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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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GitHub's 2014 Transparency Report

Github: Like most online services, GitHub occasionally receives legal requests relating to user accounts and content, such as subpoenas or takedown notices.

Hosting Your Domain with a RaspberryPi and Cloudns

Linuxphile: In this day and age creating a website and having it hosted is pretty cheap, yet there are still those, myself included, who would rather host their own website and potentially other services on their home network.

Docker Engine 1.6 Debuts Alongside Docker Registry 2.0 and Compose 1.2.0

ServerWatch: The Docker Registry is the code that enables the Docker Hub

Kicking the Tires on an $89 Symple PC

 FOSSforce: The price is nothing if not sweet

How to embrace the open source workforce

 opensource.com: Fundamentally, embracing the open source workforce means changing the way businesses think about themselves and their consumers.

Install Phabricator Software Development Platform

 Unixmen: Phabricator is an open source collection of web applications which help software companies build better software.

Meet the new leader of Debian open source project

 NetworkWorld: Neil McGovern is the new leader of the Debian open source/free software project

Elementary OS 0.3 (Freya) Released: A Quick Review and Installation Guide with Screenshots

 tecmint: Elementary OS is a Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution, which started as a theme and application set for Ubuntu.

Vivid Vervet (15.04) Final Freeze

We've entered the Final Freeze in preparation for the release of Ubuntu 15.04.

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Action Platformer Slinki Released On Steam, A Demo Is Available

Slinki is an action platformer, developed by Titan Forged Games, where you control a rabbit with a prosthetic arm. The game has been available for…

Sales Statistics For Linux Games From Different Developers, Part 4

You would hopefully have seen my previous articles talking to multiple developers about their Linux sales, so to begin a new year we are talking to a…

Fallen: A2P Protocol, A Post-apocalyptic Turn Based Strategy Released For Linux, Some Thoughts

Fallen: A2P Protocol is a pretty good looking turn based strategy currently in Early Access, and I have been graced with a key to take a look at…

Kart Racer 'Coffin Dodgers' Adds Linux Support To Early Access

The early access racer Coffin Dodgers has been updated and now has Linux support. As far as premises go, this one is one of the more original ones…

Freedom Planet Officially Released On Linux

The colourful action platformer Freedom Planet now has been officially launched for Linux.Offical AboutSteamFight your way across the celestial…

Storm United, A Beautiful New FPS Now In Early Access, We Have Keys

Storm United is a new first person shooter built in Unreal Engine that looks absolutely stunning. The developers have just released the game into…

The Wine Development Release 1.7.41 Is Now Available

Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.41 bringing many new features and as many as 41 bugfixes. The few…

The Weekly Livestream Is Here At 5.30 PM!

My calender says it's Friday so it's time for The Weekly Livestream! Join in on the fun as I play games live for your entertainment!Watch live video…

Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Released For Linux, Some Thoughts Included

It’s a great time to be a fan of space combat games, and the latest release for us is Gratuitous Space Battles 2 which I’ve taken a look…

The Banner Saga Is Finally Available For Linux

The Banner Saga has been highly sought after from Linux users, and the day has finally come. The new update also adds controller…

The Excellent Crypt Of The NecroDancer Officially Launches This Month

Crypt of the NecroDancer is really awesome, and it's going to exit early access this month. If you love your music it's a fantastic game. I've pumped…

Interstellar Marines FPS Big Update Due This Month, New Online Modes

It’s no secret that we really like Interstellar Marines, but it could do with more content and online modes to keep people interested in it. It…

War For The Overworld Released Out Of Early Access, Conquer The Overworld

War for the Overworld does look like a good spiritual successor to the old Dungeon Keeper games, but it seems it has a way to go yet. I haven't…

BMX Ride - A New Extreme Sports Video Game On Kickstarter

Now this is a type of game we really don't have much of right now, if any? BMX Ride looks like a pretty good extreme sports game to have. I'm…

The Awesome Strategy Game 'Nightside' Has Been Updated, It's Still Awesome

Nightside is one of my current favourites on Steam, and not just because it's a traditional RTS game, but because it just looks so damn cool. See the…