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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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News Elsewhere

Linuxtoday.com

Fedora 22 is “Go” for May 26!

Fedora Magazine: That’s right — the bits are heading out the door

Why Do People Contribute to Open Source Projects?

Make Use Off: Open source development is the future of software.

You've come a long way, Inkscape: Open-source Illustrator sneaks up

el Reg: Inkscape recently released version 0.91 of their eponymous open source vector graphics application.

Ubuntu's Shuttleworth's call to arms in open source stirs up controversy

Network World: Some seemingly harmless comments on the state of the open source community were met with debate.

Brillo software from Google for Internet of Things

 ItRunsOnLinux: Google is working on technology that could run on low-powered devices, called Brillo.

How to Install Prestashop with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04

 UbuntuServerGuide: Prestashop is an free and open source shopping cart which has many features that make it compatible with any web server

Ubuntu PPA Management

 HowToForge: PPAs or Personal Package Archives are basically software repositories that are used by Ubuntu systems for updating/upgrading activities.

Secure SSH with Google Authenticator Two-Factor Authentication on CentOS 7

 HowToForge: SSH access to servers is always critical and you might want to find ways to improve the security of your SSH login.

How Design Philosophy Influences GNOME and KDE

 Datamation: Your choice of desktop environments may come down to design philosophy.

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Classic Platformers Prehistorik 1 & 2 Released On GOG For Linux

GOG have done it again folks, Prehistorik 1 & 2 which are both games from my childhood have been published on GOG and both support Linux. I've…

Dying Light: The Bozak Horde DLC Releases On May 26th

Dying Light is to gain its first big DLC with The Bozak Horde, it looks like a wave-based survival challenge, so it's not the most exciting of DLC,…

Open Source Development Environment Godot Engine 1.1 Out

After half a year of work, Godot, the most advanced open source self-contained game development environment reached version 1.1. This game engine is…

It's Friday, So Stream We Shall! Starting At 5 PM UTC!

We are once again at this particular point of the week. So let's us engage the streaming and video game playing!Watch live video from GamingOnLinux…

Desura Are In A Bit Of Trouble With Not Paying Developers

It looks like the newer owners of Desura haven't been paying developers, uh oh. It's a bit of an odd story, as it seems it has taken months for…

Neon Struct, A Political Espionage Thriller Released

Minor Key Games have released their political thriller Neon Struct: Die Augen Der Welt on Steam. The game sends you into a neon-coloured surveillance…

Alpha Trailer Published For Action Exploration Game 'Jotun'

Jotun is the game where you face off against Norse mythological creatures in epic boss battles. The game is slated for a Linux release this fall and…

Roguelike Expedition Simulation 'Curious Expedition' Released In Early Access On Steam

Curious Expedition has been available in a web alpha since November last year, has already built a large following and has now been put on Steam to…

More Initial Thoughts On Victor Vran, The RPG From The Tropico Developers

Victor Vran was released recently, and I gave it a small write up, but a major graphic bug stopped me from getting far. This was fixed incredibly…

Run 'N' Gun Metroidvania 'Greedy Guns' In Open Beta For Linux

Greedy Guns is a fast paced action platformer with exploration, ability upgrades and loads of bullets. It's available in a free and open beta on…

Time To Give Up On A Linux Version Of The Racer Gas Guzzlers Extreme

Gas Guzzlers Extreme was causing major excitement when it was planned for Linux, but sadly things didn't turn out so well. I'm a little late on…

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night From Koji Igarashi Plans A Same-day Linux Release

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the huge Kickstarter from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night developer Koji Igarashi. I spoke to the developer…

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Has A Big Patch, Lots Fixed

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the latest entry into the Borderlands franchise that's on Linux, and even with the studio behind it being closed, a…

Cities: Skylines City Builder Has A Big Update With A European Theme

Cities: Skylines is undoubtedly our best city builder on Linux, and the new content update makes it even sweeter.New feature highlights Over 50…

Endless Legend Could Come To Linux, With More Votes

Endless Legend was originally going to come to Linux, and then the developers decided it wasn't worth it. The Linux client had even been started and…