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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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Canonical Publishes Impressive Roadmap for All of Their Ubuntu Products

Canonical is working on multiple projects at the same time, and it's often difficult to understand their plans

Working with Pivot Tables in LibreOffice Calc

 Dark Duck: A how-to video showing you details of working with Pivot tables in LibreOffice Calc.

Linux Kernel 3.10.85 LTS Brings Refinements to EXT4, Btrfs, ARM, and XFS, Updated Drivers

 softpedia: Linux kernel 3.10.85 LTS brings new documentation for the PINCTRL (PIN CONTROL) subsystem on Marvell ARMADA 370 System-on-Chip (SoC)

Ubuntu 15.10: Wily Werewolf alpha 2 released

 ITworld: The Ubuntu developers have been hard at work on the next version of Ubuntu.

GParted 0.23.0 Open Source Partition Editor Adds Support for Setting New Btrfs UUID

 softpedia: Prominent new features in GParted 0.23.0 include support for setting a new file system UUID (Universally Unique Identifier) on the Btrfs file system

How To Run Cronjob Script On The Last Day Of a Month

 nixcraft: How to execute script on the last day of a month on Linux or Unix bash shell

Linux Distro: Your Best Choice?

 Datamation: I believe one of the biggest advantages to running a Linux distro on your desktop is the number of choices available.

Torvalds 2.0: Patricia Torvalds on computing, college, feminism, and increasing diversity in tech

opensource.com: Patricia Torvalds isn't the Torvalds name that pops up in Linux and open source circles. Yet.

Open source Copyright Hub unveiled with '90+ projects' in the pipeline

el Reg: An internet that didn't rip you off? Who'd want a thing like that?

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Prison Architect V1.0 Confirmed For October

Heads up Prison Building fans, as the final version of Prison Architect has been announced for October. If you've been holding off, I highly suggest…

Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Due In October

Wasteland 2 Director's Cut isn't too far away folks, so if you've been holding off on playing this big RPG your patience will pay off.QuoteWe have…

Trine 3: The Artifacts Of Power Linux Version In Progress

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is the latest in the puzzle platformer series by Frozenbyte, and they confirmed in their newsletter that the Linux…

Interview With The Developers Of Cossacks 3, Which Is Coming To Linux

Cossacks 3 was a bit of a surprise announcement to be coming to Linux, and it looks fantastic. I decided to send over a few burning questions.About…

Aquaria Now Available DRM Free On GOG For Linux

GOG has just released Aquaria on their store, and included is the DRM free Linux version. A good chance to grab a copy if you still haven't played…

New Linux Gaming Survey For August

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

DiRT Showdown Tested On Linux, Preview Port Report

Updates will be placed at the bottom, please read the bottom before deciding anything. I managed to get an early look at what will be one of Linux's…

The Linux Port Of Arma 3 Is "Promising"

Not much being said in public about the Arma 3 Linux port, but it seems it is progressing and could become a reality. If you remember, it was only…

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked Is A Brand New Single-player Expansion Coming This Fall

Need more to do in Don't Starve? It seems Klei Entertainment have your back. Don't Starve: Shipwrecked has been announced as a new single-player…

Shallow Space Looks Like The Spaceship RTS Game Linux Is Needing, Some Thoughts

It's not often I get over excited about a game, and I'm not entirely sure how this flew under my radar, but Shallow Space looks seriously good. You…

Point-And-Click Adventure 'Dropsy' Has A Release Date And An Amazing New Trailer

Dropsy is the crowdfunded point-and-click "hugventure" that looks set to either melt your heart or scar you for life. The game will be released on…

Adventure RPG 'Evoland 2' Release Date Announced, Linux Release Shortly After

Evoland developers Shiro Games recently announced the release date for the anticipated sequel, and though there's no firm release date for Linux yet,…

Virtual Programming Have Been Busy, Looks Like They Are Doing The Arma 3 Port

Thanks to the about page on Virtual Programming's official store, we have found out that they are the mystery external porter of Arma 3 that should…

Casual Clickers 'AdVenture Capitalist' And 'Time Clickers' Now On Steam For Linux

AdVenture Capitalist is a so-called "idle game" that has been available as a Flash game on Kongregate since last year, and is now available for Linux…

DiRT Showdown Confirmed For Linux By Virtual Programming, Pre-orders Open Up

DiRT Showdown is a good looking racer that is now officially confirmed for Linux, and it is available to pre-order. We didn't know who was doing the…