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Is Ubuntu's Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays?

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By Andrew Powell

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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GOG.com bringing Linux support is a great thing

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By Andrew Powell

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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By Andrew Powell

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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By Andrew Powell

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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By Andrew Powell

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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Automattic Improves WordPress Security With BruteProtect Acquisition

eWEEK: Prior to being acquired by Automattic, BruteProtect offered a free and a paid Pro version of its service.

Ubuntu Next with Unity 8 and Mir on the Desktop - Screen Tour

 softpedia: Canonical is planning to bring the Unity 8 to the desktop, but it will take a while until this task is accomplished.

How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL

 xmodulo: In this article we will assume that each component of the stack is already up and running, and will focus exclusively on securing the LAMP server(s).

SteamOS Beta 133 Released

 GamingOnLinux: The latest and greatest from Valve's Gaming OS! Now with a newer Linux kernel and an updated Nvidia Driver!

One frustrating Linux problem that Windows, Mac users don’t deal with

NetworkWorld: A rant on a particularly frustrating aspect of Linux - re-compiling the kernel.

Beginner’s Guide to Mastering the Netstat Command on Linux

MakeTechEasier:: The netstat comand is an essential tool for network administration

Open Source and social capital

buytaert: The notion that people contributing to Open Source don't get paid is false.

New GCC 5.0 Changes, Command-Line Options That Landed So Far

Phoronix: While we're just a few months into the GCC 4.10 release cycle that's going to be released as GCC 5, there's already some release notes forming for this 2015 open-source compiler update.

An introduction to Apache Hadoop for big data

OpenSource.com: Apache Hadoop is an open source software framework for storage and large scale processing of data-sets on clusters of commodity hardware.

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Metro 2033 Redux For Linux Looks Closer To Reality

Metro 2033 Redux is confirmed for Linux, but the actual release date isn't certain yet. Luckily thanks as usual to the excellent SteamDB it looks like it's coming sooner rather than later.

GOG Announce DRM-free Movies, And Some Games Are Being Removed

GOG are DRM-free champions that's for sure, and since they support Linux now we can join in on the fun. They have now announced DRM-free movies, but they will also be removing some games.

Company Of Heroes 2 Looks Like It Is Heading To Linux

Company of Heroes 2 a well loved real time strategy game from Relic Entertainment and SEGA looks like it is heading to Linux thanks to information taking from the excellent SteamDB website.

The Open Source Game Corner Part 3

The third part in my articles on giving some limelight to open source games, this time I have a completely different set to show you!

Universe Sandbox 2, A Physics Based Space Simulator Now In Alpha & On Linux

Universe Sandbox 2 is a physics based space simulator. We never got the original on Linux, but as teased the developers are delivering with Universe Sandbox 2.

Crystal Picnic, A Colourful 2D RPG Released

Crystal Picnic is a fantastic looking 2D RPG that is created as a tribute to the old action RPG games. Created by "Nooskewl" the developers of Monster RPG 2.

Ioquake3 FPS Game Engine Switching Over To SDL2

Not major news, but good news nonetheless. Ioquake3 is the veaily modified engine that was originally used for the Quake III Arena game.

The Funding Crowd 37 (Aug 6th-26th)

Welcome to a new issue of The Funding Crowd! It looks like the summer lull is definitely over, as tons of interesting and good-looking projects are knocking at our doors in search of our pledges.

SteamOS Beta 133 Released

The latest and greatest from Valve's Gaming OS! Now with a newer Linux kernel and an updated Nvidia Driver!

AI War: Fleet Command Strategy Game Released For Linux

AI War: Fleet Command has been officially released for Linux and that makes it Arcen Games full collection. AI War is an interesting take on the strategy genre and what I lovingly call Icon Wars.

Bravada Now Available On Steam & It's Great

Bravada is a game we showed you a little while ago, and we were surprised at how good it was! It's now on Steam, so if you missed it before now is better than ever.

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!

Leadwerks Game Engine Now On Steam For Linux

Leadwerks for Linux is now officially available on Steam and it brings native game development with it.

GOL Cast: Casting Spells At Flying Skulls In Ziggurat

Steam's Early Access is filled with games these days that are annoying to cover due to missing assets, bugs, bad performance and unfinished gameplay mechanics. In my opinion only few games out there are worth picking up. And I believe Ziggurat is one of them.

Happy Birthday...Linux!

23 years ago today Linux was officially born into the world. It's time to get your party hats out and play some games.