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New Simple Scan Designs Emerge; Seeking Devs to Implement Them

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Simple Scan is one of my personal favourite and perhaps even one of the "essential" apps on the Linux desktop for me. It does what it says on the tin: it's simple and it scans, with a nice preview system and enough options to be decently functional. Some new designs for the app have…

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Xfce 4.13 Development COPR Repo Available for Fedora

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For those wanting to try out the latest development version packages for Xfce 4.13 (which will become 4.14 at the stable release) in Fedora, user 'nonamedotc' has set up a COPR repo to try out. The COPR repo provides packages for Rawhide, Fedora 25 and Fedora 26 and as one can imagine, anything…

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KDE Plasma gets Google Drive Integration

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KDE Plasma and Google Drive users rejoice - you will soon get Google Drive integration in the KDE desktop, allowing you to browse your files in the Dolphin file manager and Plasma Folder View applets. Elvis Angelaccio announced it today on his blog. Apparently it's pretty much ready to go, though…

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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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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Corebird, An Alternative GTK+3 Twitter Client

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If you're like me, you may not have heard much about Corebird, a native GTK+3 Twitter client. Which is a bit surprising really, as Corebird is a very nice and stable application that holds it's own with any of the other clients out there and deserves more love. There's a few Linux Twitter clients…

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GNOME Shell Challenge Update - Analysis and Revelations

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Well, amazingly, it's already almost been a full week since I started the GNOME Shell Challenge. I know updates have been slow to come, but rest assured I have been and still am using GNOME Shell full-time since the challenge began. First of all, a few points from my experience so far: GNOME…

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The GNOME Shell Challenge

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The mission: use GNOME Shell as the primary desktop for an entire week. Do I choose to accept it? Yes. It's easy enough to try something for a short time and discard it in a negative manner, which has been the case for me with GNOME Shell in the past, but perhaps it can be fun to challenge yourself…

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How To Install MATE 1.8 In Ubuntu 14.04 And Give It A Classic Ubuntu Look And Feel

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If there's one thing that's undeniable in the GNU/Linux world at the moment, is that users' tastes can be as diverse as the choices of desktop interfaces we have available and that there is no true one-size-fits-all desktop. In addition to this, there is no doubt a vocal group of users who reject…

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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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Why Linux users should try Rust

NetworkWorld: Installing the Rust programming language on your Linux systems could turn out to be one of the more rewarding things you've done in years.

Fedora 29 Linux Enters Beta, Introduces SilverBlue for Container Workloads

ServerWatch: Fedora 29 Beta was released on Sept. 25, providing an early look at new capabilities coming in Red Hat's community Linux project.

Endless OS - A Beautifully Unique Linux Distribution for Your Family

Endless OS is mostly used to teach computing all over the world

How to Find Out File Types in Linux

Tecmint: Linux has a useful utility called file which carry out some tests on a specified file and prints the file type once a test is successful

PostgreSQL performance tuning for faster query execution

Linuxconfig: Most mature database solutions provide tools and know-hows on how to tune the database, identify possible bottlenecks

Deutsche Telekom's and Aricent's Open Source Edge Software Platform for 5G

Big telecoms want to make sure that when 5G is rolled out wholesale, that data centers are ready to handle expected new use cases from the edge.

How To Set Up Nginx Server Blocks on CentOS 7

 Linuxize: Nginx Server Blocks allows you to run more than one website on a single machine

Install Google Assistant In Gnome Shell

Cloud-based voice recognition assistants have grown massively over the past few years

After Linus Torvalds, SJWs are now coming for Ted Ts'o

 ITwire: More than a week after Linux creator Linus Torvalds said he would be taking a break from leading kernel development, it is still unclear as to what actually led to his decision.

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Timespinner, a polished and fun metroidvania, is now available

Tags: DRM Free, Indie Game, Metroidvania, Review, SteamTraveling back and forth in time is seldom easy and often carries risks. I braved the odds and…

Mark of the Ninja Remastered from Klei Entertainment due out on October 9th

Tags: Indie Game, Action, Stealth, Coming SoonMark of the Ninja was a damn fun game and it's one I'm pretty happy to see remastered, it has a trailer…

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Seeker, Slayer, Survivor is now out, some thoughts on the brawling

Tags: DLC, Review, RPG, Steam, GOGThe latest DLC for the engaging RPG, Pillars of Eternity II, sees you thrust into bloody arena combat. I spent some…

The RPG 'Pathfinder: Kingmaker' is out with critical bugs in the Linux version

Tags: GOG, Humble Store, RPG, SteamThe RPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker is out today from Owlcat Games and Deepsilver, sadly the Linux version has…

Lutris 0.4.20 is now out, to help you manage all your games plus some Overwatch testing

Tags: Apps, WineI have to admit, the game manager Lutris [Official Site] has come along quite a bit since I last used it. Today, version 0.4.20 was…

Wizard arena-fighter 'Gift of Parthax' is now officially out on Linux

Tags: Humble Store, Steam, Indie Game, ActionAnnounced yesterday after a pretty short beta period, the magical arena fighting game Gift of Parthax is…

Challenging minimalist puzzle game 'DotLine' released with native Linux support

Tags: Casual, Puzzle, Indie Game, SteamDotLine from The Selenite Forge who also made Bionic Attack is a minimalist puzzle game that tries to…

GOG added two more Visual Novels with Linux support, Highway Blossoms and A Kiss For The Petals

Tags: GOG, DRM Free, Visual NovelFor those who love Visual Novels, you might want to know that GOG have expanded their collection a little again…

Top-down shooter Geneshift is getting a Battle Royale mode and it sounds like a lot of fun

Tags: Battle Royale, Action, Indie Game, Steam, Early AccessGeneshift (also known as Mutant Factions or Subvein) is a top-down shooter with some…

Aspyr Media have a big sale going on the Humble Store, some sweet deals to be had

Tags: Game Sale, Humble StoreFor those of you in the mood to start you week with some fun new games, Humble Store is doing an Aspyr Media sale. If…

Sunless Skies to leave Early Access on January 31st, 2019 also now out is a free pen and paper RPG system

Tags: Early Access, Steam, GOG, Indie Game, RPG, AdventureFailbetter Games have announced that Sunless Skies is set to leave Early Access on January…

The beautifully weird hidden object adventure game My Brother Rabbit is out, it's really sweet

Tags: Adventure, Indie Game, Point & Click, Hidden Object, ReviewMy Brother Rabbit from Artifex Mundi is an absolutely beautiful adventure game…

What even more developers think of Valve's Steam Play

Tags: Steam Play, InterviewYou think we were done writing about Steam Play? Wrong. Here's what Godot Engine's Rémi Verschelde and Marc Di…

The rather good 2D action RPG 'Chronicon' just had a major upgrade

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Action, RPG, Early AccessBeing completely honest here, I absolutely love this game! The 2D action RPG Chronicon has a new…

Turn-based rogue-like RPG 'Depth of Extinction' confirmed to release on September 27th

Tags: Roguelike, RPG, Strategy, Coming Soon, Indie Game, GOG, Itch.io, Humble Store, SteamWe knew that the rather good rogue-like RPG Depth of…