Steam OS – A Linux Distribution

 Steam OS

Thousands of games, millions of users. Everything you love about Steam.
Available soon as a free operating system designed for the TV and the living room.

Steam is coming to a new operating system

As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the
environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself.
SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen.
It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.

Living room & Steam

Finally, you don’t have to give up your favorite games, your online friends, and all the Steam features you love just to play on the big screen. SteamOS, running on any living room machine, will provide access to the best games and user-generated content available.

Fast forward

In SteamOS, we have achieved significant performance increases in graphics processing, and we’re now targeting audio performance and reductions in input latency at the operating system level. Game developers are already taking advantage of these gains as they target SteamOS for their new releases.

Cooperating system

Steam is not a one-way content broadcast channel, it’s a collaborative many-to-many entertainment platform, in which each participant is a multiplier of the experience for everyone else. With SteamOS, “openness” means that the hardware industry can iterate in the living room at a much faster pace than they’ve been able to. Content creators can connect directly to their customers. Users can alter or replace any part of the software or hardware they want. Gamers are empowered to join in the creation of the games they love. SteamOS will continue to evolve, but will remain an environment designed to foster these kinds of innovation.

Four new Steam features focused on the living room.

Available soon in both SteamOS and the Steam client.

In-home Streaming

You can play all your Windows and Mac games on your SteamOS machine, too. Just turn on your existing computer and run Steam as you always have – then your SteamOS machine can stream those games over your home network straight to your TV!

Music, TV, Movies

We’re working with many of the media services you know and love. Soon we will begin bringing them online, allowing you to access your favorite music and video with Steam and SteamOS.

Family Sharing

In the past, sharing Steam games with your family members was hard. Now you can share the games you love with the people you love. Family Sharing allows you to take turns playing one another’s games while earning your own Steam achievements and saving your individual game progress to the Steam cloud.

Family Options

The living-room is family territory. That’s great, but you don’t want to see your parents’ games in your library. Soon, families will have more control over what titles get seen by whom, and more features to allow everyone in the house to get the most out of their Steam libraries.

At the core of SteamOS is everything you already love about Steam.

All the games you love

Hundreds of great games are already running natively on SteamOS. Watch for announcements in the coming weeks about all the AAA titles coming natively to SteamOS in 2014. Access the full Steam catalog of nearly 3000 games and desktop software titles via in-home streaming.

Over 50 million friends

Steam users are what makes gaming on Steam fun. Meet new people, join game groups, form clans, chat in-game and dive into Game Hubs, the center of activity for all your favorite games.

Workshop

The creative energy of Steam users takes shape in the Workshop – your one-stop shop for the best add-ons available. Here you can create, discover, and download a nearly endless supply of top-quality user-created content.

A cross-platform cloud

Seamless content delivery, storage you don’t have to think about and automatic updates to everything. Switch machines and pick up your game where you left off, and don’t worry about saving your preferences. It’s all in the Steam Cloud.

Constantly evolving

Steam itself has been a constantly evolving service since its debut in 2003. SteamOS will continue to deliver not only valuable game updates directly from content makers, but also regular additions and new features to the OS itself.

Worldwide

Steam is in 185 countries and has been translated into 25 languages. As a truly global platform, Steam, and now SteamOS, brings entertainment to an audience without borders.

Downloadable soon. Free forever!

SteamOS will be available soon as a free download for users and as a freely licensable operating system for manufacturers. Stay tuned in the coming days for more information.

SteamOS Information Can be found here: http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamOS/

Captcha Project That Pays Off ! Solve Media.

