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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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Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Cinnamon released

 ItRunsOnLinux: It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Digital education presents new challenges and opportunities for IT

 EnterprisersProject: CIOs and IT leaders can and should lead digital education within their organization, but they need to bring more to the table than their IT skills alone.

New guides and tips for OpenStack

 opensource.com: Looking to learn something about OpenStack?

Two Factor Authentication for ownCloud

 HowToForge: This tutorial shows you how to protect ownCloud logins with two factor authentication by using privacyIDEA to manage the second authentication factor.

Limit Your Linux Super Powers With su & sudo

 FOSSforce: First, you might be thinking, I'm an administrative user. Administration is my daily job. I should just be root.? Well, um, no.

Jdrivesync: your Google Drive synchronisation client for Linux

 dark duck: Grive was a solution for many.

Will Red Hat Enter the Security Market?

VIDEO: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst discusses the role that security plays at the Linux vendor and whether it's a business he plans on entering with a new product.

Mageia 5 Linux Distro Offers New Tools, Improved Stability

eWEEK: The Mageia 5 Linux distribution, which launched June 19, provides new tools, improved stability and overall ease of use.

Amazon introduces new open-source TLS implementation 's2n'

 ZDnet: s2n, with its mere 6,000 lines of code, focuses only on encryption.

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ARK: Survival Evolved Released For Linux, Here's An Early Look & Thoughts

We have been waiting with a keen eye for ARK: Survival Evolved to arrive on Linux. It’s a very popular survival game with dinosaurs that is…

NEON STRUCT Stealth Game Shows Promising Linux Sales

The developer of NEON STRUCT the stealth game from Minor Key Games (Eldritch, You Have to Win the Game, Super Win the Game) has posted stats of their…

DiRT Showdown Looks Like It's Getting A Linux Release

DiRT Showdown is a highly rated racing game that looks like it's close to a Linux release, exciting times for racing fans! We don't have many racing…

3D Sandbox Puzzler 'Infinifactory' Officially Released For Linux

The sandbox factory puzzler by SpaceChem and TIS-100 developer Zachtronics has left Early Access after five months of tweaks and bug fixing.…

The Last Dogma, A Dark Comedy Exploration Adventure Is Now Available On Steam For Linux

The Last Dogma is now available on Steam for purchase:http://store.steampowered.com/app/374510 It got a massive 1.3 update and features a SteamOS…

Portal Stories: Mel, A Free Standalone Portal 2 Mod Released On Steam

A free standalone(-ish, I'll talk about that a bit later) Portal 2 mod called Portal Stories: Mel has been released on Steam. So those who want more…

Tabletop Simulator Review - My Thoughts On Rolling Digital Dice

“What's the deal with all these simulator games?” Stand up jokes aside, I often catch myself asking some variant of that question…

Unity Editor For Linux In Progress, Experimental Build Could Come Soon

It was heavily requested, and a Unity developer has written a blog post giving us a lot more insight into what’s going on.QuoteAt Unite Europe…

Pillars Of Eternity 2.0 & Expansions Announced, Looking Great

Pillars Of Eternity looks to be solving issues I had with it, and then some with the 2.0 release and expansion. First of all, here's a look at the…

SMACH Zero, A SteamOS Handheld Official Specifications Revealed

SMACH Zero previously known as the SteamBoy has revealed the specifications it should be releasing with. I am still extremely sceptical that it will…

Arcade Brawler 'Kung Fury: Street Rage' Available On Steam For Linux

Street Rage is the video game tie-in to the 80s style action comedy flick Kung Fury, which was funded on Kickstarter last year. The movie is an over…

Distance Is The Racing Game I Never Knew I Wanted On Linux, Some Thoughts & Video

Distance is a beautiful neon survival racer that I finally had a chance to play, and what I found really did surprise me.About the game (Official)…

Gameplay Trailer Released For Upcoming Co-Op Platformer Shift Happens

Shift Happens is a co-op platformer in development built around the concept of shifting mass between two player characters, and it promises a…

Developer Of Limit Theory Has Returned After Months Of Silence

Some of you might remember this open, procedurally generated space exploration / exploitation game that was kickstarted in late 2012. The project has…

Oil Enterprise Strategy Game In Early Access For Linux Gamers

Oil Enterprise is a business simulation that has been available in steam Early Access for about a month and it has been available for Linux from…