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GCC 4.8.1 Available for Download

GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection that includes frontends for C, C++, Fortran, Objective-C, Java, Ada, and Go, has just reached version 4.8.1. Highlights of GCC 4.8.1: • The BACKTRACE intrinsic subroutine has been added; • The -Wc-binding-type warning option has been added and can be used to warn the user is a variable might not be C interoperable; • The ... Read More »

You’re Invited to Contribute to the Future of Linux.com

With nearly 1 million  visitors a month, we aim to make Linux.com a hub of information for the Linux community and a platform for advocacy for the Linux operating system. Thank you to our readers and community members for your ongoing support of this important resource. As the Linux community grows and technology evolves, so must Linux.com. We are considering some ... Read More »

Raspberry Pi Gains Graphics Speed as Wayland Replaces X

Raspberry Pi Foundation executive director Eben Upton announced that the open source board’s recommended Linux distribution, Raspbian, will be adding support for a customized Wayland display manager. Here, Eric Brown explains the trend toward Wayland and interviews Upton about the decision to use Wayland. Read More »

FTL: Faster Than Light Receives an Overhaul on Steam for Linux

FTL: Faster Than Light, a game developed by the Subset Games studio in which the players get to experience what it is like to command a starship, has just received a major update. Faster Than Light is a “spaceship simulation rogue-like,” which has practically become a genre since the game’s release. It’s a unique title featuring a gameplay that will ... Read More »

Half-Life 2 Update Fixes Multiple Crashes

Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter developed by Valve that was released back in 2004 and it has recently been ported on the Linux platform. The patches have started to arrive. Porting a complex title such as Half-Life 2 is a very difficult task and the developers have to release a lot of updates until the game exits the Beta ... Read More »