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Wine - Software for Running Native Windows Applications

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A software package for Linux systems that makes it possible to install and run software written for Microsoft Windows.

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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 Released

Wednesday April 23, 2014
Canonical has released another LTS (long term support) version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distributions and forms the bases numerous other distributions. The version is numbered 14.04 (April 2014) and is also known as "Trusty Tahr" (Tahr is a kind of goat). Given Ubuntu's track record and the commitment to long term support (5 years), you can definitely trust this distro with most of your computing needs. See the official announcement for more information.

Science Fiction Game Interplanetary now on Steam Early Access

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Developers have released a new turn-based strategy game called Interplanetary. It is a science fiction game where participants develop interplanetary artillery and try defeat teams on other planets. The game emphasizes strategy and science. It is currently in alpha and the community is invited to get early access (now on Steam) and participate in the development by providing feedback.

Interprocess Communication and mkfifo

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Named pipes can be used to connect programs that were not designed to work together and make them work as one unit. Instead of using regular files as medium to pass data from one process to another, as is often done, named pipes provide an elegant method to pass data directly from one process to another without the overhead of writing the data to disk... Read more

Star Conflict Being Ported to Linux

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Engineers from Valve Corporation are assisting the Star Conflict developers with porting the MMO space simulation game to Linux. Given the support from Valve a Linux version of Star Conflict can be expected in the near future. Star Conflict is a client based massively multiplayer online game. It uses a client software based interface which is currently also available for OSX. Anybody can join the game free of charge. More information about Star Conflict can be found on the project FAQ.

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