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Darling: Wine for OS X Applications

The latest in the "interesting, but perhaps misguided" department, Darling is a project that aims to build a WINE-like environment for running OS X applications on Linux. As with many projects that deal with reverse engineering proprietary systems, Darling faces significant challenges. However, if Darling is successful, the Linux desktop would have access to some of the best desktop applications available.

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Apache Releases OpenOffice 4.0

The great open source productivity suite settles into its new home with a new look and a little help from IBM. ...

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4 Text Editors for Linux

This is a short list of my favorite graphical text editors for Linux that can be classified as IDE (integrated development environment). Here, I give the pros and cons of working with the following:   read more...

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KDE Task Manager Gets a Lot of Attention for 4.11

KDE SC 4.11 is due for final release in little over two weeks with several interesting and exciting new features. However, according to Eike Hein, the task manager has received its share of work lately too. Hein says lots of bugs have been squashed and the codebase has been cleaned up, but the end-user may not notice it. Hein said one of the reasons for rewriting the task manager was so it could keep up with the rest of KDE as it moves towards "the QML era" or Plasma 2. That's when he said that visual and operational changes were "kept to a minimum," instead focusing on "a regression-free port, but a leaner and meaner codebase along with QML's...

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Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Now In Linux Beta

The Linux beta of the Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition game is now available via Steam...

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