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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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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.

ImageMagick - Powerful Programmatic Image Processing

Wednesday April 16, 2014

ImageMagick is a free and open source software package for modifying and creating images. Unlike graphics packages such as GIMP that provide tools for manual creation and manipulation of images, ImageMagick is meant to be used by programs to generate and adjust images automatically. Interfaces are available for many programming languages, including Ada, C, C++, Java, Lisp, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl/TK. It can also be used from the command line.

Tcl/Expect for Windows-Linux Interaction

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Expect is a command line (console) program that enables automation of interaction with other programs. It is useful for implementing routine tasks such as software testing, backups, or combining the functionality to multiple programs. Read more...

Unreal Engine for Linux (incl. SteamOS)

Tuesday April 8, 2014

After releasing their game engine Unreal Engine 4 to the general public last month, the game developer Epic Games has now announced that the next update, Unreal Engine 4.1, will support Linux in general and SteamOS in particular. This is another huge step towards shifting gaming platforms to Linux, as it enables developers to release their games for Linux instead of Microsoft Windows with minimal effort. For more information see the announcement on the Unreal Engine web site.

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