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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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RHEL 7 / CentOS 7 / Grub2 : Protect Single User Mode / Rescue / Emergency with Password

All Linux: In This Howto, We will protect Grub2 with Encrypted Password and Plain Password.

Has Linux run out of time?

 EveryDayLinuxUser: Why does it have to be Windows or Linux, why can't it be both?"

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition For Linux & Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Linux Update

 GamingOnLinux: Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition has been announced to much fanfare and it looks like it will be getting a Linux version.

Low-Spec Hardware? Try these Desktop Environments

 LinuxLinks: I have selected my pick of desktop environments that are excellent candidates for older hardware.

Who's to blame when products fail?

Linux Magazine: "maddog" takes exception to attempts to blame Open Source for some recent product failures.

OpenStack Manila project Approved for Incubation

InternetNews: "Stated simply, the goal of the Manila project is to do for shared filesystem storage what Cinder has done for blocks storage"

Splitting a File Elegantly

LinuxRain: Is there a simpler way to split the file by last name using AWK, without sorting?

Is VMware OpenStack an embrace of open source — or an attempt to extinguish it?

GigaOM:  It doesn’t really matter. VMware’s move shows that, despite its problems, OpenStack is driving private cloud discussion in enterprise IT shops.

The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming

Phoronix: The tested NVIDIA hardware included both old and new graphics processors

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Borderlands 2 Also Looks Like It's Coming To Linux

Remember when Randy Pitchford of Gearbox told us not to get our hopes up? Then Borderlands: The Pre-sequel was confirmed for Linux? Well he's a funny guy as Borderlands 2 is now showing signs of coming over to Linux anyway.

A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 Released For Linux

A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 from Arcen Games are now available on Linux, and that folks is their entire back catalogue ported to Linux.

Project Vaulderie Is A Fan Made Remake Of Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines

Project Vaulderie is a fan made remake of Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines coming to Linux thanks to Unity3D.

Seven Dragon Saga, The Epic RPG Debut Title From Tactical Simulations Interactive

New independent video games studio formed by SSI alumni, updates “Gold Box” RPG experience with modern tech and new core gaming system

The Witcher 2 Improves With A New Round Of Beta

Virtual Programming are again delivering on their promises of better performance. The Witcher 2 has kicked off another round of beta versions and it comes with AMD related fixes too.

Firewatch, A First Person Mystery Game Finally Reveals Itself In A Trailer

Firewatch is an incredibly stylish looking first person mystery game from new developer Campo Santo Productions.

Mojang Releases Roadmap For Scrolls, Still No Sign Of Linux

Scrolls is a bit of a sad song for Linux and for me especially as I purchased it on their public promise of a Linux version, and with their release of a roadmap Linux is nowhere in sight.

Minecraft 1.8 Released, Includes Masses Of Changes

Minecraft 1.8 has officially just been released and with it comes maaaaany changes you need to be aware of.

Ryan Icculus Gordon On The Linux Action Show

Ryan Icculus Gordon has just recently been on a guest on the excellent Linux Action Show to talk about Linux gaming. Ryan Icculus Gordon is the name behind a number of big ports.

Empire: Total War Looks Close To A Linux Version, Pokes Fun At Linux Gamers

We already knew that Total War: ROME II would come to Linux, but now it looks like the original Empire: Total War will come to Linux too and maybe sooner than the sequel.

Steampunk Train Shooter Meets Tower Defense: Kickstarter & Playable Demo

If you're looking for steampunk game that combines elements of rail shooters and tower defense there's a kickstarter launching Sept 2 with your name on it! In Tumbleweed Express players must expertly defend their train while constantly battling against an endless barrage of militarized bandits, outlaws, and opposing organizations.

GOL Cast: Fighting A Desperate Battle In AI War

An RTS fan? Well, you might like what this complex strategy game about a galactic war against an over-powered AI brings to the table. Let's see what AI War is all about!

Metro: Last Light Redux Showing Signs Of Getting The Linux Version Out

Metro: Last Light Redux has been updated on the SteamDB to include some Linux information, so it seems the developers are working on getting it sorted.

NeonXSZ Cyberspace FPS Now On Steam For Linux

For those of you who stick to Steam this will be good news. NeonXSZ is an awesome cyberspace FPS with solid gameplay and it looks good too.

Ambient Puzzler Hexcells Infinite Available On Linux Today

The third and final instalment in the popular puzzle game series launches today, DRM free and on Steam.