Solve Media has discovered how to integrate Captcha Technology into almost any website easily. You get paid every time a Captcha is used, because they involve adds.
Solve Media Logo So What’s The Big Deal ? Well for starters this Captcha works pretty well, and I’m testing it on this site right now to get rid of the dreaded ClamariOS spam bot problem. I keep getting requests to approve comments on the ClamariOS post that are just spam. Right now I have 969 comments to go threw. I get constant notifications via E-mail that I just delete. I’m hoping that not only will Solve Media stop the spam attacks on this site, but also that I’ll make some money every time someone makes a post, leaves a comment…
Although I have no idea how to integrate Solve Media into videos I would upload. Guess I need to do some more research. If anyone knows how please let me know in the comments, and also let me know how Solve Media worked for you when you left a comment.

Hand of Thief – Trojan for Linux Project

This is a very serious problem that needs to be patched and fixed before it is too widely used and implemented. This post was found on https://joindiaspora.com by  Eren

“Hand of Thief is a Trojan designed to steal information from machines running the Linux OS. This malware is currently offered for sale in closed cybercrime communities for $2,000 USD (€1,500 EUR) with free updates. The current functionality includes form grabbers and backdoor capabilities, however, it’s expected that the Trojan will have a new suite of web injections and graduate to become full-blown banking malware in the very near future. At that point, the price is expected to rise to $3,000 USD (€2,250 EUR), plus a hefty $550 per major version release. These prices coincide with those quoted by developers who released similar malware for the Windows OS, which would make Hand of Thief relatively priced way above market value considering the relatively small user base of Linux.

The Trojan’s developer claims it has been tested on 15 different Linux desktop distributions, including Ubuntu Fedora and Debian. As for desktop environments, the malware supports 8 different environments, including Gnome and Kde.

https://blogs.rsa.com/thieves-reaching-for-linux-hand-of-thief-trojan-targets-linux-inth3wild/ ”

Screenshots can be seen at the above blog link.

Wine development release 1.7.0 is now available.

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WineHQ Icon Wine
What's new in this release (see below for details):
  - Support for vertical text in the Postscript driver.
  - Version 2 of liblcms used now instead of version 1.
  - Unicode data updated to Unicode 6.2.0.
  - Hyperlink controls supported in installers.
  - Improved support for XML attributes.
  - Various bug fixes.



The source is available from the following locations:

  http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.7.0.tar.bz2
  http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/1.7/wine-1.7.0.tar.bz2



Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

  http://www.winehq.org/download

You will find documentation on http://www.winehq.org/documentation



You can also get the current source directly from the git
repository. Check http://www.winehq.org/git for details.



Wine is available thanks to the work of many people. See the file
AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.

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Bugs fixed in 1.7.0 (total 44): See this link here for full details: http://www.winehq.org/announce/1.7.0

JULinuXP 2013 Revision 2 x86_64 07-09-13 Now Available !


JULinuXP Control Center ScreenshotJULinuXP 2013 ETPE Revision 2 was released on 07-09-2013 however I waited to write this article until the FTP upload was complete to sourceforge.net. The main differences in this release are that LibreOffice was replaced by OpenOffice.org, The Custom Control Center was added as you can see in the screenshot on the left, a Netflix installer and updater was added, as well as other utilities and benefits. Gdebi is the default package installer for .deb files and wine is default for .exe. Simple and easy to use.

You, the users of JULinux have submitted a lot of feedback, and I have been using it. Even more changes are in store for the next release. Diaspora and other freedom services and software are encouraged. There are also warnings about proprietary software to educate users, and a quick start guide as well.

Only time will tell if this is better than Revision 1 or not. Try it for yourself and let us know what you think.

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SF.net Site: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ultumix/
Main Home Page: http://www.justuselinux.com
Download Page: http://mindblowingidea.com/julinuxwordpress/download/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JULinux
Diaspora: https://joindiaspora.com/u/justuselinux
Twitter: https://twitter.com/usacomputertec
Tumblr: http://usacomputertec.tumblr.com/
Documentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRetPNpvskA
Video for Revision 2: https://gobblin.se/u/usacomputertec/m/julinuxp-2013-revision-2-test-run-demonstration/
Intro Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J47EkmirP2o

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The Readme can be found on Sourceforge.net or linuxfreedom

 

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