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FreeGameDev.net Outage (Fixed)

**Update 2014-08-12 22:17**It seems all is back to normal! Thanks 123-reg for sorting out it quickly although nobody emailed me or updated the support ticket, but stellar support nonetheless.If you want a domain name host, then I can happily recommend 123-reg after this experience. **Update 2014-08-12 11:14**I've been in touch with 123-reg and was told the following:This domain has entered in a renewal phase at the registry, it will be completed on the 15-Aug-2014, during this phase you cannot make any DNS changes.I asked if it would return to as-was once this is phase is completed and if they could do anything to speed it up, response:Yes, they will return to the original ones, we have encountered these situations before and we can speed up the renewal process. I will need to escalate this chat to a support ticket to have my colleagues assist you further, is that ok?So it is being escalated. I'll keep this post updated.**Original Post**I'm not sure (as I've not heard from anybody, really) of the exact extent of the freegamedev.net outage (especially the forums which projects/people depend upon) but it is currently down for me and others if isup.me is to be believed.I forgot to renew the domain. I would cite lots of excuses but I don't have any!Don't panic! It is now renewed, but perhaps because I renewed it after it expired (on the 9th - I noticed the forums down this morning which is the 10th) it seems I don't have access to the admin tools and it hasn't recovered yet. They have taken my money though so I expect normal service to resume soon and my provider (123-reg) says the 16th at the latest.To everybody that this impacts, I am sorry. It'll be back soon. Also, it should auto-renew next year. - CharlieThis post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.

Distribution Release: DEFT Linux 8.2

Stefano Fratepietro has announced the release of DEFT Linux 8.2, an updated build of the project's Lubuntu-based distribution featuring a collection of open-source utilities for digital forensics and penetration testing: "Hello, it's hot here in Italy as well as in other countries, and a lot of people are....

Distribution Release: Slackel 1.0 "Fluxbox Live"

Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 1.0 "Fluxbox Live" edition, a Slackware-based live CD featuring the lightweight Fluxbox window manager: "Slackel 1.0 Live Fluxbox includes the latest 3.14.13 kernel and the latest updates from Slackware's 'Current' tree. Slackel is based on Slackware Linux and Salix. The....

Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

An anonymous reader writes "Beginning with the Chrome 38 Beta it's now possible to watch Netflix without any Wine/Silverlight plug-ins but will work natively using Chrome's DRM-HTML5 video capabilities with Netflix. The steps just involve using the latest beta of Chrome and an HTTP user-agent switcher to tell Netflix you're a Windows Chrome user, due to Netflix arbitrarily blocking the Linux build." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Stunt Rally now comes with spaceships and cool ancient cities!

Stunt Rally 2.4... talk about feature creep, but I am not complaining ;)See more pictures of the release here, and don't forget to give some feedback on our forums.Oh and you can now browse cars and tracks online.This post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.

Distribution Release: Android-x86 4.4

Chih-Wei Huang has announced the release of Android-x86 4.4, an unofficial port of Google's Android mobile operating system to Intel and AMD x86 processors: "Android-x86.org is glad to announce the 4.4-r1 release to public. This is the first stable release Android-x86 4.4 (KitKat-x86). The 4.4-r1 release is based....

Red Hat CEO: Open Source Goes Mainstream In 2014

ashshy (40594) writes Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst likes to post "state of the union" addresses at the end of every year. Last December, he said that open source innovation is going mainstream in 2014. In an interview with The Motley Fool, Whitehurst matches up his expectations against mid-year progress. Spoiler alert: It's mostly good news. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 12.04.5

Stéphane Graber has announced the release of Ubuntu 12.04.5, a new set of live and installation images that include all recent security and bug-fix updates for the project's older LTS (long-term support) release, supported until April 2017. From the release announcement: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce....

Bolt Riley – A Reggae Adventure Game On Kickstarter

Bolt Riley – Chapter 1 is a reggae point and click adventure game for GNU/Linux.
This is the second attempt to fund the game trough kickstarter and this time with 35 hours left and 8k to gather, it looks like they might make it! (crossed fingers).
So we need your help to make this game a reality.
The music is just awesome and the graphics is top quality.
There is even a GNU/Linux aplha demo.

About the game
You play as Bolt Riley, a poor boy from Trenchtown, Jamaica, on his pathway to stardom.
Bolt is struggling to survive and has to deal with a gang of Rude Boys. You go through a journey of self discovery, of love, friendship, and inspiration, where you are introduced to Reggae music, you have to form your band, get inspiration, write and produce your songs and then perform them. The story consists of three parts each focusing on a different aspect of Bolt Riley’s passage into becoming a Reggae legend.
This is the true story of the underdog who breaks out and becomes a worldwide sensation.
Bolt Riley performing for the first time in front of an audience Bolt Riley performing for the first time in front of an audience
“Bolt Riley – Chapter 1″ is complete game that’s part of a trilogy series. It has a self sustained story that should last a few hours of gameplay, all depends on whether you click every little thing on the screen or not, and how fast you solve the puzzles, and if you listen to every dialog line in the conversations… Getting a full indie game with hours of unique gameplay and dialog, for only $10, is not that bad.
 
There are only 35 hours left to fund their kickstarter campaign, so make haste!

Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.4.0

Klaus Knopper has released version 7.4.0 of KNOPPIX, a Debian-based live CD/DVD with a choice of LXDE (default), GNOME 3.12 and KDE 4.13.3 desktops: "Version 7.4.0 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks from Debian 'Stable' and newer desktop packages from Debian 'Testing' and 'Unstable'. It uses....

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