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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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DockerCon Showcases New Docker Release, Containers-as-a-Service Model

In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the DockerCon 16 conference.

Peppermint OS 7 Linux Distribution Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

softpedia: Release highlights of Peppermint OS 7 include a new version of the well-known Ice Site Specific Browser framework

DAISY: A Linux-compatible text format for the visually impaired

DAISY is a specialized text reader format that can be used for anything from textbooks to news articles.

Organize your movie and TV files with tinyMediaManager

tinyMediaManager is an open source media management tool that generates video file metadata.

How to install SuPHP on CentOS 7.2

 HowToForge: This improves the security of hosted websites as you can run the PHP scripts of each website under a different user.

Calibre 2.60 eBook Viewer Improves the Config Dialog for the Kobo Touch Driver

New features implemented in the Calibre 2.60 release include an improved configuration dialog for the driver that handles Kobo Touch ebook readers

7-Way Linux Distribution Comparison For Summer 2016

Phoronix: Given the recent releases of Fedora 24, Solus 1.2, and other GNU/Linux distribution updates, here is our latest performance testing roundabout of seven popular OS releases on the same Core i5 Skylake system.

Behind the new Fedora Developer Portal

Fedora Magazine: The main purpose of the portal is to serve developers (surprise!).

GamingOnLinux.com Latest Articles

Announcing the GamingOnLinux wallpaper competition

Tags:CompetitionI need a new wallpaper, and I would very much like one that in some way has GamingOnLinux branding on it. Here's your chance to shine…

The Wine Development Release 1.9.13 Is Now Available

Tags:Wine,Open Source,Beta The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.13 has many small changes…

FORCED SHOWDOWN now available on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Steam,RPG,ActionThe developers of FORCED SHOWDOWN have emailed in to let us know that the deck building action twin-stick game is now available…

Two Worlds Epic Edition openworld action RPG now on GOG for Linux

Tags:Wine,RPG,GOG,Action GOG have now added in a Linux build for Two Worlds Epic Edition that requires Wine in order to function. I have no problem…

Nidhogg, the fencing action game is heading to Linux with a Beta

Tags:Action,Beta,Coming Soon,Humble Store,SteamNidhogg is a rather popular little action gaming about what look like stick figures doing some…

Join me at 7:45PM UTC for the weekly Linux gaming livestream, also helpers needed

Tags:Video,LivestreamAs announced previously by Samsai he is temporarily leaving us for his mandatory army training, so I will be taking the…

The future of the Friday Livestream and my other GOL work

Tags:Site InfoJust to make sure that everyone is getting an unreasonable amount of big announcements today, I am making one of my own concerning the…

The work to bring Banished over to OpenGL is still going on

Tags:Coming Soon,Simulation,Steam,Strategy The developer of Banished has written up another blog post about porting Banished to OpenGL for the Mac…

And so it begins, the Steam Summer Sale is here

Tags:Game Sale,Steam Open up those wallets, as the Steam Summer Sale is now upon us. Already some cracking deals to be found. Steam will be up and…

Europa Universalis IV celebrates Midsummer and a million copies sold with a free music DLC

Tags:DLC,Sandbox,Steam,StrategyThe Linux-friendly Swedish developers are celebrating a million copies of Europa Universalis IV sold with a collection…

The Long Dark survival game updated with a new skills and feats system

Tags:Survival,Steam,Sandbox,Early AccessThe Long Dark is probably one of the nicest survival games available on Linux right now, it's cold, it's…

After a truly long time, the level editor for the sadistic 'Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number' is ready!

Tags:Steam,Action As you saw in the above video, the level editor was announced to come along with the game for its release. Though, Hotline Miami 2:…

Escape from a relentless horde in 'SWARMRIDERS', a FREE cyberpunk twin stick shooter, some thoughts

Tags:Steam,Initial Thoughts,Indie Game,Free Game,Arcade,ActionSWARMRIDERS is the perfect example of minimalism in gaming well executed. After you…

The Wardrobe: A pop culture point & click adventure game for Linux

Tags:Adventure,Greenlight,Indie Game,Point & Click,Press Release,SteamThe Wardrobe is a 2D point & click game inspired by the great 90s…

XCOM 2 - Alien Hunters thoughts, prepare to get frustrated

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Initial Thoughts,DLC So I've been playing through XCOM 2 again, but now with the Alien Hunters DLC enabled and my god it's…