open source

Flattr: Support Your Favourite FLOSS Software!

So what's Flattr? Well, it's a social micropayment system you can use to donate money, but you can only receive as long as you also give which sounds like a very interesting concept.

Google Open Sources VP8 Video Codec, Packs It Into WebM Video Format - Already Available On YouTube

As you probably know, a Google I/O conference was held today and a lot of blogs said they will announce big things.

ScramDisk for Linux: Truly Open Source On-The-Fly-Encryption Software

Many people believe TrueCrypt is open-source but actually is not because even though the source code is available, it's development is kept secret and it isn't considered Free Software by the FSF nor Open Source by the

Build Your Own City In Real-Time Strategy Game Unknown Horizons

Unknown Horizons

FOSS Game Nexuiz Updated To Version 2.5.2

The developers of Nexuiz, a great free, open-source Windows, Linux and MacOSX game released version 2.5.2.

Blood Frontier: New Free First-Person Shooter Game [Open Source, Cross-Platform]

Blood Frontier is a free and open source single and multi-player first-person shooter game built on a complete remake of Cube Engine 2, which lends itself toward a balanced gameplay, completely at the control of map makers, while maintaining a general theme of tactics and low gravity.

VDrift, TORCS, SuperTuxKart: 3 Free, Open Source, Cross-Platform Car Racing Games

VDrift, TORCS and SuperTuxKart are 3 free, open source car racing games which run on Windows, Linux and MacOSX.

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SourceForge Community Choice Awards 2009 Winners

The winners of the fourth annual SourceForge Community Choice Awards were announced at this years OSCON.

sK1: Open Source Vector Graphics Editor Similar to CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator

sK1 is an open source vector graphics editor similar to CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand which just had it's first public release a few days ago.

First of all sK1 is oriented for "prepress ready" PostScript & PDF output.

Are the best open source software applications being used?

InfoWorld put out their 2008 Best of Open Source Software Awards (BOSSIES) and SourceForge put out their Community Choice Awards. I thought it would be interesting to see how prevalant these products were in the Open Source Census findings.

Ubuntu Tweak - Get Under the Hood With This Configuration Tool

Ubuntu Tweak is a utility created to make it easier for users to configure and change a variety of system settings. You can use it to quickly adjust settings for GNOME Panel, Compiz, and Nautilus, along with some more advanced security settings.

Ubuntu Customization Guide v2

Changes are part of Nature so as with Technology.. Though this cannot be True for Windows and Mac cause the life cycle of a single Version is too much which is not the case with Linux.. Open Source evolve at very rapid rate and with evolution comes new & special changes … Today with a hike in Linux acceptance its pretty hard for competitors to provide similar solutions at free of cost. Open Source is known for User Interaction with Operating System which cannot be done with other OS

Rockbox: an open-source portable music platform

You think portable music players are an untouchabe package ?!

If you do then think again, because the amazing Rockbox changed that ...

Why Open Source can save Information

Is information safe the way we store it nowadays ?! You might think so, but this article sheds some light on the real truth.

SUPERGUIDE: The Open Source Challenge. How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu.

In the first of this multi-part series we send in Ashton Mills to take on the challenge of using nothing but Linux and open source software... for absolutely everything. Will he find nirvana in the process, or lose all his hair in frustration? Follow him in and find out.

Two More Linux Games

Here are two more great open source Linux games that you may not have tried yet: VDrift and Secret Maryo Chronicles.

VDrift
http://vdrift.net/
DEB package available at GetDeb

VDrift is a driving simulator made with a focus on drift racing. It includes 19 tracks and 28 cars.

VDrift

Secret Maryo Chronicles
http://www.secretmaryo.org/
DEB package available at GetDeb

Secret Maryo is a platform game which recently reached version 1.0.

SMC

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