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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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Linux workstation security checklist

This is a set of recommendations used by the Linux Foundation for their systems administrators.

Lennart Poettering merged “su” command replacement into systemd: Test Drive on Fedora Rawhide

With this pull request systemd now support a su command functional and can create privileged sessions, that are fully isolated from the original session

Hardened Linux stalwarts Grsecurity pull the pin after legal fight

The Register: Multi-billion company accused of ripping off name and code, still doing security wrong

Container Myths Debunked at OpenStack Silicon Valley

Datamation: In Alex Polvi's view there are four primary myths when it comes to containers

OpenStack Continues to Push Cloud Integration Vision

eWEEK: At the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, the head of the OpenStack Foundation announces new nonprofit status and developer initiatives.

GNOME Developers Discuss Codenames, GNOME 3.18 Might be Dubbed "Gothenburg"

GNOME 3.18 is due for release on September 23, 2015

Ubuntu 15.04 LAMP server with Apache 2.4, PHP 5.6 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

 HowToForge: A LAMP setup is the perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

3 steps for planning a successful open source meetup

 opensource.com: Community moderator Nicole Engard recaps Karen Vuong's Texas Linux Fest talk on open source event planning.

Ubuntu Linux continues to rule the cloud

 ZDnet: Ubuntu is more than twice as popular on the Amazon cloud as all other operating systems combined.

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BlazeRush Is A Fantastic Combat Racer On Linux, It’s Actually Hilarious

I’m not always a fan of combat racers, but wow BlazeRush is quite a surprise to find.My thoughts After the utter disgrace that MadOut was, I…

Road Redemption Could See A Linux Release In The Next Two Weeks

Exciting news! Road Redemption is a title I've really wanted to play since I saw it on Kickstarter, as a spiritual successor to Road Rash which I…

MadOut Is A Pretty Terrible Combat Racer On Linux

Here I am pointing out another game you should probably avoid on Linux. This time it’s the turn of MadOut, a combat racer that’s just not…

Psychological Horror Adventure Game 'Fran Bow' Released On GOG And Steam, Has Demo

Fran Bow is the creepy point-and-click adventure game about a young girl, who is sent off to a mental institution for children after her parents are…

Attention, Comrades! We Have A Livestream At 5 PM UTC!

The high command wishes to relay to you a message about today's livestream which is indeed happening as it usually does on Fridays. And because we…

Sol, A Cute And Mod-Friendly Platformer, Goes Even Further With Providing Accessibility Options

The charming little platformer, noteworthy for its advanced accessibility options and its copyleft license, was recently updated. It now features a…

GTX 760 Vs R7 370 4G In Company Of Heroes 2

Liam has done his initial port reports and such so it's my turn to feed you some information. I'm once again putting my GTX 760 against the R7 370 to…

Cossacks 3 RTS Shows Off Ukraine In A New Video

I am especially excited to have Cossacks 3 on Linux, and this new teaser video is short and sweet, but it's keeping me excited.About the game…

Solar Shifter EX Looks Like A Pretty Good Bullet Hell Space Shooter

Solar Shifter EX will release for Linux on Steam on the 11th of September, and I must say it looks pretty impressive. Their Steam page isn't up yet,…

I Can't Escape: Darkness, A New Horror Game Coming September For Linux

I Can't Escape: Darkness is a pretty interesting looking horror game that has a confirmed Linux release this September. I look forward to giving it a…

Rocket League Officially Coming To Linux/SteamOS, Rocket League & Portal 2 Free With Steam Hardware

Rocket League is massively popular right now, and we are happy to confirm it's heading our way! You even get a free copy with Steam Hardware. The…

Company Of Heroes 2 Released For Linux, Port Report & Thoughts Included

Feral Interactive have ported yet another excellent game, and this time we are graced with Company Of Heroes 2! It’s yet another game I've been…

No Need For Clinical Trials In 'Big Pharma' Now On Linux, Get Making Some Drugs

Big Pharma is a game about creating a factory to build useful drugs, and making money while you do so. I managed to play a build before release, and…

Puzzle Platformer 'In Between' Released On Steam For Linux, Has A Demo

In Between is a story-driven puzzle platformer with gravity rotation mechanics that has the makings of a new classic. It looks similar to gravity…

Universe Sandbox 2 Released In Early Access With Linux Support

You love your space simulation stuff right? Universe Sandbox 2 has released with full support for Linux, so I decided to check it out. Disclosure:…