The Journey Down: Chapter Two Is a Gorgeous Adventure Game and It’s Out on Linux – Gallery

The long-awaited The Journey Down: Chapter Two point-and-click adventure game has been launched and players will get to continue the tale of Bwana and Kito. When the first chapter of The Journey Down was released back in 2013, the players were charmed by the unique design and interesting story. It took the developers more than a year to release the second part of the adventure, but they have promised that it’s all worth it. The guys from SkyGoblin, the studio making the game, took in conside… (read more)

Leadwerks Game Engine Finally Arrives on Steam for Linux

Leadwerks, a tool designed for Linux games development that managed to secure enough funding on Kickstarter, has been released on the Steam platform.

It took the Leadwerks people a while to get their software on the Steam for Linux platform, but now it’s finally here and Linux users should find it a lot easier to build 3D games from scratch, even if they don’t have the special training for it.

The Leadwerks Game Engine for Linux didn’t make its debut on Steam. In fact, it was first published… (read more)

Backtrack Successor, Kali Linux 1.0.9, Arrives with Raspberry Pi B+ Support and More

Kali Linux 1.0.9, a more mature, secure, and enterprise-ready version of BackTrack Linux, has been released by Offensive Security and it features a number of new packages and regenerated images.

The developers of Kali Linux have been constantly working on the operating system and they have brought some changes to it, on the heels of the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences that just ended.

There are a lot of Linux distributions built for penetration testing and digital forensics, but not all of… (read more)

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 3.17 RC2 to Celebrate the 23rd Anniversary of Linux

Linus Torvalds has just announced that the second Release Candidate for Linux Kernel 3.17 has been released and it’s now ready for testing. Users have been used to receive updates about the most advanced branch of the kernel on Sundays, but Linus delayed the announcement a little while so that it would be in sync with the 23rd anniversary of the Linux kernel. On August 25, 1991, Linus Torvalds sent a message asking for help in testing a new operating system that apparently didn’t have any ki… (read more)

DRM Graphics Changes For Linux 3.18 Might End Up Being Smaller

Handling merge requests for the DRM graphics driver updates will be done differently for the Linux 3.18 kernel, which will result in a few less weeks of development time…

Ioquake3 Works On Finally Switching Over To SDL2

The ioquake3 open-source game engine derived from the id Tech 3 code-base is working to finally switch over to using SDL2 and ditching the old SDL 1.2 support…

Torvalds Says Yes to the Desktop


It was just a few short weeks ago that we here in the Linux blogosphere were rehashing the open source world’s documentation dilemma — one of those perennial topics bloggers love to resurrect whenever there appears to be a lull in the conversation. At the time, alert readers may recall, Linux Girl compared the topic to the ongoing “Year of Linux on the Desktop” debate — another favorite that just keeps coming back for more. Well guess what? That one’s now back too, courtesy of none other than Linux creator Linus Torvalds himself.

LXPanel 0.7.0 Brings Many Changes

While LXQt is making great progress, version 0.7 of the GTK-based LXPanel was released recently and it boasts a number of changes…

Solomon’s General Store – Barbarian Assault Pets

Your favourite Barbarian Assault creepy creatures have come to life as companion pets!

Barbarian Assault Redux

Face the horrifying Penance King and pick up new rewards in our player-pitched rework to Barbarian Assault minigame.

Distribution Release: Kali Linux 1.0.9

Mati Aharoni has announced the release of Kali Linux 1.0.9, a bug-fix update of the Debian-based distribution designed primarily for penetration testing and forensic analysis tasks: “Now that we have caught our breath after the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences, we have put aside some time to….

Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Celebrates 23 Years Of Linux

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.17-rc2 kernel this afternoon in marking this day 23 years ago is when he announced the project…

Vendetta Online Space MMO Becomes More Stable with the Latest Update

Vendetta Online, an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Guild Software Inc., has advanced to version 1.8.304.

In Vendetta Online, thousands of people can play together in a persistent universe that is constantly being improved by the developers through numerous patches.

According to the changelog, a station conquering issue that occurred when players docked to the station just as the last defense turret was destroyed has been fixed, the list control scrolling now fol… (read more)

Free Report Solution CuteReport 1.0 RC2 Gets Multiple Improvements

CuteReport, a free report solution inspired by eXaro’s project ideas that’s similar to Jasper and Crystal Reports, is now at version 1.0 RC2.

CuteReport 1.0 RC2 is based on the Qt4 framework and can be easily used with any Qt applications. It consists of two parts, the core library and the template designer.

"It has powerful template designer with Form designer, Page editor, Dataset editor and other modules. Functionality of CuteReport designer and CuteReport library can be easily exten… (read more)

BitTorrent Client Vuze 5.4.0.1 Beta 4 Now Ready for Testing

Vuze, a BitTorrent client previously known as Azureus, which is built on Java, has reached version 5.4.0.1 Beta 4 and is now available for download.

Vuze is a relatively BitTorrent client that can be used to download torrents and that even acts as a search engine. The Vuze developers usually released numerous Beta versions before a stable iteration is made available. Now, a new development cycle has begun after the release of Vuze 5.4 and a fresh Beta is ready for download.

According to the … (read more)

Leadwerks Launches On Steam For Linux

The Leadwerks Game Engine has officially launched on Steam for Linux…

VueScan 9.4.40 Scanner Interface Gets New Filter Options

VueScan 9.4.40, an easy-to-use replacement for the software that usually comes with scanners and that supports most flatbed scanners, printer/scanners, and film scanners, has been released and is now available for download.

The VueScan project is under constant development, and fixes, changes, and new features are implemented on a regular basis. The last few iterations of the software brought some important fixes, so it might be a good idea to update it.

According to the changelog, a problem… (read more)

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 9.1

Zbigniew Konojacki has announced the release of 4MLinux 9.1, a minimalist and lightweight desktop Linux distribution featuring the JWM window manager: “4MLinux 9.1 ‘Allinone’ edition final released. The status of the 4MLinux 9.1 series has been changed to stable. The final release has all the features included in….

The New Features Of Mesa 10.3

Mesa 10.3 is gearing up for its official release in the weeks ahead and with the code having already been branched here’s a rundown of the many new features…

Enlightenment’s EFL Gains A Wayland IVI Shell Support

Following last week’s EFL 1.11 release, the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries are back under heavy development…