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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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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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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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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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Intel Core i7 6800K Benchmarks On Ubuntu + Linux 4.8

Phoronix: While the Core i7 6800K has been available for a few months now, there hadn't been any review on it since Intel hadn't sent out any Broadwell-E samples for Linux testing this time around.

Improving Fuzzing Tools for More Efficient Kernel Testing

Linux.com: Bamvor Jian Zhang of Huawei will share some ways to improve the trinity fuzzing tool for more efficient unit tests in his upcoming talk at LinuxCon Europe.

The Ultimate Guide to Increase Transfer Speeds of Nginx Websites Using 'Gzip' Module

tecmint: In this article we will discuss a method to increase transfer speeds by reducing the file sizes through compression.

LXQt 0.11.0 Desktop Environment Arrives After Almost One Year of Development

LXQt 0.11.0 is finally here as a worthy upgrade to LXQt 0.10.0, which was announced back in November 2015 and currently used in several GNU/Linux distributions

Super Mario Clone SuperTux 0.5.0 Is Out with In-Game Level Editor, Improvements

The biggest new feature of the SuperTux 0.5.0 update is a new in-game level editor that lets you create your own levels or modify exiting ones to your liking.

Linux 4.8 rc8

Linus Torvalds: So as already mentioned last week (and hinted at as a possibility), here's rc8.

PostgreSQL 9.6 Preparing To Release With Its Parallel Queries Support

Phoronix: PostgreSQL 9.6 is being prepared for release on 29 September as the database system's latest major update.

DDoS Attacks Heading Toward 1-Terabit Record

eWEEK: Although a 665G-bps attack is considered an outlier today, there will likely come a day when it is not looked at that way.

How do you get programmers to join your project?

This month The Queue answers the question "How can I get programmers to join our project?"

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Yooka-Laylee has another trailer, featuring Shovel Knight

Tags:Coming Soon,Platformer,Teaser,VideoThat's right, Shovel Knight has somehow found his way into Yooka-Laylee [Official Site] and here's a trailer…

hackmud, a cyberpunk themed text-based hacking simulator is now out with Linux support

Tags:Simulation,Indie Gamehackmud, or "h a c k m u d" [Official Site, Itch, Steam] as it likes to be called is now out with Linux support from day-1.…

Future Unfolding is a fantastic looking action and adventure game with rather unique visuals

Tags:Action,Adventure,Coming Soon,Greenlight,Indie Game,Puzzle,SteamFuture Unfolding [Official Site] from Spaces of Play looks rather unique in style…

The Long Dark gets a massive update, which fixes a critical Linux audio bug

Tags:Survival,Steam,Sandbox,GOG,Early Access,Unity3DThe Long Dark [Official Site, Steam, GOG] is the rather beautiful survival game currently in…

On Wednesday the 28th of September Feral Interactive will livestream Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II on Linux

Tags:Livestream,Feral InteractiveIf you're excited about the release of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II for Linux you may want to tune in to Feral…

GOG are running a back to school sale and GOG Connect has returned with new games

Tags:GOG,Game SaleGOG [Official Site] has a bunch of titles on sale right now and they have also announced the return of GOG Connect which allows you…

‘The Hive’, a story driven fantasy game that plays like an RTS leaves Early Access, some thoughts

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Review,Indie GameI was really excited when I remembered The Hive, and now it’s out of Early Access I have given it some…

Worms W.M.D should have multiplatform online play by the end of October, including between GOG and Steam

Tags:Action,GOG,Steam,Strategy Worms W.M.D [Official Site] is set to get an update around the end of October that will include multiplatform…

Promising top-down shooter ‘Redie’, inspired by Hotline Miami, needs support on Kickstarter, demo available

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Crowdfunding,Indie GameRedie sincerely took me by surprise when I was researching another game. It got my attention from the…

The third beta of FREE FPS ‘Ravenfield’ is out, the game keeps getting better

Tags:Beta,FPS,Free Game,Itch.io 'Ravenfield' is a small but excellent FPS inspired by Battlefield (but without Multiplayer), which I previously…

Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is coming to Linux, developer looking for testers

Tags:Adventure,Coming Soon,Itch.io,RPG,SteamHeroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok [Official Site] a hybrid RPG/Adventure game will come to Linux.…

For a few more days, you can get both 'Frederic' rhythm games for a massive 90% discount, demos available

Tags:Music,Indie Game,Game Sale,Demo,CasualThere is a huge 90% discount for a double package featuring both 'Frederic' rhythm games until September…

'SOMA' from Frictional Games sales figures released, Linux accounted for around 1.1% of sales

Tags:EditorialFrictional Games, the developers of 'SOMA' [Official Site] have released their sales figures. The game sold about 450,000 copies of…

Join us for another weekly livestream tonight at 19:45 UTC

Tags:LivestreamTonight is the night we face hell, terrorists and rocket powered cars together. That's right it's Friday, it's No Pants Friday and…

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution announced for Linux this month!

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Feral Interactive,Coming SoonDo not adjust your monitors, you read that correctly. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising…