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Memo - Note Taking, Unix-style


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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News Elsewhere Website Says Microsoft's Software Is Malware has a category on its website named 'Philosophy of the GNU Project' where the Microsoft software is described as malware, along with Apple and Amazon.

Will Steam Machine Solve Linux's Gaming Woes?

 FOSSforce: There is evidence that across different Linux systems and distributions results of game play may vary

Replace the GNOME Terminal on Ubuntu 15.10 with the Terminator

 LinuxBSDos: If you spend a great deal of time at the Linux command line, you need a good shell terminal application, ideally one that has support for tabs and split screens.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Will be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS

The Ubuntu Kernel Team had the great pleasure of announcing that the final release of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system will be powered by the forthcoming Linux 4.4 kernel.

How to create an Ubuntu package from source

 HowToForge: Building from source has never been the most popular choice of the less experienced Linux users who are always in the seek for a pre-built package.

How to Setup Name-based and IP-based Virtual Hosts (Server Blocks) with NGINX

 tecmint: In this article we will explain how to use Nginx to set up name-based and ip-based virtual hosting in CentOS/RHEL 7 servers and Debian 8 and derivatives, starting with Ubuntu 15.04 and its spin-offs.

Is the Web better without JavaScript?

ITworld: JavaScript has been a mixed blessing for the Web.

Booting Linux In Just One Second

Phoronix: Booting Linux in one second can be useful for automotive applications -- among other scenarios -- greater energy savings rather than dealing with suspending the system, and more.

Vinux Enhances Productivity for Visually Impaired Users

LinuxInsider: Vinux 5.0 is a striking example of the flexibility and usability of the Linux OS. Latest Articles

Empire TV Tycoon released for SteamOS & Linux, manage your own TV channel

Tags:Simulation,Steam,StrategyEmpire TV Tycoon has just today put up their Linux version after sorting out some issues, and I can't wait to give it a…

A big Steam sale is now on, get some cheap games for Linux & SteamOS

Tags:SteamHeads up cheapo hunters, as Steam has a big sale on right now that lasts until December 1st. I've highlighted some deals I think are pretty…

Albion Online, my impressions of this new Linux MMO currently in closed beta

Tags:RPG,MMO,Initial Thoughts Albion Online is something I have kept on eye on for sometime now, and since I’ve been playing it during the…

Switch Galaxy Ultra, a fast-paced arcade racer now on SteamOS & Linux

Tags:Steam,Racing,ActionSwitch Galaxy Ultra looks pretty decent, it has some positive reviews, and it has parts designed by WipeOut co-creator Jim…

Mini-review of physics puzzler Unmechanical: Extended, released for Linux on GOG and Steam

Tags:Steam,Review,Puzzle,GOG,AdventureUnmechanical has been extended with a new chapter, adding more than an hour's worth of puzzles and exploration,…

New Broforce update adds new characters, new game mode and more

Tags:Steam,Platformer,Action Broforce is by far my favourite action platformer ever made, that is an easy decision for me to make. The fact they are…

Storm United FPS major patch released, better Linux performance

Tags:Steam,FPS,Early Access,ActionStorm United is easily one of my favourite up and coming FPS games, it needs more players so get going people. In…

The New Crimson AMD Driver Tested on R7 370 4G

Tags:Hardware,BenchmarkThe new proprietary AMD GPU Driver named Crimson just shipped and I decided to take it for a spin in a set of benchmarks. So,…

Syber discounted their Steam Machine line and most are now sold out

Tags:Hardware,Editorial Well now, Syber discounted their Steam Machine line (all three models), and now all but the highest price machine are sold…

Leak: AMD's new driver will apparently offer much better performance on Linux

Tags:Hardware,EditorialIt seems a leak (the rest is very Windows focused) from slides showing off AMD Crimson is reporting much better Linux…

GOL Asks: What have you been playing on Linux & SteamOS recently?

Tags:EditorialIt's time for another edition of "GOL Asks", and today I am asking about games you have been playing and loving or hating recently. I…

Epistory - Typing Chronicles, an atmospheric action/adventure game now on Linux & big update

Tags:Action,Adventure,Early Access,Indie Game,RPG I previously mentioned that the seriously cool looking Epistory - Typing Chronicles would come to…

Thea: The Awakening, a turned-based strategic survival game being given away for Linux

Tags:Steam,Strategy,Survival This is unusual, the developers of a turned-based strategic survival game named Thea: The Awakening are giving away…

Cardinal Quest 2, a no-fuss roguelike now on SteamOS & Linux, some thoughts

Tags:Steam,Roguelike,RPG,Indie Game I've been looking forward to Cardinal Quest 2 ever since I tried the original, and after a very long wait it has…

The Funding Crowd interviews president of Frogdice

Tags:MMO,Interview,CrowdfundingThe Funding Crowd has been following the progress of Stash: No Loot Left behind for a little over a year now. In this…