New Window; • Moving function definitions from inline in the…

Linux Mint 15: A better Ubuntu for the desktop

The Linux Mint project has announced “the most ambitious release since the start of the project”. Linux Mint 15 promises a focus on the desktop that Ubuntu has been neglecting lately. The H investigates whether the release delivers on these ambitions     Read more at H-online

Secret of the Magic Crystals to Arrive on Steam for Linux

Secret of the Magic Crystals, a game developed and published by Artery Studios, will arrive on Steam for Linux.

Secret of the Magic Crystals is a game about a horse-breeding farm set in a fantasy surrounding. Players will be able to breed legendary horses such as Pegasus, Unicorn, Fire-steed, Ice-steed and Demon-steed.

The game features real-time weather and season changing, five different fantasy horses, interactive horse caring, and more.

The informatio…

KDevelop 4.5.1 Now Works on FreeBSD

The KDevelop team has the immediate availability for download of the KDevelop 4.5.1 software, which comes with improved performance, lots of new features and assorted bug fixes.

Kdevelop 4.5.1 is programing-language independent and can be used by prog…

GnuTLS Vulnerability Fixed in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

On May 29, Canonical published in a security notice details about a GnuTLS vulnerability for its Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.

According to Canonical, GnuTLS could have been made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

It was discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled certain padding bytes. A remote attacker could have used this flaw to cause an application, using GnuTLS, to crash, and thus lea…

Intel HD 2000/2500/3000/4000 Linux OpenGL Comparison

For seeing where the current OpenGL driver performance stands for Intel’s open-source Linux graphics driver on Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors, the very latest Linux kernel and Mesa development code were tested across four different processors t…

Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy

Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy
Nginx (pronounced
“engine x”) is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx
is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and
low …

Legend of Grimrock Officially Launched on Steam for Linux

Legend of Grimrock, a dungeon crawling role-playing game developed by the Almost Human Games studios, has been officially launched on Steam for Linux.

The game was launched for Linux a while ago, with a Humble Bundle collection, but the developers had to go through some hoops with the Steam version.

“The Linux version of Legend of Grimrock is on Steam! This means that Steam now carries all the versions of the game: PC, Mac and Linux.

“The standalone…

Ubuntu Touch Now Supports 3G Data

A usable version of Ubuntu Touch should have been out by now, but so far the developers have just managed to integrate a few basic features.

Ubuntu Touch developers keep the community informed about their progress on a regular basis. Their latest entr…

NVIDIA Introduces $400 GeForce GTX 770 GPU

To join the GeForce GTX TITAN and GTX 780 as the newest high-performance NVIDIA GPUs, rolled out this morning was the GeForce GTX 770. NVIDIA has introduced the GTX 770 as a new high-performance graphics card that’s priced at $399 USD…

Digia Introduces Qt Creator 2.8 Beta

Just two months after the Qt Creator 2.7 release, Digia has released the first beta of the feature-bearing Qt Creator 2.8…