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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 "apps" floating about. Once you…

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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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Top Ten Things Linux Users Say About systemd

 FOSSforce: Ladies and gentlemen, from the home office in Omaha, Nebraska, here is this week's Top Ten List:  the top ten things Linux users say about systemd.

Armello and Perfect Golf in EA on Steam

 tuxarena: Two more games entered Early Access on Steam during the past couple of days

Learning about Docker and Linux containers

 opensource.com: Surely you've heard of Docker by now.

How to build a Database driven app on Linux with python and MySQL

 techarena51: CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) is the basic operation of any database driven app

LibreOffice finally arrives on Android

 ITworld: Something is better than nothing, but LibreOffice has a long way to go to solve problems that Android users face.

How to make a file immutable on Linux

 xmodulo: chattr is a Linux command which allows one to set or unset attributes on a file, which are separate from the standard (read, write, execute) file permission.

Designing with Linux

LinuxJournal: FreeCAD can read and write several different file formats used in modelling and 3-D printing.

Zenwalk Linux - A Walk on the Quirky Side

LinuxInsider: Zenwalk Linux is a very usable yet uncommon Linux OS. It is more than a single distribution.

Your anonymous code contributions probably aren't: boffins

el Reg: Coders are creatures of easily-identifiable habit

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Star Traders: 4X Empires Strategy Game Now On Linux

Star Traders: 4X Empires has just been released for Linux, so fans of 4X strategy games might want to take a look out our new release.

Dying Light Is Now Confirmed For Linux, Bring It On Techland

Dying Light is now confirmed for Linux thanks to the announcement from the developers on the Steam store itself. The Linux icons show up on the store pages, and the game even has a steam coming soon banner on the home-page. Time to get seriously excited.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Pops Up On Amazon, Has A Tux On The Cover

Something quite curious has appeared on Amazon today. A remaster of a cult game Indigo Prophecy, or Fahrenheit here in Europe, has been added onto the store. And now for the really good bit: the cover has an Aspyr logo and a very familiar penguin.

Linux Kernel Bug Being Fixed Thanks To Linus Torvalds & The Witcher 2

We weren't going to cover this originally, but after thinking on it this is actually great. Thanks to the Linux version of The Witcher 2, a Linux Kernel bug was found as is being fixed.

The Wine Development Release 1.7.35 Is Now Available

Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.35 bringing many new features and as many as 56 bugfixes.

Never Fear, The Friday Livestream Is Here! (At 6 PM UTC) [VOD Added]

We've had another busy week of busily doing busy stuff, so it's time to lean back and enjoy the weekend. And what is the best way to enjoy weekends? Playing Linux games of course! But if you have the time, you might also enjoy watching me play Linux games and talk about things. Anyway, you are once again welcome to the weekly livestream!

Reassembly, A Spaceship Building And Combat Game Grows Up With A Big Update

Reassembly is easily one of our favourite games for a fantastic mix of good music, an extremely simple spaceship editor and fun combat. The developer has released a big update, and the game has grown rather a lot in a short space of time.

Dying Light From Techland Has A Little Hint About Linux Support

Well this was a surprised! Dying Light has hints that it may come to Linux thanks to information from the awesome SteamDB. UPDATED: Linux icon now on the store!

GOL Cast: Aggressively Expanding Sweden In Empire: Total War

Feel like going back to the old times of gun powder and armies standing in straight lines on open fields? Well, here's a good candidate. Let's make our dreams of glorious empires true and see how this game works.

Planetary Annihilation Teases New Units & Saved Game Support

Planetary Annihilation my favourite crashy strategy game has teased a big update to come soon. Not only does it include unit balance changes and new units, but the long promised saved game support will come too.

Storm United, Online FPS Shows First Real Game-play Video, First Alpha Due Soon

Storm United is a beautiful FPS game running on the Unreal Engine that will have full Linux support, and they have shown off their first real game-play video.

CaesarIA Now On Steam, A Re-make Of Caesar III, But It Might Not Be Legal

CaesarIA is now on steam! The Caesar III re-make was just released in early access and has been in Steam Greenlight since April 16, 2014. The problem is that it might not be legal.

Deity Quest, A Pokemon-inspired RPG For Linux, On Steam & My Thoughts

I have often longed for a more adult orientated form of Pokemon, and to find the developer of Deity Quest reach out to me to take a look I was rather eager to get going.

Fancy Playing A Shoot-em-up As A Crow With Powerups? Well 'A Quiver Of Crows' Will Let You

I have to admit whenever I see "twin stick shooter" I get a little bored, as I played that genre to death over the years, but A Quiver of Crows is interesting enough to make me think again.

Invisible, Inc. A Tactical Stealth Game From Klei Entertainment Linux Support Due Soon

Invisible, Inc. is the new game from Klei Entertainment (think Don't Starve) that has been in early access for a while without Linux support. Today they released an update with news of our much anticipated Linux support! UPDATED