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Linux 2.6.33-rc3 Releasedview story

http://www.linux.com – It's been quiet due to the holidays, so -rc3 is reasonably small despite being a few days over the normal one-week mark. And most of the changes are pretty trivial, although both ext4 and reiserfs had some trouble in -rc2, hopefully all fixed now. (Software)

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Installing Virtual Machines in VMWareview story

http://www.linux.com – If you've ever used or witnessed a virtual machine in action then you know how much versatility they offer. If you've never experienced a VM, then you are in for a serious treat. A virtual machine allows you to run one operating system on top of another, without effecting your main (host) machine. (Software)

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Listen: An Alternative Music Player for GNOMEview story

http://www.linux.com – There are a huge number of audio players for GNOME that strive to offer as many features as possible, with Banshee, Exaile or Rhythmbox currently being the most popular in this class of application. (Software)

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XKB2 Gets Cut Again, Maybe For X Server 1.9?view story

http://www.linux.com – The end of 2009 marked the closure of the merge window for X Server 1.8, which means that HAL removal work got in, including xorg.conf.d and udev input handling.  (Software)

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FreeCol 0.9.0view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – After several months of development,a new version of Freecol is upon us. In this turn-based strategy game based on the old game Colonization, the developers focused on the major areas of improvements: incrementally improving the AI, improving stability and updating the GUI. This release has the following improvements: AI breeds horses more effectively AI [...] (Software)

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QMC2 0.2.b13view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – A new version of QMC2, a M.A.M.E./M.E.S.S. Catalog / Launcher II, has been released. The most important changes since 0.2.b12 according to the developers are the following items: Emulator configuration widgets now use check-boxes (instead of the former combo-boxes) for all boolean settings — thanks to Bill Blake for the suggestion During a session, the item [...] (Software)

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Free RPG & RPG Maker – The Exciting Adventures Of Master Chef Ogro 2.0view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – Do you have what it takes to save the Kingdom of Ograria?  The RPG is a standalone game created on Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker and it features the adventures of Master Chef Ogro who is an expert with produce magic.   Features include puzzles, obstacles,  various magic spells, monsters and many [...] (Software)

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The Goblin and the Butterfly 1.0.0.7view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – The Goblin and the Butterfly, a free 2nd MMORPG, has hit version 1.0.0.7. This alpha version of the game now has a quest engine and the first quests are now used to gain knowledge about the game. Other new features include: #attack command, toggles attack mode Joker implemented, have fun hunting him Underworld implemented, with some ghosts New [...] (Software)

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AnandTech on Wine Gamingview story

http://www.linuxgames.com – AnandTech has posted an article examining the state of running modern Windows-native games in Linux via Wine and its derivatives: What’s the answer to the initial question, “Is Linux ready for gaming?” As you probably expected, the answer is both yes and no. If you’re looking for an out-of-box solution for running older games, Linux is [...] (Software)

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Mesa 3D 7.6.1, 7.7view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – Versions 7.6.1 and 7.7 of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, an open-source implementation of the OpenGL spec, are available; 7.6.1 is the stable bugfix release. while 7.7 is the new development build. Download: [ mesa3d.org ] (Software)

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Odamex 0.4.4view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – Version 0.4.4 of Odamex, a free software multiplayer DOOM engine source port, is now available. Changes include client/server sector desyncs improvements, dehacked support, weapon sorting issue fixes, and a coop reimplementation of spynext. Download: [ odamex.net ] (Software)

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Speed Dreams 1.4.0beta1view story

http://www.linuxgames.com – The Speed Dreams team has announced that its first release 1.4.0 is out: Speed Dreams is an open source motorsport simulator. It was forked in late 2008 from the famous open racing car simulator TORCS, in order to implement exciting new features, cars, tracks and AI opponents, to make a more enjoyable game for the player, as [...] (Software)