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Memo - Note Taking, Unix-style

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We all take notes in various ways. Whether it's old fashioned sticky notes littering the front of your PC monitor, an app on your smartphone or simply using your brain to take a 'mental note' (if your memory is that good!), it's a useful activity. How about note taking on the command-line? And in a…

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[Game Review] The Journey Down: Chapter Two

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Released on the 25th of August 2014, The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the second installment in The Journey Down video game series, a classic point and click adventure inspired by much-loved classic titles such as Grim Fandango. Described as having a "Afro-Caribbean vibe", a quick look at any of…

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Corebird, An Alternative GTK+3 Twitter Client

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If you're like me, you may not have heard much about Corebird, a native GTK+3 Twitter client. Which is a bit surprising really, as Corebird is a very nice and stable application that holds it's own with any of the other clients out there and deserves more love. There's a few Linux Twitter clients…

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B1 Free Archiver: a simple solution

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Switching to Linux requires users to abandon their usual set of favourite programs and to employ what is available. In terms of archive utilities the first and most obvious choice is the GNOME desktop environment File Roller. But does a Linux neophyte ready to get into all that stuff at once? Let’s f…

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SeaMonkey - More than a Web Browser

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If you're anything like me, you may have thought or assumed that SeaMonkey was just a web browser; perhaps just a rebranded Firefox like Iceweasel. But it is in fact much more and has the name "all-in-one internet application suite" for a reason. SeaMonkey is free and open-source and is a…

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Review: Broken Age - Act 1

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A sheltered, over-protected, bored boy in space. A girl in a fairytale style land who is thrust into becoming an offering to a giant sea monster. Talking trees. Hippy lumberjacks. Broken Age has it all. And then some. Broken Age (Act 1) is a point and click adventure game officially released by…

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Review: Euro Truck Simulator 2

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If you've never been a real sim game buff or especially never played a game the likes of the Euro Truck Simulator series, you would probably snicker or roll your eyes at the idea of driving trucks from A to B, often long hauls, being "fun". But you know, I once thought the same thing! But, as you…

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Review: Salvation Prophecy

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If you love a good space romp and shooty shooty lasers you owe it to yourself to try this one. First off It's best not to play the first half hour or so and judge the game right away. Yes, it's an indie game (made by pretty much one man, no less) and the graphics and animations won't impress anyone…

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GNOME Disk Utility 3.17.2

 ItRunsOnLinux: The GNOME Project released version 3.17.2 of Disks, better known as GNOME Disk Utility

Ubuntu Powers Self-Driving Tesla Model S Modified by Bosch

 softpedia: Ubuntu can be used for almost any task you can imagine and that includes powering a Boss-modified Tesla Model S so that it can run autonomously.

How to do simple screencasting on Linux

 HowToForge: There are many screencasting solutions for Linux users to choose from nowadays and more tools pop out every day to cover this special need.

How to Develop Own Custom Linux Distribution From Scratch

 tecmint: Have you ever thought of making your own Linux Distribution?

Should I get an Arduino or Raspberry Pi?

 opensource.com: Probably the most frequent question I hear is, "Should I get a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino?"

16 cat command examples for beginners in Linux

 Linuxtechi: cat stands for Concatenate.

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Audiosurf 2 Smashes Out Of Early Access, Available For Linux

Audiosurf 2 is the sequel to the smash hit music game Audiosurf, and as the name suggests you do literally surf the music. The sequel is available…

Dying Light Linux Performance Patch & New DLC Released

The day has arrived, not only do we have a new DLC for Dying Light, but the Linux performance patch I previewed for you has also been released! To…

The Funding Crowd 46

Welcome to the Palladium issue of The Funding Crowd! Yep, 46 appears to be a reasonably interesting number, apart from representing aforementioned…

Torment: Tides Of Numenera RPG Has A New Trailer

I love RPG games, so Torment: Tides of Numenera has me really excited! This new trailer is further extending my excitement, and it looks like I will…

Nightside RTS Updated With Multiplayer & The Start Of A Campaign

It’s no secret that I love the visual style of Nightside, and this new update has boosted the content rather a lot.Changelog:Quote- First 5…

Linux Test Build Available For Convoy, A Tactical Roguelike-like Inspired By Mad Max & FTL

I was immediately interested in Convoy when I originally heard about it, but was sad when there was no Linux support. The good news is they now have…

Point & Click Adventure Game 'Zak McKracken: Between Time And Space' Released For Linux

Seven years after the unofficial fan sequel to the 80s classic Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders was released in German for Windows, a…

Interloper, A New Small Scale Real Time Strategy Released For Linux, It’s Good

Interloper is a small scale real time strategy that recently released for Linux, and it managed to capture my interest for being a bit different. The…

Massive New Planetary Annihilation Test Build Available, Also On Sale

Uber Entertainment have been busy, and their work has shown in their latest public test build. It includes lots of new AI fixes and behaviours, as…

Classic Platformers Prehistorik 1 & 2 Released On GOG For Linux

GOG have done it again folks, Prehistorik 1 & 2 which are both games from my childhood have been published on GOG and both support Linux. I've…

Dying Light: The Bozak Horde DLC Releases On May 26th

Dying Light is to gain its first big DLC with The Bozak Horde, it looks like a wave-based survival challenge, so it's not the most exciting of DLC,…

Open Source Development Environment Godot Engine 1.1 Out

After half a year of work, Godot, the most advanced open source self-contained game development environment reached version 1.1. This game engine is…

It's Friday, So Stream We Shall! Starting At 5 PM UTC!

We are once again at this particular point of the week. So let's us engage the streaming and video game playing!Watch live video from GamingOnLinux…

Desura Are In A Bit Of Trouble With Not Paying Developers

It looks like the newer owners of Desura haven't been paying developers, uh oh. It's a bit of an odd story, as it seems it has taken months for…

Neon Struct, A Political Espionage Thriller Released

Minor Key Games have released their political thriller Neon Struct: Die Augen Der Welt on Steam. The game sends you into a neon-coloured surveillance…