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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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Your Beard Doesn't Intimidate Me Anymore!

 FreedomPenguin: Linux is a community environment. Whether it's the professionals over at RedHat, Canonical, and Suse or the guys who got together and decided to create Hannah Montana Linux

Mozilla Firefox 46.0 Lands in All Supported Ubuntu OSes with GTK3 Integration

 softpedia: Mozilla Firefox 46.0 is a pretty small release of the popular web browser, which is used by default in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems

How To Install Lubuntu Alongside Windows 10

 EveryDayLinuxUser: This guide shows how to dual boot Lubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 on machines with UEFI.

How to maintain a clean Ubuntu

 HowToForge: Most new users don't know if and how they are supposed to maintain they distribution

Android Apps: Download The Best Android Apps

 Datamation: The best Android apps for all your smartphone needs, from news to games to social media to messaging -let the app downloading begin.

OpenStack Revenues Approaching $3.4B: 451 Research

eWEEK: New research released at the OpenStack Summit shows both opportunities and challenges and offers projections for robust growth for the cloud technology.

Ultra-modular automation controller runs Linux on Sitara

 hackerboards: Tibbo's first Linux-based modular "Tibbo Project System" is based on a 1GHz TI Sitara SoC and features optional "Tibbit" I/O and sensor add-on modules.

Mozilla a Step Closer to Thunderbird Decision

 FOSSforce: The Mozilla Foundation has hired Simon Phipps to examine and evaluate options for the Thunderbird desktop client, which is seeking a new home.

Manjaro Left Me Cold

 FreedomPenguin: I had a short but intense affair with Manjaro that ended in our going our separate ways.

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Check out this new Shadow Warrior 2 gameplay video, coming to Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,FPS,GOG,Steam,VideoShadow Warrior 2 is certainly looking great, and this new video has nailed the need for me to own it when…

Tomb Raider tested on R7 370 4G and HD 7970

Tags:AMD,BenchmarkIt was a nice surprise to see Tomb Raider officially supporting AMD hardware. Of course, the level of that support now has to be…

Tomb Raider released for Linux, thoughts & port report included, the first Linux game to use TressFX

Tags:Steam,Review,Feral Interactive,Adventure,Action Feral Interactive have done it again! Tomb Raider is now officially available for Linux, and I…

The Culling, the Unreal Engine 4 battle royale survival game is now on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Action,Steam,Survival,Unreal EngineThe Culling is the rather good looking battle royale survival game we mentioned only recently and it's now…

Tomb Raider for Linux & SteamOS confirmed for release today!

Tags:Action,Adventure,Feral Interactive,SteamHold onto your pants, as you're in for a wild ride! Tomb Raider is officially launching on Linux &…

Get ready for another GOL vs Feral Interactive battle today at 10am UTC

Tags:Feral Interactive,LivestreamI will once again be facing off against Matt from Feral Interactive in Company of Heroes 2, all of it as usual…

Humble Bundle adds OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood & Noct to the current bundle, both Linux supported

Tags:Game Bundle,Game SaleHumble has put out two more games with Linux support into the Humble Devolver Bundle, now it makes this already great…

Helicopter combat sim 'Heliborne' has a Linux beta available

Tags:Action,Early Access,Indie Game,SteamA reader sent in that Heliborne, a combat sim where you pilot an assortment of different helicopters has a…

Darkest Dungeon officially released for Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Roguelike,RPG Today is the day we get another popular game! Darkest Dungeon is now officially available on Linux, ported by Aaron…

Playing with food: thoughts on Stephen's Sausage Roll

Tags:Review,Puzzle,Humble Store,DRM FreeThe newest game from the developer of English Country Tune is now out. After a few days of playing and…

Shock Tactics looks like it mixes Civilization with XCOM, can't wait to play it on Linux

Tags:Coming Soon,StrategyWell now, Shock Tactics was emailed in by a reader and it has to be one of the most interesting games I've seen recently. It…

A bunch of BIT.TRIP games just had the DRM free treatment on GOG with Linux support

Tags:DRM Free,GOG Good news for you today GOG fans! BIT.TRIP Runner, BIT.TRIP PRESENTS... RUNNER2: FUTURE LEGEND OF RHYTHM ALIEN and BIT.TRIP BEAT…

Wayward, an Early Access turn-based, top-down, wilderness survival roguelike now available

Tags:Survival,Steam,Roguelike,RPG,Early AccessI've watched Wayward change and grow for years now (first wrote about it in 2013!) and it finally has a…

Star Ruler 2 has a big update and a new DLC, some thoughts

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Initial Thoughts,Indie Game It has been quite some time since I took a look at Star Ruler 2, so it's time to take another look…

Lionsgate and Steam team up to offer over 100 films on Steam

Tags:Steam,SteamOSPretty awesome news, Lionsgate and Steam are teaming up to offer over 100 of their titles like Hunger Games, Twilight and…