Red Eclipse is a cross-platform, open source first-person shooter game that supports both single (against bots) and multi-player modes. The game runs on the Cube Engine 2 and it's very flexible, allowing players to extend the existing game modes (Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, etc.) with "mutators", changing how the game is played.
The latest iteration of the popular GNOME desktop, version 3.8, sees release today – but what are notable changes and improvements should you be looking out for?
Here’s a list of our 10 favourite changes – in no specific order – new to this release.
Leap Motion is a company developing advanced motion sensing technology for human–computer interaction.
Jolidrive, a dashboard for managing various online accounts including Dropbox and Google Drive, has added support for Ubuntu One.
When is Microsoft Office not Microsoft Office? When it’s actually a faithfully-crafted imitation, of course!
WPS Office, built by Chinese development group Kingsoft, claims to be the leading free office suite in China. And with such a familiar looking interface that’s not a difficult notion to swallow.
Three applications make up the suite:
Ubuntu Kylin, the newly-sired Chinese edition of Ubuntu, is already starting to mould its own identity.
The Norwegian military use Ubuntu – and that’s a fact.
In an article on Norway’s cyber defence effort over on Norwegian IT site digi.no, Ubuntu’s Unity desktop is clearly visible in one of the accompanying photos.
So much for people not using it!
Fingerprint readers, whether for legitimate security reasons or just as a nifty feature that lets you feel vaguely James Bond-ish, have checkered support under Linux. However there is always a solution.
Yeah that's right, Ubuntu 12.10 is now upgradable to latest Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" release. And Ubuntu 13.04 is pretty stable for a beta-quality OS, though I still won't/can't recommend it for production machines. I have been using it in my netbook from the early alpha releases and it has come together pretty nicely.
Have trouble with fullscreen gaming on Linux? Try FSGamer for Linux. FSGamer is an opensource utility that runs games in its own X server, which can improve the speed, reduce annoying interruptions, and make switching between fullscreen games and your desktop easy and reliable.
Cairo Dock (Glx Dock) is a launcher / task manager that comes with a huge list of applets and configuration options.
It can be used with any desktop environment / shell, so it works with GNOME Shell, Unity, Xfce, KDE and so on. There's also a stand-alone Cairo Dock session - select "Cairo Dock" from the login menu to use it.
Raring testers expecting to find Ubuntu’s new ‘Smart Scopes’ feature landing on their desktops today (March 25th) will be disappointed – it’s arrival
Xnoise is a media player for GTK+ with an intuitive user interface, great speed and lots of features.
Xnoise allows listening to music and playing video in a very intuitive way: You can easily search the library and drag each artist, album or title to the tracklist (to any position in any order).
Ubuntu’s goal to run one OS across multiple devices is forward thinking – so much so that it seems other operating systems are now keen to get in on the act.
Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu have announced that they will be officially affiliated with the Chinese government to bring a new Ubuntu based OS to the Chinese population.
Take a typical tower defence format, throw in some home-made visuals, and add a bevvy of BB pellets. What do you get? You get a stonker of a game, that’s what!
Unity has serious performance issues. Improvements are slowly starting to trickle in, but even then, the current state of affairs leaves a lot to be desired.
The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. The Raring Ringtail Beta 1 Release of Ubuntu 13.04 give you a preview of the next version of Ubuntu.
Plasma Media Center 1.0 just got released. In case you're wondering, Plasma Media Center (PMC) is aimed towards a unified media experience on PCs, Tablets, Netbooks, TVs and any other device that is capable of running KDE software. Built on Plasma and KDE technologies, PMC is expected to become the XBMC of KDE. Plasma Media Center is still in its very early stages of development.