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Debian 9 on a Dell OptiPlex 9020 Micro

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TL;DR: Works fine (see title). The little old box I bought my last desktop from VG Computing (now Linux Now) in Melbourne. It arrived without an operating system and was basically a Mini-ITX board in a Shuttle XH61 case, with selected add-ins. (Specs below). I installed Debian stable and got years…

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The Importance of Static Social Media Buttons

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So, let's talk social media buttons. You know them; you probably see them on most sites that you visit these days. The little badges or icons that load, encouraging you to click on them to either connect with the associated social media account or to share the article you may be reading at the…

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What is YOUR Essential FOSS Program?

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We all have at least one or maybe even a handful of programs we seemingly just can't live without. You know, that program that you instantly go looking for as soon as you've installed your new shiny OS (or Linux distribution, more specifically in our case). For me, personally it's the Vim text…

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Canonical Quits Unity/Mir/Convergence; My Thoughts

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In stunning news, which is apparently NOT a late April Fools joke, Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Canonical will be dumping the Unity, Mir projects and ultimately the goal of 'convergence'. Canonical is also planning to then return to GNOME as the default desktop by the release of Ubuntu…

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The State of NVIDIA Optimus on Linux

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For those unaware, NVIDIA Optimus is a technology that allows integrated Intel graphics and a discrete NVIDIA graphics card to be built into the same computer (generally a laptop) and switch between the two on-demand. This same technology is also the cause of Linus Torvalds' infamous…

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What is Ubuntu Snappy?

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If you're anything like me, you've probably heard about this new thing from Canonical called "Snappy" Ubuntu Core, but at the same time trying to understand exactly what it is may leave you cross-eyed, especially with the buzzwords such as "cloud", "containers" and…

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Over a Month On - Conclusion to the GNOME Shell Challenge

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Over a month ago I embarked on my own personal challenge to use GNOME Shell (otherwise just known as GNOME 3) for an entire week. That week happened and went, I wrote some thoughts I had after that initial week, but did not officially end my usage of the Shell. Fast forward to now... I'm still…

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Is Ubuntu's Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays?

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Now, don't get me wrong - when it comes to choice of desktop interface it's a very subjective matter and often a matter of taste and what you, as the user, finds most comfortable and/or productive. Still, browse through various forums, comment sections or blogs across the internet concerning Unity…

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How FOSS Brought New Life To My Once Linux-Unfriendly Laptop

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Many of you can probably relate to this: that machine, whether it be a laptop or a desktop computer, that just seems to hate any Linux operating system you throw at it. Poor performance, inefficiency or non-working bits of hardware or functionalities seem the norm whenever you try your favourite…

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GOG.com bringing Linux support is a great thing

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Unless you have been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you would have heard about GOG.com (formally known as Good Old Games) finally announcing they will be adding Linux support! I think this is a great thing and here's 5 good reasons why. Now okay, technically, they are (at least initially)…

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Share Files Between Linux Desktops With Warpinator

Warpinator is a simple graphical network transfer tool to easily and securely share files between Linux desktops in the local area network.

How to install TensorFlow Machine Learning System on Ubuntu 20.04

TensorFlow is an open-source machine learning library written in Python and built by Google.

Give Your GNOME Desktop a Tiling Makeover With Material Shell GNOME Extension

Material Shell GNOME extension turns your regular GNOME desktop into a preconfigured tiling window manager and thus giving you an intuitive interface.

Firefox 81 Is Now Available for Download, Here's What's New

Firefox 81 continues the monthly release cycle and brings a bunch of new features and improvements

Taming the tar command: Tips for managing backups in Linux

Put tar to work creating and managing your backups smartly. Learn how tar can create, extract, append, split, verify integrity, and much more.

How to Install Windows Subsystem for Linux

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) runs a GNU/Linux Environment which includes most of the command-line utilities and applications on top of Windows OS

Lightweight Linux distribution 4MLinux 34.0 Released with WebP Support

4MLinux is very lightweight and has the ability to revive your old PC/Laptop. It comes with Multimedia applications, maintenance apps, a LAMP stack powered mini-server and mystry games.

Linux Jargon Buster: What is a Rolling Release Distribution?

In software development, rolling release is a model where updates to a software are continuously rolled out rather than in batches of versions.

