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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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Opinion: Arch Linux and Stability

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Arch Linux, the popular rolling release Linux distribution, seemingly has a reputation as bleeding edge, elitist and sometimes unstable. Bleeding edge? Most seem to agree it is. Elitist? I'll leave that to you to decide. Unstable? Perhaps, perhaps not, which is what I will now try to give my take…

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Kobo Aura HD eReader is Linux-friendly

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Having recently received a Kobo Aura HD eReader for Christmas, I was very pleasantly surprised to see how friendly the device was towards my Linux operating system. While Kobo do not specifically actually mention Linux anywhere on their site or in the included instruction booklet, the device…

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Opinion: Steam and DRM

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DRM (Digital Rights Management) is often thought of as, well, a naughty concept. Especially amongst GNU/Linux users, as many often think about their freedoms and openness. With this in mind, Valve's Steam has been around on Linux for a bit over a year now and I've often noticed, on various…

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Should developers make users pay for open source software?

 ITworld: One of the best things about open source software is the ability to use software without having to pay for it.

Linux Top 3: Fedora 21 Goes Alpha, Qubes Hits Version 2 and OpenElec 4.2

LinuxPlanet: 2014 has been a strange year for Fedora and one in which the Red Hat community distribution has yet to release a single milestone update.

2 Free CAD Programs for Linux: DraftSight and QCAD

 tuxarena: Although the alternatives on Linux may not be so powerful as AutoCAD, the two programs I will talk about here are free and have enough features to create 2D sample projects.

AMD Catalyst 14.9 Linux Driver Is Out, Release Disappoints, as Usual

 softpedia: The AMD developers have announced that a new Catalyst 14.9 Linux driver is now out

Piston OpenStack Co-Founder Joshua McKenty Leaves for Pivotal

InternetNews: Officially, McKenty will be the Field CTO of Cloud Foundry. This is a big deal.

Secure Linux Systems Require Savvy Users

 FOSSforce: The good news about all this is that it demonstrates how quickly the Linux community can get the word out and then rally to engineer a solution when a security problem is discovered

Google posts Android Auto design guidelines

 LinuxGizmos: Google posted a developer overview for Android Auto

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Opens Up For Pre-orders And Aims For A Same-day Linux Release!

Borderlands: The Pre-sequel has not only opened up pre-orders for Linux, but it seems it will have a same-day Linux release. This follows on from the fact that Borderlands 2 has just received a Linux release.

Borderlands 2 Released For Linux With A Sale

The day has landed folks. Borderlands 2 is now officially available for Linux and it brings us some excellent FPS action.

Warlocks Needs A Hand On Kickstarter

Warlocks is an awesome looking pixel art action game on Kickstarter that needs a bit of help. Slay monsters. Defeat epic bosses. Collect magical gear. Become a Warlock and save the universe.

Outland A 2D Platformer Coming To Linux!

Outland is a 2D platformer with action game elements developed by Housemarque and published by Ubisoft.

Game Saves Are Messing Up Our Drives!

I am writing this in the hopes that someone who can do something about this, reads it. eg. Valve and all game devs I guess.

Cosmochoria Released For Linux In Early Access, It's Fun

Cosmochoria is a funny little game that puts you in the space-suit of little naked cartoon cosmonaut who jet packs around space.

GOL Cast: Heavy Bombardment In Cannon Brawl

I guess it's time to come back from the cruel wasteland and take a look at this simple yet fun indie strategy game that is not quite like anything I've seen before.

GOL World Tour: Linux Gaming From Germany

This instalment of the GOL World Tour visits Germany, differing from the last two in that it will focus on a country more established in the video game industry.

Tesla Breaks The World! Released For Linux

Tesla Breaks the World! A platformer that mixes puzzles, adventure and Nikola Tesla into a mixed bag of gameplay.

Neverending Nightmares Released For Linux

Neverending Nightmares is a black and white psychological horror that looks pretty awesome. It's another game to come out from being crowdfunded, woo!

A Roundup Of The Last Weeks Linux Gaming

Here is a look back at the last week on GamingOnLinux, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past week for Linux Gaming!

The Sunday Gaming Section, Linux Gaming From Around The Web

Here is some Sunday reading for you from other gaming sites across the internet. Not much generally happens on a Sunday and we use it as a catch-up day here, so hopefully this will be a regular article.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Now In Beta For Linux, Finally

It took longer than we ever hoped, but Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is finally in opt-in beta for Linux.

Hearthlands City Builder Has A Massive Update

We only introduced you to Hearthlands a few days ago, but it already has a whopper of an update release to make it even more interesting. Hearthlands is a game much like Settlers, Majesty and Pharaoh.

Interstellar Marines FPS Releases A Huge Update, Now Includes Co-op Play

The Interstellar Marines developers have been very busy and this new update is bloody huge. It includes the first co-op level and it's quite big.