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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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An Everyday Linux user Review Of Peppermint OS 7

 EveryDayLinux: This is probably one of the best Linux distributions I have reviewed in the past 12 months.

How to determine Linux guest VM virtualization technology

How do I find out the virtualization type of a CentOS 7 Linux VPS?

Automotive Grade Linux wants to help open source your next car

TechRepublic: The Linux Foundation is bringing open source to the auto industry, thanks to Automotive Grade Linux.

Subuser uses Docker containers to deliver desktop apps for Linux

InfoWorld: A new open source utility leverages Docker's container technology, using highly granular app permissions to distribute desktop applications

Red Hat Summit: Improving Productivity Through Collaboration

ServerWatch: Red Hat CEO gives a history lesson about how the Industrial Revolution changed productivity and how the new era of server automation, cloud and containers will change it again.

Red Hat Doubles Down on Containers, Takes a Swipe at CloudFoundry

eWEEK: On the first day of the Red Hat Summit, Linux vendor Red Hat makes some incremental container announcements and belittles its CloudFoundry competitors.

5 reasons to ditch Windows for Linux

Inquirer: Ready to give up on Windows? You're probably not alone

Sony Settles in Linux Battle

LinuxJournal: The PS3 allowed users to install an alternative operating system on their machines—a feature they called Other OS.

Qubes OS 3.2 to Use Xfce4 by Default Because KDE 5 Is Bloated, Unstable and Ugly

 softpedia: After some rigorous tests, Joanna Rutkowska arrived at the conclusion that the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment on Qubes OS 3.2 is a total disaster Latest Articles

A new Civilization VI video shows off England, they aren't talking about the Linux release for now

Tags:Video,Strategy,Coming SoonA new video for Civilization VI shows off the English, but they don't seem to want to talk about the Linux version at…

AMD RX 480 released, AMD will possibly open up Radeon Software

Tags:Hardware,AMDThe next generation of AMD GPU's have launched, and it begins with the AMD RX 480. Benchmarks are now out there along with plenty of…

SteamOS update 2.83 beta released, new Nvidia and AMD drivers hit

Tags:Beta,SteamOSToday SteamOS has a new beta, which brings a much newer Nvidia driver to the table and a fresher build of the new AMD PRO driver.…

When should i386 support for Ubuntu end? Help Canonical decide

Tags:Hardware,UbuntuAre you running i386 (32-bit) Ubuntu? We need your help to decide how much longer to build i386 images of Ubuntu Desktop, Server,…

Join me and Matt from Feral Interactive at 10AM UTC playing Company of Heroes 2

Tags:Livestream,Feral InteractiveUpdate: Sadly, this event was cancelled. CoH2 refuses to go into fullscreen since the patch. Feral have my system…

System Shock remake heads to Kickstarter, Linux is the first stretch-goal

Tags:Unity3D,Crowdfunding While it's sad to see it as a stretch-goal, I have big faith in Nightdive Studios due to their previous good support of…

The Linux Gamer takes a look at Pac-Man 256

Tags:VideoThe Linux Gamer does some really awesome videos and his editing is really quite brilliant at times. Take a look at his thoughts on Pac-Man…

Humble PC & Android Bundle 14 is live!

Tags:Game BundleWell well, Humble PC & Android Bundle 14 is here and it brings a number of interesting titles, all of which support Linux.Pay…

Mighty No. 9 looks like it's gearing up for a Linux release

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Platformer,SteamA few hours ago Linux information was added to the SteamDB entry for Mighty No. 9, which indicates they are…

Go on a fishing adventure in Marinatide, on Steam Greenlight and coming to Linux

Tags:Adventure,Greenlight,Indie Game,SteamMarinatide looks like a pretty cute little fishing game and the developers emailed me to confirm it will be…

Legacy of the Elder Star shoot 'em up released on Steam for Linux

Tags:Action,Indie Game,Initial Thoughts,SteamLegacy of the Elder Star is a new indie shoot 'em up recently released on Steam with Linux support, the…

Company of Heroes 2 updated for Linux, adds support for the War Spoils system and fixes other bits

Tags:Feral Interactive,Steam,StrategyCompany of Heroes 2 has received a patch today, it should fix the issue with it looking like you gain no…

Key reselling store G2A to make some small steps towards helping developers

Tags:EditorialYou may remember the article I wrote recently about asking you not to use G2A, well it appears G2A are now taking some first steps…

Game store itch is also having a summer sale,Game SaleNot to be outdone by Steam and because I support the little guy, why not check out some cool games for sale on You can…

Factorio 0.13 released, the changelog is massive, much improved networking too

Tags:DRM Free,Humble Store,Sandbox,Steam,StrategyFactorio is an absolute gem of a sandbox game and I love it. It's another game I'm terrible scared…