OpenMorrowind Will Definitely Be Better than the Original Game, New Version Is Out

OpenMW is an open source implementation of The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind game engine and functionality that is still under development. A new update has been released for it and features lots of improvements.

The OpenMorrowind project has advanced really fast, and the devs have been making great progress with it. The interesting thing about this game is that it's being built from the ground up, and that means that it's far from completed. This procedure also provides a much better co… (read more)

Intel Userptr Support Added To Mesa’s DRM Library

With the Linux 3.16 kernel is Intel graphics driver support for Userptr, allows user-space to wrap up malloc’ed memory and turn them into GEM buffer objects. Besides the Intel DDX support, there’s now userptr support within Mesa’s DRM library…

KDE Applications and Platform 4.14.1 Officially Released

The KDE Project developers have just released the first update for the 4.14 version for Applications and Platform, and they are getting ready to close this particular branch.

The KDE developers have released an update for KDE 4.14, which is actually the last version in the series. It will soon be replaced by KDE Frameworks 5, KDE Plasma, and KDE Applications. The entire system is now much more modular and the projects have been decoupled. The devs won't have to follow the same version num… (read more)

Manjaro 0.8.10 Gets Its Tenth Update Pack and New Linux Kernels

The Manjaro 0.8.10 OS, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, has received a new update pack that consists of some minor changes and a few new kernels.

The initial Manjaro launch for this branch was made back in June and this is the tenth update pack released for it. The developers have made numerous improvements and changes to the operating system, but those are totally transparent if you already have the distro insta… (read more)

Sorry, Windows 9 Fans, This Is How Multiple Desktops Should Work – Video

The Windows 9 OS will finally get a very coveted feature, multiple desktops, but the Microsoft developers are still pretty far away from what you can get on Linux.

The Linux platform has always taken pride in this cool feature. Having multiple desktops is a great way to increase the productivity and there are numerous means to implement it. Lots of Linux distributions have this option, which is used in various ways.

Ubuntu has had multiple desktops (or virtual desktops) for many years, and t… (read more)

Humble Indie Bundle 12 Brings Ten Linux Games and a Crazy Physical Collection

The latest Humble Indie Bundle 12 brings no less than 10 new games for the Linux platform, but it's also one of the most expensive collections made available so far.

Usually, the Humble Bundle collections also feature Linux versions for the games that are included, but that's not a given. Some of the bundles put up for sale don't have any Linux games at all, whereas others include just a few.

The new Humble Indie Bundle 12 is one of those that are 100% Linux-compatible, and this … (read more)

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-12

Steven Shiau has released a new stable version of Clonezilla Live, a Debian-based specialist live CD designed for disk cloning and backup tasks: “This release of Clonezilla live (2.2.4-12) includes major enhancements and bug fixes. Enhancements and changes: the underlying GNU/Linux operating system has been upgraded, this release….

Eclipse IDE Starts Firing Up On Wayland’s Weston

The Eclipse integrated development environment has basic Wayland capabilities thanks to some student work this summer via Google’s Summer of Code…

OpenSUSE Announcement On SUSE’s Recent Merger

On Monday Phoronix was the first to report from the point that SUSE’s parent company was bought out in what’s now being referred to as a merger of The Attachmate Group and Micro Focus. The openSUSE community has now issued an announcement concerning this recent corporate activity…

PredictionIO’s Simon Chan on Machine Learning by Devs for Devs

PredictionIO is building the MySQL of prediction. The young company recently released version 0.7.3 of its open source machine-learning server. Unlike typical prediction algorithms and open source libraries, PredictionIO is based on making machine learning available to software developers. Cofounder Simon Chan sees a gaping hole in open source tools to connect database programmers and software developers. The new project’s goal is to make it easier and more reliable for devs to use their database content to create predictive features.

Treasure Hunter – Talk like a Pirate Day!

Win gold doubloons to exchange for pirate booty by opening Treasure Chests and celebrate Talk like a Pirate day with us!

Character Name Clean-Up – The Final Batch

Our final batch of character names is being released tomorrow!

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11

Red Hat has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.11, the final update in the distribution’s 5.x branch: “We are pleased to announce the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11, the final minor release of the mature Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 platform. In….

Valve Begins Publicly Tracking AMD Catalyst Linux Issues

Valve’s Pierre-Loup A. Griffais has begun publicly listing known issues with AMD’s Catalyst Linux graphics support…

Django Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu OSes

The Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS have been updated in order to fix a few Django vulnerabilities that were identified.

The Django exploits have affected all the supported Ubuntu OSes and they are responsible for a few security issues. The update should be available for all users of these systems.

"Collin Anderson discovered that Django incorrectly checked if a field represented a relationship between models in the administrative interface. A remote authenticat… (read more)

Digia Qt Spinoff Is Called “The Qt Company”

Last month we wrote about Digia’s plans to spin off its commercial Qt business and now today we have some more information on that change…

Secure OpenVPN with two-factor authentication from WiKID.

Secure OpenVPN with two-factor authentication from WiKID.

In a previous tutorial, we showed how to configure PAM-RADIUS to support two-factor authentication. Now, and in future tutorials, we will add remote access services to this server that will also use WiKID for two-factor authentication. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to leverage that setup to add two-factor authentication through radius to OpenVPN on Centos 7.

How to install X2Goserver on Ubuntu 14.04 as an alternative for VNC

How to install X2Goserver on Ubuntu 14.04 as an alternative for VNC

This document describes how to use X2Goserver as an alternative of VNC. I will install and configure X2Goserver on Ubuntu 14.04. X2Go enables us to access a graphical desktop of a computer over a low bandwidth (or high bandwidth) connection. X2Go is a Remote Desktop solution, which some vendors vaguely call Remote Control. This is not to be confused with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, which is a competing Remote Desktop solution and protocol. With X2Go, we can access Linux computers. The Linux computer we are accessing is the X2Go Server. The best part is that it supports sound transmission over remote connections.

GNOME 3.14 Makes More Progress In Running Natively On Wayland

Red Hat developer Matthias Clasen has shared a status update concerning the state of running the GNOME Shell desktop natively on Wayland without any X11 dependence. With GNOME 3.14, more progress has been made in making the Wayland experience really usable. Clasen also shares that Red Hat is hiring another Wayland developer…

RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst At 4K UHD On Linux

Last week I published some open-source performance numbers for running the AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver at 4K UHD. Today is a performance comparison of the open and closed-source AMD Linux drivers using the latest code atop Ubuntu while running at 3840 x 2160.