AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a platform that allows the creation of web applications and run them on the desktop alongside “classic” software. The Windows and Mac OS X version of AIR has been around for a while and today, Adobe released a first alpha version for us Linux users. The software isn’t available on […]
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A job offer for Senior Engineer that recently appeared on Valve’s website lists among other things the following responsibilty: Port Windows-based games to the Linux platform. If they really mean games and not game servers this might be a major breaking point for Linux gaming and Linux on the desktop in general. Valve’s Steam platform […]
Continuing the efforts to bring their software to Linux, Google released a port of their desktop search utility. Google Desktop for Linux indexes the files on your computer which leads to almost instant search results. The software sits in the tray area and is most easily accessed by tapping the Strg key two times, which […]
The use of proprietary drivers is quite controversial in the Linux community. Some argue that they have to be included to make Linux competetive, others warn that they compromise what Linux as free software stands for in the first place. Some popular distributions, for example Fedora and openSUSE decided to boycott proprietary drivers by not […]
The Techincal Board of Ubuntu announced that Ubuntu Feisty won’t come with proprietary video drivers by default. However, there will be an easy (graphical) way for the user to enable them if he wishes to do so. This decision has been made since Feisty won’t include either Compiz or Beryl by default and therefore the […]