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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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Accessibility in Linux is good (but could be much better)

 opensource.com: Gnu/Linux distributions provide great advantages over proprietary alternatives for people with disabilities

Launchpad Can Now Import Git Repositories

 softpedia: Canonical has announced that Git repositories can now be hosted directly on Launchpad, which was one of the most requested features of the community.

Why you might not want to upgrade to Kubuntu 15.04 yet; stick with version 14.10 (Problems and solutions).

 TutorialGeek: Thinking of upgrading to Kubuntu 15.04 and Plasma 5? Perhaps you should think again.

Final Numbers on LinuxFest Northwest, Riding Hurd on Debian & More...

 FOSSforce: If there were an award for best sticker/graphic at LFNW, it would have to go to the Free Software Foundation,

How to Install and Configure PowerDNS (with MariaDB) and PowerAdmin??? in RHEL/CentOS 7

 tecmint: PowerAdmin is a friendly web interface managing tool for PowerDNS.

Calibre 2.27 eBook Converter Brings New Features

 softpedia: Calibre is an eBook reader, converter, and editor, but these are just a few of the features of this great app.

Linux 4.1 rc2

Linus Torvalds: So the -rc2's have lately been pretty small - looking more like late
-rc's than early ones.

First Look at the New Tab-Based Preferences in Mozilla Firefox 38.0

 softpedia: The first thing you will notice when upgrading your favorite web browser to Mozilla Firefox 38.0 next week is that the old-school Preferences dialog has been replaced with a beautiful, modern tab-based Preferences page.

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New Release Date Announced For Action Platformer Mighty No. 9

The Mega Man inspired platformer was supposed to be released this spring. After signing with a publisher, the developer has now announced a new…

Shadowrun Chronicles Available On Linux And My Thoughts On The Game

Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown, formerly known as Shadowrun Online, came out of Early Access last week. The tactical turn-based game is the…

Review: Broken Age On Linux

Game Information: Name: Broken Age Released: April 28, 2015 Developer: Double Fine Productions Rating: 7/10 Documentary Rating: 9/10Hardware…

Endless Runner Canabalt Released On Steam For Linux

Canabalt was originally released as a Flash game on developer Adam Saltsman's website in 2009, and is the game that popularized the endless runner…

Hero Siege, A Hack 'n' Slash RPG Now On Steam For Linux, Some Initial Thoughts

Hero Siege is a good looking 2D hack 'n' slash RPG that recently released for Linux, I took a quick look so you know what to expect.About the game…

Savage Lands Early Access Survival Game Adds Linux Support, I Take A Look

Savage Lands is an interesting take on the survival genre with a fantasy setting, so I took a look so you know what to expect.About the game…

Lux Delux A 'Risk' Styled Game Now On Steam For Linux

For fans of the board game 'Risk' you may want to try out Lux Delux which is now available on Steam for Linux. I've only ever played Risk twice in my…

City-builder ‘Banished’ Linux Port Nearing Release

Banished is a highly rated city-builder from Shining Rock Software that is coming to Linux, and the developer has a new blog post detailing how…

Banjo-Kazooie Creators Launch Kickstarter Campaign For 3D Platformer Yooka-Laylee

The team of Rare Ltd. veterans at Playtonic Games launched their Kickstarter campaign for a spiritual successor to the Nintendo 64 classic…

Friday Livestream, Multiplayer Edition Starting At 5PM UTC!

Tonight is very special since the boss man Liam will be joining me on today's Friday Livestream! That means we are going to be playing multiplayer…

New Linux Gaming Survey For May

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

Shadow Of Mordor Could Release For Linux Soon

With the news of a Game of the Year edition to come for Shadow of Mordor, it looks like the time is ripe for a Linux release. We already know…

Interview With Linux Game Porter Knockout Games, Porter Of Shadow Warrior & More

Today I had the pleasure of speaking to Aaron, the one man porting machine from Knockout Games. If you don’t recognise the name, you may…

Turn-Based Action Platformer Ronin Is Slated For Release In May

Ronin looks like a cross between Gunpoint and Mark of the Ninja, but will offer a unique blend of stealth and action platforming, and turn-based…

Storm United, The Beautiful Online FPS Has Another Update, Just Awesome

Storm United is the first real game out there to use Unreal Engine 4 on Linux, and it's really stealing my heart already. The brand new update that…