All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Linux’

Valve Prepares Steam’d Penguins For Linux Gamers

We brought you word a few months ago that Valve was bringing their popular digital game delivery service, Steam, to Linux. The news came from Michael Larabel, founder of Phoronix, who had been invited to Valve Headquarters to help along the development of Valve games for Linux. For their part, Valve had been quiet on the matter until now. With …

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Linux Kernel Version 3.4 Now Available

It’s always strikes me with awe whenever a new version of the Linux kernel is released. The hours of work that developers put into this product is just kind of mind blowing especially when you consider that a lot of the work is done by volunteers. With the newest release, Linux is once again moving forward at a pace unmatched …

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Matt Cutts On The Hardware & Software That Power Googlebot

Google uploaded a new Webmaster Help video from Matt Cutts, which addresses a question about the hardware/server-side software that powers a typical Googlebot server. “So one of the secrets of Google is that rather than employing these mainframe machines, this heavy iron, big iron kind of stuff, if you were to go into a Google data center and look at …

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Goobuntu: When Google Makes Its Own Ubuntu

Before Linux started to invade every facet of our lives while displaying its majesty to the everyday user, it was an operating system that developers swore by. They still do and that’s why Ubuntu and other derivatives are used throughout the workplace of programmers big and small. One of the biggest is Google and they even have their own custom …

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Pixar Almost Lost Every Bit of Footage from Toy Story 2

Have you ever accidentally deleted something important you were working on at the most inopportune moment? Of course you have. In a computerized world, this sort of mistake happens all the time. Unless you’re some sort of impossibly meticulous individual who pays precise attention to whatever it is you’re doing at the moment, there’s a very strong possibility that you’ve …

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EA F2P Games Released For Ubuntu Software Center

Linux has the tendency to get no love from the major video game publishers. Well today we get news that the Free to Play games Lord of Ultima and Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances are coming to the Ubuntu Software Center. The titles run in your default browser and installing the games through the Software Center adds handy Dash launchers …

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Skype Begins Using Linux Boxes For Its VoIP Services

With Skype now being owned by Microsoft, the company has the advantage of being able to completely overhaul their infrastructure for the betterment of their own and its users’ security. The change, replacing its P2P “supernodes” with Microsoft-hosted Linux boxes, would have cost Skype a pretty penny to implement on their own. Ars Technica got the scoop from Immunity Security’s …

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Linux Is Getting Valve’s Steam Platform Soon

It’s a fun little joke to say that Mac doesn’t get any games, but we know that to be totally untrue. More and more developers are making sure their games can run on OS X ever since Apple switched to Intel processors. If anything, poor Linux users are the ones who never get any good games. Besides the few games …

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Linux Foundation Releases Annual Development Report

Every year, the Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of the Linux platform, compiles an annual development report that details the Linux kernel development process. The report covers the work completed through the Linux kernel 3.2 release. This year’s report contains some interesting revelations about who’s working on the Linux kernel and the number of changes being …

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Ubuntu 12.04 Beta: Canonical’s New Linux Desktop

At first, when Unity (Gnome’s replacement in Ubuntu 11x) came to fruition, I could not stand it. I had been used to Gnome being standard in all of the latest Ubuntu releases up until that time (even though in some releases, you could toggle between the two). Now, as I am sure along with most Ubuntu users, I am pretty …

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Raspberry Pi Developer Webinar Coming April 4

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny $25 computer intended for children that sold out to adults wanting to play with it. It really is quite the amazing work of art as far as computers are concerned. It runs on Linux and has a minimalistic design consisting of an HDMI out, USB port, SD card port and an ethernet port. Eben …

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Humble Bundle For Android 2 Launches Today

Are you a fan of the indie game focused Humble Bundle? You might want to listen up since the newest one has just launched today that includes Android-powered games. This time, the Humble Bundle includes hits such as Avadon, Cogs, Zen Bound 2, and for the first time on Android, Canabalt. You can acquire these games for any amount you …

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