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Portal Confirmed on Steam for Linux

Portal, an innovative single player game developed and published by Valve, will arrive on Steam for Linux, soon. Portal was first released back in 2007, along with Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2. Little did Valve knew that Portal will become one of their most successful titles. According to Valve, the game is designed to change the way players approach, ... Read More »

Linux Kernel 3.0.76 LTS Released into the Wild

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.0.76 LTS. This is a very small update for the 3.0.x branch of Linux kernel, with just a handful of commits and changes. “This is the start of the stable review cycle for the 3.0.76 release. There are 30 patches in this series, all will be posted as a ... Read More »

New Steam for Linux Beta Client Fixes Friends Status Problems

Valve has launched yet another Beta version for its Steam for Linux client, this time with just a few minor fixes and improvements. After a development version garners sufficient changes, Valve promotes that version to stable. The work for the next beta starts almost immediately. Highlights of the latest Steam for Linux update: • Friends will now show an icon ... Read More »

A Drooling Attack Over the BeagleBone Black

There’s been no shortage of gloom and doom here in the Linux blogosphere lately, what with Fuduntu’s demise, a fresh round of anti-FOSS FUD, and even criticisms of Linux distros’ girth. So it was with particular joy that Linux bloggers received the news about the all-new BeagleBone Black. “BeagleBoard.org on April 23 will officially announce a faster 1GHz version of ... Read More »

How to install Pepper Flash for Chromium Web browser on Ubuntu GNU/Linux

This repository provides the pepflashplugin-installer package, which will download and install the newer “Pepper” (PPAPI) version of the Adobe Flash Player plugin for use with the Chromium Web browser on Ubuntu GNU/Linux. The package is similar to Ubuntu’s official flashplugin-installer in that it does not include the plugin itself, but instead downloads the plugin and installs it automatically. (Specifically, it ... Read More »