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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?…

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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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Ubuntu Could Give a Fatal Blow to Windows in China

 softpedia: The Windows operating systems is going out the front door in China and its place will be taken by a Linux distribution that will be used by the authorities and the governing body.

How to install LEMP stack (nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and php) on CentOS

 xmodulo: The LEMP stack is an increasingly popular web service stack, powering mission-critical web services in many production environments.

Replace UFW with FirewallD on Ubuntu 14.10

 LinuxBSDos: This tutorial shows how to remove (uninstall) UFW and install FirewallD in its place on Ubuntu 14.10 desktop, the latest edition of the Ubuntu Desktop.

Automated Installations of Multiple RHEL/CentOS 7 Distributions using PXE Server and Kickstart Files

 tecmint: This article is focused on how you can perform Automatic Installations of RHEL/CentOS 7, without the need for user intervention, on headless machines using a Kickstart file read from a local FTP server.

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Will Release On Linux Soon

 GamingOnLinux: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is the remake of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee and the Linux release isn't far off.

The Failed Promise of HTML5

InternetNews: From the 'Standards That Aren't' files

Lightweight DBMS guides Linux-based cow feeding robot

 LinuxGizmos: Ittia announced a design win for its lightweight embedded DB SQL database in Wasserbauer's uClibc Linux based "Butler Gold" robot designed to feed cattle.

35 Essential Android Apps for Daily Use

 Datamation: The essential Android apps you must have every day

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SteamOS & Steam's Big Picture Mode Now Have Better Filter Options

One of the annoyances that may come with people using SteamOS is buying games from the store they cannot use a game-pad controller with, and Valve are taking steps to improve this.

The Last Dogma Is Now On Greenlight, Offering Linux Version Exclusively For SteamOS

The Last Dogma is a dark comedy adventure set in the year 1999 of an alternate reality world, where US actively campaigns for world domination, UK is ruled by the dictator from Iran and Yugoslavia is being invaded by several countries.

Animal Gods Coming To Linux, Now On Kickstarter

Animal Gods is top-down action adventure game now on Kickstarter inspired by classics from the 90's brought to the 21st century with full HD, dynamic lighting and high-res textures.

GOL Cast: Disorienting Jumps In DeadCore

DeadCore popped up on Steam a little over a week ago with neat trailers showing interesting, fast-paced gameplay. How well does DeadCore work in the practice? We are here to find out.

Aspyr Media Plans More Linux Games In The Next 6 Months

Aspyr Media are starting to be fan favourites with their open communication. They can't give full details of course, but they have given us hints about more games coming to Linux.

Humble Indie Bundle 13 - Hits A Milestone As 100 Linux Ports Reached

The newest Humble Bundle is live and this time around features quite a few Linux débuts. Currently there's a total of 8 games in the bundle with more to come.

Forward To The Sky, A Fantasy Platformer Coming To Linux

This weekend I decided to do what I haven't done in a long time.... explore Steam Greenlight! One game that caught my attention more than the others was Forward to the Sky.

GOG Announces 20+ LucasArts Classics To Release On The Digital Platform

The DRM free publisher has entered into a partnership with ©Disney to add 20+ classic titles from the back catalogue of now defunct publisher LucasArts Entertainment Company. The first batch of six games were added today. Two of which are available for Linux.

The Funding Crowd Isn't Going Anywhere Either... If You Don't Let It

The Funding Crowd Needs You! New volunteers are required to keep this column going as the current team just can't.

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Will Release On Linux Soon

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is the remake of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee and the Linux release isn't far off.

Civilization: Beyond Earth Mac And Linux Dev Update

Aspyr Media has detailed in a new blog post their progress on the Mac & Linux Civilization: Beyond Earth ports. The good news is that it's fully playable, but performance is an issue due to the new game using Directx 11 as opposed to their previous port using Directx 9.

Volgarr The Viking In Open Beta For Linux

After collecting more than twice of their goal on Kickstarter in 2012, the retro action platformer was released for Windows in September last year but is now available for Linux for the first time in an open beta on Steam.

Three Argentine Kickstarter Projects Worth Checking Out, Plus Developer Comments On Linux

In this article, I want to highlight three active Kickstarter projects, with some comments on why these developers are choosing to support Linux, as well as what they think about the OS.

A Roundup Of The Last Weeks Linux Gaming

Here is a look back at the last week on GamingOnLinux, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past week for Linux Gaming!

Sproggiwood, A Story Driven Turn-based Roguelike Released For Linux

Bring civilization to Sproggiwood, a story-driven, turn-based roguelike set in a humorous world inspired by Finnish mythology.