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The State of NVIDIA Optimus on Linux


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 "finger"…

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What is Ubuntu Snappy?


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


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?


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


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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Unless you have been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you would have heard about (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


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


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


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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News Elsewhere

Protecode: Open Source Code Will Power 95 Pct. of Companies by 2017

 The VAR Guy: Protecode, which specializes in open source code management services, has published an infographic that details trends in open source programming and development.

Developer creates an open source glucose monitoring and tracking app he can trust

 ITworld: Unable to find existing open source glucose monitoring and tracking apps or tools, he set out to create his own

Coding in a safe place

The Python Software Foundation's (PSF) Director Carol Willing will be mentoring coders for OpenHatch and the Systers' Volunteer Management System.

Top 5 open source desktop email clients

In this roundup, we take a quick look at five open source options for desktop email, share a little bit about each, and try to provide you with some options you may want to try out yourself.

SUSE Announces SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Apps on Amazon Web Services

 SUSE continues its long standing relationship with SAP

How Xen Manages Security Disclosure

VIDEO: The Xen Project Advisory Board's chairman discusses how the open-source virtualization technology behind most public clouds is able to patch security issues before they become real problems.

Slackel Linux: Not Your Father's Slackware

LinuxInsider: Slackel offers a few advantages not usually found with the Slackware Linux lineup.

Polycom Advances Hardware for New Generation of Collaboration

Enterprise Networking Planet: Yup - Linux (in the flavor of Android..) powered

Full Speed Ahead with HTTP/2 on Google Cloud Platform

We’re not breaking any news here, because Google Cloud Platform support for SPDY has been enabled for many years, and support for its successor (HTTP/2) was enabled earlier this year. Latest Articles

The Weekly Livestream Arrives Once Again At 5 PM UTC!

Tags:Site InfoI'm here once again to inform you that a Friday Livestream is here once again and, as always, we will spend a couple of hours playing…

Overlord & Overlord 2 Coming To Linux, Two More Virtual Programming Titles

Tags:Coming Soon,SteamOh boy, Virtual Programming sure our busy! Overlord & Overlord 2 are also on their way to Linux. I can't wait! I had…

Saints Row 2 & 3 Are Being Ported By Virtual Programming

Tags:Steam,Editorial,Coming Soon With earlier news about another Saints Row game, a member of the community sent word that Virtual Programming have…

Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell Looks Like It Will Also Come To Linux

Tags:Steam,Sandbox,Coming Soon,Action Okay, now we are being totally spoilt by Deep Silver. Another Saints Row game looks like it will come to Linux,…

Haque: Retro Roguelike RPG Requires Riches

Tags:Roguelike,RPG,CrowdfundingIf you're an old follower of The Funding Crowd and you have a pretty good memory you may remember Project Maiden by…

The GOL Game Jam Is Really Happening Soon!

Tags:Site InfoRecently I asked some opinions about us organizing a game jam here on GOL and I received a bunch of positive feedback and I will…

Epistory - Typing Chronicles Will Come To Linux

Tags:Action,Adventure,Coming Soon,Early Access,SteamEpistory - Typing Chronicles is a rather unique looking atmospheric action/adventure game, and…

Be A Space Marine In Templar Battleforce On Linux

Tags:Strategy,Steam,RPG,Action Templar Battleforce is a turn based human vs alien strategy game with RPG elements, and so far it does seem to be…

Cyberpunk Adventure 'Read Only Memories' Released DRM Free And On Steam, Has Demo

Tags:Steam,Point & Click,,Humble Store,GOG,Demo,AdventureRead Only Memories is a story-focused point-and-click with a diverse cast of…

Narrative Game 'The Beginner's Guide' Released On Steam

Tags:Steam,AdventureThe Beginner's Guide is the new game from The Stanley Parable creator Davey Wreden, and it was released for Linux on Steam last…

GOL Cast: Dominating Scoreboards In Polychromatic

Tags:Review,Indie Game,GOL Cast,Arcade,ActionAfter a pretty long hiatus related to my school work, I have finally returned to reclaim the GOL Cast…

Magicka 2 Looks Like It Will Land On Linux Soon, Having Final Tweaks

Tags:Steam,Coming Soon,Adventure,Action Just a heads up guys, Magicka 2 looks like it could land on Linux this month. A developer mentioned it's…

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition Looks Set For Release This Month

Tags:Steam,RPG,Coming Soon,Action Looks like Divinity: Original Sin will finally see the promised Linux version with the Enhanced Edition due on…

Survival Racer 'Distance' Is Now More Awesome With The 'Revamped Reality' Update

Tags:Early Access,Racing,Steam It's no small secret that I think Distance is bloody fantastic, and now even more so with the latest update. It…

Testers Needed For 'Quasar' An Online Bullet Hell Space Shooter, Linux To Be A First Class Citizen Here

Tags:Action,Arcade,Coming Soon,Early Access,Editorial,Steam Pretty safe to say Quasar caught my eye, and not just because Linux is going to be a…