EndeavourOS Releases September 2020 ISO with Linux 5.8, Improved Installation

this release improves the installer even by adding new slides to Calamares, updating the Nvidia-installer to support the latest Nvidia driver updates

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Soldat 2 brings the next-generation of fast-paced online platformer action - out now

Available now in Early Access, the online platformer shooter Soldat 2 brings in the full charm of the original classic that took the early internet…

Microsoft Edge comes to Linux in October as a preview

That's right, no need to wipe your glasses as that's a real headline here. Microsoft are bringing their Microsoft Edge browser to Linux in October.…

Futuristic, mysterious, full of physics and circuits - puzzle game The Long Gate is out

Developer David Shaw has now released The Long Gate, a thoroughly mysterious puzzle game full of quantum physics and circuits set up as puzzles. With…

Space Cadet is a punishing two-button neon-infused arcade experience

Love a challenge? Enjoy some of the classic neon arcade shoot 'em up experiences? You should definitely take a look over at Space Cadet then. It's a…

In the 2D survival game Underlings, you're a monster trying to live a peaceful life

Underlings is a new Early Access 2D survival game where the protagonist is a former monster, trying to get away from their past life and start fresh.…

Chuck's Challenge 3D gets a huge 2020 revamp as a free upgrade out now

Chuck's Challenge 3D 2020 is out now, as a free update and a major revamp to the tile-based puzzle game from the creator of the classic Chip's…

System76 announce more Linux laptop models get open source firmware

System76, the Pop!_OS Linux distribution maker and hardware vendor for laptops, desktops and servers has announced another open source firmware push.…

Stadia pushing more indie games with Stadia Makers, PUBG dropping keyboard and mouse queue

Google has announced another wave of indie games are confirmed for Stadia, their game streaming service powered by Linux and Vulkan. This is all part…

vkd3d, the Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation library releases version 1.2

Translating Direct3D 12 to Vulkan for use with Wine makes a huge step forwards, as the Wine team have announced the release today of vkd3d 1.2. As a…

Fantasy grand strategy city-builder Songs of Syx is out in Early Access

As one of the most promising indie games this year, Songs of Syx has properly entered Early Access on Steam so you can try your hand at city-building…

Valve rolls out News Channels onto Steam to follow your favourite curators - like us!

Over time Steam continues to grow as much more than just a games store, and Valve are showing how today with their next Steam Labs experiment to let…

Go on an epic quest as a not-so-average clown trying to find their dog in Ayo the Clown

Ayo the Clown is an upcoming adventure platformer from developer Cloud M1, it should be releasing this year and it looks so full of charm it could…

Explore a nightmarish world of twisted religion in Blasphemous - now available for Linux

The Game Kitchen and Team17 have now delivered on their promise of official Linux (and macOS) support for Blasphemous as it's now available. Set in a…

First person dungeon-crawler 'Delver' properly open source again, pulls in lots of updates

After only recently being released on itch.io, it seems the team behind the chunky-pixel first-person dungeon crawler Delver aren't done. What…

Bevy seems like an impressive upcoming free and open source game engine made with Rust

Feeling a little rusty? After a new game engine for your next game development project? Have a look at Bevy, a cross-platform and open source…

A little hacking on a Monday morning? Why not with the online sim Grey Hack

Feel like letting off some steam and do a little hacking? How about in a safe environment that also happens to be a game where everyone is trying to…

Arachnowopunk is a single-button infinite-runner mini-metroidvania

Benny Heller, developer of Arachnowopunk emailed in to show off their new single-button infinite-runner mini-metroidvania and it's quite sweet.…

Dive into cyberspace this weekend with the latest Black Ice upgrade

After finishing the first act of Black Ice story, this cyberpunk FPS continues getting content expansions and some of it sounds hilarious. Black Ice…

Give tiny countries a resource transport network in the upcoming Mini Countries

Mini Countries from Yheeky Games looks like a fresh take on the transport-network puzzle strategy system. With each level being a new miniaturised…

Atmospheric fantasy turn-based RPG Colmen's Quest is out now

Not long after we only just discovered it, the fantasy turn-based RPG Colmen's Quest is now considered finished and released and it also has an…

The Hotline Miami series is launching on Stadia soon, WWE 2K Battlegrounds out now

Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number are the next set of games to be announced for Google's game streaming service Stadia. They're both…

Faraway: Director's Cut getting a launch delay to be 'bigger and better'

Faraway: Director's Cut, the upcoming PC release of the very popular mobile game was originally due next week but they're no longer setting a date. A…

Comedy point and click adventure Plot of the Druid to get a demo in October

Plot of the Druid is an upcoming fantasy comedy point and click adventure, it's coming with Linux support and they're going to be putting out a demo…

Want to play Soldat 2? We have some copies to give away

The classic side-scrolling multiplayer action platformer shall return in Soldat 2 on September 22, so we've teamed up with Transhuman Design to offer…

Northgard hits 2 million copies sold, Clan of the Lynx DLC is out now

After recently announcing an impressive 2 million copies sold milestone, Shiro Games have released the Clan of the Lynx DLC for their strategy game…

