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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 Big Nouveau Rework Will Indeed Land For Linux 4.3

Phoronix: A few days ago I wrote about the open-source NVIDIA kernel driver going through a big rework and now that code has been queued up into DRM-Next for Linux 4.3.

Integration process for openSUSE Tumbleweed, Leap explained

Leap is trying to find the balance between how much SLE (SUSE Linux Enterprise) and how much Tumbleweed

Cyanogen Tapped For New Wave of Affordable Smartphones

Linux.com: After many delays, all four major mobile Linux alternatives to Android have finally arrived on smartphones.

Linux 4.2 Released Improving Cryptography Options

LinuxPlanet: After eight release candidates, Linux 4.2 is now available, marking one of the longer development cycles in the last few years.

Intel Pumps OpenStack Up

LinuxInsider: While it's "substantially simpler" to stand up an OpenStack implementation today than it was two to three years ago, it's still far from a turnkey, click-through exercise

How to Defragment Linux Systems

MakeTechEasier: There is a common myth that Linux disks never need defragmentation at all.

Running a Private Docker Registry on EC2

Docker provides an open source registry implementation called “Distribution,” making it simple for anyone to run a private Docker registry

Is Linux Right For You?

 Datamation: I enjoy using Linux on the desktop.

KDE Plasma 5.4 Enhances Linux Desktop Experience

In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of the KDE Plasma 5.4 desktop.

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Obsidian: Developing For Linux Was Not Worth It

In a recent interview with PC Gamer, lead producer Brandon Adler of Obsidian said, "I don't think it was worthwhile developing for Linux. They are a…

The Bug Butcher, A Fun Early Access 2D Shoot Em Up

With all the big titles coming to Linux, it is easy to miss the smaller ones. You do not always want to invest hours of your life building an empire…

Vulkan Looks Impressive Against OpenGL In A New Intel Demo

Intel are now showing off a new benchmark they created to test Vulkan against OpenGL, even though it's running on Windows it's pretty impressive.…

BlazeRush Is A Fantastic Combat Racer On Linux, It’s Actually Hilarious

I’m not always a fan of combat racers, but wow BlazeRush is quite a surprise to find.My thoughts After the utter disgrace that MadOut was, I…

Road Redemption Could See A Linux Release In The Next Two Weeks

Exciting news! Road Redemption is a title I've really wanted to play since I saw it on Kickstarter, as a spiritual successor to Road Rash which I…

MadOut Is A Pretty Terrible Combat Racer On Linux

Here I am pointing out another game you should probably avoid on Linux. This time it’s the turn of MadOut, a combat racer that’s just not…

Psychological Horror Adventure Game 'Fran Bow' Released On GOG And Steam, Has Demo

Fran Bow is the creepy point-and-click adventure game about a young girl, who is sent off to a mental institution for children after her parents are…

Attention, Comrades! We Have A Livestream At 5 PM UTC!

The high command wishes to relay to you a message about today's livestream which is indeed happening as it usually does on Fridays. And because we…

Sol, A Cute And Mod-Friendly Platformer, Goes Even Further With Providing Accessibility Options

The charming little platformer, noteworthy for its advanced accessibility options and its copyleft license, was recently updated. It now features a…

GTX 760 Vs R7 370 4G In Company Of Heroes 2

Liam has done his initial port reports and such so it's my turn to feed you some information. I'm once again putting my GTX 760 against the R7 370 to…

Cossacks 3 RTS Shows Off Ukraine In A New Video

I am especially excited to have Cossacks 3 on Linux, and this new teaser video is short and sweet, but it's keeping me excited.About the game…

Solar Shifter EX Looks Like A Pretty Good Bullet Hell Space Shooter

Solar Shifter EX will release for Linux on Steam on the 11th of September, and I must say it looks pretty impressive. Their Steam page isn't up yet,…

I Can't Escape: Darkness, A New Horror Game Coming September For Linux

I Can't Escape: Darkness is a pretty interesting looking horror game that has a confirmed Linux release this September. I look forward to giving it a…

Rocket League Officially Coming To Linux/SteamOS, Rocket League & Portal 2 Free With Steam Hardware

Rocket League is massively popular right now, and we are happy to confirm it's heading our way! You even get a free copy with Steam Hardware. The…

Company Of Heroes 2 Released For Linux, Port Report & Thoughts Included

Feral Interactive have ported yet another excellent game, and this time we are graced with Company Of Heroes 2! It’s yet another game I've been…