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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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Source Engine 2, Steam Link And More Announced At GDC

 GamingOnLinux: This is what we have been waiting for

MPV - A truly lightweight Mplayer based media player for Linux

 techdrivein: MPV is a free, open source, and cross-platform media player based on mplayer2 and MPlayer.

Korora 21 Review

 DesktopLinuxReviews: Fedora has always been a popular desktop Linux distribution, but it has not always had the reputation of being welcoming to new Linux users

Docker Acquiring Container SDN Specialist SocketPlane

eWEEK: Docker is buying SDN vendor SocketPlane. Financial terms of the deal—considered a talent and technology acquisition—have not been disclosed.

GNOME Control Center Improves Support for Firefox Nightly Builds

 softpedia: In GNOME 3.16, GNOME Control Center will better support the nightly builds of the acclaimed Mozilla Firefox web browser in the Details section,

Understanding The Linux Kernel's BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine

Phoronix: The Berkeley Packet Filter was originally designed for network packet filtering but has since been extended as eBPF to support other non-network subsystems via the bpf syscall.

Automate Your Infrastructure with Ansible

DevX: Ansible is a tool that allows you to control remote servers from the comfort of your laptop.

Mozilla Expands Firefox OS Phone Ecosystem With Partners' Help

eWEEK: Firefox OS will power 17 smartphones, including a range of devices combining the form factor of more basic phones like flips, sliders and slates.

How to make meaningful contributions to open source

 opensource.com: While there's a high percentage of polymaths among open source coders, they simply don't have the available time to effectively write, test, document, and market their tool, especially if they're doing this in their free time.

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Planetary Annihilation Making A Go At Linux Stability, Report Your Bugs

Just a friendly note that Uber Entertainment are wanting feedback on Linux issues in Planetary Annihilation, as they want to make it a great experience.

Lots Of Big Games Confirmed For SteamOS, Torchlight II Now Out, Payday 2, Mordor And More Coming Too

Valve has announced a Steam sale simply titled ”STEAMOS SALE” with interesting games that are already available and games that they claim are heading over to the platform. The list seems to include some quite big titles too!

Zotac Announces A Proper Steam Machine With SteamOS (Updated)

Now it’s getting really interesting! Zotac has announced a proper Steam Machine with SteamOS, and it looks quite nice too. (Updated: See the bottom).

Source Engine 2, Steam Link And More Announced At GDC

This is what we have been waiting for, Valve sent out official word about a number of things! These include Source 2, Steam Link and more.

Mad Max From Avalanche Studios Confirmed For Linux

You like car games right? Well the crazy and amazing looking Mad Max has been confirmed for Linux/SteamOS.

Bard To The Future, And My Brutally Honest Look At This Platformer

Weirdest setting for a game ever award goes to Bard to the Future, a new platformer now available on Linux. I take my usual look to tell you what to do with your wallets.

Unreal Tournament Has Come A Long Way, New Beautiful Map Included

The new free Unreal Tournament has come a long way in a short time, and it’s getting better with each new release!

The Funding Crowd 42

Finally we come to issue #42, which seems an appropriate occasion to come clean and confess that we are not really The Funding Crowd, but merely A Funding Crowd. Didn't you hear that we come in six-packs?

DRM Free Games Sales Orgy With GOG's Double Insomnia Promo

Since earlier yesterday and till next Friday a new Insomnia Promo is taking place at GOG.com, the first one since this store started supporting Linux.

Vulkan Really Is The Official Name Of The Next Generation OpenGL Initiative

It has been officially announced now, so Vulkan API it is! We are entering a new era of graphical performance.

GOL Survey Results: February

The results for the February survey are now available for you to take a look at and compare with results from previous months.

Worms Clan Wars Now Available On Linux

Need your fix of Worms? Worms Clan Wars is now available natively on Linux, and a massive sale too! Time to send in the exploding sheep!

Unreal Engine Is Now Free, Including Access To The Source Code

Today became a pretty good day to be a developer! Unreal Engine has dropped the monthly subscription, so anyone can jump in and tinker!

Trine 3 Announcement And Trailer Analysis

Finnish developer Frozenbyte has today announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, a third game in their award winning Trine series.

HTC & Valve Announce The HTC RE Vive

Well that was unexpected, Valve and HTC have announced a joint venture at the Mobile World Congress! Introducing the HTC Re Vive headset.