Watch the ACO shader compiler and Vulkan Ray Tracing talks from XDC 2020

With XDC 2020 (X.Org Developers Conference) in full swing, we've been going over the various presentations to gather some interesting bits for you.…

The first Life is Strange 2 episode is now permanently free

Have you been on the fence about picking up Life is Strange 2? Well, now you have a much better chance to take a look at it. DONTNOD…

KDE Plasma 5.20 Beta is out and it's huge

While GNOME recently had their own big release, the KDE team aren't far behind for showing off their latest modern Linux desktop environment with…

C-Dogs SDL, the classic run and gun game has a new release

C-Dogs SDL is something of a classic. A free and open source overhead run-and-gun game that continues being updated and a fresh release is out now.…

Helheim Hassle is a seriously funny adventure puzzle-platforming mix

What could take the crown for the funniest Linux game this year, Helheim Hassle released earlier in August and it's a genuine delight to play…

Blasphemous confirmed to release for Linux on September 21

The Game Kitchen and Team17 today confirmed that Blasphemous will finally launch official Linux support on Monday, September 21 after the original…

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is out today, some details for you (plus new driver release)

As if you forgot, right? Today, the real next generation in gaming begins, with the release of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 as the first in the…

Get an early look at NO PLAN B, an upcoming tactical strategy planning game

NO PLAN B from the developer of Gladiabots looks like it will be quite fun, blending ideas from the likes of Door Kickers and Frozen Synapse. The…

Unity 2020.2 game engine gets a Beta release

Unity Technologies just recently released a brand new build of the Unity game engine, with a focus on performance, stability and workflow…

Mindustry, one of the best open source games around has a huge upgrade in testing

Mindustry, a game that mixes in Factorio with Tower Defence and then goes wild from there is a fantastic example of how good a free and open source…

Free first-person shooter-strategy 'Unvanquished' is now properly open source

After a long period of silence, it seems a lot was going on behind the scenes for Unvanquished and it's now properly open source all the way through.…

Valve developer shows off Gamescope for Linux at XDC 2020

As we highlighted in our initial XDC 2020 article, one of the presentations this year was from a Valve developer who is working on Gamescope.…

Left 4 Dead 2 - The Last Stand releases September 24

Left 4 Dead 2, the nearly 11 year old shooter from Valve now has a set release date of September 24 for the huge update made along with a community…

Beamdog just gave Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition a big graphical boost

Beamdog have released the latest development updates to Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition for everyone, and it comes with some wonderful upgrades.…

GNOME 3.38 'Orbis' is out now to showcase a modern Linux desktop

GNOME 3.38 "Orbis" just landed today, which brings in another 6 months of hacking away at all the tech behind the GNOME desktop for a fully modern…

Everafter Falls looks like another absolutely charming casual crafting adventure

Another game coming to Linux that mixes in cute graphics, a casual theme, plenty of crafting and something about eating cards? Everafter Falls looks…

The new TUXEDO Book XUX7 is an absolute monster desktop-replacement laptop

While today we had Slimbook offer up good value with their affordable Slimbook Essential, on the complete opposite end we have Tuxedo Computers with…

Free to play strategy Epicinium releases October 12 with a climate change gameplay twist

Fast turn-based strategy where the map changes along with the climate, Epicinium could be interesting with its fresh take on tactical battles. War,…

Slime Rancher hits 3 million copies sold, gets a big discount

Slime Rancher is quite possibly one of the sweetest games around, and it's clearly something a lot of people enjoy. It's now another indie team…

Dicey Dungeons, the innovative and great fun deck-builder has a huge update out

Mixing together card-based abilities, deck-building and dice - Dicey Dungeons is a fantastic roguelike worth your time and a big update just went…

The Slimbook Essential is a new affordable Linux laptop line with two models

When a lot of companies reveal their new Linux hardware, it often ends up being towards the high end. Slimbook have come along to help remedy that…

NVIDIA GeForce NOW on Linux can run without user agent spoofing in a browser

Looks like NVIDIA might be ready for the next push in cloud gaming with their GeForce NOW service, as it's even easier to run it on Linux. What is…

XDC 2020 conference is today - Vulkan Ray Tracing and Vulkan for Raspberry Pi 4

Today the X.Org Developers Conference (XDC 2020) begins and there's a couple of interesting talks worth checking out, especially if you like to…

Amnesia: Rebirth from Frictional Games confirmed for launch on October 20

The latest horror experience from Frictional Games with Amnesia: Rebirth now has an official release date of October 20 with Linux support. Just when…

The Humble Better Futures Bundle is up for more budget gaming

Gaming on a budget? Humble Bundles are a good way to fill your library and there's a new one up with the just launched Humble Better Futures Bundle.…