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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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How to Securely and Anonymously Share Files of Any Size Over the Tor Network with OnionShare

 tecmint: Onionshare is an open source desktop utility that allows you to share files hosted on your own computer of any size securely and anonymously using the Tor browser on the other end.

COMs run Android on quad- or octa-core Samsung SoCs

hackerboards: Boardcon announced a pair of 70 x 58mm COMs that run Android on Samsung's quad-core, Cortex-A9 S5P4418 and octa-core, Cortex-A53 S5P6818 SoCs.

Open Source: It's Not Just About Software Anymore

 FOSSforce: Open source is no longer just about the software that sits on your computer.

How to configure networking in Linux

 opensource.com: Connecting your Linux computer to a network is pretty straightforward, except when it is not.

ODPi Advances Hadoop Standards with Open Source Runtime Specification

 The VAR Guy: The ODPi's Hadoop runtime specification for big data apps has been adopted by data analytics vendors, which simplifies the open source big data ecosystem.

Fedora 24 Debuts in Workstation, Cloud and Server Editions

We look at highlights of the Fedora 24 Linux release.

Oracle Releases VirtualBox 5.0.24 to Add Better Linux 4.6 Support, Fix Bugs

VirtualBox 5.0.24 adds better support for Linux kernel 4.6 or later on GNU/Linux hosts

Alpine Linux 3.4.1 Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.14 LTS, Latest Security Fixes

Alpine Linux 3.4.1 Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.14 LTS, Latest Security Fixes

Linux Practicality vs Activism

 Datamation: Is Linux actually more practical than other OSes, or is there some higher minded reason to use it?

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Nightdive Studios aren't sure when the Linux version of the System Shock remake will be available

Tags:Crowdfunding,Editorial I shot off a message to Nightdive Studios about their Linux plans for System Shock since Linux is a stretch goal. The…

ZED by Eagre Games reaches the funding goal, developer thanks GOL and the Linux community

Tags:Site Info,Indie Game,Editorial,Crowdfunding I'm never one to shy away from patting my fellow Linux users on the back, so here it is pats. Thanks…

Some essential mods to try in XCOM 2 that don't break the balance or change gameplay

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Mod,Editorial I love XCOM 2, it's probably my favourite strategy game right now. The problem is, it's still a bit of a buggy…

Crush Your Enemies looks like a fun and simple RTS coming to Linux this July

Tags:Coming Soon,Steam,StrategyCrush Your Enemies from Vile Monarch and Gambitious Digital Entertainment looks like a pretty fun little RTS game and…

Google open sources SwiftShader, a library for high-performance graphics rendering on the CPU

Tags:Toolkit,Open SourceGoogle has today opened up SwiftShader, a software library for high-performance graphics rendering on the CPU. It's a pretty…

Check out this AMD video talking about Vulkan (and DirectX12)

Tags:Video,Hardware,AMDAMD have released a nice video talking about Vulkan (and DirectX 12), it's also nice to hear Linux & SteamOS…

A new Civilization VI video shows off England, they aren't talking about the Linux release for now

Tags:Video,Strategy,Coming SoonA new video for Civilization VI shows off the English, but they don't seem to want to talk about the Linux version at…

AMD RX 480 released, AMD will possibly open up Radeon Software

Tags:Hardware,AMDThe next generation of AMD GPU's have launched, and it begins with the AMD RX 480. Benchmarks are now out there along with plenty of…

SteamOS update 2.83 beta released, new Nvidia and AMD drivers hit

Tags:Beta,SteamOSToday SteamOS has a new beta, which brings a much newer Nvidia driver to the table and a fresher build of the new AMD PRO driver.…

When should i386 support for Ubuntu end? Help Canonical decide

Tags:Hardware,UbuntuAre you running i386 (32-bit) Ubuntu? We need your help to decide how much longer to build i386 images of Ubuntu Desktop, Server,…

Join me and Matt from Feral Interactive at 10AM UTC playing Company of Heroes 2

Tags:Livestream,Feral InteractiveUpdate: Sadly, this event was cancelled. CoH2 refuses to go into fullscreen since the patch. Feral have my system…

System Shock remake heads to Kickstarter, Linux is the first stretch-goal

Tags:Unity3D,CrowdfundingUpdate: Nightdive aren't sure when the Linux version will arrive. While it's sad to see it as a stretch-goal, I have big…

The Linux Gamer takes a look at Pac-Man 256

Tags:VideoThe Linux Gamer does some really awesome videos and his editing is really quite brilliant at times. Take a look at his thoughts on Pac-Man…

Humble PC & Android Bundle 14 is live!

Tags:Game BundleWell well, Humble PC & Android Bundle 14 is here and it brings a number of interesting titles, all of which support Linux.Pay…

Mighty No. 9 looks like it's gearing up for a Linux release

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Platformer,SteamA few hours ago Linux information was added to the SteamDB entry for Mighty No. 9, which indicates they are…