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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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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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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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Ubuntu Running Slow? 5 Tips to Speed Up Your Linux PC

MakeUseOf: Of course, the first thing we can do is limit which applications start when you boot your computer.

Seamless Docker Multihost Overlay Networking on DigitalOcean With Machine, Swarm, and Compose ft. RethinkDB

There have been a lot of good articles popping up lately on the new Docker networking features and how to use them with existing Docker tools.

Is openSUSE Tumbleweed good enough for a seasoned Arch user?

ITworld: Being a huge fan of rolling releases, I find openSUSE Tumbleweed to be a great alternative to Arch Linux.

How To: Linux and Unix Port Scanning With netcat [nc] Command

 Nixcraft: The nmap (Network Mapper) is an open source tool for network exploration and security auditing.

Linux 4.4 rc3

Linus Torvalds: The changes look fairly normal

Wirelessly Transfer Photos From Nikon/Sony/Canon Cameras To Your Computer With Airnef

 webpud8: Airnef is a relatively new open source tool which can be used to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from WiFi-equipped Nikon, Sony and Canon cameras to a computer, available for Linux

Calibre 2.45.0 Lets Users Generate Covers with Book Metadata, Fixes 10 Bugs

 softpedia: Calibre 2.45.0 introduces three new features.

Mozilla annual report for 2014

This is the Mozilla annual report for 2014. It highlights activities for that calendar year and is accompanied by detailed financials and our non-profit tax filing.

Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian and all your favourite applications, including Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi. Latest Articles

A very special livestream tonight, keyboard and mouse vs Steam Controller

Tags:VideoWe interrupt your regularly scheduled broadcasting with an important announcement. Tonight at around 7:30 PM UTC myself and Samsai will…

Rocket League should be on Linux before the end of December

Tags:Steam,Sports,Coming Soon,Action A forum post from one of the Rocket League team has stated that the game will be on Linux before the end of…

The Escapists and all of the DLC now DRM free on GOG for Linux

Tags:Stealth,GOG,DRM Free,Adventure,Action GOG have now put up the Linux versions of the original The Escapists along with all the DLC, so you can…

Some thoughts on Xenonauts the XCOM inspired strategy game, now it’s native on Linux

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Initial Thoughts,Humble Store,GOG I love XCOM, you should all know this by now. It’s one of the best strategy games…

The Zotac Steam Machine ZBOX NEN SN970 impressed OC3D in their review

Tags:Steam,Review,Hardware,Editorial Some good news about the whole Steam Machine parade, OC3D did a pretty long review of the ZBOX NEN SN970 and…

Western style top-down shooter '12 is Better Than 6' released on Steam for Linux

Tags:Steam,Initial Thoughts,Adventure,Action12 is Better Than 6 was funded on Kickstarter last month and is already available as a full release on…

Wine 1.8-rc2 released, brings more stability

Tags:Open Source,WineThe Wine developers are continuing towards a stable 1.8 released, and they have released Wine 1.8-rc2. They have fixed a total…

You there, come watch the Friday Livestream at 6 PM UTC!

Tags:Site InfoAfter a long week of exams (school stuff, not medical) I'm glad I can finally sit down and relax a bit while playing video games.…

GOG have put up some serious classics for Linux, such as Cannon Fodder

Tags:Retro,GOG,DRM Free I do love GOG for their classic games, and what a delivery they have for us today, wow! Cannon Fooder 1 & 2, Leisure Suit…

Our Games Republic store has a sale on, and we have an extra discount for you

Tags:Game Sale For those who don't know already, we have our own store on Games Republic (we get a small cut!). Since it's 'Black Friday' we also…

A 2015 Thanksgiving Retrospection About The Open Source Project 'xoreos'

Tags:Open Source,Game Engine,Editorialxoreos is a FLOSS project aiming to reimplement BioWare's Aurora engine (and derivatives), covering their games…

0 A.D. Alpha 19 “Syllepsis” Released

Tags:Strategy,Open SourceA new alpha release of the open source RTS 0 A.D. has just been released. The new release has various technical improvements…

Feral Interactive have a big sale on their store

Tags:Game Sale Here's an easy chance to snap up some cheap ports from Feral Interactive, as they have discounted their games until November 30th.…

Dying Light's DLC The Following will be on Linux, price set to rise soon

Tags:Zombies,Survival,Steam,RPG,DLC,Coming Soon,Action I have it straight from the developer that Dying Light's DLC The Following will be on Linux,…

Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh tested on Linux, very freaky

Tags:Adventure,Early Access,Horror,Steam Today I decided to have a glass of man-up juice and actually play Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh. It's…