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The State of NVIDIA Optimus on Linux

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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?

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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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11 pointless but awesome Linux terminal tricks

NetworkWorld: Some great Linux terminal tips and tricks, each one as pointless as it is awesome.

A Few Laps With Fedora 22

 FOSSforce: Many of the changes in Fedora 22 come in the Cloud and Server versions, though one change stands out across the board.

Ubuntu Community Council Can't Track Down $143,000 Worth of Donations

 softpedia: The Ubuntu Community Council has made a rather troublesome discovery regarding the accounting of $143,000 in donations.

MySQL Incremental Backup - Point In Time Backup and Recovery

 HowToForge: Mysql Incremental Backup is a complete incremental backup script for MyISAM and InnodB databases using the MySQL binary log so that the backup process does not affect running databases.

How to Secure an OpenStack Cloud

eWEEK: Providing security in OpenStack is not as easy as simply deploying a firewall and enabling antivirus. Many additional controls need to be deployed.

Private Linux cloud server costs $89, streams media too

 LinuxGizmos: An $89 peer-to-peer "Brease" private file server on Kickstarter features four USB 3.0 ports, a GbE port, 256-bit AES, mobile support, and media streaming.

Are Windows and OS X malware?

 ITworld: Richard Stallman has never been...er...shy about sharing his opinions, particularly when it comes to software that doesn't adhere to his vision.

SUSE OpenStack Cloud: Any platform, anytime

SUSE's latest release of SUSE Cloud comes ready to run on both public and private cloud

Private cloud storage at public cloud prices: Ubuntu Advantage Storage

 ZDnet: Mark Shuttleworth thinks the only way private clouds can compete in the long run with public clouds is with by offering similar pricing.

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Demo Released For Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Mystery Game 'Jenny LeClue'

Jenny LeClue was funded on Kickstarter last summer. A playable teaser has now been made available, along with a new teaser trailer. This trailer…

Adventure RPGs Hero Of The Kingdom I & II Released On Steam For Linux

The quest and resource based adventure RPGs by developer Lonely Troops were both officially released for Linux this week and the first one is…

Steam Replaces The Linux Tux Logo With SteamOS

In an unsurprising move, Steam has replaced the Linux icon of "tux" with their own SteamOS icon. I completely understand why they did this, but it…

Co-op Gravity Platformer 'Ibb & Obb' Now Available On Steam For Linux

The cute but challenging co-op gravity platformer ibb & obb is out of beta and is one worth a look if you have a friend to play with. We wrote…

Audiosurf 2 Smashes Out Of Early Access, Available For Linux

Audiosurf 2 is the sequel to the smash hit music game Audiosurf, and as the name suggests you do literally surf the music. The sequel is available…

Dying Light Linux Performance Patch & New DLC Released

The day has arrived, not only do we have a new DLC for Dying Light, but the Linux performance patch I previewed for you has also been released! To…

The Funding Crowd 46

Welcome to the Palladium issue of The Funding Crowd! Yep, 46 appears to be a reasonably interesting number, apart from representing aforementioned…

Torment: Tides Of Numenera RPG Has A New Trailer

I love RPG games, so Torment: Tides of Numenera has me really excited! This new trailer is further extending my excitement, and it looks like I will…

Nightside RTS Updated With Multiplayer & The Start Of A Campaign

It’s no secret that I love the visual style of Nightside, and this new update has boosted the content rather a lot.Changelog:Quote- First 5…

Linux Test Build Available For Convoy, A Tactical Roguelike-like Inspired By Mad Max & FTL

I was immediately interested in Convoy when I originally heard about it, but was sad when there was no Linux support. The good news is they now have…

Point & Click Adventure Game 'Zak McKracken: Between Time And Space' Released For Linux

Seven years after the unofficial fan sequel to the 80s classic Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders was released in German for Windows, a…

Interloper, A New Small Scale Real Time Strategy Released For Linux, It’s Good

Interloper is a small scale real time strategy that recently released for Linux, and it managed to capture my interest for being a bit different. The…

Massive New Planetary Annihilation Test Build Available, Also On Sale

Uber Entertainment have been busy, and their work has shown in their latest public test build. It includes lots of new AI fixes and behaviours, as…

Classic Platformers Prehistorik 1 & 2 Released On GOG For Linux

GOG have done it again folks, Prehistorik 1 & 2 which are both games from my childhood have been published on GOG and both support Linux. I've…

Dying Light: The Bozak Horde DLC Releases On May 26th

Dying Light is to gain its first big DLC with The Bozak Horde, it looks like a wave-based survival challenge, so it's not the most exciting of DLC,…