Archive for November, 2011

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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Oracle Solaris 11 Is Finally Out !!!!

Posted: November 11, 2011 in Distros

 

It’s been seven years since the release of Solaris 10, and about one year later than originally slated, but Oracle officially released Solaris 11 today.

Oracle Solaris 11 is here and Oracle has proclaimed it to be the “First Cloud OS” and also the “first fully virtualized operating system.”

Oracle also is pushing the Solaris Zones, ZFS, and security features of Solaris 11 with this being the first major Solaris release since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems.

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Backup Repository programs with APTonCD

Posted: November 11, 2011 in Apps

 

Many times when we reinstall our favorite  OS, we complain about downloading your favorite programs again that are downloaded via Apt repos. Oh man, that’s heavy ! To avoid such situations , there is an app for you called ApTonCd which creates a backup for all your favourite apps. Unfortunately , it is only available for debain based distros, still it is better than nothing.

Installation -Open terminal and type – sudo aptitude install aptoncd     or visit their download page for .deb packages.

The first screen you will get –

 

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Following the recent release of Fedora 16, the Fedora Project has announced the launch of its new Ask Fedora community knowledge base and support forums. Fedora’s Rahul Sundaram said that “The goal of Ask Fedora is to be the best place for community support in Fedora and integrate tightly with the rest of the Fedora infrastructure”. It basically like askubuntu.com which provides answers to all users on their queries..

The new site which allows community members to ask and answer other users’ questions related to Fedora. Before Ask Fedora, the three primary resources for users were the project’s IRC channel (#fedora in irc.freenode.net), the mailing lists and FedoraForum.

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Its Firefox’s 7th Birthday

Posted: November 10, 2011 in Apps, Open Source News
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To help celebrate Firefox’s 7th Birthday, Mozilla has adopted Firefox (aka red panda) cubs at Knoxville Zoo – they can be seen on a live video stream at Firefox Live. The adoption is Mozilla’s attempt to help raise awareness of the species and their endangered status.

The Mozilla Firefox project was created as a branch from the Mozilla Netscape project or rather rose from its ashes by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross, who released Firefox 1.0 in November 2004. They felt that the Mozilla suite was too bloated and wanted to create something that could be a stand-alone browser.

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