It should come as no surprise that we at Hackaday love Linux above all others (that should start a nice little flamewar on the internal email list). If you still haven’t given it a whirl yet, don’t fear. Everyone starts from scratch at some point. Show More Summary
It was a fairly slow news day today in Linuxville. Nevertheless, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols explains why 2014 "was the best of years, it was the worst of years." Gary Newell asks if the Debian-fork Devuan is a good idea and Serdar Yegulalp looks at the competing live kernel patchers and Fedora 21 is reviewed again, twice. Show More Summary
Today in Linux news, Jack Wallen says Linux ain't bloated. For those still wanting something light anyway, Jim Lynch reviews Linux Lite 2.2. The Devuan project has announced some updates and Tom Taulli looks at the pros and cons of Red Hat stock. Show More Summary
Today in Linux news the Mageia project announced another delay in version 5 Beta 2. The Linux Voice is running a Linux quiz for Christmas and Gary Newell offers up his list of the seven best alternative Linux distributions of the year. Show More Summary
We're still working hard on porting to Mac, Linux, Wii U and others. Full update here
It’s been a while since Mac OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” has been released into the wild, so we have a pretty good idea of how it performs. Mac OS X is also sometimes used as the poster child for a clean and elegant interface (most of the time, anyways). Show More Summary
Cities: Skylines could be for SimCity fans what Endless Legend is for Civ fans, with welcome additions such as city policies and districts, taxation and modding tools. Drops Q1 2015 for Windows, Mac and Linux via Steam.
Dear Lifehacker,I'm ready to take the plunge and build my own home server, but I'm not sure which route I should take. I've seen guides for FreeNAS, Amahi, and even regular ol' desktop Linux, but which should I use? Does it even matter? Read more...
The first security vulnerability Michael Murray ever reported to Bugtraq was memorable in the way he found it. Back in 2000, the former security researcher discovered a flaw in a function in the Linux kernel after banging his hand on the keyboard in frustration when he couldn’t get his telnet session to disconnect: Striking random Continue reading ?
Today in Linux news, the Mint project announced the release candidate for 17.1 KDE. In other news the Mageia project donates 250€ to GCompris and TheStreet says Red Hat stock is poised to become "red hot" in 2015. LinuxQuestions.org announced their 2014 Members Choice Awards today and Bruce Byfield has some tips for KDE users. Show More Summary
X-Plane is the premier flight simulator for Mac, Windows and Linux computers as well as iOS. It's accurate enough to have received FAA certification for some phases of flight training, and TUAW editor Steve Sande even mentioned seeing airline pilots...
I was under the assumption that Sportsfriends was on Steam already and had been for a long time, but it's not -- hardware issues have slowed the Windows/Mac/Linux release until now. The four-in-one local multiplayer game hits Steam and...Show More Summary
The latest version of BestCrypt Container Encryption lets users secure files on Windows, Mac and Linux.
An upcoming 16-bit style RPG from Zeboyd Games, featuring 11 playable characters, a unique charge-based battle system and a great soundtrack. Drops on Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PS4 & PS Vita (Crossbuy). More here.
Open-source platform Docker and its contributing community makes Linux container technology more accessible through simpler, more-powerful tools.
Mozilla added the new tracking protection feature to Firefox Nightly for Windows, Linux and Mac systems in November 2014. The feature uses block lists of domains and sites that are known to track users. When enabled, communication is blocked to those servers on the Internet to improve user privacy. Show More Summary
Canonical Ltd., the maker of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has just made its snappy Ubuntu Core operating system, designed for running Docker containers, available on Google’s Compute Engine. Ubuntu Core is a newly released, stripped down version of the original … Continue reading ?
Today in Linux news are several reviews of the events of 2014. Elsewhere Linux.conf.au lost its hashtag to an adult entertainment awards and another Linux security flaw is making the news rounds. KDE 3-clone Trinity desktop saw a new release and Bruce Byfield asks why the number of Linux distributions are declining. Show More Summary
I kept seeing NEO Scavenger pop up Twitter yesterday, and now I know why: it's just come out of early access and is now available on Steam and GOG.com for $14.99 (Windows/Mac/Linux). This is a turn-based survival game, and an especially harsh one at that. Show More Summary
PlayStation Move-enabled game only on Mac and Linux for now, will be open sourced.