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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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Three months with a Chromebook computer

 ITworld: One user decided to use a Chromebook as his primary computing device for three months, and found that it worked extremely well for him.

Debian GNU/Linux No Longer Supports the SPARC Hardware Architecture

 softpedia: Support for the SPARC architecture has been purged from the unstable, experimental, and jessie-updates channels of the Debian GNU/Linux operating system

Mr. Robot TV Show Now Uses BackTrack Linux's Successor, Kali Linux for Hacking

 softpedia: The fifth episode of Mr. Robot showed us, Linux geeks, that the characters in the show are using Kali Linux to hack people

How to Handle Files with Scilab on Ubuntu 15.04

 HowToForge: Scilab is an OpenSource Linux software for numerical computation similar to Matlab.

Pydio: An Open Source Alternative To Dropbox

 unixmen: Having a private file server is always a best idea.

phpMyAdmin Bids SourceForge Farewell

 FOSSforce: phpMyAdmin, the popular free and open source web based tool for administering MySQL databases, has left the SourceForge building.

Linux game review: OpenTTD

Opensource.com's Jason Baker reviews the popular transit planning sim for Linux.

Mozilla to launch new Firefox feature testing program

ComputerWorld: Opt-in deal lets Release channel users tell developers whether a new feature is worthy

How to ruin an open source project: Let us count the ways

InfoWorld: GitHub official Brandon Keepers provides warnings about bad practices that can kill projects

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Psychological Horror Adventure Game 'Fran Bow' To Release Next Month, Has New Trailer

Fran Bow is a creepy point-and-click adventure game about a young girl, who has witnessed the brutal deaths of her parents and is sent off to a…

Skullgirls Now In Closed Beta For Linux, Here Are My Thoughts & A Video

I am no stranger to fighting games, and I have been excited to get my hands on Skullgirls! I am lucky enough to be in the closed beta for the Linux…

The Wine Development Release 1.7.48 Is Now Available

Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.7.48 have many small changes including 39 bugfixes. A new issue of…

GOL Cast: Saving Humanity In Nomad Fleet

Nomad Fleet developed by Autarca is a one-man indie strategy game that combines elements from FTL, Homeworld and even Battlestar Galactica into a…

Some Thoughts On Terraria Now It Has A Beta For Linux

Now that Terraria has been released, and I’ve had some time to put into it, here’s my thoughts on this new Linux game. It’s been a…

Bound By Flame RPG May Get A Linux Version

Thanks to SteamDB it seems that Bound By Flame a graphically pleasing RPG may get a Linux version. It has mixed reviews, but it may be worth a look.…

Shadowrun: Hong Kong RPG Arrives On August 20th For Linux

Shadowrun: Hong Kong now has a release date, and it's not far off at all. The game will release on the 20th of August! The good thing is you don't…

The Raven - Legacy Of A Master Thief Now Available On GOG For Linux

The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief is reasonably well rated crime adventure game, and GOG have now published it in their DRM free library. I've…

Super Dungeon Run, Guiding Hapless Heroes Through A Dungeon On Linux, Some Thoughts

Super Dungeon Run recently released on Steam for Linux in Early Access, and the gameplay sounded interesting so I gave it a run or two.About the game…

Starship Rubicon, A Space Combat Roguelike Updated With A Linux Port, Some Thoughts

Starship Rubicon instantly captured my interest with its mix of space combat, visuals from NASA, and the promise of gameplay like FTL, only you pilot…

The Open Source Project 'Xoreos' Released 0.0.2 'Aribeth'

xoreos is a FLOSS project aiming to reimplement BioWare's Aurora engine (and derivatives), covering their games starting with Neverwinter Nights and…

We Have Ten Copies Of The Fantastic Victor Vran To Give Away!

We love Victor Vran, and we love the developers Haemimont Games for bringing it to Linux. We have teamed up with the developers to throw ten keys at…

Gunscape, FPS World-building Hybrid Launches For Linux September 9th

Gunscape is a mix of first-person shooting, and world building that will be launching out of Early Access on September 9th! What has me interested is…

Submerged, A Third-person Combat-free Adventure Game May Get Linux Support

Submerged was pointed out to us in our forum, and it seems the developers are considering a Linux version, and even testing it right now. The game…

Volo Airsport, An Air Gliding Game Released For Linux, We Have Keys To Throw At You

Volo Airsport is a rather difficult game about gliding through the air, and we have some keys for you lovely Linux gamers. I've tested it out…