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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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How to send sound through Bluetooth on Linux

HowToForge: Bluetooth headsets and speakers are now more popular than ever before, but getting them to work under Linux isn't always very clear.

Conversation With Jonathan Thomas of OpenShot

FOSSforce: Jonathan Thomas has provided the world with OpenShot, a premiere video editing tool available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

pfSense 2.3.2 Open Source BSD Firewall Distro Arrives with Over 70 Improvements

pfSense 2.3.2 is here today to fix a total of 60 bugs that have been reported by users

How to Install Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18

Are you tired of the default icons for Ubuntu or Linux Mint?

How to use multiple connections to speed up apt-get/apt on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS server

nixcraft: How do I speed up my apt-get or apt command to download packages from multiple repos on a Ubuntu Linux 16.04 or 14.04 LTS server?

Tutorial shows how to create a cheap, DIY IoT cloud platform

RTL has published a tutorial about creating a secure IoT platform based on its free "SharkSSL-lite" software, plus ARM mbed-enabled SBCs and a low cost VPS.

Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 Released with Full-Disk Encryption, Snap Support

The Ubuntu Budgie Remix (budgie-remix) 16.04.1 is here one week after Canonical announced the first point release of its long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS distribution

Korora 23 - is it an alternative to Linux Mint?

Cinnamon is a desktop environment that is widely promoted by the Linux Mint team.

Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes

Calibre 2.63.0 arrives two weeks after the release of the previous maintenance update

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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…

Mojang working on new launcher for Minecraft, Linux might not see support

Tags:Sandbox,Editorial For those still playing Minecraft, you may know that Mojang is working on a new launcher that doesn't use Java (hooray!), but…

Death Road to Canada released on Steam with Linux support, some thoughts

Tags:Steam,Initial Thoughts,Indie Game,Adventure,Action,ZombiesDeath Road to Canada is a brand new Linux game that released on Steam recently and a…

GOL Podcast S1E04: Tomb Raider

Tags:PodcastHowdy folks! Yes, I know it has been a very long time since you have hard from us here on the GOL Podcast! So lets talk some updates on…

Epic Games founder thinks Microsoft will essentially break Steam in later versions of Windows 10

Tags:EditorialThanks to PC Gamer we have been pointed to an interview that Tim Sweeney the founder of Epic Games did, and he's blasting Microsoft yet…

The Talos Principle updated with more Vulkan stability and performance

Tags:Vulkan,Steam,Puzzle,Beta Croteam have continued developing their Vulkan backend for The Talos Principle and have pushed the last beta to stable…

Find a missing woman in 'Moirai', a FREE experimental story-driven game with a great twist, some thoughts

Tags:Adventure,Indie Game,SteamMoirai is a very lightweight and short mini-game (only 13 MB and lasts 10 minutes) with an incredible twist at the…

Overlord, Overlord: Raising Hell and Overlord II (new port!) released on Steam for Linux

Tags:Virtual Programming,Steam,RPG,Adventure,ActionOverlord, Overlord: Raising Hell and Overlord II are all now available on Steam for Linux.…

7 Mages brings a touch more of traditional dungeon crawling to Linux

Tags:Adventure,RPG,SteamControlling a party of adventurers, exploring dungeons and fighting weird magical creatures is an RPG tradition as old as the…