StackVelocity and Canonical team up to deliver cloud economics

StackVelocity Financial Services deliver Ubuntu OpenStack clouds that align costs to revenue StackVelocity® has teamed up with Canonical to launch a suite of solutions designed to make the cash flow profile of on-premise managed cloud solutions match those of the public cloud. These offerings include a number of flexible options for aligning costs with revenue […]

IoT World: Canonical & Industry Leaders Drive IoT Commercialization

Host of new Snappy Ubuntu Core-enabled devices demonstrate revenue opportunities in IoT First commercially-designed IoT devices with GE’s FirstBuild, Acer, Microsoft & DataArt London and San Francisco, May, 11 2015 – Canonical is collaborating with some of the world’s smartest technology brands, including GE’s FirstBuild, Acer, Microsoft and DataArt, to reveal a slew of new […]

IoT: Canonical and GE’s FirstBuild Collaborate on Smart Refrigerator

San Francisco, CA – May 11, 2015 – FirstBuild, GE Appliances’ new global co-creation community is set to showcase ChillHub, its community-generated smart refrigerator in the Ubuntu booth (Stand 545) at the second annual Internet of Things World conference at the Moscone Center on May 12 – 13, 2015. ChillHub is a refrigerator with two […]

Discontinuation of the Alpha 15 Osiris Multiplayer Lobby

The Alpha 15 Osiris multiplayer lobby is now discontinued. Users of Alpha 15 are advised to upgrade to the latest version. The only distribution bundling Alpha 15 is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, for which Alpha 16 is available in backports, and the latest version is available in our PPA. Alpha 15 was released December 2013 with … Continue reading

Ubuntu now available for pre-order on AMD-based laptops at Ebuyer.com

A number of new HP solutions preloaded with Ubuntu and powered by AMD technology are available on pre-order from Ebuyer.com Increases Ubuntu’s e-tail presence within the UK 05 May 2015, London: Electronic Commerce Retailer Ebuyer has launched a series of AMD-based HP laptops preloaded with Ubuntu. These devices are perfect for business and home users and […]

Ubuntu laptops available for pre-order with Ebuyer.com

Electronic Commerce Retailer Ebuyer has launched a series of AMD-based HP laptops preloaded with Ubuntu. These devices are perfect for business and home users and are now available for pre-order on Ebuyer.com; fully available at the end of May 2015. The launch with Ebuyer.com not only signals a significant milestone in terms of solidifying a partnership with one of the pre-eminent local electronic retailers, but increases Ubuntu’s e-tail presence here in the UK. Initially, Ebuyer.com […]

Full Circle Magazine #96 – It’s a whopper!

It has arrived. Quite possibly the biggest issue ever. A whopping 63 pages of FCM goodness! Enjoy! This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Program in Python, LibreOffice, Using LaTeX, and [NEW!] Programming JavaScript * Graphics : Inkscape. * [NEW!] Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: OwnCloud * [NEW!] Ubuntu Phones – Interview with Cristian Parrino * Review: Precision m3800 DE laptop * Ubuntu Games: Cities: Skylines plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, and soooo much […]

Unity 8 Won’t Be Very Different Visually from Unity 7

Unity 8 is not ready for regular use, but Canonical is improving it all the time. Users need to know that despite all the important changes and improvements announced for the Unity 8, it won’t be terribly different from the current implementation. One of the things Canonical learned the hard way is the fact that you don’t radically change the desktop environment and hope that you made the right call. The company changed the desktop […]

FlightGear v3.2 Released

The FlightGear development team is delighted to announce the v3.2 release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bugfixes. Highlights in this release include an experimental aircraft manager allowing users to download and load aircraft in-sim, a very capable built-in HTTP server, built-in voice synthesizer for ATIS messages, and many improvements to the Canvas rendering framework.

Founded in 1997, FlightGear is developed by a worldwide group of volunteers, brought together by a shared ambition to create the most realistic flight simulator possible that is free to use, modify and distribute.


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New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 17 Quercus

Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 17 Quercus”, the seventeenth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This alpha features a major gameplay rebalance, units on walls, trigger support, improved mod support and more! Easy Download and Install Download … Continue reading

Feedback on dds textures required

Should Flightgear switch to dds texture format?

What is this about?

The FG development team is considering to switch the format for terrain textures from png to dds. This would offer a number of significant advantages:

– dds is a compressed format, hence the download size of the FG base package may be decreased
– compressed dds can be directly used by many graphics cards, reducing also GPU memory consumption
– dds stores all texture resolution levels, i.e. no lower resolution levels have to be generated when the texture is used, hence it loads much faster into memory
– the …
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CoM Hosts Map Making Contest

In celebration of the five year anniversary (It’s really been five years?! Time flies!) of 0 A.D. going open source the Council of Modders are hosting a map making contest! Please head over to the forum topic to read more about the rules and rewards, and to submit your maps of course

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 16 Patañjali

Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 16 Patañjali”, the sixteenth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This alpha features localization into more than 10 different languages, an improved AI, a new GUI, big changes “under the hood” and … Continue reading

FlightGear v3.0 Released

February 17, 2014 – FlightGear v3.0 is Released!

The FlightGear development team is happy to announce the v3.0 release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bug fixes. Highlights in this release include integration of the FGCom voice communications client within the simulator, improved terrain rendering, faster scenery loading, and improved usability. This release also coincides with the release of FlightGear World Scenery 2.0 – massively improved scenery data covering the entirety of the planet and incorporating OpenStreetMap roads and detailed terrain information from a variety of sources.

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0 A.D. Development Report #15

0 A.D. Development Report #15 Wildfire Games, the international group of volunteers developing 0 A.D., is happy to present this week’s 0 A.D. development report. If you want to find out more about the development of this open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy game or if you are interested in game development in general, it might provide … Continue reading

New Release: 0 A.D. Alpha 15 Osiris

Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 15 Osiris”, the fifteenth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This alpha features a multiplayer lobby, skirmish maps, auras and more! Easy Download and Install Download and installation instructions are available for Windows, … Continue reading

Web Site Updates

November 25, 2013:

FlightGear v2.12.1 (bug fix release) is now available for download.

October 3, 2013:

Upgraded to WordPress 3.6.1 and new TwentyThirteen theme.  The FlightGear web site server hardware has been relocated to a newer larger building.  And v2.12 has just been released!

February 13, 2013: Updated Scenery Download Path

The FlightGear scenery downloads has been updated to v2.10 in preparation for the 17 Feb v2.10 release.  The scenery content does not follow the same release schedule and has updates and improvements every few days.  Thus this is more of a name change formality, and the “v2.10″ scenery will …
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Indiegogo Fundraiser Wrap-Up

Hey fans! Looks like we hit $33,251 in donations! We’d like to extend our gratitude to everyone who donated and who worked hard to spread the word about our game and this fundraising campaign. The sum we raised for this campaign dwarfs all of our past fundraisers combined. We are very happy to have raised this much, … Continue reading

0 A.D. Development Report #14

Wildfire Games, the international group developing 0 A.D. – Empires Ascendant, is happy to present the 14th 0 A.D. development report (10 September – 10 October). Wildfire Games has launched a crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo, with the aim of raising $40,000 in the next 3 days. If successful, the funds from this campaign will go toward paying team … Continue reading

Recent Crowdfunding Coverage

Chris Priestman has put together a beautiful piece about us at Indie Statik. He really gets what 0 A.D. is all about, and it shows: A huge project like 0 A.D. is worthy of people’s time because it’s a community project that people can find resolve in, share stories with others who helped to build … Continue reading