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+ - Valve Hiring to Port Windows Games to Linux-> 3

Submitted by mrbojangles_dcfc
mrbojangles_dcfc (961388) writes "crimsonheadGCN over at NeoGaf has highlighted that whilst we were told by Valve just a few weeks ago that there is no Linux version of Steam in development, they are looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer who will have to "Port Windows-based games to the Linux platform." as part of their responsibilities."
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Sun Microsystems

+ - Native ZFS Is Coming To Linux Next Month->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Phoronix is reporting that an Indian technology company has been porting the ZFS filesystem to Linux and will be releasing it next month as a native kernel module without a dependence on FUSE. "In terms of how native ZFS for Linux is being handled by this Indian company, they are releasing their ported ZFS code under the Common Development & Distribution License and will not be attempting to go for mainline integration. Instead, this company will just be releasing their CDDL source-code as a build-able kernel module for users and ensuring it does not use any GPL-only symbols where there would be license conflicts. KQ Infotech also seems confident that Oracle will not attempt to take any legal action against them for this work.""
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Comment: This is a retarded waste of money! Why didn't they (Score 1) 1217

by RPG Master (#32545592) Attached to: MA High School Forces All Students To Buy MacBooks

just build their system around some cross platform technology? I'd find it much better for teens to be able to choose the computer they want, Mac, Windows, or Ubuntu, it shouldn't matter... Forcing them all into one system is junk.

Now if you'll excuse me, I must get back to doing my school work on my laptop, which is running Ubuntu 10.04 ;)

(16 year old homeschooled dude)

Intel

+ - Intel creates Linux app store for netbooks->

Submitted by Julie188
Julie188 (991243) writes "Intel has created another beta version of its online apps store for netbooks. This one is for Moblin 2.1. It has already launched a beta of an app store for Windows 7 and Windows XP netbooks. Developers must submit their netbook applications to the Intel Atom Developer Program for validation before those apps can be accepted into the AppUp Center storefronts. However, Intel promises that the validation process will be less onerous than what many developers have experienced from, say, Apple's App Store police."
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Graphics

+ - 6 of the Best Free Linux HDR Imaging Software-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "High dynamic range imaging (HDR) is an important technology for photographers. It is a collection of techniques that allow a wider dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image.

HDR software allows computer graphics to offer the full real world levels of illumination, with darker darks and brighter lights, while at the same time increasing the amount of lighting detail displayed in all areas of the image. While standard image formats utilizes 8, 16 or 24 bits with applied gamma and color space, the HDR image format extends the bit depth up to 96 bit in a linear color space. Additionally, HDR images can be photometrically correct.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 6 top quality open source HDR applications. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone interested in HDR imagery."

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Classic Games (Games)

M.U.L.E. Is Back 110

Posted by Soulskill
from the not-for-the-red-wings dept.
jmp_nyc writes "The developers at Turborilla have remade the 1983 classic game M.U.L.E. The game is free, and has slightly updated graphics, but more or less the same gameplay as the original version. As with the original game, up to four players can play against each other (or fewer than four with AI players taking the other spots). Unlike the original version, the four players can play against each other online. For those of you not familiar with M.U.L.E., it was one of the earliest economic simulation games, revolving around the colonization of the fictitious planet Irata (Atari spelled backwards). I have fond memories of spending what seemed like days at a time playing the game, as it's quite addictive, with the gameplay seeming simpler than it turns out to be. I'm sure I'm not the only Slashdotter who had a nasty M.U.L.E. addiction back in the day and would like a dose of nostalgia every now and then."
Businesses

+ - How would it change Linux if...

Submitted by ekimminau
ekimminau (775300) writes "Im truly curious. How would it affect Linux in general and IT as a whole if a major company suddenly announced it was standardizing on Linux as the standard for all new server related activity?

Now how much more interesting or game changing would it be if they announced standardizing on Linux at the desktop?

I know there have been some significant announcements in the past but what if a Fortune 100 company announced it would change the standard for operating systems to Linux? Would it be the crack that finally breaks the dam or just another hole in the dyke?

Thanks"

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