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Memo - Note Taking, Unix-style


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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News Elsewhere

Amazon, Google Boost Cloud Security Efforts

eSecurityPlanet: Amazon and Google, two of the biggest cloud players, roll out new services in a bid to help cloud users be safer. (all Linux powered too!)

Linus Torvalds Still Not Afraid of Being Hit by a Bus

ServerWatch: "Where I live there are no buses," Torvalds said.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets New Major Snapshot, Leap 42.1 RC1 Coming Next Week

 softpedia: While the openSUSE Leap 42.1 Gold Master will be internally available at the end of the month, the rest of the world will be able to update to the final release in the first week of November 2015, if everything goes according to plan.

Linksys WRT router gains faster SoC, more RAM, OpenWrt

 LinuxGizmos: Linksys has launched a "WRT1900ACS" router that updates the AC version with a faster dual-core, 1.6GHz SoC, twice the RAM (at 512MB), and OpenWrt support.

Matthew Garrett is not forking Linux

 ZDnet: But the famed Linux developer is putting his security work into his own Linux tree without Linus Torvalds' approval.

How to split large audio files on Linux

 HowToForge: It is often the case that we want to split a one-piece audio recording into smaller files.

A decade of Linux patent non-aggression: The Open Invention Network

 ZDnet: One reason why Linux weathered patent attacks and trolls to become today's dominant server and cloud operating system is because the Open Invention Network united its supporters into a strong patent consortium

Protecode: Open Source Code Will Power 95 Pct. of Companies by 2017

 The VAR Guy: Protecode, which specializes in open source code management services, has published an infographic that details trends in open source programming and development. Latest Articles

Storm United, The Great Looking UE4 FPS Is Finally Getting An Update

Tags:Action,FPS,Steam This weekend Storm United should finally have a new update, and the developers have told us it will include Linux too. We've…

The Weekly Livestream Arrives Once Again At 5 PM UTC!

Tags:Site InfoI'm here once again to inform you that a Friday Livestream is here once again and, as always, we will spend a couple of hours playing…

Overlord & Overlord 2 Coming To Linux, Two More Virtual Programming Titles

Tags:Coming Soon,SteamOh boy, Virtual Programming sure our busy! Overlord & Overlord 2 are also on their way to Linux. I can't wait! I had…

Saints Row 2 & 3 Are Being Ported By Virtual Programming

Tags:Steam,Editorial,Coming Soon With earlier news about another Saints Row game, a member of the community sent word that Virtual Programming have…

Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell Looks Like It Will Also Come To Linux

Tags:Steam,Sandbox,Coming Soon,Action Okay, now we are being totally spoilt by Deep Silver. Another Saints Row game looks like it will come to Linux,…

Haque: Retro Roguelike RPG Requires Riches

Tags:Roguelike,RPG,CrowdfundingIf you're an old follower of The Funding Crowd and you have a pretty good memory you may remember Project Maiden by…

The GOL Game Jam Is Really Happening Soon!

Tags:Site InfoRecently I asked some opinions about us organizing a game jam here on GOL and I received a bunch of positive feedback and I will…

Epistory - Typing Chronicles Will Come To Linux

Tags:Action,Adventure,Coming Soon,Early Access,SteamEpistory - Typing Chronicles is a rather unique looking atmospheric action/adventure game, and…

Be A Space Marine In Templar Battleforce On Linux

Tags:Strategy,Steam,RPG,Action Templar Battleforce is a turn based human vs alien strategy game with RPG elements, and so far it does seem to be…

Cyberpunk Adventure 'Read Only Memories' Released DRM Free And On Steam, Has Demo

Tags:Steam,Point & Click,,Humble Store,GOG,Demo,AdventureRead Only Memories is a story-focused point-and-click with a diverse cast of…

Narrative Game 'The Beginner's Guide' Released On Steam

Tags:Steam,AdventureThe Beginner's Guide is the new game from The Stanley Parable creator Davey Wreden, and it was released for Linux on Steam last…

GOL Cast: Dominating Scoreboards In Polychromatic

Tags:Review,Indie Game,GOL Cast,Arcade,ActionAfter a pretty long hiatus related to my school work, I have finally returned to reclaim the GOL Cast…

Magicka 2 Looks Like It Will Land On Linux Soon, Having Final Tweaks

Tags:Steam,Coming Soon,Adventure,Action Just a heads up guys, Magicka 2 looks like it could land on Linux this month. A developer mentioned it's…

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition Looks Set For Release This Month

Tags:Steam,RPG,Coming Soon,Action Looks like Divinity: Original Sin will finally see the promised Linux version with the Enhanced Edition due on…

Survival Racer 'Distance' Is Now More Awesome With The 'Revamped Reality' Update

Tags:Early Access,Racing,Steam It's no small secret that I think Distance is bloody fantastic, and now even more so with the latest update. It…