Monday, March 11, 2013

Humble Bundle V with Android Released

Humble Bundle V has been released with 6 games for Linux and Android and can be purchased in the next 10 days. The price for the bundle, as usual, sets everyone by himself.
All games can be redeemed and downloaded in Steam and Ubuntu Software Center.
This time, the following games are included in the bundle:
  • Dungeon Defenders
  • Super Hexagon
  • Beat Hazard Ultra
  • Dynamite Jack
  • Solar 2
  • NightSky HD

Ubuntu Apps Chart for February 2013

Although Steam is surely the most popular platform for purchasing games for Linux today, a lot of commercial software applications and games are available in Ubuntu Software Center as well. Ubuntu Developer Center monthly publishes a list of the most popular commercial and free applications in the Ubuntu Software Center.
In February the most popular commercial games were Machinarium and Braid. At the same time, as expected, Steam has become No. 1 among the free applications in the USC Chart.
Here is the complete list of the most popular applications in the Ubuntu Software Center in February:
Top 10 kommerzielle Anwendungen
  1. Stormcloud
  2. Machinarium
  3. Braid
  4. Fluendo DVD Player
  5. Quick ‘n Easy Web Builder
  6. Legend of Grimrock
  7. Bastion
  8. RC Mini Racers
  9. Drawers
  10. Filebot [NEW!]
Top 10 freie Anwendungen
  1. Steam [NEW!]
  2. Youtube to MP3 [NEW!]
  3. Motorbike [NEW!]
  4. Plex Media Server
  5. Splashtop Streamer
  6. Command & Conquer: Tiberum Alliances
  7. Lord of Ultima
  8. CrossOver (Trial)
  9. Master PDF Editor
  10. Nitro

Porteus 2.0 "Kiosk"

Jay Flood has announced the release of Porteus 2.0 "Kiosk" edition, a minimalist Linux distribution for web-only terminals with Firefox as the sole application: "The Porteus community is proud to announce the Porteus 2.0 Kiosk edition. Based on Slackware Linux 14.0 and with Linux kernel 3.7.8 and Firefox 19.0.2, this is a 32-bit system which is entirely locked down to prevent tampering with any of the components (including the browser), making this a perfect fit for kiosks and other publicly available web terminals. The ISO image is 37 MB and it contains only the libraries and utilities which are required to launch Firefox. Additional software may bring along security risks and affect stability in a restricted environment which is why we have removed everything else from this edition." Read the rest of the release announcement for a brief list of features. Download: porteus-kiosk-v2.0-i486.iso (37.0MB, MD5).