How to Install the Latest VLC 2.1.0 in Ubuntu 13.04 and Ubuntu 13.10

The VLC media player is one of the best of its kind on Linux, but getting the latest version installed on your Ubuntu operating system is not as easy as it should be.

VLC developers are releasing new versions of their software on a regular basis, but Ubuntu developers are not adding them up to the official …

FreeBSD 9.2 Brings ZFS TRIM, ZFS LZ4, Updated DTrace

After being challenged by days and while FreeBSD 10.0 is up to Alpha 4, the FreeBSD Foundation and its developers released FreeBSD 9.2 today as stable…

Manjaro MATE Is Looking Really Good

Manjaro MATE, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, has been released as a respin of the original Manjaro OS.

This new Manjaro distribution comes with MATE 1.6.1, Firefox 23.0.1, Pamac 0.7.6 and VLC 2.0.8a as media player.

“On behalf of the Manjaro Turkey Community we are happy to announce our MATE Respin of Manjaro Linux ‘Ascella’. We thank the Manjaro developers put…

Legends of Aethereus Superb RPG Makes a Surprise Appearance on Linux

Legends of Aethereus, a beautiful RPG developed by the Three Gates studio, has been released on Steam for Linux.

The Linux development for this title hasn’t been widely publicized, so the launch of this title on Steam for Linux has been quite a surprise.

“The planet of Aethereus is an ancient and mysterious world filled with majestic forests, misty swamps, deep caves and ancient ruins. Devastated by three large astronomical events, the Three Great Skyfalls, it i…

Video (Totem) 3.10.1 Video Player Gets Update to Fix Startup Crash

Video (formerly Totem) 3.10.1, the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on Gstreamer that features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation, has been released shortly after previous stable version.

The new GNOME 3.10 has been released and most of the major packages have been included and updated. Still, a few problems linger with various components, including Totem.

This is a very small update, bu…

XWayland DDX Based On GLAMOR Released

Code was published on Monday to xf86-video-wlglamor, a new X.Org DDX graphics driver that supports XWayland and provides hardware acceleration via the OpenGL-using GLAMOR library…

NetBSD 6.1.2 Maintenance Update Released

NetBSD, a free, fast, secure, and highly portable UNIX-like open source OS available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices, is now at version 6.1.2.

NetBSD 6.1.2 is an update in the 6.x branch, and implements quite a few critical fixes, either with regard to security or for stability reasons, plus some new features and enhancements.

Highlights of NetBSD 6.1.2:

• A kernel panic tha…

Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks Against Bare Metal Systems

After earlier this month delivering new Amazon EC2 cloud benchmarks, several Phoronix readers had requested some reference benchmark results against some “bare metal” hardware systems. For those not running their own performance comparisons against Ama…

KDE Commit-Digest for 15th September 2013

Dot Categories: DeveloperIn this week’s KDE Commit-Digest:

Japanese Distribution Vine Linux 6.2 RC1 Released with New Linux Kernel

Vine Linux, a distribution with a highly customized Japanese environment in which a lot of applications support Kanji-Strings, is now at version 6.2 RC1.

Even if the announcement has been posted in Japanese, we can still discern a few of the changes and updates in the new distribution.

Highlights of Vine Linux 6.2 RC1:

• The Linux kernel has been updated;
• An errata has been implemented;
• Various security certificates have bee…

Security Notice: Please Change Your Forum Passwords

Last Thursday, someone tried to hack into the Wildfire Games forums and grab all the users’ personal information. Although we have taken steps to keep your personal information secure, including encrypting it, some of your information may have been accessed by the hacker. In the spirit of transparency, we want to inform you of the … Continue reading

Clipboard Manager CopyQ 1.9.3 Gets Encryption Capabilities

CopyQ, an advanced clipboard manager with searchable and editable history and with support for image formats, command line control and more, is now at version 1.9.3.

The clipboard monitor, command interface and graphical interface are all accessible from the tray, once you start the application. Any new clipboard content is stored in the first tab.

According to the developers, item and tab encryption are now possible with the help of GnuPG, a FakeVim plugin for editin…

Valyria Tear 0.6.0 released

I have to admit that we are a bit slow on reporting the news on FOSS gaming projects with we actually host ourselves via the forums. Valyria Tear is sadly no exception, and their new 0.6.0 release has been out a few days already. Sorry …

BSD Releases: NetBSD 6.1.2, 6.0.3

Jeff Rizzo has announced the availability of NetBSD 6.1.2 and 6.0.3, two new updates to the NetBSD 6.1 and 6.0 release branches: "The NetBSD project is pleased to announce NetBSD 6.1.2, the second security and bug-fix update of the NetBSD 6.1 release branch, and NetBSD 6.0.3, the third….

Apache Tomcat 8.0.0 RC3 Is Available for Testing

Apache Tomcat 8.0.0 RC3, an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies, developed under the Java Community Process, has been released and is available for testing. The Apache Tomcat Project has announced the third Release Candidate for the latest branch of Apache, bringing a lot of interesting features. New resources have been implemented to replace Aliases, VirtualLoader, VirtualDirContext, JAR resources, and external re…

High-Availability Storage With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Debian Wheezy – Automatic File Replication (Mirror) Across Two Storage Servers

High-Availability Storage With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Debian Wheezy –
Automatic File Replication (Mirror) Across Two Storage Servers

This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Debian Wheezy) that use Gluster…

FreeBSD 10.0 Alpha 4 Plays With LLDB, Xen PVHVM

While we’re still awaiting the release of FreeBSD 9.2, FreeBSD 10.0 is now up to its fourth alpha release…

OpenELEC 3.2.1 Arrives with the Latest Intel Drivers

OpenELEC, an embedded operating system built specifically to run XBMC, the open source entertainment media hub, is now at version 3.2.

Soon after the final version of OpenELEC 3.2 arrived, the first maintenance update has been released, incorporating a large number of updates.

First of all, OpenELEC 3.2.1 is based on Linux kernel 3.10.13. This is no longer the latest stable branch, but it was launched only a couple of days ago.

The distribution features a…

Intel Iris Pro 5200: Windows 8 vs. Ubuntu Linux Redux

Earlier this month I published benchmarks of Intel’s Iris Pro 5200 graphics when comparing the Intel driver performance between Windows 8 and Ubuntu Linux. The test results found that there were some performance wins for Intel OpenGL on Linux after the…

Ray's The Dead Action Adventure Launches on Linux in 2014

Ray’s The Dead, an action-puzzler developed and published by Ragtag Studio, will arrive on Steam for Linux at the beginning of 2014. The players will be able to experience the life as zombie and they will also have the opportunity to create a zombie army with a variety of unique zombie types, each with different abilities. The developers from this studio have worked on a few other major titles such as Stubbs the Zombie, Halo Wars, and Thief 3. “You’…