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Memo - Note Taking, Unix-style

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We all take notes in various ways. Whether it's old fashioned sticky notes littering the front of your PC monitor, an app on your smartphone or simply using your brain to take a 'mental note' (if your memory is that good!), it's a useful activity. How about note taking on the command-line? And in a…

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[Game Review] The Journey Down: Chapter Two

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Released on the 25th of August 2014, The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the second installment in The Journey Down video game series, a classic point and click adventure inspired by much-loved classic titles such as Grim Fandango. Described as having a "Afro-Caribbean vibe", a quick look at any of…

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Corebird, An Alternative GTK+3 Twitter Client

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If you're like me, you may not have heard much about Corebird, a native GTK+3 Twitter client. Which is a bit surprising really, as Corebird is a very nice and stable application that holds it's own with any of the other clients out there and deserves more love. There's a few Linux Twitter clients…

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B1 Free Archiver: a simple solution

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Switching to Linux requires users to abandon their usual set of favourite programs and to employ what is available. In terms of archive utilities the first and most obvious choice is the GNOME desktop environment File Roller. But does a Linux neophyte ready to get into all that stuff at once? Let’s f…

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SeaMonkey - More than a Web Browser

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If you're anything like me, you may have thought or assumed that SeaMonkey was just a web browser; perhaps just a rebranded Firefox like Iceweasel. But it is in fact much more and has the name "all-in-one internet application suite" for a reason. SeaMonkey is free and open-source and is a…

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Review: Broken Age - Act 1

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A sheltered, over-protected, bored boy in space. A girl in a fairytale style land who is thrust into becoming an offering to a giant sea monster. Talking trees. Hippy lumberjacks. Broken Age has it all. And then some. Broken Age (Act 1) is a point and click adventure game officially released by…

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Review: Euro Truck Simulator 2

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If you've never been a real sim game buff or especially never played a game the likes of the Euro Truck Simulator series, you would probably snicker or roll your eyes at the idea of driving trucks from A to B, often long hauls, being "fun". But you know, I once thought the same thing! But, as you…

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Review: Salvation Prophecy

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If you love a good space romp and shooty shooty lasers you owe it to yourself to try this one. First off It's best not to play the first half hour or so and judge the game right away. Yes, it's an indie game (made by pretty much one man, no less) and the graphics and animations won't impress anyone…

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BackBox Linux 4.2 Is a Complete Penetration Testing Distro Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

 softpedia: BackBox Linux, a distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, developed perform penetration tests and security assessments has just received a new update and is now ready for download.

Unix and Personal Computers: Reinterpreting the Origins of Linux

 The VAR Guy: Early Linux hackers were motivated by a desire to build a Unix-like operating system

Debian 8.0 Jessie Debuts After Two Years of Effort

LinuxPlanet: New Debian releases don't occur every day, or even every year.

1 in 5 Steam Games Have Linux Support

 softpedia: The Steam for Linux platform is growing at a fantastic rate, and there are now more than 1100 titles on this platform that have support for open source operating system.

Indicator SysMonitor Now Available for Ubuntu 15.04

omgubuntu: A new version of the handy system resource monitor ‘Indicator SysMonitor‘ has been released.

DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg talks privacy and open source

NetworkWorld: The man behind the privacy-focused search engine talks about the benefits of privacy in web search and explains why he recently donated $125,000 to open source projects.

What are good command line HTTP clients?

 LinuxLinks: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts is a very famous quote from Aristotle, a Greek philosopher and scientist. This quote is particularly pertinent to Linux.

LibreOffice 4.3.7 Open Source Office Suite Released with Over 100 Bug Fixes

LibreOffice 4.3.7 is the seventh maintenance release for the 4.3 branch of the popular office application

Scientists Use Ubuntu to Interpret Hubble Telescope Data

 softpedia: A new documentary about the Hubble space telescope was just released on Nova, and a Reddit user pointed out that one of the scientists was using Linux to manage the date provided by the telescope.

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NOT A HERO From The OlliOlli Developer Will Come To Linux

NOT A HERO sounds like a pretty crazy game, and it looks pretty nice too. The developer confirmed the game should come to Linux this summer. The…

Valve Officially Drop Paid Mods

Not every experiment of Valve's will work, and this time it's paid mods that are being killed off. They will be refunding everyone too.QuoteWe're…

Kerbal Space Program Reaches Version 1.0, Has A Bunch Of New Stuff

The space exploration simulator Kerbal Space Program has lauched out of Early Access with the 1.0 release which brings more science, parts and ways…

SpecOps: The Line For Linux Is Official, Being Ported By Virtual Programming

I’m really looking forward to SpecOps: The Line, and now that it’s official I couldn’t be happier! We don’t have many great…

We Have More Discount Codes For The Excellent 'This War Of Mine'

Update: It seems people are having issues redeeming the codes while the game is already on sale, this shouldn't be the case and I have emailed GR to…

Version 0.3.5 Of The Open Source Platformer SuperTux Released

SuperTux 0.3.5 already released two weeks ago, but i still want to publish a news item on this because I think it's important to feature the open…

Sol, A Platformer With Retro Sensibilities, Released And Reviewed

Sol, a new platformer with a cheery sense of humor and with plenty of throwbacks to games of yesteryear, has been released. Most strikingly, the game…

Antisquad Turn Based Strategy Released For Linux As Promised

We can add 'InsGames' to the list of developers who promise a Linux version, and deliver it eventually! Just over a year ago I wrote about the…

Arma 3 Certainly Looks Closer To A Linux Version

A few days ago we notified you about signs of Arma 3 coming to Linux, and now it looks even more likely. If you didn't notice (like me) that Arma 3…

The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter Is Being Moved To Unreal Engine 4, Should Come To Linux

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a gorgeous looking exploration and mystery game that will be moved to Unreal Engine 4. The developers stated they…

Gabe Newell Takes To Reddit To Answer Questions On Steam Paid Mods

In an attempt to cool things down, Gabe Newell of Valve took to reddit to answer questions and concerns from people. I throw some opinions in too.…

Zowie Gear EC2-A Gaming Mouse: A Linux Gamer's Review, Initial Impressions And Early Performance

Zowie Gear EC2-A: A Linux Gamer's Review Initial Impressions and Early PerformanceBy KyrottimusBackground: First off, let me start by stating that…

Stop Everything, Tea Party Simulator 2015 Released For Linux

Will these joke simulator games ever end? Who honestly is going to buy Tea Party Simulator 2015? Goat Simulator was funny, but this... Am I dreaming,…

The New Trailer For 'Chroma Squad' Is Madness, Check It Out

I'm actually quite excited to give Chroma Squad a go, and this brand new trailer is showing off the gameplay rather well. The game has been in closed…

Dungeons 2 Strategy Game Released On Steam For Linux

Dungeons 2 is another game to come to Linux thanks to Kalypso Media Digital, and it's very much like the old Dungeon Keeper games. Reviewers are…