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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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KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE

KaOS takes a very distinct approach to the platform.

NVMe Power-Savings Support Is Coming For Linux

Phoronix: The Linux kernel to now hasn't provided proper support for NVMe power-savings via APST, Autonomous Power State Transitions, but it's coming.

The Voicemail Scam Spam Campaign Never Got Past OpenBSD Greylisting

bsdly: we found a campaign where our OpenBSD greylisting setup was 100% effective in stopping the miscreants' messages

Red Hat CEO: Taking Open Source Beyond the Data Center

When Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst spoke at LinuxCon last week, he hardly mentioned RHEL or the company's stack.

Qt Creator 4.1 Brings Editor Improvements, Better CMake Support, and New Themes

 softpedia: Talking about editors, Qt Creator's built-in text editor receives improvements to automatic inserting and skipping of characters, as well as of quotes and brackets.

Romp Home with these 21 Peerless ASCII Games

There are no fancy graphics here, just great gameplay coupled with the urge of always having just one more play.

Premier Healthcare CIO: Moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach to cloud

Cloud considerations when compliance and regulatory oversight are part of your business

How to Install MongoDB in Linux

A step by step guide about how to install MongoDB in Debian, CentOS, openSUSE, Ubuntu.

You don't need a green thumb with this open source farming robot

FarmBot is a robotic open hardware system that assists anyone with a small plot of land and a desire to grow food.

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Kingdom Rush Frontiers is now available on Linux

Tags:Tower Defence,Strategy,SteamKingdom Rush Frontiers the latest Tower Defence game from Ironhide Game Studio has just released for Linux! This…

Vanguard Princess, a popular 2D fighting game is now on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:SteamOS,Steam,Action Fighting games are in short supply on Linux, so Vanguard Princess has come along to help fill the void for us. A few…

Hot Lava announced by Klei Entertainment, Linux support is planned

Tags:Action,Adventure,Coming Soon,Indie Game,SteamKlei Entertainment have announced their next game titled 'Hot Lava'. They are already planning a…

In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor has been cancelled and refunds are being offered

Tags:Early Access,Editorial,Steam Well I didn't see this coming at all, I got told in our IRC moments ago that In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor…

Editorial: I ditched SteamOS in favour of a normal Linux distribution for my gaming

Tags:SteamOS,EditorialI have been debating whether to write this up for a while, but here I am. I have completely ditched SteamOS in favour of Ubuntu…

Agenda, control an organization trying to take over the world in this strategy game

Tags:Coming Soon,Simulation,Steam,StrategyAgenda is a rather cool sounding strategy game where you're trying to take over the world. It's due to…

Sunless Sea expansion Zubmariner releases on October 11th with Linux support

Tags:Survival,Steam,GOG,DLC,Coming SoonSunless Sea is about to get bigger, as Zubmariner has been confirmed for release on October 11th with Linux…

Heart&Slash is another new release that's sadly broken on Linux

Tags:Steam,Adventure,ActionHeart&Slash is a very cool looking action and adventure game, but sadly I can't even tell you if it's any good as it…

The Girl and the Robot, a third-person action adventure game released for Linux, sadly buggy

Tags:Action,Adventure,Initial Thoughts,SteamA brand new third-person action adventure game is now available on Linux. Some of the people who made The…

Stellaris 1.3 patch 'Heinlein' will overhaul Fallen Empires in an awesome way, also new DLC info

Tags:Strategy,Steam,DLC,Coming SoonStellaris 1.3 code-named 'Heinlein' is shaping up to be a pretty big update, and they are re-working Fallen…

Speculation: It's looking like Rocket League may finally arrive on Linux in September

Tags:Sports,Editorial,Coming SoonRocket League is way overdue, we all know that, but honestly I am fully expecting it to arrive with the patch due in…

There are a couple of excellent games for only 1 USD at Bundle Stars, not long left to grab them

Tags:Game SaleBundle Stars is having another interesting sale, where several games can be purchased for only 1 USD (70-80p). Since not all of them…

The Curious Expedition to release in full on September 2nd with Linux support

Tags:Steam,Simulation,RoguelikeThe Curious Expedition is a roguelike expedition simulation set in the late 19th century, it is soon to leave Early…

Atom Zombie Smasher is being updated, Linux version to finally come to Steam

Tags:Zombies,Strategy,Steam,Indie Game,Coming SoonAtom Zombie Smasher came to Linux a long time ago, but the Linux version never did make it to…

Travel a dying world in The Final Station, Linux version confirmed

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Indie Game,Simulation,Steam,SurvivalI love indie games, as they tend to do gameplay larger studios won't touch. The Final…