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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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4 things you (probably) didn't know you can do with Chrome for Linux

 ITworld: Chrome for Linux provides almost all of the features of a Chromebook

Make a Twitter-controlled desk lamp with open source tools

 opensource.com: See how a Twitter-controlled desk lamp exemplifies how open source tools help us do amazing things with powerful technologies.

Valve Is Showing That Steam Is Finally Shaking Off the Windows Dependency

 softpedia: If anyone had any doubts about the commitment of Valve to the Linux operating systems, they should be put to rest with the latest SteamOS sale.

Google Boosts Security in Chrome 41

Datamation: Google is paying out $52,000 in security awards as part of the new browser release.

3 open source projects that transformed Hadoop

opensource.com: Initially, Hadoop implementation required skilled teams of engineers and data scientists, making Hadoop too costly and cumbersome for many organizations.

Red Hat Adds Cloud Consultation Service to Portfolio

 The VAR Guy: Red Hat has launched a new program called Cloud Innovation Practice, which will provide support and consultation services to organizations setting up clouds.

Latest Nvidia Shield player runs Android TV on Tegra X1

 LinuxGizmos: Nvidia's $199 STB version of Nvidia Shield runs Android TV on a Tegra X1, and boasts 4K video, 50 optimized games, and game streaming from a "Grid" service.

How to backup your Ubuntu Desktop with DejaDup

 HowToForge: Deja Dup is a nice graphical wrapper around the command line backup tool duplicity.

Red Hat Docker-Centric Atomic Host Linux Distro Debuts

eWEEK: The Docker-centric Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.1 is generally available, and RHEL 7.1 also came out today.

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The Wine Development Release 1.7.38 Is Now Available

Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.38 bringing many new features and as many as 57 bugfixes.

Adventure Platformer 'The Deer God' Out Of Early Access, It's Good But With Unreleased Potential

We covered the crowd-funded platformer from Crescent Moon Games when it released in Early Access on Steam in December. The game had its full release last week and we've taken a look at it.

GOL Cast: Exploring Virtual Memories In Soul Axiom

Ever thought about recording your thoughts and memories into a computer to relive the happiest moments of your life again and again and again? Well, here we have a game in which we can explore what might happen if such technology was available to us. Let's go see what Soul Axiom has in store for us!

Valve Developed Own Vulkan Driver For Intel, They Demo Dota 2 On Source 2

Valve have been extremely busy, and we are already seeing some fruits of their work. They have written a Vulkan driver for an Intel GPU, showed Source 2 with Dota 2 on it, and they will open source the driver.

Itch Game Store Announces Open Revenue Sharing

It seems pretty standard across stores that they take a bit fat cut of developers revenue, but Itch.io is aiming to change this.

Steam Now Has Official Hardware Pages On Its Store (UPDATED)

I was wondering when they would do this! Steam Machines, Steam Link, and the Steam Controller have all gained store pages in a new Hardware section on Steam. This should help sales, a lot. UPDATED.

Torchlight II Now On Linux, Old News By A Day, But Here’s My Report

You know since yesterday with our massive SteamOS news post that Torchlight II is now on Linux, but since the dust is settling we have had some time to check out the port, here’s how it runs.

14 Steam Machines Revealed At GDC, Some Thoughts

With GDC being in full swing we’ve had a chance to take a look at 14 different models of Steam Machine thanks to Ars Technica, and the findings are interesting.

Planetary Annihilation Making A Go At Linux Stability, Report Your Bugs

Just a friendly note that Uber Entertainment are wanting feedback on Linux issues in Planetary Annihilation, as they want to make it a great experience.

Lots Of Big Games Confirmed For SteamOS, Torchlight II Now Out, Payday 2, Mordor And More Coming Too

Valve has announced a Steam sale simply titled ”STEAMOS SALE” with interesting games that are already available and games that they claim are heading over to the platform. The list seems to include some quite big titles too!

Zotac Announces A Proper Steam Machine With SteamOS (Updated)

Now it’s getting really interesting! Zotac has announced a proper Steam Machine with SteamOS, and it looks quite nice too. (Updated: See the bottom).

Source Engine 2, Steam Link And More Announced At GDC

This is what we have been waiting for, Valve sent out official word about a number of things! These include Source 2, Steam Link and more.

Mad Max From Avalanche Studios Confirmed For Linux

You like car games right? Well the crazy and amazing looking Mad Max has been confirmed for Linux/SteamOS.

Bard To The Future, And My Brutally Honest Look At This Platformer

Weirdest setting for a game ever award goes to Bard to the Future, a new platformer now available on Linux. I take my usual look to tell you what to do with your wallets.

Unreal Tournament Has Come A Long Way, New Beautiful Map Included

The new free Unreal Tournament has come a long way in a short time, and it’s getting better with each new release!