Saints Row IV and Saints Row: Gat out of Hell Have Just Landed on Linux

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Saints Row IV and Saints Row: Gat out of Hell are two games developed by Volition and published by Deep Silver that have just landed on SteamOS.

Not all of the Linux plans for games are made public, and the same can be said about Saints Row IV and Saints Row: Gat out of Hell. Deep Silver is now working on bringing some of the games in its catalog to the Linux platform, and these latest additions are not the last ones.

The developers of the Saints Row series, Volition, wa… (read more)

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Possible Linux Support for Elite Dangerous Indicated in Job Posting

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Elite Dangerous is currently available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Xbox One, but there are a lot of users out there that would want to see the game on Linux as well. It turns out that the developers might be working on something.

Elite Dangerous is an online space simulator that promises users access to the entire Milky Way. It’s difficult to put it in a specific category, but it could very well be a single player experience and an MMO. The fact that it’s on Mac OS X means t… (read more)

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Steam Controller Responsiveness Further Improved with New Steam Beta Client Update

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Valve is on fire and has released a new update for the Steam Beta client, continuing to fix some issues with the Steam controller and with the In-Home Streaming function.

Valve released three major updates for the Steam client in that past few days. They brought some new features to the Steam controller, but it’s easy to see why that is happening. The controller is now in the users’ hands, and they are providing a lot more feedback than the regular testers.

Also, the Ste… (read more)

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Firefox Gets Netflix HTML5 Support with Adobe Primetime Only for Windows

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

It seems like Mozilla is trying its hardest to alienate some of its users and has decided to provide Netflix HTML5 video support for the Windows platform only.

Mozilla has been criticized before for the lack of HTML5 video support in Firefox, and that is painfully obvious when trying to watch services like Netflix, which have dropped the use of Flash for their content. Until recently, Linux users could use the NPAPI plugins, but those are getting deprecated.

Don’t worry,… (read more)

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Jolla and the Linux-Based Sailfish OS Survive Financial Problems

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Finish company Jolla has managed to remain in business after a successful financing round, giving hopes to the users that we might yet see new Jolla products in the future.

Jolla is a company formed by people who used to work for Nokia, and they had a dream of building mobile devices powered by a Linux-powered operating system. That OS is named Sailfish, and it gathered quite a following.

There is a need for new operating systems and for a change in the current parad… (read more)

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Calibre eBook Editor and Converter Gets Feature to Export All Data for New Install

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Calibre eBook reader and editor has been upgraded today and it looks like this is the last release for this year. It’s not a major update, but it does come with a very important feature.

The Calibre developer hasn’t updated the application in a while and we didn’t think that he was going to release a new update in 2015, but it seems that he was just working on an important new feature. It’s something that’s been requested a lot and it looks like it’s finally here.

Pe… (read more)

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Solus 1.0 Linux Launches on the First Day of Christmas with AMDGPU Driver Support

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Josh Strobl from the Solus Project had the enormous pleasure of informing the world about the official release date for the Solus 1.0 Linux kernel-based computer operating system on December 25, 2015.

The development of Solus 1.0 started at the end of 2014, when the first Alpha builds were being distributed to a limited number of people for testing purposes, under the name Evolve OS. A year has passed and Solus 1.0 will finally see the light of day after three Beta builds a… (read more)

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SparkyLinux 4.2 Is Based on Debian 9 “Stretch”, Adds Enlightenment 0.20 and LXQt 0.10

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Earlier today, December 21, the developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux computer operating system had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of SparkyLinux 4.2.

Being based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” (Testing) software repositories, with which it is fully compatible, SparkyLinux 4.2 is the second installment in the 4.x series, bringing a huge number of changes, which include software updates and under-the-hood… (read more)

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Super Mario Bros. Clone SuperTux Gets New Major Release After 10 Years in the Making

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Max Teufel had the great pleasure of announcing this past weekend the immediate availability for download of a new major update for his awesome SuperTux arcade/adventure game, a clone of Super Mario Bros. featuring Tux the penguin, for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.

SuperTux 0.4.0 is here after more than ten years in development, bringing a great number of improvements and bugfixes, such as a completely rewritten game engine that has been based on the Op… (read more)

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FFmpeg 2.8.4 “Feynman” Out Now for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On December 20, 2015, the development team behind the leading multimedia framework for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, announced the availability of the fourth maintenance release for FFmpeg 2.8.

According to the brief release notes, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, the FFmpeg 2.8.4 release is now the most advanced, stable FFmpeg version from the 2.8 “Feynman” series, bringing updates to various core components, incl… (read more)

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