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Give your eyes a break in the evenings with Redshift

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Eyes hurting at night from the glare of your screen? Perhaps it's even affecting your sleep? Then maybe you should give Redshift a try, a program similar to Twilight on Android and inspired by the likes of f.lux. If you've heard of either Twilight or f.lux, you'll probably know what these sorts of…

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Broken Age: Act 2 Review

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Way back in early 2014 I reviewed Act 1 of Double Fine Productions's quirky and colourful adventure, Broken Age. Somewhere along the line I assume I was either hit in the head or started living under a rock (perhaps both), because it wasn't until very recently that I got to playing Act 2. I gave…

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Sync your Fitbit on Linux with Galileo

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If you have a Fitbit fitness device and wish to sync your device using the wireless dongle on your Linux machine, the good news is it is possible with the Bluetooth-based Fitbit devices, thanks to a small Python utility called Galileo. Note: you will need a bit of terminal-foo, but to be honest, I…

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OpenMW 0.40 - Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on Linux

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is one of my personal favourite games of all time. Years ago I would have happily run the game in Linux, but the only real way to do so was through WINE. Thanks to OpenMW, a totally rewritten and open source engine for Morrowind, it is now very much possible to have…

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Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist Linux Game Review

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Times have been better, for Boyle Wolfbane. He and his unfortunate but loyal minions, along with his most faithful minion and pet, Fang, tried taking over the world like all of the best and most powerful dark lords do. Emphasis on 'tried', because Boyle failed. Miserably. Aveyond 4: Shadow of the…

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Scripting a DNA sequence viewer

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SANITY WARNING: Please don't read this article unless you're a compulsive shell scripter, like me. Seriously. There are some excellent FOSS sequence viewers in the distro repositories, with great GUIs and lots of features. Why would you want to build a less capable viewer that only works in a…

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Netflix on Firefox for Linux

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If you're a Firefox user and you're a little fed up with going to Google Chrome every time in order to watch Netflix on your Linux machine, the good news is since Firefox 49 landed, HTML5 DRM (through the Google Widevine CDM (Content Decryption Manager) plugin) is now supported. Services that use…

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Hunting gremlin characters

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When cleaning UTF-8 text files I sometimes come across invisible characters that I call 'gremlins'. These aren't the usual non-printing characters, like whitespace and (horizontal) tab, which are non-printing characters I expect to find in the plain text files I work with. Gremlins are weird things…

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Teach your Grandmother to write scripts

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It says here that people 65 and older have poorer vision, poorer dexterity and poorer memory than people 21-55 years old. Sounds right to me. My wife and I are 70, and there's no smartphone in our house because we can't read a smartphone screen easily and an on-screen keyboard is way too small for…

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Miaou Moon - Linux Game Impressions

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Miaou Moon is an unusual platformer styled game. On the one hand, it's an almost hypnotic and patient adventure through space as you let yourself bounce around through low gravity while conserving energy. On the other hand, you'll suddenly find yourself using cleverly timed thrusts to avoid a…

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4 step Network bonding / teaming configuration in Linux

This article explains what network bonding is in Linux.

Recent open source hardware trends, from SBCs to servers

At ELC Europe, Intel MinnowBoard SBC evangelist John Hawley surveyed open hardware trends, and their impact on OS-enabled device and system development.

Peek - A Simple Animated Gif Screen Recorder for Linux

FOSSmint: Peek Gif Recorder is the perfect screen capture tool for short and sharp video clips

What to do when people start hacking your culture

When organizational rules exist, people will try to game them.

How To Instantly Share Files And Folders In Arch Linux

Quickserve is a simple http server that allows you to share files quickly between Arch Linux systems and/or other operating systems.

How to create your own Linux Distribution with Yocto on Ubuntu

HowToForge: In this article, our focus is the creation of a minimal Linux distribution using the Yocto project on the Ubuntu platform.

Inxi - A Powerful Feature-Rich Commandline System Information Tool for Linux

tecmint: Inxi is a powerful and remarkable command line-system information script designed for both console and IRC (Internet Relay Chat).

Thanks To Red Hat, India's Biggest Stock Exchange Is Now The World's Fastest

"Red Hat is now our backbone. Our business cannot run if Red Hat is not there." That is India's biggest stock exchange's CEO talking.

RPi-friendly home automation kit adds voice recognition support

 LinuxGizmos: Matrix Labs launched an Indiegogo campaign for "Matrix Voice," a voice input board that works standalone, or in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi or UP SBC.

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Feral Interactive will livestream DiRT Rally on March 1st

Tags: Feral Interactive, LivestreamFor those wanting to see DiRT Rally on Linux for the first time ever, Feral Interactive will be doing a livestream…

Looks like the Serious Sam 4 release date may have been shown in an 'easter egg'

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Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates

Tags: Site Info, SurveyThis is your once a month reminder to make sure your PC information is correct on your user profiles. A fresh batch of…

Aspyr Media confirm the 'Australian Summer' Civilization VI update should be on Linux in 'a matter of weeks'

Tags: Aspyr Media, Coming Soon, DLC, Strategy Today the 'Australian Summer' update landed for the Windows version of Civilization VI [Steam], but the…

Northgard, a great looking strategy title will come to Linux after Early Access

Tags: Early Access, Steam, StrategyThe developers of strategy game Northgard [Steam] have confirmed their plans for a Linux version, they already…

Friday Livestream with Samsai at 6 PM UTC!

Tags: LivestreamThe time has come once again! I welcome you to our weekly Friday Livestream where we will play games and talk nonsense for a bit over…

The latest elusive target is live in HITMAN, including in the Linux version

Tags: Feral Interactive, Stealth, SteamThe latest elusive target in HITMAN [Steam] is now available to try and take down! The good news is that Feral…

Entroware have unleashed the 'Aether' laptop for Linux enthusiasts featuring Intel's 7th generation CPUs

Tags: HardwareEntroware, the UK-based Linux hardware vendor have released a new laptop named 'Aether' and it's quite the little beast. Entroware are…

Security: You might want to change passwords on sites that use Cloudflare

Tags: MiscNot gaming news, but still important to get across. Cloudflare has written a blog post detailing a security issue that was identified which…

Angels with Scaly Wings, a visual novel that's actually not bad at all

Tags: Review, Visual Novel, Steam, Indie GameIf you need to know something about me, it's that I usually hate visual novels with a passion. They…

Wells, a steampunk run and gun game released for Linux and I took a look, it's not good

Tags: Action, Steam, Indie Game, ReviewToday I tried to play Wells [Steam], a new steampunk run and gun action game, but sadly the experience wasn't…

SuperTuxKart is trying to get on Steam, be sure to give it a vote

Tags: Open Source, Steam, Racing, GreenlightThe open source racer SuperTuxKart is aiming to get on Steam before Greenlight is closed, so be sure to…

Crusader Kings II - Monks and Mystics DLC announced

Tags: Coming Soon, DLC, Steam, StrategyParadox are going to give some fresh life to Crusader Kings II with a new DLC named 'Monks and Mystics'…

Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter is now officially on Linux

Tags: Action, FPS, Steam, Virtual Reality Croteam being awesome as usual, as promised Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter is now officially on Linux.…

Valve have announced 'Steam Audio' an SDK of advanced audio tools, it will support Linux

Tags: Steam, ToolkitValve have ripped the lid off their latest project named 'Steam Audio', an SDK of advanced audio tools that will support…