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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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Sorry, Windows 10 Fans, but This Is What Icons Should Look Like

 softpedia: The icon theme of an operating system has more importance than people might imagine.

Desktop Search: KDE's Crazy Uncle

 FOSSforce: Folks, if it doesn't work out of the box, to a new user it just doesn't work and Linux sucks.

Create Virtual Machine using VMware Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10

 LinuxTechi: In this post we will discuss how to create a virtual machine using VMware Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10 step by step.

Linux Top 3: 4MLInux 11.0, Debian Jessie Installer and Fedora 22 Features

LinuxPlanet:  Lots of development activity for big Linux community distribution releases

It's Windows *10*, Because It's 10 Years Behind Open Source

 ComputerWorldUK: Insightful - and spikey

How To Replace Windows 7 With Linux Mint Leaving Other Partitions Intact

 EveryDayLinuxUser: This guide shows how to replace Windows 7 with Linux Mint.

How to limit network bandwidth on Linux

 xmodulo: If you often run multiple networking applications on your Linux desktop, or share bandwidth among multiple computers at home, you will want to have a better control over bandwidth usage.

Microsoft: The open-source company

 ZDnet: Microsoft loves Linux, is adopting Docker for its servers, and just bought Revolution Analytics, the biggest open-source R statistical language company. This is not your dad's Microsoft.

Wireless-enabled i.MX6 SBC offers remote IoT management

LinuxGizmos: Eurotech's "CPU-351-13" SBC runs Linux on Freescale's i.MX6 SoC, and offers ZigBee, GPS, extended temperature operation, remote IoT management, and more.

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Dying Light Released For Linux, Some Thoughts, You May Want To Wait

It's quite hard to contain my excitement about this game, but as always we will give it a fair look and tell you what we think about Dying Light. This post continues to be updated.

Star Traders: 4X Empires Strategy Game Now On Linux

Star Traders: 4X Empires has just been released for Linux, so fans of 4X strategy games might want to take a look out our new release.

Dying Light Is Now Confirmed For Linux, Bring It On Techland

Dying Light is now confirmed for Linux thanks to the announcement from the developers on the Steam store itself. The Linux icons show up on the store pages, and the game even has a steam coming soon banner on the home-page. Time to get seriously excited.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Pops Up On Amazon, Has A Tux On The Cover

Something quite curious has appeared on Amazon today. A remaster of a cult game Indigo Prophecy, or Fahrenheit here in Europe, has been added onto the store. And now for the really good bit: the cover has an Aspyr logo and a very familiar penguin.

Linux Kernel Bug Being Fixed Thanks To Linus Torvalds & The Witcher 2

We weren't going to cover this originally, but after thinking on it this is actually great. Thanks to the Linux version of The Witcher 2, a Linux Kernel bug was found as is being fixed.

The Wine Development Release 1.7.35 Is Now Available

Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.35 bringing many new features and as many as 56 bugfixes.

Never Fear, The Friday Livestream Is Here! (At 6 PM UTC) [VOD Added]

We've had another busy week of busily doing busy stuff, so it's time to lean back and enjoy the weekend. And what is the best way to enjoy weekends? Playing Linux games of course! But if you have the time, you might also enjoy watching me play Linux games and talk about things. Anyway, you are once again welcome to the weekly livestream!

Reassembly, A Spaceship Building And Combat Game Grows Up With A Big Update

Reassembly is easily one of our favourite games for a fantastic mix of good music, an extremely simple spaceship editor and fun combat. The developer has released a big update, and the game has grown rather a lot in a short space of time.

Dying Light From Techland Has A Little Hint About Linux Support

Well this was a surprised! Dying Light has hints that it may come to Linux thanks to information from the awesome SteamDB. UPDATED: Linux icon now on the store!

GOL Cast: Aggressively Expanding Sweden In Empire: Total War

Feel like going back to the old times of gun powder and armies standing in straight lines on open fields? Well, here's a good candidate. Let's make our dreams of glorious empires true and see how this game works.

Planetary Annihilation Teases New Units & Saved Game Support

Planetary Annihilation my favourite crashy strategy game has teased a big update to come soon. Not only does it include unit balance changes and new units, but the long promised saved game support will come too.

Storm United, Online FPS Shows First Real Game-play Video, First Alpha Due Soon

Storm United is a beautiful FPS game running on the Unreal Engine that will have full Linux support, and they have shown off their first real game-play video.

CaesarIA Now On Steam, A Re-make Of Caesar III, But It Might Not Be Legal

CaesarIA is now on steam! The Caesar III re-make was just released in early access and has been in Steam Greenlight since April 16, 2014. The problem is that it might not be legal.

Deity Quest, A Pokemon-inspired RPG For Linux, On Steam & My Thoughts

I have often longed for a more adult orientated form of Pokemon, and to find the developer of Deity Quest reach out to me to take a look I was rather eager to get going.

Fancy Playing A Shoot-em-up As A Crow With Powerups? Well 'A Quiver Of Crows' Will Let You

I have to admit whenever I see "twin stick shooter" I get a little bored, as I played that genre to death over the years, but A Quiver of Crows is interesting enough to make me think again.