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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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The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.4.4

The LibreOffice community is growing

Open Source History: What We've Learned So Far

 The VAR Guy: The history of open source is long and storied, and fascinating enough to be a book. Which is what The VAR Guy contributing editor Christopher Tozzi is doing.

YouTube for Android now supports 60 FPS video

 ITworld: Google is going to make a lot of Android users happy with its recent update to the YouTube app.

Latest Windows 10 Build Has Some Cool Linux Features

 softpedia: We had a chance to play with the latest build, and at least a couple of things have jumped out that you could say are flattering towards Linux..

Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

Microsoft revealed that it will be joining the Linux Foundation R Consortium as a founding member.

The role of CIO in the Internet of Everything ??? Chief Strategy Officer?

 EnterprisersProject: Eisenhower Fellow Dr. David A. Bray dives deeper into what CIOs and IT pros can do now to lead their organizations into an Internet of Everything era.

Kinoma HD Linux powered HDMI stick

 ItRunsOnLinux: Kinoma HD is an HDMI stick for developers who want to display visually rich content on big displays.

5 tips for translating documentation

 opensource.com: With a few tips, you can streamline the translation process and get readable, useful results.

Platform9 Aims to Control the Private Cloud from the Cloud [VIDEO]

Datamation: Sirish Raghuram, co-founder and CEO at Platform9, discusses how his company's technology platform uses OpenStack to manage on-premises resources.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide Official Gameplay From E3

Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide will be coming to Linux, and we now have some more gameplay to see if it's worth picking up. Aspyr…

New Linux Gaming Survey For July

It's that time of the month again Linux gamers! The new GOL survey for July is now available, so please make sure to fill it in if you have the time.…

Torque 3D Game Engine 3.7 Released, Features Linux Support

You can add Torque 3D into the list of game engines that support Linux, it's not 100% finished, but it's good to see them do it.QuoteAs if you…

Can Rogue Invader Invade Linux? Help Bring It To Linux

Rogue Invader is a new roguelite game from Squishy Games (Nathan Rees and Lee J Hinkle) that is now counting on your votes on Greenlight. And they…

LEGO Minifigures Online Released For Linux, Some Thoughts

Our very first official LEGO game is now available on Linux, but is it worth your time? I took a look with our caster Samsai. The keys were provided…

We Happy Few Will Get Linux Support

Compulsion Games just announced in their Kickstarter campaign that they'll be releasing We Happy Few for Linux. They are open about Linux not being…

ARK: Survival Evolved Released For Linux, Here's An Early Look & Thoughts

We have been waiting with a keen eye for ARK: Survival Evolved to arrive on Linux. It’s a very popular survival game with dinosaurs that is…

NEON STRUCT Stealth Game Shows Promising Linux Sales

The developer of NEON STRUCT the stealth game from Minor Key Games (Eldritch, You Have to Win the Game, Super Win the Game) has posted stats of their…

DiRT Showdown Looks Like It's Getting A Linux Release

DiRT Showdown is a highly rated racing game that looks like it's close to a Linux release, exciting times for racing fans! We don't have many racing…

3D Sandbox Puzzler 'Infinifactory' Officially Released For Linux

The sandbox factory puzzler by SpaceChem and TIS-100 developer Zachtronics has left Early Access after five months of tweaks and bug fixing.…

The Last Dogma, A Dark Comedy Exploration Adventure Is Now Available On Steam For Linux

The Last Dogma is now available on Steam for purchase:http://store.steampowered.com/app/374510 It got a massive 1.3 update and features a SteamOS…

Portal Stories: Mel, A Free Standalone Portal 2 Mod Released On Steam

A free standalone(-ish, I'll talk about that a bit later) Portal 2 mod called Portal Stories: Mel has been released on Steam. So those who want more…

Tabletop Simulator Review - My Thoughts On Rolling Digital Dice

“What's the deal with all these simulator games?” Stand up jokes aside, I often catch myself asking some variant of that question…

Unity Editor For Linux In Progress, Experimental Build Could Come Soon

It was heavily requested, and a Unity developer has written a blog post giving us a lot more insight into what’s going on.QuoteAt Unite Europe…

Pillars Of Eternity 2.0 & Expansions Announced, Looking Great

Pillars Of Eternity looks to be solving issues I had with it, and then some with the 2.0 release and expansion. First of all, here's a look at the…