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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.
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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.

GnuCash 2.6.3

Tuesday April 8, 2014

The third maintenance release of GnuCash 2.6 has recently become available fixing various bugs. New features of the GnuCash 2.6 include JavaScript based graph generation, a revised reports management system, expanded PDF export options, and account coloring.
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Gnome 3.12

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Developers have released a major update of the Gnome desktop environment. Highlights of Gnome 3.12 include improvements in the Software application for finding and installing new applications, enhanced look-and-feel of various applications and expanded support for high-resolution displays. The release notes for more information.

SUSE Linux Open Sources Live Kernel Updater

Wednesday April 2, 2014

The stability of the Linux Kernel is legendary. Reports of Linux system uptimes of a year or longer are not uncommon. Now, the engineers at Suse Linux are taking it one step further by providing a tool that enables on-the-fly Kernel updates. Re-boots are no longer necessary to install and activate Kernel patches. For more information see the announcement on the SUSE Linux web site.

Xming Updated

Wednesday April 2, 2014

The remote access and remote desktop system Xming, which provides easy set-up of X-windows on your Microsoft Windows system with connectivity to Linux servers, has been updated to version 7.5.0.78, and the portable PuTTY version to 7.5.0.77.
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Copy Fast and Secure with scp

Wednesday April 2, 2014

Here is a little command line magic for Linux newbies. With the scp (secure copy) command you can easily copy from and to a remote computer or between remote computers. The following examples illustrate the basic functionality:

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Valve Move Encourages More Linux Game Development

Tuesday March 25, 2014

The publication of the source code of the Direct3d to OpenGL translation layer used by Dota 2 has wide ranging implications in that it enables porting of Windows games that use DirectX for graphics to Linux, including Steam OS, and OS X platforms which support OpenGL. This means Windows game developers can now easily provide Linux versions as well. More...

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