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Witcher 2 for Linux

2014-05-28T22:24:30Z

"The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition" is now available on Steam for Linux. This is a popular RPG (role playing game), where you play a monster slayer, in a fantastic world involving kingdoms, armies, castles, assassinations and intriguing story lines. The Witcher 2 features amazing graphics and highly realistic animation. For more information see the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings page on Steam.

Witcher 2 for Linux originally appeared on About.com Focus on Linux on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 22:24:30.

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Perl 5.20 Released

2014-05-28T22:23:17Z

The scripting language Perl has been updated to version 5.20. Perl is widely used for small and large scripting and programming projects. Perl uses C style syntax and was inspired by tools like sed, awk, and sh. One of it's key features is a powerful regular expression pattern matching function.
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Perl 5.20 Released originally appeared on About.com Focus on Linux on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 22:23:17.

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Expect-lite Version 4.7.0

2014-05-28T22:17:17Z

Based on the powerfull Exect automation tool, Expect-lite provides an easy to use interface to the underlying functionality of Expect. One of key aspects of Expect is the ability to automate interactive sessions, such as logging into a remote computer and performing tasks that require interactive user input.
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Expect-lite Version 4.7.0 originally appeared on About.com Focus on Linux on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 22:17:17.

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OpenELEC 4.0

2014-05-21T14:39:17Z

Developers have released version 4.0 of the OpenELEC Linux distro that is specifically designed for run the XBMC media player. Compared to alternative solutions, OpenELEC is quick and easy to setup and consumes little resources. With a footprint of 100MB it installs instantly and boots up in about 20 seconds.
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OpenELEC 4.0 originally appeared on About.com Focus on Linux on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 14:39:17.

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Linux Mint 17 RC

2014-05-21T14:37:47Z

Version 17 of the popular distro Linux Mint is expected by the end of the month. Release candidates are already available for download for the Cinnamon and MATE desktop versions.
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Linux Mint 17 RC originally appeared on About.com Focus on Linux on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 14:37:47.

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Windows-Linux Connectivity using PuTTY

2014-05-21T14:35:04Z

One of the most popular utilities for connecting to Linux servers from computers running a Microsoft Windows operating system is the open source program PuTTY. It works great as remote terminal for text-based interaction, but is also frequently used to set up SSH connections for supporting remote graphical displays and remote desktop systems. Read more...

Windows-Linux Connectivity using PuTTY originally appeared on About.com Focus on Linux on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 14:35:04.

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OpenOffice 4.1

2014-05-14T18:10:21Z

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the release of OpenOffice Version 4.1. Highlights of this update include a function for annotating text segments, support for iAccessible2, the ability to edit input fields in place, and improved cropping of graphics objects.
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OpenOffice 4.1 originally appeared on About.com Focus on Linux on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 18:10:21.

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Open Unreal Tournament

2014-05-14T18:08:58Z

The game developer Epic Games is launching a re-birth of the classic FPS (first person shooter) Unreal Tournament. The plan is to develop the game as open source, encouraging everybody to participate.

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Open Unreal Tournament originally appeared on About.com Focus on Linux on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 18:08:58.

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Memory Stored Files in Linux

2014-05-14T18:03:35Z

Say you have a large file that is frequently read, for example by a web server, and you would like to speed up this process by keeping the file in memory instead of reading it from disk every time. This is very simple to do in Linux: just copy the file to /dev/shm.

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Memory Stored Files in Linux originally appeared on About.com Focus on Linux on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 18:03:35.

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New Android Developer Tool

2014-05-07T14:35:16Z

The Android Developer Tools plugin for Eclipse has been the main IDE used by developers to write software for the Android operating system. Most smart phones run a version of Android. Now an alternative to the Eclipse based tool has emerged.
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New Android Developer Tool originally appeared on About.com Focus on Linux on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 14:35:16.

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