Skype 4.0 Now Available For Linux

Posted: June 15, 2012 in Apps
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Jumping Straight from 2.2 all the way to 4.0, Skype Stable 4.0 Version is available For Linux .

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Most of you probably Know about Feedly but those who don’t you should check it out now .

Feedly, originally developed as a Firefox extension , has gained quite an audience for their aesthetically pleasing way of interacting with traditional feeds. The app features close integration with social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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Lone survivor is a great psychological horror / Thriller Indie Game and the best part is – its available for linux too. In the game you are Stuck in a decaying apartment block full of monsters with your own hallucinatory nightmares.  This is more ‘survival and horror’ than it is ‘survival horror’ – you awake each day get tired and must sleep, slowly wiping out the useful resources available to you, the likely danger zones, and the shortcuts between and around each.

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VAVDA Isn’t some magical video acceleration API that make video playback work great for open-source drivers. It is somewhat Limited to use with chromium HTML5 video support .

The command-line Code for enabling this video acceleration API is –enable-vaapi.

Intel’s open-source driver has supported the Video Acceleration API for a while and when it comes to Sandy Bridge and now Ivy Bridge CPUs the support is quite good and is well capable of offloading most HD content to the graphics processor, various other open-source  drivers are present that can play HD content out-of-the-box. With the latest Chrome/Chromium web-browser, VAVDA/VA-API can now be used to enhance HTML5 video or their Pepper Flash implementation.

Steel Storm 2 Game Coming For Linux

Posted: November 21, 2011 in Games
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Steel Storm 2 would be released for linux  a successor to  great  indie action shooter game Steel Storm .  But Steel Storm 2 will be a first person shooter.

Development is still early on for Steel Storm 2, but it’s now been publicly announced and there’s a teaser web-site. The teaser site reads “Steel Storm 2 is an old-school FPS in the spirit of Doom and Quake. It’s spin off in the original Steel Storm universe. Linux is served first.”

There’s also a development blog too, now particularly it is  somewhat light on content.

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Opensuse 12.1 with gnome 3.2 released

Posted: November 18, 2011 in Distros
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OpenSUSE 12.1, a brand-new version of one of  most widely used Linux distributions on the market, has been released: Official note – “Time to present to you openSUSE 12.1. This release represents more than eight months of work by our international community and brings you the best free software has to offer. Awesome improvements include the latest GNOME 3.2 desktop as well as the newest from KDE, Xfce and LXDE; your own Cloud made easy with mirall; Snapper-shots of your file system. openSUSE 12.1 comes with the new GNOME Shell 3.2. We presented you with a taste of GNOME Shell on openSUSE 11.4; since then, many bugs have been squashed and numerous small improvements have made life on the Shell more comfortable.”

OpenSUSE 12.1 also supplies the long-time GNOME desktop competitor KDE 4.7, as well as Xfce and LXDE. The distro is touted for being the “first major Linux distribution” to ship both GNOME and KDE with color management tools. 

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In September last year, uTorrent Server was released for Linux and the company  promised that soon a standalone desktop client will be made available for Linux which hasn’t appeared till yet.

There has not been any word about desktop client since then. So, the folks over at TorrentFreak contacted BitTorrent and asked them about the current status of development. They were told that there are other priorities at the moment more important then Linux desktop client that possibly can be the utorrent plus project aiming for premium services for a price.

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