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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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Arch Anywhere: An easy way to install a fully custom Arch Linux system

 ostechnix: Arch Anywhere lets you to install a fully custom Arch Linux from anywhere in minutes

Monitor Linux Servers log files in Real-time in your browser using Log.io

 tecmint: Log.io is a small simple but effective application build on top of Node.js and Socket.io, which allows to monitor Linux servers log files in real time through web interface screen widgets.

X.Org Server 1.18 Gets Its First Point Release, Fixes Multiple XWayland Issues

softpedia: X.Org Server 1.18.1 represents the work done by the X.Org project's developers in the last three months

Mozilla Firefox 44.0.1 Patches Graphics Startup Crashes on Linux, Adds Gecko SDK

Among the new features and improvements, we can mention the addition of the Gecko SDK (Software Development Kit)

Alpine Linux Goes All In for Docker

eWEEK: While Docker can run on multiple OSes, including various flavors of Linux and Windows, there has been a movement in the last two years toward highly optimized Docker-focused operating systems

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Scales Large Linux Workloads with Integrity

ServerWatch: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is doubling down on its Linux server efforts today with the announcement of the new HPE Integrity MC990 X server.

How to install Fail2Ban and configure it for firewalld on CentOS 7

 HowToForge: Most Linux servers offer an SSH login via Port 22 for remote administration purposes.

AWS Adds Lumberyard and GameLift Cloud Services for Game Developers

The VAR Guy: Amazon Lumberyard and GameLift are new AWS cloud services for creating PC and console games, with mobile and virtual reality support coming soon.

4 open source tools for Linux system monitoring

 opensource.com: David Both shares his favorite system monitoring tools for understanding what is going on in any Linux environment: top, atop, htop, and glances.

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Firewatch, a first person mystery adventure game released for Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Steam,AdventureFirewatch looks awesome, for the style, the story and the gameplay. It's available day-1 for Linux and SteamOS. Sadly, the…

GOL Cast: Killing mushrooms and spiders in Sproggiwood

Tags:Roguelike,Review,Procedural Death Labyrinth,GOL CastRoguelikes have a tendency to be really complex games with tons of depth and thick user…

Tweaking Performance in XCOM 2

Tags:Unreal Engine,Nvidia,Feral Interactive,AMDWhen Firaxis chose to use Unreal Engine to power their latest title, XCOM 2, they chose to stay on the…

Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition now available for Linux, texture issues

Tags:Zombies,Steam,RPG,ActionDying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition is a big patch and DLC now available for Dying Light. I have tested it a…

Does Dying Light's Linux to Linux multiplayer fail for you? Please confirm it here

Tags:Zombies,Steam,Editorial I've heard reports far and wide that the Linux to Linux multiplayer in Dying Light is broken. Myself and Samsai tried to…

Multiplayer indie action game 'Super Snow Fight' may get a Linux version if there is enough demand

Tags:Action,Indie Game A developer of Super Snow Fight, a multiplayer action indie game, claims in its Steam discussion forum that if they receive…

GPUOpen has launched, AMD open up more to the community

Tags:Toolkit,Editorial,AMDSorry for the lateness, but GPUOpen from AMD is now officially open to the public. I really like the way AMD is going doing…

XCOM 2 is so popular it has beaten the all time peak player count of a number of games

Tags:Editorial,Feral Interactive,Steam,Strategy This is awesome to see. XCOM 2 has beaten the all time peak player counter of some pretty high…

Gas Guzzlers Extreme looks like it is going to come to Linux, porting starts soon

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Racing,SteamGas Guzzlers Extreme has an interesting history, but it looks like the developers are once again trying to bring…

Valve rep mentions they will eventually survey Big Picture & SteamOS

Tags:EditorialCurrently Steam Big Picture mode and SteamOS don't get a hardware survey, so even if millions of people pick up a Steam Machine we…

Dying Light's online modes get bigger with The Following, hopefully they actually fix it for Linux

Tags:DLC,Steam,ZombiesI do love the single player in Dying Light, and I am very much looking forward to Dying Light Enhanced Edition and The…

Ghost Theory, a unique horror game that also supports Linux, is now on Kickstarter!

Tags:Press Release,Horror,Crowdfunding,AdventureDreadlocks Ltd, indie game development studio responsible for last year's 2D cyberpunk RPG Dex,…

The final results of the Linux GRID Autosport tournament

Tags:Editorial Now that the braking-dust has settled a bit, I thought I should do a little write-up on the first official GOL Grid Autosport…

Shadowrun: Hong Kong gets free Extended Edition update

Tags:DRM Free,GOG,RPG,SteamThe latest in the line of cyberpunk RPGs by Harebrained Schemes gets a really beefy update available to all players for…

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked DLC is now available on SteamOS & Linux

Tags:DLC,Early Access,Steam,Survival Heads up survivalists! Don't Starve: Shipwrecked the good looking new DLC for the single player version of Don't…