The high-end segment of the smartphone space is dominated by Apple and Samsung. This has been the case for a good couple of years now, and most other OEMs seldom get a look in.
Apple shifted over 70 million iPhones during its last financial quarter; that is an insane number of units – even more so when you consider how much iPhones cost.
For this reason – and plenty more besides – many Android phone makers are focussing their efforts on the sub-£150 segment of the phone market. Here things are equally competitive, as tech brands constantly innovative and redefine what we consider to be a budget-friendly phone, but, importantly, there is no Apple and there’s more room to manoeuvre.
Croteam have put up a very nice blog post about all their games and it seems all of them are coming to Linux now and with Vulkan too.
Croteam is working on a "Serious Fusion 2017 update" that for ALL of their games will feature Linux/SteamOS/OSX support along with Vulkan support, among other improvements.
Croteam put out a new blog post going over their latest development work at this Croatian studio. As with most studios in 2017, VR is a big focus and they continue investing heavily in Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope, which is currently in Steam Early Access on Windows. They also confirmed that Serious Sam 4 is still happening. With their VR push, Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope “Shanti” is coming and they are also working on SSVR: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE, and The Talos Principle VR.
For nostalgic people: in its current Weekly Sale, GOG is featuring a couple of games with Linux support from the late 80's and 90's. Before someone points it out, yes, they're only a minority in a group of 20 games, but since it isn't a cumulative sale (in the sense that you won't be getting a bigger discount if you buy more games) it's worth to mention it for nostalgic players. The games are the following:
That didn't take long, ideal! XCOM 2 [Steam] for Linux has been updated to support the huge Long War 2 mod! This mod is massive, seriously massive.
'Action Half-Life 2' [Official Site] version 3, a source-based modification aimed at simulating the experience of being in an action movie has released and it now has Linux support.
It's not actually a standalone mod, so it does require some fiddling to get it to run. Here's a quick rundown of how to do it.
The source is under the GPL, but some artwork and sounds are under different licenses. You can find it on github here and license information here.
The Early Access release of Heavy Gear Assault [Steam] came and went and they had quite a number of issues with the Linux version, but they have made serious attempts to fix it.
They emailed in and spoke to me on Twitter and they confirmed Linux is a "high priority now". They also said in a public update "Supporting Linux and the Linux community is one of our top concerns.".
I've reached out for a review key, so hopefully I will be able to share some gameplay and some thoughts soon.
Veteran KDE developer Sebastian Kügler has written a blog post following the Plasma Sprint that just happened recently in Stuttgart. A few interesting details were shared.
While right now we've seen some KDE efforts around Flatpak (formerly XDG-App) and Snaps along with some in the AppImage space, KDE developers are looking to center their efforts around one next-gen packaging solution moving forward. With focusing around one app bundling solution, they hope to be able to deliver their software to more end-users directly across the distribution spectrum.
This year’s Plasma Sprint is kindly being hosted by von Affenfels, a software company in Stuttgart, Germany, focusing on mobile apps. Let me try to give you an idea of what we’re working on this week.
Softpedia was informed today, February 8, 2017, by NethServer Community Manager Alessio Fattorini about the general availability of the NethServer 7 Linux-based operating system.
Based on CentOS 7.3, NethServer 7 launches with the ability for the Linux server OS to act as a Samba 4 Active Directory controller, replacing a Microsoft Active Directory domain controller. This is possible by implementing support for native Microsoft Windows management tools like AD PowerShell and RSAT.
We were informed by Canonical a few moments ago that the UBports community initiative lead by Marius Gripsgard has sucessfully launched the Ubuntu mobile OS for Fairphone 2 devices.
The UBports project is well known among members of the Ubuntu Phone community, as they are porting Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system on a bunch of devices that are a lot more popular than what Canonical currently offers.
The big news in CrossOver 16.1 is that it now supports Quicken 2017.
As a summary, the year 2016 was a good one for Sailfish OS and full of deliveries. We launched the Aqua Fish device together with Intex Technologies in India, brought the Jolla C along with the Community Device Program for our dear community, got a major deal and partner in Russia (more about it below), and started shipping with Turing Robotics. Sailfish OS 2.0 is now fully out there and making a mark to the world.
Inside the Jolla company, we’ve been working hard to stabilize our financial situation throughout 2016. We are now a slightly smaller company than before but with the stronger-than-ever Sailfish community the results have been significant: we’ve seen many new community ports, Sailfish 64 bit has progressed nicely, and we’ve got a lot of help in translating new Sailfish OS releases. Community has also done a great effort by getting the Android 6 BSP based adaptation and newer working with Sailfish OS, which helps Sailfish OS scale more easily to newer hardware. Overall there’s been a lot of contributions to the OS. A big thanks for all our active contributors, keep it up!
This is a review of openSUSE Leap 42 for the Everyday Linux User.
Nixcraft: How do I get a list of all installed packages on server1 and install those on server2?
I'm having trouble deciding which of these I want more.. I'm a CS student and will primarily be using Linux so the idea of having it pre installed on the XPS13 would be good plus. Only thing that puts me on the fence between these two products is the XPS13 key travel is less than average and I'm not sure how I'd like that... and of course the Carbon's display is mediocre at best..
How the hell am I supposed to decide between these two great pieces of hardware?
Any suggestions?submitted by /u/finessseee
I'm looking for a laptop between $500-800. I have a desktop at home that I game on, but I'm wondering if the convenience of being able to game elsewhere is worth the extra money for a video card.
Do the drivers for the mobile gpu's work well? What would you advise? I'll be using it for programming mostly. Any suggestions?submitted by /u/Twerk4Werk
techrights: The fantasy which is building a company on a foundation of patent revenue (like a patent troll) is quickly going away