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LibreOffice Updates, Doesn't Look Like Crap Anymore

Windows/Mac/Linux: LibreOffice, has always been powerful enough to stand up against Microsoft Office, but it's also been a bit ugly and clunky to use. Today, they rolled out an update the overhauls the UI and makes it a lot more useable. Read more...

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy remastered for Steam, iOS

The "definitive version" of Quantic Dream's Indigo Prophecy is now available on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam as well as iOS. Crafted by porting specialist Aspyr Media, the updated version of the "supernatural murder mystery game" goes by the name Fahr...

Chess Program Coded In 487 Bytes

A new chess program takes up just 487 bytes. It appears to beat a record set on the ZX81 more than three decades ago. BootChess can run on Windows, OS X or Linux systems. It’s a text only game, using a grid with letters to denote pieces and periods to denote empty squares. It appears […] The post Chess Program Coded In 487 Bytes appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Silence is coming to adventure game, not the lack of sound

Adventure game developer Daedalic's latest effort is getting all gussied up and 3D looking. Silence: The Whispered World 2, sequel to 2010's The Whispered World is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux early 2015 and was recently announced for...Show More Summary

How A Linux "Ghost" Spooked The Security World

A vulnerability in a widely used component of many Linux distributions could allow remote attackers to take control of a system. Researchers at Qualys have dubbed it Ghost since it can be triggered by the "gethost" functions in Linux. Show More Summary

Severe “Ghost” flaw leaves Linux systems vulnerable to takeover

yesterdayTechnology : GigaOM

A very serious vulnerability in a key Linux library could let attackers take complete control of systems, such as servers, that are based on the open-source operating system. Those running Linux

New Linux Bug Could Cause "a Lot of Collateral Damage on the Internet"

Linux users around the world are scrambling to update their operating systems, as a new flaw known as GHOST has been shown to have the potential to cause "a lot of collateral damage on the Internet." Read more...

New GHOST Scaring Linux Users

The top story today is the news that a major security vulnerability has existed in glibc (C libraries) since version 2.2. In other news, Charles H. Schulz previews LibreOffice 4.4 and Bruce Byfield looks at the state of Linux desktops. Show More Summary

GHOST Flaw Spooks Web Servers Worldwide

A previously overlooked flaw in Linux opens up Web and mail servers -- and even Linux desktops -- to remote attack.

Meet Vivaldi, a new browser from the former CEO of Opera

Hot on the heels of Microsoft announcing its newest browser, Project Spartan, we’ve got another brand new contender in the browser wars: Vivaldi. The new browser, which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, is still in its early days, but offers a number of features that loyal Opera users may remember. Show More Summary

Windows 10 versus Linux

Windows 10 seemed to dominate the headlines today, even in many Linux circles. Leading the pack is Brian Fagioli at saying Windows 10 is ringing the death knell for Linux desktops. Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 will be free for loyal Windows users and Steven J. Show More Summary

Linux chaps want to recycle your mobe as a supercomputer

Slot your old smartphone into this chassis and let penguins pick its brains A Finnish group of phone developers, hoping to get the world interested in modular smartphones, has proposed a nifty idea for re-using their phone motherboards: turn them into clusters.…

Gravity Ghost swirls through Steam's solar system today

Ivy Games' Gravity Ghost is on Steam today for PC, Mac and Linux for $15, a reasonable price for a trip through the stars. Plus, it's two-for-one, forever - pay $15 on Steam, get two game codes. "Why?" Gravity Ghost Designer Erin Robinson asks in an...

?Ubuntu wants to be the OS for the Internet of Things

Mea culpa! When I first saw that Canonical was coming out with its own combination of Docker containers and a lightweight Linux distribution in Ubuntu Core, I presumed it was a pure server play. I was wrong. Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s...Show More Summary

Using the IBM Power Development Cloud for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Beta Application Testing

by Angela Guess Bob Dick of IBM reports, “Excitement continues to build around Linux on IBM Power Systems from the first Scale-out POWER8 processor-based systems shipped in mid-2014 to the Enterprise POWER8 processor-based systems which began shipping in 4Q2014 and includes the Integrated Facility for Linux support. Show More Summary

Zenwalk and Chakra Reviews, Another 32-Bit Voice

Today in Linux news, Jack Germain has a review of Zenwalk and tries to review Chakra. With the pro-32 bit architecture folks seemingly winning the argument, Bruce Byfield weights in saying what's surprising is that it's taken so long to deprecate. Show More Summary

MediaFire Launches Open Source Toolkit for Linux

MediaFire, a popular cloud storage service, has launched its first open source toolkit for Linux.

Hoogland Expounds and Ticking off Linus

Monday I speculated that Bodhi Linux founder Jeff Hoogland's change of heart was possibly due to reminiscing with Christine Hall in her interview. Well, today Hall spoke with Hoogland again to find out. In other news, Phil Johnson has...Show More Summary

Devolver to release turn-based action-stealth platformer Ronin

Hotline Miami and Shadow Warrior publisher Devolver Digital has announced that it will be publishing a turn-based action-stealth platformer called Ronin. Due on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam later this year, Ronin looks like a mix of Transistor's turn-based action with Gunpoint's stealth, aesthetic and jumping mechanic. Show More Summary

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