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The State of NVIDIA Optimus on Linux

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For those unaware, NVIDIA Optimus is a technology that allows integrated Intel graphics and a discrete NVIDIA graphics card to be built into the same computer (generally a laptop) and switch between the two on-demand. This same technology is also the cause of Linus Torvalds' infamous "finger"…

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What is Ubuntu Snappy?

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If you're anything like me, you've probably heard about this new thing from Canonical called "Snappy" Ubuntu Core, but at the same time trying to understand exactly what it is may leave you cross-eyed, especially with the buzzwords such as "cloud", "containers" and "apps" floating about. Once you…

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Over a Month On - Conclusion to the GNOME Shell Challenge

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Over a month ago I embarked on my own personal challenge to use GNOME Shell (otherwise just known as GNOME 3) for an entire week. That week happened and went, I wrote some thoughts I had after that initial week, but did not officially end my usage of the Shell. Fast forward to now... I'm still…

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Is Ubuntu's Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays?

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Now, don't get me wrong - when it comes to choice of desktop interface it's a very subjective matter and often a matter of taste and what you, as the user, finds most comfortable and/or productive. Still, browse through various forums, comment sections or blogs across the internet concerning Unity…

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How FOSS Brought New Life To My Once Linux-Unfriendly Laptop

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Many of you can probably relate to this: that machine, whether it be a laptop or a desktop computer, that just seems to hate any Linux operating system you throw at it. Poor performance, inefficiency or non-working bits of hardware or functionalities seem the norm whenever you try your favourite…

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GOG.com bringing Linux support is a great thing

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Unless you have been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you would have heard about GOG.com (formally known as Good Old Games) finally announcing they will be adding Linux support! I think this is a great thing and here's 5 good reasons why. Now okay, technically, they are (at least initially)…

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Opinion: Arch Linux and Stability

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Arch Linux, the popular rolling release Linux distribution, seemingly has a reputation as bleeding edge, elitist and sometimes unstable. Bleeding edge? Most seem to agree it is. Elitist? I'll leave that to you to decide. Unstable? Perhaps, perhaps not, which is what I will now try to give my take…

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Kobo Aura HD eReader is Linux-friendly

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Having recently received a Kobo Aura HD eReader for Christmas, I was very pleasantly surprised to see how friendly the device was towards my Linux operating system. While Kobo do not specifically actually mention Linux anywhere on their site or in the included instruction booklet, the device…

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Opinion: Steam and DRM

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DRM (Digital Rights Management) is often thought of as, well, a naughty concept. Especially amongst GNU/Linux users, as many often think about their freedoms and openness. With this in mind, Valve's Steam has been around on Linux for a bit over a year now and I've often noticed, on various…

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All You Need To Know About Ubuntu Scopes

 tecmint: what are scopes and how to use them effectively.

Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.6 Launches with Updated Hacking Tools, Kernel 4.2

 softpedia: BackBox Linux 4.6 arrives four months since the release of BackBox Linux 4.5, bringing many updated hacking tools.

How To Create Snapshots And Restore Your Linux System Using Btrfs

 LinuxPitStop: Btrfs, which can be pronounced as Butter FS, Better FS, is a modern file system that began development back in 2007.

Turn an old smartphone into a home automation gizmo

 hackerboards: There is more than one way to 'recycle' an old cellphone

Open source at your company? 6 questions your manager will ask

 OpenSource: Be prepared before you go in.

10 more pointless (but awesome) Linux terminal tricks

 NetworkWorld: It's a long weekend - you've got something better to do ?

Sabayon ARM Project Brings the Gentoo-Based Distro to Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs

 softpedia: Sabayon jumps on the ARM bandwagon with its latest Sabayon ARM project

Install Squid + squidGuard on CentOS 7 And Block Websites Using This Proxy

 LinuxPitStop: Squid is a well known web proxy application which is used to filter and cache the web traffic.

Hindsight: What 8 IT leaders wish they had known early in their careers

 EnterprisersProject: Hindsight is always 20/20

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Two Worlds Epic Edition openworld action RPG now on Linux, uses Wine

Tags:Wine,Steam,RPG,Action Topware Interactive are continuing their promise of putting their older titles on Linux and Two Worlds Epic Edition is now…

Julian Gollop, creator of the original X-COM is planning a new strategy game named Phoenix Point, it will support Linux

Tags:Strategy,Coming SoonDetails are light on what this will be, but it's exciting. Julian Gollop, who created the original X-COM has announced he is…

Colony building simulation RimWorld planning a Steam release with a huge new update

Tags:Indie Game,Sandbox,Simulation,Strategy I honestly think RimWorld is fantastic. A visual style inspired by Prison Architect, but you are building…

Want to make Terraria on Linux faster? FNA creator Ethan Lee has a script to help with that

Tags:Toolkit,EditorialTerraria on Linux uses Ethan Lee's FNA project, but the most recent update did not update FNA which Ethan has pointed out is a…

Absolver, a beautiful looking online multiplayer combat RPG powered by Unreal Engine 4 heading to Linux

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,RPG,Steam,VideoAbsolver has been announced by Sloclap who are former Ubisoft developers and publisher Devolver Digital. It's…

Behold, Friday has arrived and there will be a stream at 5 PM UTC!

Tags:LivestreamFriday has come again and with it comes video games, at least in the form of an H.264 live video feed. I welcome you to the…

The Wine Development Release 1.9.11 Is Now Available

Tags:Beta,Open Source,Wine The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.11 has many small changes…

Rocket League is still coming to Linux, but there is no release date

Tags:Steam,Sports,EditorialRocket League is still coming to Linux a developer has confirmed on reddit, but they have no idea when by the looks of it.…

Atari Vault, the 100 game collection officially launches on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Steam,ArcadeTwo months after the initial Windows release, the Atari Vault game collection is now officially available on Linux & SteamOS.…

Check out these gameplay videos from Civilization VI, which is coming to Linux

Tags:Coming Soon,Steam,StrategyCivilization VI was announced recently and it was officially confirmed that it's going to come to Linux, we now have…

F1 2015 released for Linux by Feral Interactive, Nvidia only for now, port report, video and more included

Tags:Video,Steam,Review,Racing,Initial Thoughts,Feral InteractiveWelcome to Formula 1! Time to grab your helmets racing fans, as F1 2015 has…

Tomb Raider gets its first Linux & SteamOS patch, performance improved in heavy areas

Tags:Steam,Initial Thoughts,Feral InteractiveThe Tomb Raider port from Feral Interactive was rough in places at release, so hopefully this new patch…

SteamOS 2.80 beta released, brings the AMD GPU PRO driver for Vulkan and VDPAU support

Tags:SteamOS,Steam,Beta,AMDProbably one of the more interesting releases of SteamOS recently. SteamOS 2.80 is now in beta which brings with it some…

According to Deep Silver the new editions of Dead Island are not coming to Linux

Tags:Zombies,Steam,EditorialStrange and sad news, Deep Silver responded to me on twitter to let me know that Dead Island Riptide Definitive Edition…

Zero Point Software update us on their search for a publisher for Interstellar Marines, requiring 1.7 million dollars

Tags:Steam,FPS,Editorial,Early Access,ActionInterstellar Marines has been in development for a long time and their cash is running dry. They recently…