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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-friendly drone controller flies on Intel Joule power

LinuxGizmos: Gumstix launched a customizable version of its LTE-enabled, PX4-compatible AeroCore 2 MAV controller board that works with the Intel Joule.

Setting up QEMU-KVM for kernel development

A look at the fundamentals of building and booting a kernel in QEMU using debootstrap, so you have the needed infrastructure to test your kernel changes in QEMU.

Linux command line navigation tips: the basics of pushd and popd commands

HowToForge: In this article, we will be discussing how you can have a faster navigation experience on the Linux command line using the pushd and popd commands.

How To Check The Password Complexity In Linux

 ostechnix: There are plenty of tools and websites are available to test the password complexity.

Do I need to provide access to source code under the AGPLv3 license?

opensource.com: Do you understand the AGPL license requirements?

Integrate Your Android Device With Ubuntu Using KDE Connect Indicator Fork

 webupd8: KDE Connect is a tool which allows your Android device to integrate with your Linux desktop.

DevOps trends emerging for 2017 and beyond

EnterprisersProject: DevOps has evolved from grassroots movement to the standard way of working for enterprises and startups alike.

A beginner's guide to comparing files using visual diff/merge tool Meld

HowToForge: Not everybody is used-to the command line, and/or command-line based comparison tools could be more difficult to learn and understand for some.

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A developer of the awesome itch games client has a blog post on compressing files for updates

Tags:Editorial,Itch.ioThe guys over at itch.io are doing some truly interesting work. The itch store is open to all developers, they have an open…

Appreciating how far Linux gaming has actually come in the past few years

Tags:Editorial,VideoDuring the livestream I did last night I had one of those moments where you fully appreciate how far Linux gaming has come.Make…

A new radeonsi (Mesa) patch should fix issues in many games for AMD GPU owners

Tags:Drivers,Mesa,Open SourceSamuel Pitoiset (Valve) discovered an issue in radeonsi (Mesa) that Marek Olšák has now patched up and is…

Wine 2.0-rc6 released, should be the last one before a stable release

Tags:WineWine 2.0-rc6 is now available and it brings in another 21 bug fixes which should make this a seriously stable release. It has no new…

Albion Online announce new equipment, new PvE content and more coming in the 'Galahad' update

Tags:MMO,Beta,Indie GameAlbion Online, the Linux-friendly MMO has another blog post and video detailing changes coming to this interesting MMO.Note:…

Alien: Isolation - The Collection is 70% off on the Feral Interactive store

Tags:Horror,Feral Interactive,Steam,Game Sale If you fancy scaring yourself silly this weekend, be sure to check out Alien: Isolation - The…

Join me tonight at 8:30PM UTC for some Linux gaming fun on Twitch

Tags:LivestreamAs Samsai is away on secret business, I will be taking control of the Friday livestream today and probably next week too. I will be…

Yooka-Laylee has revealed multiplayer in a new trailer

Tags:Coming Soon,Steam,Platformer,Adventure,GOGIf you weren't already sold on Yooka-Laylee, this new multiplayer trailer might just sell you on it…

The open source Vulkan driver 'radv' for AMD on Linux has patches for geometry shader support

Tags:Open Source,Drivers,VulkanDave Airlie sent in a massive patch-set of 31 patches for 'radv', the open source AMD Vulkan driver, to support…

Total War: WARHAMMER makes Grombrindal the White Dwarf Legendary Lord available to all players

Tags:DLC,Feral Interactive,Steam,StrategyOriginally available to anyone who went to a physical Games Workshop store, this Legendary lord has now been…

Torment: Tides of Numenera shows off some more gameplay mechanics in new trailers

Tags:Coming Soon,RPG,SteamThe upcoming RPG by inXile Entertainment is looking good. There’s a pair of new trailers that show off more of the…

Bear With Me: Episode Two releasing February 15th, bringing more noir adventure

Tags:Adventure,Horror,Point & Click,SteamThe next installment in the noir point and click adventure will be arriving soon. This humor-laced…

SteamOS updated with some major new drivers and an updated Debian base

Tags:SteamOS,Steam,BetaSteamOS isn't being left out in the cold like some would believe, as it too today got a big update with new shiny stuff.Note:…

Major Stable Steam client update, Xbox controller config support, vastly improved Linux client

Tags:SteamThis is the big one. Steam have released a major update of the Steam client which not only adds in some big new features, it also…

Nearly five years after the Kickstarter, Carmageddon still isn’t on Linux despite the stretch goal being reached

Tags:Editorial In May it will be five years since the Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter. Linux support was a stretch goal they reached and we…