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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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Brocade Launches Commercial Vyatta OpenDaylight SDN Controller

Enterprise Networking Planet: Vyatta controller is built from the open-source OpenDaylight project in a bid to enable an open networking fabric.

GRUB2 101: How to Access and Use Your Linux Distribution’s Boot Loader

HowToGeek: Ubuntu and practically every other Linux distribution use the GRUB2 boot loader.

Understanding How Open Source Software Developers Make Money

MakeUseOff: The truth is: many OSS developers and projects do generate revenue.

Wal Commander GitHub Edition 0.17 released

Wal Commander is a Multi-platform open source file manager for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and OS X

Ubuntu gets closer to debut in Meizu MX4 phone

 LinuxGizmos: The Ubuntu project announced a stable build for Ubuntu Touch phones, a week after Meizu tipped an Ubuntu version of the Meizu MX4 phone due in December

SNOW, A Winter Sports Game Shows A Teaser On Linux, Powered By CryEngine

 GamingOnLinux: SNOW is an upcoming free to play, open world winter sports game that is going to use CryEngine and the developers sent a little teaser out.

InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

PCWorld: Increasingly stiff competition in the database market has claimed another victim, as InfiniDB has ceased operations effective immediately with plans to file for bankruptcy.

Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd

Phoronix: The boycotting of systemd has led to the creation of uselessd, a new init daemon based off systemd that tries to strip out the "unnecessary" features.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Linux Beta Due Soon! (UPDATED)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive looks like it will finally enter beta for Linux soon thanks to information from SteamDB. Update: it is now out!

Flockers Now Available For Linux, From The Creators Of Worms

Flockers is the brand new game from Team 17 who are known for their Worms series of games. In Flockers the sheep that Worms use as weapons are making their stand against the oppressive worm scum.

Excubitor Tower Defence & Action Game Needs Help On Greenlight

Excubitor is a tower defence game with a difference. It's not all about placing towers and waiting for the enemy to walk in a line towards you. It's also an action game you play from an overhead perspective, and it has boss battles.

Pathologic Remake Plans For Day 1 Linux Support, Now On Kickstarter

Pathologic is a plot-driven survival open-world adventure game now on Kickstarter, but it's much more than that.

Starbound Development Is Very Healthy & Isn't Going Anywhere

With all the doom and gloom recently about games here's a nice one. The head of Chucklefish has created a blog post about how healthy Starbound is and will continue to be.

Divinity: Original Sin Still Aims For Linux This Year

We already knew that the Linux version of Divinity: Original Sin wouldn't be out at the same time as Windows, but we didn't know when at all. Users have been asking them about it a lot recently and they still claim it's going to be this year.

Shroud Of The Avatar: Forsaken Virtues RPG Needs Greenlight Help

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is a great looking RPG currently in pre-alpha that has Linux builds available, and it needs help to get on Steam. The game is being created by a team that includes Richard "Lord British" Garriott the creator of the Ultima series.

The Sunday Gaming Section, Linux Gaming From Around The Web

Here is some Sunday reading for you from other gaming sites across the internet. Not much generally happens on a Sunday, so hopefully this will be a regular article.

Games On AMD FOSS Drivers 3

More driver improvements on the ever changing driver. Mesa 10.3 just came out and the results are in! Here's a look at how the open source driver for AMD GPU's is performing in games.

Reflex, A Potential Successor For Quake Going To Kickstarter

Reflex is a competitive Arena FPS that combines modern tech with the speed, precision and freedom of a 90s shooter. It may become for Quake what UT is for the Unreal series. The game just went on kickstarter and Linux is on their list!

Oculus Rift DK1 VR Device Is Now Open Source

The Oculus Rift DK1 virtual reality device is no longer worked on as it has been succeded by the DK2, so what better way to continue life in the DK1 than to open source bits of it?

Heavy Bullets FPS Officially Released Out Of Early Access

Heavily Bullets is a highly colourful first person shooter that has been on Linux for a while, but it's now a finished game and has left early access.

SNOW, A Winter Sports Game Shows A Teaser On Linux, Powered By CryEngine

SNOW is an upcoming free to play, open world winter sports game that is going to use CryEngine and the developers sent a little teaser out.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition For Linux Is In Testing

Even though we still haven't gotten the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition the developer has noted on twitter that Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is already in testing for Linux, and it's promising.

The Wine Development Release 1.7.27 Is Now Available.

Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.27 bringing many new features and as many as 22 bugfixes.