"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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.