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Is Ubuntu's Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays?

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By Andrew Powell

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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GOG.com bringing Linux support is a great thing

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By Andrew Powell

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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By Andrew Powell

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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By Andrew Powell

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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By Andrew Powell

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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Banana Pi review - tastier than Raspberry?

 LinuxUser: Does the first of the true Raspberry Pi clones have what it takes to come out from the shadow of its highly-successful inspiration?

KDE's Semantic Desktop: Nepomuk vs. Baloo

 xmodulo: One of the most disliked features of the early KDE SC 4 releases was the developers' attempt to establish the semantic desktop.

Backtick (`) symbol in Linux Shell Scripting

 nextstep4it: The backtick allows you to assign the output of a shell command to a variable.

Mozilla Thunderbird 31.0 Officially Released with Lots of Fixes and Important Changes

 softpedia: Developers have actually made a number of improvements to the application.

Catbird 6.0 Provides OpenStack Cloud Security Policy Automation

 The VAR Guy: Catbird 6.0 enhances the security of OpenStack private and hybrid clouds through automated security policies, providing compliance assurance for enterprises.

Project fosters free, open, secure, public hotspots

 LinuxGizmos: The Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) has released an experimental hacker alpha version of a proposed new open source wireless router stack that supports secure, shareable WiFi networks

Best Linux Browsers

 Datamation: Choosing the best Linux browser for your needs requires just a bit of homework

The world's most secure OS may have a serious problem

The Verge: The Tails operating system is one of the most trusted platforms in cryptography, favored by Edward Snowden and booted up more than 11,000 times per day in May.

Install Google Docs on Linux with Grive Tools

LinuxUser: Grive Tools now covers more distros, so here’s how to get Google Drive on Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE

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GOG Com Now Officially Support Linux Games

Today marks a big day for Linux and DRM free gaming. GOG.com are now officially supporting Linux on their store, and so that's pretty much all major online stores supporting Linux.

Dungeon Defenders Eternity Released For Linux On Steam

Dungeon Defenders Eternity is a revamp of the original Dungeon Defenders with new features, and cross platform play with mobiles too.

Unrest Adventure RPG Game Released For Linux

Unrest is an adventure RPG that adapts to death, failure, and the choices you make. Play as ordinary people struggling for food, safety, freedom, and a chance at peace. Explore an ancient Indian city using conversation, manipulation and (rarely) violence.

Frozen Endzone Is Now Frozen Cortex & It's Now Out On Linux

Frozen Cortex is the brand new game from Mode 7 who you will remember created Frozen Synapse. Two days ago they added the Linux builds to their new game!

Get CD Projekt RED To Answer Questions About The Witcher 3 For Linux

An interesting opportunity has arisen for Linux gamers to find out if The Witcher 3 is going to come to Linux, and if it's native or not.

Valve Have Another New Design For The Steam Controller

Thanks to the quick tweeting work from SteamDB we now know Valve could be changing their controller yet again.

Interview With Aspyr Media About Civilization V & Linux Gaming

A little treat today folks as I had a chance to talk with Michael Blair from Aspyr Media on a few different bits relating to Linux gaming and their Civilization V port.

Warhammer Eternal Crusade MMO Will Gain A Linux Version

An upcoming MMO in the Warhammer series is set to gain a Linux version thanks to comments made from the lead developer.

Valve Looking For A SteamOS Engineer

Here's your chance to work on something that could change the gaming industry! Valve are looking for a new team member to work on SteamOS.

Terraria Moves Even Closer To A Linux Release

You may remember we did an article recently about the developers of Terraria looking into a Linux port, but it wasn't 100%. Well I think we can call it close too 100% now...

Sandbox Game Maker Coming Soon To Steam

Platinum Arts Sandbox Game Maker is an interesting 3D game engine that is based on Cube2 to allow you to create games easily, and edit them real-time in the game itself.

OlliOlli Brings Skatboarding And Arcade Fun Together On Linux

Back yonder in the days of yore, I poured hour after hour into my Tony Hawk games on the PS2. It was a catharsis long forgotten until now. Roll7 brings me back a bit with their title OlliOlli: a 2d retro skate-em-up. Unlike the skating games I used to play, OlliOlli drops world exploration for a more arcade-like experience focusing on keeping your combos up and your speed high.

Halfway Turn Based Strategy Released For Linux, It's Good

Halfway is the brand new game from Robotality that promises to be a beautiful space sci-fi turn base strategy. We have a hint for you: It's good.

Star Ruler 2 4X-RTS Released On Steam For Linux

Star Ruler 2 looks like a fantastic space 4X-RTS game currently in Early Access on Steam, and luckily it comes with a Linux build too.

Sokobond, A Puzzle Game Involving Science Released On Steam For Linux

Sokobond is an interesting take on the puzzle genre that involves science, and it looks rather nice.