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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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Seeing the cloud through Ubuntu-colored glasses

 ZDnet: Ubuntu cloud users see OpenStack rising, Docker getting more talk than traction, and companies moving to the hybrid cloud.

CIOs: It's time to reinvent yourself and your teams, says Weather Company CIO

 EnterprisersProject: The CIO of the Weather Company explains why open source software is an 'uncomfortable' conversation that CIOs need to be having because it could be the key to innovation.

How to Upgrade Linux Kernel to Stable 3.18.4 on CentOS 7.x

Linoxide: How to upgrade your current version of linux kernel to the latest stable version 3.18.4 on CentOS 7.0.

Explaining the Big Data Productivity Gap

 The VAR Guy: The slow adoption and lack of productivity associated with Hadoop and other big data technologies likely stems from poor planning and lack of big data training and expertise, among other factors.

Startup Applications: automatic execution of the most used programs during every user login

 HowToForge: During every login or bootup, the OS performs a number of tasks in the background to get the OS up and running and ready to be used.

An introduction into Ceph storage for OpenStack

 opensource.com: Learn more about the Ceph open source project

Official Google Drive Linux Client Screenshots Leaked

 webupd8: It has been almost three years since Google Drive launched and we have yet to see an official client for Linux.

Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12 Patches 4 Vulnerabilities

InternetNews.com: While some in the security community are chasing GHOSTs this week, there is another update that needs attention.

SCALE Prep Continues; Will Dell Get It Right?

 FOSSforce: A call to Dell Customer Service resulted in four customer service reps, including a manager, who couldn't answer why there was a discrepancy in availability, let alone understanding why I didn't just want the Windows laptop in the first place.

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The Funding Crowd - Favorites From 2014

The TFC team has devoted this post-holiday quiet period to looking back at some notable projects that were funded in 2014.

Gravity Ghost Released For Linux, It's Bloody Lovely

Thanks to a reader we were able to take a look at Gravity Ghost, a charming gravity platformer from Ivy Games LLC.

BADLAND GOTY Edition, An Atmospheric Side-scrolling Action Adventure Platformer Is Heading To Linux

BADLAND is an atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure platformer set in a gorgeous forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers. Although the forest appears to be right out of a beautiful fairy tale, there’s something terribly wrong.

Feral Interactive Are Teasing Another Linux Port

Even though we still haven't found out what game we teamed up with Feral Interactive to do a competition for, they have unleashed a new radar blip for a new Linux port.

Friday Livestream Time! Join Us At 6 PM UTC!

It has been an eventful week and to wrap it up we have our traditional Friday Livestream where we chill out, play games and talk about gaming on Linux in general.

Dying Light Patch Released, Our Thoughts On It, Still Terrible

Techland has begun their patching of Dying Light for Linux & Windows in their effort to clean up the rather botched release, and we took a look.

Dying Light Is Almost Playable On Linux, If You Do Some Tinkering (Updated)

Thanks to pointers from our community member xpander69, we have found that Dying Light can be played almost acceptably on Linux with some messing around with the files. Updated.

Starbound's Massive Stable Update Released, It's On Sale, And We Have A Server

Starbound is a fantastic game, and the stable update has been long overdue, but that wait ends right now. The stable update is absolutely massive, and it's really worth trying out.

Aspyr's Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remaster Is Real And It's Out, We Have Keys For You

Few days ago the remaster of Fahrenheit popped up on Amazon with Aspyr logos and penguins. Well, it seems that Aspyr is indeed behind the remaster and the Tux was put on there for a purpose. Behold, the next Aspyr Linux port is here!

Outlast, That Really Scary Game Looks Like It's Still Heading To Linux

Good news folks, thanks to a comment on a recent article we were poked about taking a look at the progress of porting Outlast to Linux, and it seems to have a new private Linux build in testing.

GOL Cast: Fragging Bots And Testing New Maps In Xonotic

We would like to interrupt our stream of news about AAA games and bring you some critique on the new Xonotic 0.8 version. So, enjoy!

Out There: Omega Edition, A Hard Sci-fi Space Exploration Game Now In Beta For Linux, My Thoughts

Out There: Omega Edition has landed on Linux in the form of a beta, and it's a game we have been eagerly waiting for. Thankfully I've had some time to test before the official release, and here are some thoughts.

Darksiders Linux Port Looks Like It Is Still Happening

Darksiders is another big game we are excited about, and sadly the current people in charge of the port haven't replied to our messages, but thanks to SteamDB we can see it's still happening.

The Witcher 2 Has A New Beta For Linux, The Improvements Are Staggering

We know how some of you feel about wrappers, but that's an old argument now. The game is here, and the developers are still working on improving it. The Witcher 2 had a new beta a few days ago, and we took a look and just how much of an improvement it is.

Scirra’s 'Construct' Game Creation Editor To Support Linux With Construct 3

I love the idea of game creation tools that require no programming knowledge, as they enable hobbyists to have fun, quick prototyping and much more. Construct 2 is one of the finest around, and the developers have laid out plans for Construct 3.