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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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New Android Trojan SpyNote leaks on underground forums

A new and potent Android Trojan has been leaked on several underground forums, making it available for free to less resourceful cybercriminals who are now likely to use it in attacks.

How to use GeoIP with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

HowToForge: This tutorial explains how to use the GeoIP module with nginx on Ubuntu 16.04 to find out where your visitors come from.

Telco central offices could be in for open source makeover

The CORD Summit, hosted by the Open Networking Lab (On.Lab) and The Linux Foundation, promotes the use of technologies such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN) and the cloud

Ring : A free, open source and secure alternative to Skype messenger

Ring, formerly known as SELphone, is a free, open source, and secure alternative to Skype messenger.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 Update to Rename the Libertine Scope to "Desktop Apps"

Yes, that's right, we're talking about the OTA-13 update, which should arrive this fall with numerous new features

Linux Mint 18 Xfce Is Just Around the Corner, KDE Edition Coming This September

We've seen Cinammon and MATE now it's time for xfce

LXLE "Eclectica" 16.04.1 Up to Release Candidate Stage, Based on Ubuntu 16.04.1

LXLE "Eclectica" 16.04.1 Release Candidate comes only two weeks after the release of the Beta version

Install Bludit on Ubuntu 16.04

Bludit is an open source, fast, simple, and extensible file-based content management system (CMS) application written in PHP.

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Suddenly a wild Friday Livestream appears at 5:30 PM UTC!

Tags:LivestreamThey say a lightning doesn't strike twice, but the weekly livestream certainly does! Liam did a livestream yesterday but I will put…

IndieDB is having another 24 hour giveaway with Linux support, the indie platformer 'Prison Run and Gun'

Tags:Steam,Platformer,Free GameIndieDB is currently giving away 20 free Steam keys for this small platformer game. It's a standalone expansion to a…

Day of Infamy FPS now available on Linux & SteamOS (updated)

Tags:Steam,FPS,Early Access,Coming Soon,ActionUpdate: Just tested myself after a report and it is downloadable and playable right now! It is a little…

Kingdom Rush Frontiers due on Linux in the last week of August

Tags:Coming Soon,Steam,Strategy,Tower DefenceTower Defence fans rejoice as Kingdom Rush Frontiers is scheduled with the 1.1 updated due in the last…

Albion Online final beta start times revealed

Tags:Indie Game,MMO The indie MMO Albion Online is due to have the final beta version and they have revealed when each supporter will get access. …

Check out 'The Linux Gamer' video on Undertale, brilliant as always

Tags:VideoReally do love The Linux Gamer, his work is top quality and he has done his thing for the Linux version of Undertale. As usual, it's very…

Unity game engine 5.4 released, Linux builds now updated

Tags:Game Engine,Unity3DThe Unity game engine has release the next major version 5.4, the Linux builds have also just been updated to the 5.4…

Livestream tonight at 19:45 UTC instead of tomorrow!

Tags:LivestreamTonight I will be doing the weekly livestream as I am busy with pre-birthday stuff tomorrow (I turn 28 on Saturday) and my voice is…

Move or Die: a funny 4 player local and online party game!

Tags:Indie Game,Action Move or Die is an incredible, funny and fast paced party game with a lot of mods and funny mutators. You can play local or…

Headlander, the new game from Double Fine Productions will not come to Linux

Tags:Editorial,Steam This is very sad to see from a previously very Linux friendly developer. Headlander from Double Fine Productions will not come…

New version of the itch store app released, as slick as ever

Tags:Itch.io,Open SourceThe itch developers have been hard at work making their open source store app even better for you, and it's lovely. You can…

God is a Cube: Nanomachines Rising, a programming puzzle game is coming to Linux

Tags:Puzzle,Indie Game,Coming SoonGod is a Cube: Nanomachines Rising sounds pretty fun for anyone who likes programming, puzzles and robotics. You…

Empire TV Tycoon, thoughts from a Linux gamer

Tags:Strategy,Simulation,Review It has been a while as other things kept coming up, but I finally take a look at Empire TV Tycoon. I love Tycoon…

Microsoft gives the okay for SWORDY to come to Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Action,Casual,Coming Soon,Early Access,Steam Some good news! SWORDY has been given the green light to come to Linux & SteamOS by Microsoft,…

HaxeFlixel, a free and open source cross-platform game framework needs funds on IndieGoGo

Tags:Crowdfunding,Open SourceHaxeFlixel, a free and open source cross-platform game framework that was used in the creation of Defender's Quest is…