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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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A Not For The Everyday Linux User Review Of Porteus 3.1

EveryDayLinuxUser: Porteus Linux is a portable Linux distribution built for USB drives which has a small download size and it quick to boot.

How to install PHP 5.6 as additional PHP-FPM & FastCGI for ISPConfig 3.1 on Ubuntu 16.04

HowToForge: Ubuntu 16.04 ships with PHP 7 by default but there are still many websites out there that don't support PHP 7.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution announced for Linux this month!

GamingOnLinux: Do not adjust your monitors, you read that correctly.

BCC - Dynamic Tracing Tools for Linux Performance Monitoring, Networking and More

tecmint: BCC (BPF Compiler Collection) is a powerful set of appropriate tools and example files for creating resourceful kernel tracing and manipulation programs.

Red Hat Updates Enterprise Container Platform

eWEEK: Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.3 debuts as the company backs the new OCID project to build a new container engine for Kubernetes.

ONOS Hummingbird Release Advances Open-Source SDN

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: New release provides improvements for both north and southbound interfaces.

Codeweavers CrossOver 15.3.0 for Linux and Mac OSX has been released

CrossOver 15.3.0 has important bug fixes for both Mac and Linux users

Apticron- Get Email alerts for pending package updates

ostechnix: Apticron is a simple, yet useful script which sends daily emails about pending package updates such as security updates, properly handling packages on hold both by dselect and aptitude.

How to Install Drupal 8.1.10 with Nginx, PHP-FPM and SSL on Ubuntu 16.04

 HowToForge: In this tutorial, we will install Drupal 8.1.10 with Nginx web server, MariaDB 10 as the database server and PHP-FPM (PHP 7.0) to handle PHP requests.

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Promising top-down shooter ‘Redie’, inspired by Hotline Miami, needs support on Kickstarter, demo available

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Crowdfunding,Indie GameRedie sincerely took me by surprise when I was researching another game. It got my attention from the…

The third beta of FREE FPS ‘Ravenfield’ is out, the game keeps getting better

Tags:Beta,FPS,Free Game,Itch.io 'Ravenfield' is a small but excellent FPS inspired by Battlefield (but without Multiplayer), which I previously…

Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is coming to Linux, developer looking for testers

Tags:Adventure,Coming Soon,Itch.io,RPG,SteamHeroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok [Official Site] a hybrid RPG/Adventure game will come to Linux.…

For a few more days, you can get both 'Frederic' rhythm games for a massive 90% discount, demos available

Tags:Music,Indie Game,Game Sale,Demo,CasualThere is a huge 90% discount for a double package featuring both 'Frederic' rhythm games until September…

'SOMA' from Frictional Games sales figures released, Linux accounted for around 1.1% of sales

Tags:EditorialFrictional Games, the developers of 'SOMA' [Official Site] have released their sales figures. The game sold about 450,000 copies of…

Join us for another weekly livestream tonight at 19:45 UTC

Tags:LivestreamTonight is the night we face hell, terrorists and rocket powered cars together. That's right it's Friday, it's No Pants Friday and…

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution announced for Linux this month!

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Feral Interactive,Coming SoonDo not adjust your monitors, you read that correctly. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising…

Stardew Valley 1.1 will add a bunch of new maps and content to go with them

Tags:Steam,Simulation,RPG,GOG,Adventure Stardew Valley [Official Site, GOG, Steam] is a very sweet game, and with the 1.1 patch that's currently in…

Sunless Sea updated with font and UI scaling options, fixing my main complaints

Tags:GOG,Steam,Unity3DSunless Sea [Official Site] has finally been updated from Unity 4 to Unity 5, which has allowed the developers to add in some…

Aveyond 4, a popular Windows RPG released for Linux

Tags:Indie Game,Press Release,RPG Boyle Wolfbane wanted to rule the world. He failed. Miserably. Forced into retirement early, Boyle now spends his…

Check out Zombasite, the latest action RPG from Soldak

Tags:Action,Demo,RPG,Steam,ZombiesThis action RPG came out of Early Access late last month and brought with it hordes of dangerous undead. A demo is…

A look at 'Heart&Slash', a fast-paced 3D brawler with roguelike elements

Tags:Action,Initial Thoughts,Roguelike,SteamI sadly had to wait on playing Heart&Slash [Official Site, Steam] for a while as it was broken, but…

Upcoming Rocket League AquaDome update will add a new arena and more cars

Tags:Action,Beta,Sports,SteamThe footie-with-rocket-cars chaos of Rocket League will see an aquatic-themed update in October. A preview of the brand…

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun will release December 6th with Linux support

Tags:Coming Soon,GOG,Steam,StrategyShadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun [Steam, GOG] is the next game from Mimimi Productions that will see you…

Dominate the world in strategy game 'Agenda', now on Linux, here's my review

Tags:Review,Steam,StrategyThe new strategy game 'Agenda' [Official Site, Steam Link] released day-1 with Linux support, I got sent a key to check it…