Collection of Linux related news hopefully!

Game Theory And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)

Gamers' perception of Steam over the years has changed considerably. This digital distribution platform, which was developed by Valve, was met with derision when it launched back in 2004 – but jump forward 10 years and Steam is the coolest kid on the block. What self-respecting gamer doesn’t blow all their money on a Steam sale these days?

SETI@home, Bitcoin the inspirations

A group called Xennet wants to create a blockchain-managed market in which users rent out their spare processor cycles for a closed-shop crypto-currency.

CA maintainer warns 'check your infrastructure'

Mozilla is about to revoke some weak X.509 PKI certs, and has warned sysadmins that it will affect the Firefox browser and they'll need to assess their infrastructure.

New submitter Jason Baker writes: With the rise of Docker containers as an alternative for deploying complex server-based applications, one might wonder, does the operating system even matter anymore? Certainly the question gets asked periodically. Gordon Haff makes the argument on Opensource.com that the operating system is still very much alive and kicking, and that a hardened, tuned, reliable operating system is just as important to the success of applications as it was in the pre-container data center.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Wallets at the ready: there's a new Humble Bundle in town, and it's Jumbo sized, offering up DRM-free version of Deadlight among its titles.

The post Humble Bundle Jumbo 2 Launches With 7 Games first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Behold the Internet of Things. Wintel Things

Windows fans can run their OS of choice on Intel’s counter to Raspberry Pi, courtesy of an Intel firmware update.

Blue Harbour thirsting to quaff some fresh asset sweat

A so-called "fangless" activist investor has increased its grip on OpenStack cloud cheerleader Rackspace, with a view to a possible sale.

A custom spin of Ubuntu using the GNOME 2-based MATE desktop environment by default is looking to gain official spin status from Canonical.

The post Ubuntu MATE Remix Seeks Official Spin Status first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dedupe for the little guy, not just the tech titan

Nexenta says its latest NexentaEdge software product delivers petabyte-scale block and object storage with inline deduplication.

The Linux Foundation is strengthening the walls around the Linux kernel's source code Git repositories.