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Linux Advocacy - My Take

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I recently had something of a debate on the meaning Linux Advocacy and thought I should offer explanation of my take on the topic. Before that, to clarify my background: I’m not by any means an uber-geek, one of those people who see matrix-like code streams everywhere and solve any tech issue with a…

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Linux-enabled sit/stand smart desk nudges you into action

 LinuxGizmos: A Linux-based desk with WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 5-inch touchscreen automatically adjusts between sitting and standing, and tells you when it's time to move.

Tech Comics: Delete This File?

 Datamation: Does your computer give you enough choices when it's time to delete a file?

How the New York Times uses open source

 Enterprisers Project: Marc Frons, senior vice president and chief information officer of the New York Times, discusses how The Times actively contributes to open source communities.

A Shell Primer: Master Your Linux, OS X, Unix Shell Environment

 Nixcraft: On a Linux or Unix-like systems each user and process runs in a specific environment.

Linus Torvalds to Patch the Kernel for a Witcher 2 Problem

 softpedia: Linus Torvalds is not known to interfere with other projects than the Linux kernel and it must be something really special to get him involved

The Last Batch Of Feature Proposals For Fedora 22

Phoronix: The proposal describes Vagrant, "Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing development environments.

The Companies That Support Linux: Planisys

Linux.com: By using Linux containers and Linux-based orchestration tools, Planisys is able to stay flexible amid changing hardware and networks, which in turn has helped the company to scale and stay competitive

WordPress Continues to Secure Users

eWEEK: WordPress is now beginning to disconnect self-hosted sites that have not updated the Jetpack plug-in.

Oracle Updates Linux Powered Engineered Server Systems

ServerWatch: Not only does Ellison want to have the lowest price, he also wants to deliver the highest level of performance at the low-cost price points.

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Dying Light Is Now Confirmed For Linux, Bring It On Techland

Dying Light is now confirmed for Linux thanks to the announcement from the developers on the Steam store itself. The Linux icons show up on the store pages, and the game even has a steam coming soon banner on the home-page. Time to get seriously excited.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Pops Up On Amazon, Has A Tux On The Cover

Something quite curious has appeared on Amazon today. A remaster of a cult game Indigo Prophecy, or Fahrenheit here in Europe, has been added onto the store. And now for the really good bit: the cover has an Aspyr logo and a very familiar penguin.

Linux Kernel Bug Being Fixed Thanks To Linus Torvalds & The Witcher 2

We weren't going to cover this originally, but after thinking on it this is actually great. Thanks to the Linux version of The Witcher 2, a Linux Kernel bug was found as is being fixed.

The Wine Development Release 1.7.35 Is Now Available

Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.35 bringing many new features and as many as 56 bugfixes.

Never Fear, The Friday Livestream Is Here! (At 6 PM UTC)

We've had another busy week of busily doing busy stuff, so it's time to lean back and enjoy the weekend. And what is the best way to enjoy weekends? Playing Linux games of course! But if you have the time, you might also enjoy watching me play Linux games and talk about things. Anyway, you are once again welcome to the weekly livestream!

Reassembly, A Spaceship Building And Combat Game Grows Up With A Big Update

Reassembly is easily one of our favourite games for a fantastic mix of good music, an extremely simple spaceship editor and fun combat. The developer has released a big update, and the game has grown rather a lot in a short space of time.

Dying Light From Techland Has A Little Hint About Linux Support

Well this was a surprised! Dying Light has hints that it may come to Linux thanks to information from the awesome SteamDB. UPDATED: Linux icon now on the store!

GOL Cast: Aggressively Expanding Sweden In Empire: Total War

Feel like going back to the old times of gun powder and armies standing in straight lines on open fields? Well, here's a good candidate. Let's make our dreams of glorious empires true and see how this game works.

Planetary Annihilation Teases New Units & Saved Game Support

Planetary Annihilation my favourite crashy strategy game has teased a big update to come soon. Not only does it include unit balance changes and new units, but the long promised saved game support will come too.

Storm United, Online FPS Shows First Real Game-play Video, First Alpha Due Soon

Storm United is a beautiful FPS game running on the Unreal Engine that will have full Linux support, and they have shown off their first real game-play video.

CaesarIA Now On Steam, A Re-make Of Caesar III, But It Might Not Be Legal

CaesarIA is now on steam! The Caesar III re-make was just released in early access and has been in Steam Greenlight since April 16, 2014. The problem is that it might not be legal.

Deity Quest, A Pokemon-inspired RPG For Linux, On Steam & My Thoughts

I have often longed for a more adult orientated form of Pokemon, and to find the developer of Deity Quest reach out to me to take a look I was rather eager to get going.

Fancy Playing A Shoot-em-up As A Crow With Powerups? Well 'A Quiver Of Crows' Will Let You

I have to admit whenever I see "twin stick shooter" I get a little bored, as I played that genre to death over the years, but A Quiver of Crows is interesting enough to make me think again.

Invisible, Inc. A Tactical Stealth Game From Klei Entertainment Linux Support Due Soon

Invisible, Inc. is the new game from Klei Entertainment (think Don't Starve) that has been in early access for a while without Linux support. Today they released an update with news of our much anticipated Linux support! UPDATED

Sage Fusion 2, A Solid Mix Of Story & RPG With Turn-based Battles

Sage Fusion 2 is a recent discovery and after trying it out for a bit, I think you guys need too as well. It's a solid mix of story with anime styled characters, and Final Fantasy styled turn based battles.