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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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Master ExifTool Basics with Practical ExifTool

 scribbles&snaps: If you want to make the photo management process more efficient, ExifTool is right up your alley.

Can Ubuntu Click Address Linus Torvalds’ Binary Problems?

Linux.com: Linux is a dominant player in almost every industry segment, minus one: desktop.

Network Time Protocol Vulnerabilities

Google Security Team researchers Neel Mehta and Stephen Roettger have coordinated multiple vulnerabilities with CERT/CC concerning the Network Time Protocol (NTP).

WordPress, With Release 4.1, Aims to Be Distraction-Free

eWEEK: The popular open-source CMS and blogging system gets a major milestone update that includes an enhanced distraction-free writing mode.

Google building full Android IVI stack

 LinuxGizmos: If Android M is for real, the technology would go far beyond its Android Auto initiative announced earlier this year.

How to configure MySQL and MariaDB to accept remote connections

 ITworld: Do you have problems accessing a MySQL or MariaDB Linux server on your local network?

Advance your OpenStack with new guides and howtos

 opensource.com: The very best of recently published how-tos, guides, tutorials, and tips for OpenStack compiled into one handy collection.

Ubuntu Touch to Land with Bq Aquaris e4.5 in February

 softpedia: The privilege of getting the first Ubuntu phone on the market belongs to Bq

Must Have Android Apps That Aren't So Well Known

 Datamation: While a handful of Android apps are clearly on the must have list, there are others not so famous that are also worth downloading.

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Local Multiplayer Game Collection 'Sportsfriends' Available For Linux, Missing Content On Windows

The game was funded on Kickstarter two years ago, and was released for PlayStation 3 and 4 in May. This week it was released for PCs, but due to Bluetooth driver issues one of the four games in the compilation is missing in the Windows version.

Sokoban-Like Puzzler 'A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build' To Be Released Soon

The winter themed puzzler is the latest invention by one of the creators of the clever puzzle game Sokobond, and it will be released on Steam "before winter's end", according to the teaser website.

Welcome To The Re-launched GamingOnLinux!

Surprise! This new design has been in the works since around the end of September 2014 and we have sent previews around to people a few times, but it's now live!

The Weekly Livestream Is Here Once More At 6 PM UTC!

It's nearly Christmas but it's not yet time to lean back and relax for it's Livestream Friday! So join me while I try some Civ: BE and Interstellar Marines along with your recommended games.

Mount And Blade: Warband DLC "Viking Conquest" Is Out

A new DLC for Mount And Blade: Warband has been released to mixed reception due to it being rather buggy, but it did come with Linux support as standard.

Civilization: Beyond Earth Released For Linux, On Sale & You Can Win Some Keys

Aspyr Media have done it again! Civilization: Beyond Earth is now officially available for Linux. Sadly, all the keys have now gone out to the winners, thanks!

New Minecraft Game Announced Coming From Telltale Games, Linux Status Unknown

Minecraft: Story Mode is a brand new adventure being created around Minecraft, but sadly Linux has been left out in the cold it seems.

Endless Legend Will Come To Linux, Suffering Delays

Thanks to our supporter, FutureSuture, we have word that Endless Legend will still come to Linux, but it has suffered delays.

Move Crates In Odd 3D Platformer 'Job Lozenge'

It's no easy job to explain exactly what Job Lozenge is. That it's a game out of the ordinary is certain though.

Windows Games On Linux, WINE & PlayOnLinux

Although WINE is a difficult beast to tame, it can be done quite effectively with a little help from a program called PlayOnLinux

New EU Tax Rule Could Ruin A Lot Of Indie Developers

Not something we cover very often, but it seems the EU is introducing new rules that could really ruin things for indie developers. It could also cause price changes across many stores.

Interstellar Marines Update 16 “Assault On Starcrown Aerospace” Is Live

One of my favourite tactical FPS games on Linux just released an update that adds the second campaign map to the game, along with some gameplay fixes.

SuperTuxKart 0.8.2 Beta Released

This update hauls the new graphical engine "Antartica". The highlight of this new engine is the improved light and shadow rendering which makes STK 0.8.2 looks much better than previous versions.

Gorgeous Stealth Platformer 'Fossil Echo' Is Coming To Linux, Trailer Has Been Released

Fossil Echo is a hand-animated game about a boy on a great journey to reach a giant tower in the middle of the sea. It's influenced by the Oddworld series, Ico and Studio Ghibli films.

Deadnaut From Screwfly Studios Needing Linux Feedback

Screwfly Studios second game 'Deadnaut' is looking to come to Linux, but their new Linux demo needs some testing and feedback first. Get to work people!