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Civilization V Officially Available On Linux For SteamOS

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 11/06/2014 - 14:59
jrepin (667425) writes "Aspyr Media, in partnership with 2K and Firaxis Games, announced that the critically acclaimed Sid Meier's Civilization V, and all available expansion packs and downloadable content, is now available on Linux for SteamOS. The title includes Steam Play support. This release of Sid Meier's Civilization V on Linux targets SteamOS and features support for Valve's upcoming Steam Controller."

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Alienware Swaps SteamOS For Windows

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 11/06/2014 - 06:07
An anonymous reader writes "Valve left many OEMs hanging when they delayed Steam machines until sometime next year to work out their controller issues. Many of these companies excitedly showed off new Steam machine hardware that they cannot ship, so Alienware has been the first to re-purpose its Debian-based Steam machine to be a Windows-based Steam machine bundled with an Xbox controller. While Windows 8.x has not been particularly well-received it does support a lot more games than Linux and when configured to boot straight into Steam Big Picture mode the influence of the underlying OS is visible only in the larger game library."

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Docker 1.0 Released

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 11/06/2014 - 02:00
Graculus writes: "Docker, the company that sponsors the open source project, is gaining allies in making its commercially supported Linux container format a de facto standard. Linux containers are a way of packaging up applications and related software for movement over the network or Internet. Once at their destination, they launch in a standard way and enable multiple containers to run under a single host operating system. 15 months and 8,741 commits after the earliest version was made public, Docker 1.0 has been released."

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Alienware says it WILL ship a Steam Machine in 2014 – running Windows

The Register - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 22:35
Don't expect a fancy controller, either

High-end gaming PC vendor Alienware says it will still put out a Steam Machine console this year, even if it can't ship it with Valve's vaunted mega-controller – and it won't arrive running SteamOS.

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Sid Meier’s Civilization V Now Available on Linux

Omgubuntu - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 22:30

We already knew the next game in the series – Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth – would support Linux at launch, but today's launch of Civilization V on Linux comes as a surprise.

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Google, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Parallels bet on virtualization's surprising successor

The Register - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 21:03
DockerCon Libcontainer caught in open source Linux Containerization love-in

Docker has spun off a key open source component of its Linux Containerization tech, making it possible for Google, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Parallels to collaborate on its development and make Linux Containerization the successor to traditional hypervisor-based virtualization.

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Redmond patches 66 flaws on Patch Tuesday

The Register - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 20:57
June update also brings Flash and Surface firmware fixes

Microsoft has released updates for critical flaws in Word, Office, and Internet Explorer, along with firmware updates for its Surface 2 tablet line.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 19:35
An anonymous reader writes: Today, Red Hat unveiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, with new features designed to meet both modern datacenter and next-generation IT requirements for cloud, Linux Containers, and big data. The new version includes Linux containers (LXC), which let Linux users easily create and manage system or application containers, improved MS Active Directory / Identity Management (IdM) integration, XFS as the default file system, scaling to 500 TB (additional file system choices such as btrfs, ext{3,4} and others are available), a new and improved installation experience, managing Linux servers with OpenLMI, enhancements to both NFS and GFS2, optimized network management, bandwidth, the use of KVM Virtualization technology and more. See the complete list of features here (PDF). CentOS 7 shouldn't be lagging too far behind due to recent cooperation between Red Hat and CentOS project.

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Firefox 30 Disables Browser Plugins By Default

Omgubuntu - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 19:20

Mozilla is wrestling back control of the browser from errant plugins in Firefox 30, which begins rolling out to users today, Tuesday, June 10.

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A big step forward in business Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 arrives

Zdnet news - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 18:26
Enterprise Linux users, awake! Red Hat has finally released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and it looks like it's going to run on everything, from the server in the back-room, to datacenters and the cloud.
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Container-friendly Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hits general availability

The Register - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 18:05
Could be fastest-adopted release ever, completely objective company claims

On Tuesday, Red Hat announced general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, a version that it immodestly claims will "redefine the enterprise operating system."

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OpenDaylight Developer Spotlight: Luis Gomez - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 17:45

Luis Gomez is Principal Software Test Engineer at Brocade and currently coordinates the Integration Group at OpenDaylight. Prior to this, Luis worked many years at Ericsson in end-to-end solution integration and verification for radio, fixed, core and transport functions. 

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Linux 3.15 Release Offers Better Performance, Faster Speeds - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 16:35

Following "one of the busiest development cycles ever," in the words of kernel developer Jonathan Corbet, Linux 3.15 on Sunday made its official debut.

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Unity Tweak Tool Makes Enabling Unity ‘Minimise on Click’ Easier

Omgubuntu - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 14:43

The latest development release of Unity Tweak Tool makes it easier to enable 'Minimise on Click' behaviour on the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu.

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Torvalds hits 'Go' button for Linux 3.15

The Register - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 08:19
Future 72-core Atom chippery now supported in Penguin-land

Linus Torvalds has pressed the “Go” button on version 3.15 of the Linux kernel.

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Remember Control Data? The Living Computer Museum wants YOU

The Register - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 04:28
Vintage coders required break out the oscilloscopes and revive ancient kit

If you've got a bunch of old computer languages under your belt, the Living Computer Museum in Seattle, Washington, wants you.

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Docker blasts into 1.0, throwing dust onto traditional hypervisors

The Register - Tue, 10/06/2014 - 00:48
DockerCon No more running with scissors for organizations keen on Linux containerization

"Some of you guys I've never met in person but we've spent entire nights fixing bugs together," said Docker creator Solomon Sykes on Monday, moments before the open source technology went into its 1.0 release.

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Docker makes ready-to-run container apps available

Zdnet news - Mon, 09/06/2014 - 22:52
Want applications to run on the newly released Docker 1.0? The company has you covered.
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Everyone can and should learn to code? RUBBISH, says Torvalds

The Register - Mon, 09/06/2014 - 19:50
Some people won't 'have the aptitude,' Linux creator claims

Outspoken Linux creator Linus Torvalds has taken issue with the oft-repeated assertion that in today's world everybody should learn computer programming, saying he just doesn't believe in it.

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Docker 1.0 brings container technology to the enterprise

Zdnet news - Mon, 09/06/2014 - 18:50
With the release of Docker 1.0, container technology took a big step forward in catching up with enterprise datacenter and cloud virtualization.
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