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OmniSharp - Making cross-platform .NET a reality, and a pleasure

In case you missed it, make sure to read Announcing.NET 2015 -.NET as Open Source,.NET on Mac and Linux, and Visual Studio Community because there's been some big stuff going on. Here's the summary of the.NET 2015 Wave of awesomeness. Show More Summary

5 Distros, 11 Tools, 800 Games, and 32 Bits

Today in Linux news, Swapnil Bhartiya features five distributions you might like. OMG!Ubuntu! found eleven utilities to beef up your Ubuntu experience and Steam now has over 800 Linux games. Larry Cafiero says he's "a 32-bit guy in a 64-bit world" and Docker users are urged to upgrade due to new found vulnerability. Show More Summary

Four short links: 26 November 2014

Metastable Failure State (Facebook) — very nice story about working together to discover the cause of one of those persistently weird problems. Bandit — static security analysis of Python code. Quantum OS — Linux desktop based on Google’s Material Design. …

7 Steps To Install And Optimize Minecraft For Linux

Minecraft is arguably one of the most popular, truly-cross-platform games out there, so it’s common for Linux users to own a copy of the game. While it usually runs well on most systems, it does still suffer from performance issues from time to time. Show More Summary

3rd Party Driver Support to Allow Wii U Gamecube Adapter to Work on PC's On the Way

While there have been Gamecube to USB adapters around for a while, it seems someone going by the name of "Toadking" has managed to get his Wii U Gamecube Controller adapter to work on Linux & saying that PC & Mac support isn't far off either. Show More Summary

Mint's the Best, Less Malware, and Debian vs Ubuntu

The Register's Scott Gilbertson today said that Linux Mint 17.1 was the best distribution "hands down." Elsewhere, Bruce Byfield compares and contrasts Debian and Ubuntu to see which is right for you and Lucian Constantin reports on a new vulnerability found in less programs. Show More Summary

Combat-free MMO Wander coming to PS4

Wander is an unconventional, combat-less MMO that's currently in beta on PC and Linux and planned to reach PS4 in March 2015, as announced on the PlayStation Blog. Rather than the common hunt for loot and quests, Wander focuses on unguided...

Writing a XAML application for X11 with massive data binding and zero code

Currently none of the big Linux/Unix (X11) GUI application frameworks (GTK+, KDE) support XAML based application development. The Moonlight project (including XAML support) was abandoned on May 29, 2012. This article reviews a XAML based application utilizing massive data binding with zero code.

Wake Up Lil SUSE, Minty Goodness, and Caine Mutiny

Today in Linux news Simon Phipps discusses what the merger completion means for SUSE and reviews openSUSE 13.2. Linux Mint 17.1 update was released a couple of days ago and Chris Hoffman and Craciun Dan cover what's new. Show More Summary

Securing Your Passwords: Chromebook

In previous blog entries, I've shared how much I appreciate the wonderful work the free, open source password protection/tracking solution community has done for Keepass. I literally work on Android, GNU/Linux, iOS, and Mac every day...Show More Summary

Build a Tiny Computer Hacking Tool with a Raspberry Pi

Kali is a great tool for testing the security of your network and the operating system works on just about everything that can run Linux. That includes the Raspberry Pi. What's even better is a new distribution that brings along support for a touchscreen. Read more...

Free as in Beer, SUSE News, and 7 Years Uptime

Today in Linux news Jack Germain reviewed Makulu Cinnamon Debian and said it can give Linux Mint Cinnamon some competition. Bruce Byfield said free as in beer has slowed the adoption of Open Source software. The SUSE parent company Attachmate and Micro Focus merger is now complete and Sam Varghese has several interviews from SUSECon today. Show More Summary

Another Debite Quits, Scientific Linux Flop, Mageia 3 EOL

Another day brings another Debian resignation. In other news, Mageia 3 is reaching its end-of-life and The Var Guy has some highlights from SUSECon. says Scientific Linux 7 is "poorly executed" and Mozilla says losing Google partnership promotes choice and innovation. Show More Summary

MMO dev: Steam Greenlight still 'a big black box' for indies

Fairytale Distillery is an independent studio based in Munich, Germany, with four full-time developers and a handful of freelancers who help out as needed - and they're all making an MMO for PC, Mac and Linux called Das Tal. It's not as massive as...

Fans cram Jolla's wallet to fund Sailfish OS tablet – an iPad Mini killer?

Ex-Nokia engineers drown in cash for MeeGo-ish Linux slab Upstart mobile device maker Jolla announced plans to produce a tablet via a crowdfunding campaign on Wednesday, and within mere hours, its fans had pledged well over the asked-for amount.…

Chrome 40 beta arrives with revamped bookmarks manager, removes SSL 3.0 completely

Less than a day after releasing the stable version of Chrome 39, Google has announced Chrome 40 beta for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Details are still scarce on everything included in this new release, but we do know it features a revamped bookmark manager and removes SSL 3.0 support completely. Google says the revamped bookmarks […]

SUSE steps into the software-defined storage space

Enterprise Linux vendor SUSE LLC has burst onto the software-defined storage scene with a major new release at this year’s SuseCon conference in Orlando, Florida. SUSE introduced a new solution called SUSE Storage. Currently in beta, it’s described as a … Continue reading ?

Pigs Flying, Popular Licenses, and LibreOffice 4.3.4

Jon maddog Hall today said that it'd be "when pigs fly" when Microsoft really embraces Open Source. In other news, Rob Zwetsloot is back with Part 2 of his top 10 Linux desktops and Jim Lynch reviewed Trisquel 7.0. LibreOffice 4.3.4 was released and Stephen O'Grady looks at the most popular Open Source licenses. Show More Summary

Chrome 39 launches with 64-bit version for Mac OS X and new developer features

Google today released Chrome 39 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can update to the latest release now using the browser’s built-in silent updater, or download it directly from The biggest addition in this release is 64-bit support for OS X, which first arrived in Chrome 38 beta. Unlike on Windows where 32-bit and […]

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