GNOME’s Virtual Filesystem Reaches Version 1.19.5

The GNOME Project has released the fifth development version of the upcoming GVFS (GNOME Virtual FileSystem) 1.20 application that will be part of the highly anticipated GNOME 3.12 desktop environment.

GVFS 1.19.5 sets etag::value for FTP, sets infinite timeout for enumerate response for daemon, removes GVfsUriMountInfo, forces openpty(3) on BSD for SFTP, rates limit progress callbacks for daemon, and properly removes socket_dir for gvfsdaemon.

Furthermore,…

OpenSSH 6.5 Rolls In New Features

There’s a major new release out today of OpenSSH…

Lightworks 11.5 Brings New Linux Features

The Lightworks professional non-linear video editing software that finally made it to Linux last year has seen a major update this week with the arrival of Lightworks 11.5…

Ubuntu 14.04 Repositories Now Have the Latest NVIDIA 331.38 Driver

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) is still a long way from the official launch in April, and the developers are still trying to implement the latest packages. The newest NVIDIA driver is now available for download from the official repositories.

Ubuntu developers were not so quick in previous years in upgrading the video drivers found in the official repositories. This fact changed in the last year due to the rise of Steam for Linux. Canonical can no longer afford to not upgrade to t…

LibreOffice 4.2.0 Features A New Start Screen | Download

LibreOffice 4.2.0 is the first stable release from 4.2.x branch office suite applications. This release brings many enhancements to the graphical user interface, a new engine uses the GPU for Calc software, several improvements and bug fixes since the previous release LibreOffice 4.1.4. Check what’s new in LibreOffice 4.2.0 ? and Download options for many […]

Klei Entertainment’s Mark of the Ninja Is Now 75% Cheaper on Steam for Linux

Mark of the Ninja, a 2D action platformer developed by Klei Entertainment and published by Microsoft, is now available at a 75% discount. Mark of the Ninja is a game developed by Klei Entertainment, the same studio responsible for the Shank series. Players have to be silent, agile, and clever in order to outwit the opponents. “You must be silent, agile and clever to outwit your opponents in a world of gorgeous scenery and flowing animation. Marked with cursed ta…

Intel Haswell Memory Scaling With Ubuntu 14.04 + Linux 3.13

After the recent tests of AMD’s Kaveri APU with DDR3-800MHz to DDR3-2133MHz Linux memory testing and following up with AMD Kaveri DDR3-2400MHz testing on Ubuntu Linux, many Phoronix readers followed up with a request of new memory testing done on the I…

The Dark Mod 2.01 Is a Thief-Inspired Game Built on Doom 3 Engine, Now Out on Linux

The Dark Mod, a standalone Thief-inspired game built on the Doom 3 engine, has reached version 2.01.

The Dark Mod is not a recreation of the original Thief game developed by Looking Glass Studios, it only draws its inspiration from it.

Highlights of The Dark Mod 2.01:

• Several issues surrounding combat have been corrected;
• Some graphical improvements have been implemented for the character models;
• Some technical fixes have …

rymdkapsel Is the Most Minimalistic RTS You’ll Ever Play

rymdkapsel, a title developed and published by grapefrukt games, is now available on Steam for Linux.

The premise is very simple and the official synopsis of the game couldn’t have made it much clearer. “rymdkapsel is a game where you take command of a space station and its minions. You will have to plan your expansion and manage your resources to explore the galaxy.”

rymdkapsel was initially released for Android and Apple devices, but the developers thoug…

Linux Kernel 3.4.78 Is Available for Download

Yet another update has been made available for the stable Linux kernel 3.4.x by Greg Kroah-Hartman, marking the release of yet another version in this LTS branch.

When a Linux kernel gets to a certain age, less and less commits are submitted for it. This is just the case with Linux kernel 3.4.78, as it features a very small number of changes.

“I’m announcing the release of the 3.4.78 kernel. All users of the 3.4 kernel series must upgrade.”

&l…

The Castle Doctrine Is a Brilliant Game and It’s Out on Steam for Linux

The Castle Doctrine, a massively-multiplayer game developed and published by Jason Rohrer, has just arrived on Steam for Linux.

There aren’t many massively-multiplayer games on the Linux platform, and I can tell you for a fact that this is the first MMO game of burglary and home defense.

“It’s 1991, and things are bad. You’re a guy with a house and family. Other players are coming to take what’s yours. Build security to stop them. Study their houses, buy tools,…

What open source projects are best for beginners?

Which project would you recommend to a newbie who wants to get started with open source? Drupal Fedora LibreOffice PostgreSQL Python Ubuntu Other (tell us in the comments) While Opensource.com is preparing for our upcoming Beginners in Open Source Week starting February 17, we want to hear from our readers about which open source projects […]

Wayland Presentation Extension Updated

Pekka Paalanen has sent out the second version of his presentation extension for Wayland that can help with an improved video playback experience in the Wayland world…

AMD’s Mantle Launches, But No Linux Love Yet

AMD launched their new Windows graphics driver today that supports their new Mantle API as an alternative for game developers to Direct3D or OpenGL. However, there’s still no indications of foreseeable Linux support…

Cross-Platform Android Emulator `Genymotion` 2.1.0 Brings Android 4.4 Support

Genymotion 2.1.0 has been released, the new version bringing some new features as well as support for the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.For those not familiar with Genymotion, this is a fast, cross-platform Android emulator that comes with pre-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images which support multi-touch gestures, Ethernet, emulation widgets for GPS, battery, […]

LibreOffice 4.2 Brings OpenCL Calc, OOXML Improvements

A new stable, major release of the open-source LibreOffice suite is now available and with it comes several new and improved features…

Manjaro Openbox 0.8.9 RC1 Is for Geeks and Regular Users Alike

Manjaro Openbox 0.8.9 RC1, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, has been released and is available for download.

Manjaro has become one of the most successful Arch-based distributions out there, and the Openbox edition is just one of the many supported flavors.

“You get Openbox 3.5.2 now from two editions: Legacy and Evolution. Each variant targets different audiences. Legacy is designe…

Important Shopping Dates for E-commerce Merchants 2014

Successful online retailers plan their sales strategy around important shopping dates for e-commerce merchants. These key dates are essential for retailers to organize their sales, promotions and marketing activities to target the right consumers at the right time. By strategizing … Read more

LibreOffice 4.2 Released With New Monochrome Icon Theme, GNOME 3 Application Menu Integration And More

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 4.2 today, which “features a large number of performance and interoperability improvements targeted to users of all kinds, but particularly appealing for power and enterprise users”.The new version brings better interoperability with Microsoft OOXML, a new monochrome icon set (not enabled by default), GNOME 3 Application Menu integration and […]

LibreOffice 4.2.0 Final Officially Lands in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The Document Foundation has just announced the release of LibreOffice 4.2.0, and Ubuntu 14.04 users can now install it from the repositories.

Unlike previous releases of LibreOffice, when Ubuntu users had to wait for a little while until the correspondent PPA was updated, now they have instant access to the latest version.

“LibreOffice 4.2.0 released by The Document Foundation. Ubuntu trusty users will find this version in -proposed. Thus Ubuntu has the package …