GOG's Mistaken Giveaway, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and Wayland in KDE

by Ostatic Staff - Jul. 25, 2014

Today in Linux news, GOG accidently marked a lot of games as free in cost after their big Linux announcement. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS was released today. GCC and Patrick Volkerding win awards. And finally today, Sebastian Kügler recently blogged about getting KDE Plasma working under Wayland.

Oops, says GOG. In a thread on the GOG.com forums, users reported getting as many as dozens of free games Thursday shortly after the announcement of the Linux games support. GOG quickly fixed the Website glitch and told users they could keep whatever games they'd been given. Most ended up giving back the games anyway.

In other gaming news, Jack Germain discusses the state of Linux gaming today and how we got here. Also, GamingOnLinux linked to a new video teaser of the upcoming Unreal Tournament saying that it's looking good.

Red Hatters Matt Newsome and Dan Courcy today posted that "the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) has received the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) 2014 Programming Languages Software Award," recognizing 27 years of compiling excellence.

In other award news, Willy Sudiarto Raharjo reported today that Slackware founder Patrick Volkerding has won an O'Reilly Open Source Award at OSCON 2014. Volkerding was unable to attend but his lovely image accepted for him.

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, as well as the rest of the family, was announced today. "These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS." This release will be supported with bug and security fixes for five years according to the full announcement with download links.

In other news:

* Plasma’s Road to Wayland

* Interview with Nathan Willis, GUADEC Keynote Speaker

* CoreOS Stable Release

* A KDecoration2 Update

* The security flaws in Tails Linux are not its only problem

That's the Linux news for Friday, July 25, 2014. Have a nice weekend!