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Memo - Note Taking, Unix-style


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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What is deep learning, and why should you care about it? Deep learning and artificial intelligence are all the rage these days, promising to take applications to new heights in how they interact with us mere mortals.

Red Hat's Software Collections 2.3 and Developer Toolset 6 Suites Enter Beta

Red Hat Software Collections 2.3 Beta includes many updated components

Ubuntu Turns 12, Happy Birthday!

12 years later and with 25 releases later, Ubuntu is currently one of the most used Linux-based operating systems in the world on desktops, servers, and cloud.

Tips for contributing to a complex and large project like OpenStack

Becoming a QA Engineer for OpenStack was a career shift for Emily Wilson who has a background in research microbiology.

3 Twitter clients for the Linux command line

Your Linux terminal can do everything

Setting Up XR (Crossroads) Load Balancer for Web Servers on RHEL/CentOS

Setting Up XR (Crossroads) Load Balancer for Web Servers on RHEL/CentOS

USB Killers - Hardware and Software options to destroy your data (or devices)

 LinuxForum: Every new computer, whether running Linux or not, has some type of Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector.

How to find and remove unused packages in Linux

This brief tutorial will explain you how to remove unused, or unwanted, or orphaned packages in popular Linux distributions such as CentOS and Ubuntu. Latest Articles

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided arrives on SteamOS & Linux on the 3rd of November

Tags:Feral Interactive,Coming Soon,Steam,FPS,RPGSeriously, what the heck Feral Interactive! First Dawn of War II, then Mad Max and very quickly after…

The latest 'Steam Client Beta Update' fixes wired Steam Controller support on Linux

Tags:Hardware,Steam,Beta Those of you who have been having trouble with the Steam Controller when in wired mode may appreciated the latest Steam…

Bastion for Linux is finally available on GOG, the game also now uses FNA

Tags:Action,GOG,Adventure,RPG As usual for GOG [Link], slow and steady! Bastion is now available on GOG and the game itself has been updated to use…

Rogue Singularity, a high-speed infinite obstacle course platformer has Linux support

Tags:Action,Platformer,Steam,Early Access,Indie Game Rogue Singularity [Steam, Official Site] is a pretty cool looking infinite obstacle course…

Speculation: A recent Mesa commit hints at a possible Batman: Arkham Origins Linux port (update: no it isn't)

Tags:Mesa,Drivers,Speculation,WineUpdate: Turns out it's not, as the author of the commit emailed me:QuoteNo, Batman is NOT being ported to Linux as…

Stellaris: Leviathans DLC and Heinlein patch 1.3 released

Tags:DLC,Steam,StrategyToday is a very good day, first Mad Max and now Stellaris DLC [Steam] and a big patch. As usual they have a bunch of new stuff…

Mad Max released for Linux, port report and review available

Tags:Action,Adventure,Feral Interactive,Review,Steam Mad Max is the latest Linux port from Feral Interactive, probably one of the titles I have been…

'Concealed Intent', a simultaneous turn-based space strategy game has arrived on Linux

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Indie Game,Unity3D It seems being a big space nerd on Linux has no shortage of good games, as now we have 'Concealed Intent'…

'Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler', a great looking point-and-click adventure is now on Linux

Tags:Adventure,Casual,Steam,Point & Click 'Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler' [Steam, Official Site] is a really great looking point-and-click…

Looks like Mesa has hit OpenGL 4.5 for the open source Nvidia 'nvc0' driver

Tags:Drivers,Mesa,Open SourceIt looks like in the last few days the 'nvc0' driver for Nvidia cards in Mesa has hit OpenGL 4.5 compatibility, joining…

The developers of 'Can't Drive This' will donate all Linux revenue from October to charity

Tags:Early Access,Editorial,Racing,SteamUpdate: The developer posted in our comments, stating that Linux is now their most profitable platform and…

Football Manager 2017 now has a playable beta if you own the game on Steam, Linux included

Tags:Beta,Simulation,Steam,Strategy Football Manager 2017 [Steam] is the latest in the line of FM games from Sports Interactive and SEGA and it…

Space colony builder 'Maia' has another small patch, starting to fix the issues I have with it

Tags:Early Access,Sandbox,Steam,Strategy I'm always impressed by the level of effort put into 'Maia' [Steam, Official Site] and I think once it's…

Join me and Matt from Feral today at 10AM UTC for our last ever Company of Heroes 2 battle

Tags:Feral Interactive,LivestreamToday marks the last day I will be playing against Matt from Feral Interactive in Company of Heroes 2 live on…

The 'SMACH Z' gaming handheld is back on Kickstarter, no longer using SteamOS but their own Linux version

Tags:Crowdfunding,Hardware The 'SMACH Z' [Kickstarter] is a promising device and I'm quite excited to see how this all turns out, the promise of…