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Mint 17.1 with Cinnamon 2.4 Looks Beautiful [Overview, Screenshots, What's New]

The next Linux Mint Cinnamon edition is knocking on the door and a Release Candidate was put out yesterday. This release will bear the version number 17.1, and it is codenamed “Rebecca”. In this overview I will look at the release candidate for Mint 17.1, focusing on the main new features in Cinnamon, which ships the latest bleeding edge version in Rebecca, and will accompany it with screenshots for the desktop and the new changes that went into it.

 

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This War of Mine Now on Steam

This War of Mine is a different kind of war game, where you take command of a group of civilians struggling to survive in a besieged city. The uniqueness of the game comes from the fact that rather controlling military soldiers, you will embark on protecting and keeping alive civilians in a time of war.

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Urban Terror 4.2.021 Updates the HUD, Many Bug Fixes and Enhancements

The latest update for Urban Terror brings an updated HUD (Heads Up Display), open-sourced menu files and a big number of bug fixes.

 

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Ctalk Adds FreeType 2 Font Support, Richer Language Semantics

The latest release of Ctalk supports TrueType and Type1 fonts on Linux and UNIX systems by adding the X11FreeTypeFont class and library support for libXft.  The language also supports method overloading based on the number of parameters, and adds internal improvements that greatly simplify the handling of objects in Collection classes like List and AssociativeArray class.  In addition, Ctalk now contains C-like support for Object references, and the semantics of nearly all C operators operators are customizable in the class library, which allows programs and classes to extend the operators and define application-specific language semantics.

The latest Ctalk source code release is downloadable at
http://sf.net/projects/ctalk/files/ctalk-0.0.55-2014-10-11.tar.gz.

If you would like to receive announcements of Ctalk releases by e-mail, you can subscribe to the ctalk-announce mailing list.  For information, look at the list information page at
https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/ctalk-announce/.a

 

Okular Overview - The KDE Universal Document Viewer

Okular is the KDE document viewer with support for a wide range of formats, different view modes and various viewing and selection tools. Okular can be used to open basically any type of document, from PDFs to mobile formats, text or CHM files.

 

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Wine 1.7.31 Released with 51 Bug Fixes, New Gecko Version, DirectWrite and Direct2D Improvements

The latest Wine development release, 1.7.31, ships with numerous bug fixes, support for a new version of the Gecko web engine based on Firefox 34, support for the Visual Studio 2013 C/C++ runtimes, support for more font metrics in DirectWrite, Direct2D improvements. An impressive 51 bug fixes also found way into this release.

 

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Mount & Blade: Warband 75% Off During This Steam Weekend Deal

Mount & Blade is a 3D role-playing game taking place in medieval times, in which you will carry battles, lead armies, expand and conquer, and eventually claim the throne of Calradia. The game is available on Steam with a 75% discount throughout this weekend.

 

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How to find the exact memory usage of your App on Linux

 

Linux memory management has always intrigued me. While learning Linux, many concepts are confusing at first, but after a lot of reading, googling, understanding and determination, I learned that the kernel is not only efficient at memory
management but also on par with artificial intelligence in making memory distribution decisions..

This post will hopefully show you how to troubleshoot or at least find out the
amount of memory used by Linux and an application running on it. If you have any
doubts, do let me know by commenting. 

 

http://techarena51.com/index.php/linux-memory-usage/

 

Space Hulk and MASSIVE CHALICE Now Available On Steam

Space Hulk Ascension Edition is a 3D turn-based strategy game for single-player based on the classic board game released in 1989. The game shipped on Steam yesterday, and provides great improvements over the classic version on which it is based.

 

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Open Source Graduate Cash Prize Award 2015 Open for Innovative Students

In 2008, Univention decided to create an annual prize to encourage students from a wide range of backgrounds to investigate a variety of aspects of open source software. Since then, submissions have been received from students of information technology, the humanities and social sciences.

“We are delighted to open up entries to the Univention Graduate Prize competition and we celebrate young programmers from around the world whose talent advances the development of open source software,”said Peter Ganten, CEO of Univention.

The winner of the Univention Graduate Prize receives $ 2,500 in prize money, second place receives $ 1,250 and third place wins $ 750. The prize winners are selected by an independent jury comprised of renowned open source experts.

Masters, and Bachelor graduates can submit university dissertations via e-mail to absolventenpreis(at)univention.de until March 22, 2015.

Visit Univention Graduate Prize 2015 for further information and submit your dissertation!

 

Cloud Computing Security and Privacy: A Detailed Technical Analysis

Cloud computing is recognized as the most discussed topic in the IT industry while some people say it’s a game-changing technology. It mostly focuses on maximizing the efficiency of shared computing resources. It has completely changed the way of application usage. Application were running on personal computers before but cloud has made them available over Internet along with storage capacities and excellent computing power. Centralized data processing tasks, storages and access are the major features of cloud based infrastructure. While we have many potential benefits using cloud computing, we must take strong measures to protect the privacy and security. One must take serious considerations before moving their information to the cloud.

 

Security is the fact that implementation team should think first and act accordingly, particularly in cloud computing systems. These security goals are usually addressed for some specific event in the framework of the requirement definition and are part of the non-functional requirements to be met by the cloud vendor as well as by the cloud infrastrastructure itself. While planning for the security, three most important protection goals come in mind – confidentiality, integrity, authenticity.  Our practices must evolve around these three facts while the implementation of security resources to our cloud.

 

Privacy is also an important matter. If a client has the ability to login from any location to access data and applications, privacy compromising can be very much possible . Cloud computing companies must have clear roadmap to protect client privacy. There can be various ways to accomplish this. One way is to use strong authentication techniques such as complex usernames and passwords. Another is to implement an authorization format -- each user can access only their respective data and limited to that only.


Steps to address risks and challenges:

 

  • We must take care of Vendor’s transparency and distinct service level agreement

  • We must check if our possible vendor has adequate practices for privacy and confidentiality of personal, sensitive, or regulated data and information

  • Our hosting provider is legally and regulatory compliance

  • The possible hosting provider follows standard cyber security policies and support for incident forensics

  • If our hosting provider has the efficient records preservation, access, and management

  • Standard service availability and reliability

 

If we must get satisfactory answers for above questions in order to sign up for any cloud services. This will help us to make our cloud experience more result oriented. We will be successfully able to meet our goals that we set for cloud.

 

For more details: http://www.thesagenext.com

 
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