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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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7 Linux Distros You Can Run on the Raspberry Pi 2

MakeUseOf: Forget running Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 2 – the real news is that more Linux distros are available for the second iteration of this fantastic little computer!

Linux game development in 2015

Gamasutra: With the arrival of Humble Bundles and Steam, gaming under Linux becomes a tangible thing.

How To Install Systemback 1.6.201 (Open-Source Backup Software) On Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04 And Ubuntu 14.04 Systems

LinuxG: As you may know, Systemback is an application for creating backups similar to Timeshift, enabling the users to fully restore the operating system.

Mark Shuttleworth Details Ubuntu 15.10 Highlights [VIDEO]

ServerWatch: Shuttleworth explained that it's not an either/or situation with using .deb or snappy packages.

Jonathan Riddell (Kubuntu) demands your hugs

ocsmag: Jonathan Riddell, the main developer of Kubuntu (and of large chunks of Ubuntu) has scaled up his personal war on Canonical’s licensing of Intellectual Property

Mozilla's Bugzilla Hacked, Exposing Firefox Zero-Days

eWEEK: The good news in this bad situation is that Firefox is already patched for all the issues.

OpenSSL Security: A Year in Review

Over the last 10 years, OpenSSL has published advisories on over 100 vulnerabilities.

Android Candy: Copay—the Next-Generation Bitcoin Wallet

LinuxJournal: If you want to manage your own Bitcoin without trusting an on-line cloud provider, Copay puts the control in your hands.

EXT4 Updates Are Pretty Boring For Linux 4.3

Phoronix: The EXT4 file-system updates have been sent in for the Linux 4.3 kernel.

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Armello, A Grim Fairy-tale Game That Plays Like A Board Game, It’s Very Fun

Armello is a game of chance, trickery and cards as you try to outwit your opponents at every turn to become the King. Disclosure: Both of our keys…

Sink Into The Crushing Isolation Of SOMA - New Trailer

Launch day for SOMA is coming really close now, and it will launch on the 22nd of September. We are looking forward to needing spare pants after…

Friday Livestream Coming To You At 5 PM UTC!

The time has come to once again do the sacred weekly ritual we call the Friday Livestream. And, as always, I'm going to be bringing Linux gaming to…

Maia 0.5 Stardystopia Released, It’s A Pretty Huge Update To The Colony Builder

Maia is a close favourite project of mine, and I really can’t wait to see it get more content. Thankfully the latest version has been released…

Illuminascii, A Weird FPS With An ASCII Text Based Visual Style

I do love my FPS games, but I'm not entirely sure about Illuminascii. It mixes traditional graphics with ASCII for a really cool effect, but the…

Twin Stick Shooter Assault Android Cactus To Be Released Sept 23rd, Plus Some Early Access Reflections

It's not often that I get excited about seeing "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE" in my in-box, but today's announcement that Assault Android Cactus has a set…

New Trailer Released For Time Jumping Puzzler Induction

Induction creator Bryan Gale recently released a new trailer for his upcoming game, featuring music by Duet composer Tim Shiel. The music in the new…

Grand Ages: Medieval From Kalypso Media Digital Looks Like It Will Be On Linux

Another good looking strategy game looks bound for Linux, this time it's Grand Ages: Medieval from Kalypso Media and Gaming Minds Studios. Recently…

Medieval II: Total War Looks Set For Linux, Possibly From Feral Interactive

Medieval II: Total War has popped up on SteamDB with Linux information, and we also have Feral Interactive teasing us on twitter again, looks like…

Nvidia Video From SIGGRAPH Talks About Vulkan

One video that got buried in my inbox of games was the Nvidia video from SIGGRAPH, so here it is. Packed full of lovely info. It's almost an hour…

New Linux Gaming Survey For September

It's that time of the month again Linux gamers! The new GOL survey for September is now available, so please make sure to fill it in if you have the…

GOL Asks: What Was Your Favourite Linux Game Release In August?

As part of an ongoing series of asking you stuff, today I ask "What was your favourite Linux game release from August?". Personally, I'm seriously…

Gas Guzzlers Extreme Could Still Come To Linux, Nice Surprise

I had given up hope of seeing Gas Guzzlers Extreme on Linux, but it seems the developers have found a new porter. On the 30th of August the developer…

Obsidian Entertainment Say Linux's Future Is Good With Pillars Of Eternity

Recently, we accepted an article that quoted Obsidian Entertainment saying Linux wasn't worth it. That same developer now has nicer comments about it…

Insurgency FPS Should Be On Linux By The SteamOS Launch

It has been a long time coming, but it seems Insurgency will be with us within the next few months. The developer said it was important. They…