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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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Pushed Fedora Graphical upgrade via Gnome software utility

Fedora Pushed Graphical upgrade through GNOME Software 3.20.4, users can possible to upgrade a Fedora 23 system to 24 by using the Gnome Software utility

5 Best Calendar Apps for Linux Desktop

In this article, we shall walk through a brief review of some of the best calendar applications that can help us plan and manage our daily lives.

Top 50 Linux System Administrator Interview Questions

 FOSSbytes: Today, the job opportunities for Linux experts are more than ever

New Android Trojan SpyNote leaks on underground forums

A new and potent Android Trojan has been leaked on several underground forums, making it available for free to less resourceful cybercriminals who are now likely to use it in attacks.

How to use GeoIP with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

HowToForge: This tutorial explains how to use the GeoIP module with nginx on Ubuntu 16.04 to find out where your visitors come from.

Telco central offices could be in for open source makeover

The CORD Summit, hosted by the Open Networking Lab (On.Lab) and The Linux Foundation, promotes the use of technologies such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN) and the cloud

Ring : A free, open source and secure alternative to Skype messenger

Ring, formerly known as SELphone, is a free, open source, and secure alternative to Skype messenger.

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Suddenly a wild Friday Livestream appears at 5:30 PM UTC!

Tags:LivestreamThey say a lightning doesn't strike twice, but the weekly livestream certainly does! Liam did a livestream yesterday but I will put…

IndieDB is having another 24 hour giveaway with Linux support, the indie platformer 'Prison Run and Gun'

Tags:Steam,Platformer,Free GameIndieDB is currently giving away 20 free Steam keys for this small platformer game. It's a standalone expansion to a…

Day of Infamy FPS now available on Linux & SteamOS (updated)

Tags:Steam,FPS,Early Access,Coming Soon,ActionUpdate: Just tested myself after a report and it is downloadable and playable right now! It is a little…

Kingdom Rush Frontiers due on Linux in the last week of August

Tags:Coming Soon,Steam,Strategy,Tower DefenceTower Defence fans rejoice as Kingdom Rush Frontiers is scheduled with the 1.1 updated due in the last…

Albion Online final beta start times revealed

Tags:Indie Game,MMO The indie MMO Albion Online is due to have the final beta version and they have revealed when each supporter will get access. …

Check out 'The Linux Gamer' video on Undertale, brilliant as always

Tags:VideoReally do love The Linux Gamer, his work is top quality and he has done his thing for the Linux version of Undertale. As usual, it's very…

Unity game engine 5.4 released, Linux builds now updated

Tags:Game Engine,Unity3DThe Unity game engine has release the next major version 5.4, the Linux builds have also just been updated to the 5.4…

Livestream tonight at 19:45 UTC instead of tomorrow!

Tags:LivestreamTonight I will be doing the weekly livestream as I am busy with pre-birthday stuff tomorrow (I turn 28 on Saturday) and my voice is…

Move or Die: a funny 4 player local and online party game!

Tags:Indie Game,Action Move or Die is an incredible, funny and fast paced party game with a lot of mods and funny mutators. You can play local or…

Headlander, the new game from Double Fine Productions will not come to Linux

Tags:Editorial,Steam This is very sad to see from a previously very Linux friendly developer. Headlander from Double Fine Productions will not come…

New version of the itch store app released, as slick as ever

Tags:Itch.io,Open SourceThe itch developers have been hard at work making their open source store app even better for you, and it's lovely. You can…

God is a Cube: Nanomachines Rising, a programming puzzle game is coming to Linux

Tags:Puzzle,Indie Game,Coming SoonGod is a Cube: Nanomachines Rising sounds pretty fun for anyone who likes programming, puzzles and robotics. You…

Empire TV Tycoon, thoughts from a Linux gamer

Tags:Strategy,Simulation,Review It has been a while as other things kept coming up, but I finally take a look at Empire TV Tycoon. I love Tycoon…

Microsoft gives the okay for SWORDY to come to Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Action,Casual,Coming Soon,Early Access,Steam Some good news! SWORDY has been given the green light to come to Linux & SteamOS by Microsoft,…

HaxeFlixel, a free and open source cross-platform game framework needs funds on IndieGoGo

Tags:Crowdfunding,Open SourceHaxeFlixel, a free and open source cross-platform game framework that was used in the creation of Defender's Quest is…