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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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Red Hat Looks to OpenShift Containers for the Future

ServerWatch: For the quarter, revenue was reported at $456 million for a 15 percent year-over-year gain.

Review: CuBoxTV running OpenELEC+Kodi and Android

 LinuxGizmos: This hands-on review takes a first look at SolidRun's tiny CuBoxTV set-top box, running both its default OpenELEC/XBMC OS, as well as an Android 4.4.4 beta.

The 7 Best Alternative Linux Distributions Of 2014

 EveryDayLinuxUser: Here is a list of the 7 best alternative Linux distributions of 2014.

How to rename multiple files on Linux

 xmodulo: In Linux, when you want to change a file name, mv command gets the job done.

Most important open source news of the year

 opensource.com: In this round up, take a look back at some of the most important open source stories that happened in 2014.

Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 Is the Biggest Update in Years, Features Plasma 5 by Default

 softpedia: Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the KDE desktop environment, has been released and is now ready for testing.

Master ExifTool Basics with Practical ExifTool

 scribbles&snaps: If you want to make the photo management process more efficient, ExifTool is right up your alley.

Can Ubuntu Click Address Linus Torvalds’ Binary Problems?

Linux.com: Linux is a dominant player in almost every industry segment, minus one: desktop.

Network Time Protocol Vulnerabilities

Google Security Team researchers Neel Mehta and Stephen Roettger have coordinated multiple vulnerabilities with CERT/CC concerning the Network Time Protocol (NTP).

GamingOnLinux.com Latest Articles

GamingOnLinux GOTY Section & Nominations Now Open

It's official, we are doing our very first GOTY awards for Linux games. Nominations are currently open and will be for a few days before voting begins, so be sure to add every game you think deserves it.

Clockwork Empires Still Pushing Towards A Linux Version, Suffering Delays

Clockwork Empires is the new strategy game from the developers of Dungeons of Dredmor, and sadly it has seen a number of delays in coming to Linux.

Distance, A Survival Racing Game Released On Steam Early Access

A little late on this, apologies. Distance the excellent looking and well reviewed survival racer is now available for anyone to try out on Steam.

Spermination, Battle It Out In A Procedurally Generated Uterus

Is this the greatest game you've ever seen? Spermination comes from the developer of 3089 and promises a wierd and funny experience.

Local Multiplayer Game Collection 'Sportsfriends' Available For Linux, Missing Content On Windows

The game was funded on Kickstarter two years ago, and was released for PlayStation 3 and 4 in May. This week it was released for PCs, but due to Bluetooth driver issues one of the four games in the compilation is missing in the Windows version.

Sokoban-Like Puzzler 'A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build' To Be Released Soon

The winter themed puzzler is the latest invention by one of the creators of the clever puzzle game Sokobond, and it will be released on Steam "before winter's end", according to the teaser website.

Welcome To The Re-launched GamingOnLinux!

Surprise! This new design has been in the works since around the end of September 2014 and we have sent previews around to people a few times, but it's now live!

The Weekly Livestream Is Here Once More At 6 PM UTC!

It's nearly Christmas but it's not yet time to lean back and relax for it's Livestream Friday! So join me while I try some Civ: BE and Interstellar Marines along with your recommended games.

Mount And Blade: Warband DLC "Viking Conquest" Is Out

A new DLC for Mount And Blade: Warband has been released to mixed reception due to it being rather buggy, but it did come with Linux support as standard.

Civilization: Beyond Earth Released For Linux, On Sale & You Can Win Some Keys

Aspyr Media have done it again! Civilization: Beyond Earth is now officially available for Linux. Sadly, all the keys have now gone out to the winners, thanks!

New Minecraft Game Announced Coming From Telltale Games, Linux Status Unknown

Minecraft: Story Mode is a brand new adventure being created around Minecraft, but sadly Linux has been left out in the cold it seems.

Endless Legend Will Come To Linux, Suffering Delays

Thanks to our supporter, FutureSuture, we have word that Endless Legend will still come to Linux, but it has suffered delays.

Move Crates In Odd 3D Platformer 'Job Lozenge'

It's no easy job to explain exactly what Job Lozenge is. That it's a game out of the ordinary is certain though.

Windows Games On Linux, WINE & PlayOnLinux

Although WINE is a difficult beast to tame, it can be done quite effectively with a little help from a program called PlayOnLinux

New EU Tax Rule Could Ruin A Lot Of Indie Developers

Not something we cover very often, but it seems the EU is introducing new rules that could really ruin things for indie developers. It could also cause price changes across many stores.