lagi (303346) writes "After completing the initial funding goal of $20,000 Josh has revealed a list of stretch goals for rest of the Kickstarter campaign. so far only the first goal of OUYA support was reached ($26,000). at $55,000 the engine will also get Oculus Rift support, at $35,000 64-bit builds capability will be added. Leadwerks team aim to bring native AAA graphics to GNU/Linux operating system and integration with Valve's Steam and Steam Workshop and assets. backers have the option to choose Lua API for $50 or Lua/C++ API for $100.
We want to put 3D game development on Linux, so you can build games without leaving the Linux operating system.
lagi (303346) writes "17 days into the ongoing Kickstarter campaign for a native Linux version of the game engine, it is now also available on Steam's Greenlight. There's a bunch of videos on the community page talking about some of the engine's features. Leadwerks is a 3D OpenGL based game engine that offers APIs in C++, Lua (and LuaJIT) and more...
The campaign goal is set at $20,000, and there's one stretch goal at $26,000 that will bring Android and OUYA support to whoever pledged $100+. more stretch goals will be published soon, there's still 28 days left for the campaign, it's currently trending at ~$45,000." Link to Original Source top
Our buildings can only be as tall as their bricks are strong. And our civilization is only as strong as its ideas are true. When our buildings are erected by the corrupt. When their cement is cut with dirt. When pristine steel is replaced by scrap—our buildings are not safe to live in. --- And when our media is corrupt. When our academics are timid. When our history is filled with half truths and lies. Our civilization will never be just. It will never reach the sky." Link to Original Source top
Project Godus completed funding of £450,000 at Kickstarter
GODUS is an innovative reinvention of Populous, the original god game and delivers exciting global co-operation, competition, creation and destruction to a whole new generation. It's worth to mention Molyneux's last project in Bullfrog was Dungeon Keeper — GODUS blends the power, growth and scope of Populous with the detailed construction and multiplayer excitement of Dungeon Keeper and the intuitive interface and technical innovation of Black & White.
lagi (303346) writes "It looks like cursing NVIDIA worked out, for Linus. the R310 release features 'double the performance and dramatically reduce game loading times for those gaming on the Linux operating system.' this was tested on Intel Core i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz with 8 GB memory, GeForce GTX 680 and Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. ya sometimes it needs some cursing to get things done." Link to Original Source top
Chris Robert's Star Citizen completed it's total funding, Alpha in 12 months
lagi (303346) writes "With Windows 8 to be released soon, I'm sure some slashdot windows users (as primary OS) asked them selves, "Is it time to install some nice Linux distro and dodge the pain?" Well, after using Windows 7 since it was released and trying the Windows 8 RC for over two months, i came to a conclusion, it's defensibly the time! After all, I did the same when Windows 98 came out, so i didn't feel the pain of neither ME or XP, and Windows 2000 was great as secondary system.
I don't like Windows 8 and i don't want "Metro" start screen or however it's called — the old start menu worked slow and nicely, I don't want pointy window corners (or at least wanna have the ability to choose), don't need a slow Task Manager that looks too much like "System Monitor", don't need 3487 types of dialog interfaces, don't need a "cool" progress bar that shows copy progress but never shows the right time, don't want MS to take over my facebook account and not let me unbind it and I certainly don't want to pay any money for something i don't own (especially when I can have Linux for free).
I decided installing Fedora 17 on my new SSD, and connect Windows HD to SATA slot #2. I'm actually using Mageia 2 @ work, and it's really nice and works kinda well, but I always liked the RedHat way, been using it's flavors since 98~. so after being very disappointed from Fedora (15-16) and Gnome 3 combination, i wanted to give it another try. I downloaded the 600MB~ Live image, put it on USB, and installed Fedora, from within Fedora, the whole process including configuration screens took less then 30 min, no errors, all devices detected including my unknown wifi adapter, and my machine fully booted in 10 secs without any tweaks, and Gnome 3.4 is actually not so bad, I was super happy.
Until I tried rebooting back to Windows. Fedora installed GRUB2 on MBR of the new disk (Windows 8 boot option was added automatically pointing to sdb1), of course when i chosen it Windows went insane, "like wtf you're doing ?!!", and rebooted my PC right away. I figured out the install didn't configure GRUB right for win8, so i manually change bios boot back to windows hd, booted again, without asking anything it went into this strange "automatic repair" mode... asking me if i what restore to last point?... well i said "no!", cause i didn't understand what it will actually do... but it started preforming repairs anyway... I have no idea what it was doing to my poor (non-SSD) hd for like 30 min, when it finished (?) an encouraging message was displayed saying "sorry, we couldn't repair your system" with just one option "shutdown"... so i did. then i booted again, and just like i expected, windows booted up just fine like nothing happened." Link to Original Source top
lagi (303346) writes "I've been a Linux user (on and off) for 13~ years now, In recent 2 year i also manage my own small web development business, working as a freelancer with a team of 3 more developers. a year ago i decided to move my own production server to a Rackspace Cloud server with CentOS on it, and I've been happy since then.
But didn't took long for me to realize that with managing my own server on the cloud, comes great responsibility, a quick look at/var/log/secure showed tons of lame brute force attacks. since I've done lots of tweaks to raise the server security: removed unneeded users, blocked password access and removed all users passwords (key only login), keep packages updated with 'yum', dedicated a separate IP address for ssh & HTTPS, log watch sends email report to root every day, tweaked iptables settings and blocked some evil IP ranges, installed DenyHosts to monitor log, sync and block IPs automatically. don't worry about backups since Rackspace provided with a good daily and weekly solutions. I also left the SSH on port 22, because tend to agree with "Security through obscurity, is no security at all", if someone wants to hack your server, he will scan and find your SSH port, even if it's 9922 or something alike.
i believe i still got a lot to learn about server security, so i would like to hear some server security related advice from you guys, do you think i took the right measures to secure the server? any applications i can find useful? any good security related books you know of? 'tail -f/var/log/secure" is a clean and nice way to monitor the server, any other useful shell commands that can aid me?" top
lagi (303346) writes "i was looking for a quick way to manage a CentOS dedicated web server's services, configs and other common tasks, so that my co-workers will have easier life while managing things like Apache Virtual Hosts config files. and control services (via SSH, not using any server management tool)... i'm a LAMP freelancer developer, so the logical thing was writing a PHP CLI script that does some cool stuff, but then i remembered the days all i knew about Linux is that it's called "hurricane" and then "apollo" and that was c00l! (not as much as Slackware) and i also had this BASH script to fire my ISDN connection, always worked like magic. so i looked in google for some Bash Scripting Tutorials and found this one, it covers all basic topics as well as some advance onces too, all topics with examples and are very straightforward. so i ended up with a 30 minutes script that restarts services, and manage some apache config files in a git like syntax. so now that i have this great ref by my side, i would like to know what other common development and deployment tasks i can do with bash? or maybe i should get a server management software like webmin? looks a bit too heavy for my needs..." Link to Original Source