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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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How to care for the community over the code

At All Things Open 2016, Joe Brockmeier answers the question: How can companies can work effectively with open source communities?

httpstat - A Curl Statistics Tool to Check Website Performance

httpstat is a Python script that reflects curl statistics in a fascinating and well-defined way,

Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!

the linux rain: One of the changes that comes with Wayland is there is currently no way for third-party apps to modify screen gamma curves.

GoAccess (A Real-Time Apache and Nginx) Web Server Log Analyzer

 tecmint: GoAccess is an interactive and real time web server log analyzer program that quickly analyze and view web server logs.

Mozilla Reports 2015 Revenue of $421.3M

Internetnews: As has been the case since 2005, for 2015 Mozilla notes that, "the majority of Mozilla revenue is from Firefox Web browser search partnerships around the world."

How to install and configure web2py on CentOS 7

Web2Py is a simple yet powerful Python framework for developing web applications.

First open source RISC-V chips arrive in Arduino board

 hackerboards: SiFive's Arduino ready "HiFive1" development kit features its 320MHz FE310, the first MCU using the open RISC-V ISA. Also, Samsung is rumored to be using RISC-V.

Docker Deals with Canonical, Debuts Public Beta on AWS

ServerWatch: After six months in private beta the Docker for AWS service is now available as a public beta

Does Linux community trust Microsoft?

 DarkDuck: Does actually Linux community like Microsoft?

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Edge Of Eternity, a beautiful indie tribute to J-RPG classics is waiting on Unity & Vulkan

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,RPG,Unity3D,VulkanEdge Of Eternity [Official Site, Kickstarter] is a really fantastic looking indie tribute to the J-RPG…

Join me tonight at 8PM UTC for the weekly Linux gaming livestream

Tags:LivestreamTonight we have games to play! Come join me at 8PM UTC as we take a look at some more games and I attempt to play them live. Our…

ZeniMax are flexing their muscles towards DoomRL, trying to shut it down

Tags:Editorial,RoguelikeThis is quite sad really, Zenimax are now sending their cronies after DoomRL [Official Site] the Doom-inspired roguelike. The…

Inner Chains, an incredibly brutal looking UE4-built FPS that's coming to Linux shows off some gameplay

Tags:Action,FPS,Steam,Coming Soon,Video,Unreal EngineI'm incredibly excited to watch how Inner Chains [Official Site, Steam] has been progressing and…

Some thoughts on 'The Dwarves', the new action RPG from KING Art, a bit unpolished

Tags:Strategy,Action,Steam,GOG,Review The Dwarves [Steam, GOG, Official Site] is a rather great looking tactical action RPG from KING Art that…

It looks like more classic Topware Interactive games are coming to Linux

Tags:Coming Soon,Steam,WineIt seems Topware Interactive are continuing their Linux push with their classic games and I've noticed a few more that…

Astervoid 2000, a multiplayer​ space brawler with sick music is now on Linux

Tags:Arcade,Action,Steam,Indie Game,Initial Thoughts Astervoid 2000 [Steam, Official Site] was sent in by the developer and I've been testing out…

The most popular Linux & SteamOS gaming articles for November 2016, 172 in total

Tags:Article OverviewHere is a look back at the 15 most popular articles on GamingOnLinux for November 2016, an easy way to for you to keep up to…

Hardware maker 'Razer' has joined The Khronos Group to back open standards

Tags:Hardware,Virtual Reality,VulkanThis isn't exactly surprising, but Razer have joined The Khronos Group to back open standards. While not…

Drift Into Eternity, a single-player sci-fi survival experience is coming to Linux

Tags:Survival,Steam,Early Access,Indie Game,Coming Soon The developers of 'Drift Into Eternity' [Steam, Official Site] emailed me to let me know…

The new 'Master of Orion' has a major update inspired by the original MOO2 and a new DLC

Tags:GOG,Steam,StrategyMaster of Orion [Steam, GOG, Official Site] was somewhat eclipsed by Stellaris for me, but it has come back with a vengeance…

The Dwarves, the new fantasy RPG from KING Art is now available

Tags:Strategy,RPG,Steam The Dwarves [GOG, Steam, Official Site] is the fancy looking fantasy RPG from KING Art that arrived on Linux with a day-1…

What one game would blow your mind if it came to Linux & SteamOS?

Tags:EditorialIt's question time today here on GOL, so sit down and come have a chat. Today I ask a very simple question: what game would literally…

Meet 'Vilmonic', the pixel styled artificial life simulator, it's quite sweet

Tags:Itch.io,Steam,Indie Game,Early Access,Initial Thoughts Vilmonic [itch.io, Steam] is another late night discovery, this time thanks to the itch…

Angeldust, a free to play and Early Access sandbox RPG supports Linux

Tags:Early Access,Free Game,Sandbox,RPG,SteamAngeldust [Steam, Official Site] is a late night discovery after trawling through Steam around midnight…