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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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Tutorial shows how to create a cheap, DIY IoT cloud platform

RTL has published a tutorial about creating a secure IoT platform based on its free "SharkSSL-lite" software, plus ARM mbed-enabled SBCs and a low cost VPS.

Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 Released with Full-Disk Encryption, Snap Support

The Ubuntu Budgie Remix (budgie-remix) 16.04.1 is here one week after Canonical announced the first point release of its long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS distribution

Korora 23 - is it an alternative to Linux Mint?

Cinnamon is a desktop environment that is widely promoted by the Linux Mint team.

Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes

Calibre 2.63.0 arrives two weeks after the release of the previous maintenance update

How to restore older file versions in Git

How to make Git branches so you can safely conduct wild experiments

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Yakkety Yak Gets A Unity HUD-Like Searchable Menu

MATE HUD, a Unity HUD-like tool that allows searching through an application's menu

Real Time Interactive IP LAN Monitoring with IPTraf Tool

IPTraf is an ncurses-based IP LAN monitoring tool

Microsoft Says It Loves Linux, But Its Anti-Linux Patent Trolls Are Still Around and Active

 techrights: Highlighting just two of the many entities that Microsoft (and partners) use in order to induce additional costs on Free (as in freedom) software

Android vs. iPhone: Pros and Cons

Datamation: So what's better IOS or Android?

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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…

Mojang working on new launcher for Minecraft, Linux might not see support

Tags:Sandbox,Editorial For those still playing Minecraft, you may know that Mojang is working on a new launcher that doesn't use Java (hooray!), but…

Death Road to Canada released on Steam with Linux support, some thoughts

Tags:Steam,Initial Thoughts,Indie Game,Adventure,Action,ZombiesDeath Road to Canada is a brand new Linux game that released on Steam recently and a…

GOL Podcast S1E04: Tomb Raider

Tags:PodcastHowdy folks! Yes, I know it has been a very long time since you have hard from us here on the GOL Podcast! So lets talk some updates on…

Epic Games founder thinks Microsoft will essentially break Steam in later versions of Windows 10

Tags:EditorialThanks to PC Gamer we have been pointed to an interview that Tim Sweeney the founder of Epic Games did, and he's blasting Microsoft yet…

The Talos Principle updated with more Vulkan stability and performance

Tags:Vulkan,Steam,Puzzle,Beta Croteam have continued developing their Vulkan backend for The Talos Principle and have pushed the last beta to stable…

Find a missing woman in 'Moirai', a FREE experimental story-driven game with a great twist, some thoughts

Tags:Adventure,Indie Game,SteamMoirai is a very lightweight and short mini-game (only 13 MB and lasts 10 minutes) with an incredible twist at the…

Overlord, Overlord: Raising Hell and Overlord II (new port!) released on Steam for Linux

Tags:Virtual Programming,Steam,RPG,Adventure,ActionOverlord, Overlord: Raising Hell and Overlord II are all now available on Steam for Linux.…

7 Mages brings a touch more of traditional dungeon crawling to Linux

Tags:Adventure,RPG,SteamControlling a party of adventurers, exploring dungeons and fighting weird magical creatures is an RPG tradition as old as the…