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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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The Cat That Has Linux's Tongue

 FOSSforce: When I first decided that I wanted to use text to speech on a daily basis, I began researching and testing the available applications.

Do You Need A Swap Partition?

 EveryDayLinuxUser: This article provides an answer to the question "Do I Need A Swap Partition" by showing what happens when you don't have one and your system runs out of memory.

Jolla shows off Sailfish tablet, promises ultra-secure phone

 LinuxGizmos: Jolla released Sailfish OS 2.0, showed off the first tablet to run the OS, and announced plans with SSH to develop a security-hardened version of Sailfish.

Mad Max From Avalanche Studios Confirmed For Linux

 GamingOnLinux: You like car games right? Well the crazy and amazing looking Mad Max has been confirmed for Linux/SteamOS.

Blackphone unveils a new phone and tablet running secure, encrypted Android

The Verge: Blackphone's secure OS is forked off of Android, which is designed to protect metadata and provide end-to-end encryption throughout.

Jolla launches Sailfish 2.0, now with added security

El Reg: Jolla, the smouldering platform which was born out of Nokia’s decision to go Microsoft, has announced its new version of the Sailfish OS.

How the Linux Kernel is Like an Open Source Turducken

Linux.com: When looking out at the Linux and greater Open Source world, examples of “coopetition” stretch out to the horizon.

OpenBSD Sponsors Work For Better Browser Security

Phoronix: The OpenBSD Foundation is supporting work to adapt at least one web browser's JIT engine to support OpenBSD's "Write Xor Execute" policy for system memory.

Why large companies use open source ERP

 opensource.com: In many cases, when you are implementing an open source ERP system for a large organization, a new interface shell is created outside of the core system to meet the business needs

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Mad Max From Avalanche Studios Confirmed For Linux

You like car games right? Well the crazy and amazing looking Mad Max has been confirmed for Linux/SteamOS.

Bard To The Future, And My Brutally Honest Look At This Platformer

Weirdest setting for a game ever award goes to Bard to the Future, a new platformer now available on Linux. I take my usual look to tell you what to do with your wallets.

Unreal Tournament Has Come A Long Way, New Beautiful Map Included

The new free Unreal Tournament has come a long way in a short time, and it’s getting better with each new release!

The Funding Crowd 42

Finally we come to issue #42, which seems an appropriate occasion to come clean and confess that we are not really The Funding Crowd, but merely A Funding Crowd. Didn't you hear that we come in six-packs?

DRM Free Games Sales Orgy With GOG's Double Insomnia Promo

Since earlier yesterday and till next Friday a new Insomnia Promo is taking place at GOG.com, the first one since this store started supporting Linux.

Vulkan Really Is The Official Name Of The Next Generation OpenGL Initiative

It has been officially announced now, so Vulkan API it is! We are entering a new era of graphical performance.

GOL Survey Results: February

The results for the February survey are now available for you to take a look at and compare with results from previous months.

Worms Clan Wars Now Available On Linux

Need your fix of Worms? Worms Clan Wars is now available natively on Linux, and a massive sale too! Time to send in the exploding sheep!

Unreal Engine Is Now Free, Including Access To The Source Code

Today became a pretty good day to be a developer! Unreal Engine has dropped the monthly subscription, so anyone can jump in and tinker!

Trine 3 Announcement And Trailer Analysis

Finnish developer Frozenbyte has today announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, a third game in their award winning Trine series.

HTC & Valve Announce The HTC RE Vive

Well that was unexpected, Valve and HTC have announced a joint venture at the Mobile World Congress! Introducing the HTC Re Vive headset.

New Linux Gaming Survey For March

The new GOL survey for March is now available, so please make sure to fill it in if you have the time.

Airships: Conquer The Skies Released On Steam For Linux, It’s Fun

Airships is a very interesting indie game that has just released on Steam for Linux, and it’s already impressing me. You are tasked with designing a steampunk airship, and taking over AI kingdoms.

Mussel, A Free Underwater Shooter, Synced To A Single Killer Chiptune Track

Today's boredom buster is Mussel, a highly interesting, and well executed retro looking arcade shooter, and the music is great too.

‘VULKAN’ Could Possibly Be The Official Name Of The OpenGL Successor

It seems a recent trademark request from 'The Khronos Group Inc.' includes a new API named ‘VULKAN’.