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June 14, 2014
Mount & Blade: Warband is a medieval strategy & action game from TaleWorlds Entertainment and it looks like they may bring it to Linux.
'In 1991, Captain Cyborg said we'd have real life Terminators'. This was the week when a piece of software (supposedly) passed the Turing Test, giving the world all the “robot overlord” headlines they could possibly need in a slow, sunny news week.
Open source news for your reading pleasure.June 7 - 13, 2014In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Tesla's patent release, Docker 1.0, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and more.read more
June 13, 2014
This tutorial will describes how to install Enlightenment 19 desktop environment in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Enlightenment Desktop Environment is an advanced window manager with minimal effect, clean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 and Linux.
Now, don't get me wrong - when it comes to choice of desktop interface it's a very subjective matter and often a matter of taste and what you, as the user, finds most comfortable and/or productive. Still, browse through various forums, comment sections or blogs across the internet concerning Unity or even Linux desktops in general and you'll still likely find plenty of negativity towards Canonical's flagship desktop offering. However, I do believe some of the common criticisms leveled at Unity are based on some of the early incarnations of that desktop. Is it really so bad nowadays?
Valve have pushed that big button again to approve a bunch of indie games onto Steam. This time Linux gains some really good looking games there's a big variety here.
KaOS is proud to announce the availability of the June release of a new stable ISO image. The last two months worth of updates were done to good 1,100 packages and to stay with the policy that a first 'pacman -Syu' should be uncomplicated for new users means a new ISO image was needed. At the base of the system some of the updates include Linux kernel 3.14.6 with the futex bug fix included, GCC 4.8.3, LLVM 3.4.1, Qt 5.3.0, OpenSSL 1.0.1.h, MESA 10.2.1, Bash 4.3.018, Poppler 0.26.1. Systemd 213 was part of the updates tested but did not make the cut. With this ISO, KaOS makes the switch to present XFS as the default file system. The latest KDE 4.13.2 version is available.
Eighteen German universities will deploy the ownCloud open source file syncing and sharing platform for building private clouds.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is finally on the cusp of its long-anticipated study to examine the harmful effects of Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs).read more
Civilization V is now on the Linux platform and it looks like users are quite happy with the port, but it seems that the fact that a Mac OS X port was already in place played a big role.
As scientists and researchers develop new and better methods for collecting data, from new sensor technology to advancements in data mining techniques, the sheer volume of data to be analyzed grows accordingly. For big data, you need big clusters, and OpenStack has proven to be an important tool for many scientific institutions seeking to manage and orchestrate their machines and workloads.read more
All computer systems can suffer from malware and viruses, including Linux. Thankfully, very few viruses exist for Linux, so users typically do not install antivirus software. It is still recommended that Linux users have antivirus software installed on Linux systems that are on a network or that have files being transfered to the device. Some users may argue that antivirus software uses up too much resources. Thankfully, low-footprint software exists for Linux. To better understand antivirus programs, it may be beneficial to understand malware itself.
In today's open source roundup: Will we see a MATE version of Ubuntu? Plus: Linux versus Windows and consoles in gaming, and Firefox 30 released.