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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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Concerning Containers' Connections: on Docker Networking

LinuxJournal: Containers can be considered the third wave in service provision after physical boxes (the first wave) and virtual machines (the second wave).

How to find out if your PC is compatible with Linux

PC World: Can your PC run Linux? Probably. But here's how to find out for sure.a

At 24, Linux Has Come Out of the Basement

LinuxInsider: Happy Birthday, Linux Project -- this week you turned 24.

Google Container Engine is The Product Version of Kubernetes and It’s Now Live

The New Stack: Container Engine is effectively Google’s public product-ization of Kubernetes as a service.

Is There Such Thing as Too Many GNU/Linux Distributions?

 Is too much of a good thing - a bad thing?

IoT server is loaded with Linux "Candi"

 LinuxGizmos: Logic Supply's Atom N2800 based "CC150" industrial IoT gateway is loaded with a version of the Linux-based IoT Server software from Candi Controls.

How to set up a system status page of your infrastructure

 xmodulo: Suppose your production storage server is on fire...

Mozilla Releases Firefox 40.0.3 Hotfix to Plug GStreamer and DisplayLink Bugs

 softpedia: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.3 is here to disable the initialization of the asynchronous plugin

5 open source alternatives to Trello

Interested in using a kanban board like Trello to help you manage your daily tasks and workflow, but want an open source option?

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Attention, Comrades! We Have A Livestream At 5 PM UTC!

The high command wishes to relay to you a message about today's livestream which is indeed happening as it usually does on Fridays. And because we…

Sol, A Cute And Mod-Friendly Platformer, Goes Even Further With Providing Accessibility Options

The charming little platformer, noteworthy for its advanced accessibility options and its copyleft license, was recently updated. It now features a…

GTX 760 Vs R7 370 4G In Company Of Heroes 2

Liam has done his initial port reports and such so it's my turn to feed you some information. I'm once again putting my GTX 760 against the R7 370 to…

Cossacks 3 RTS Shows Off Ukraine In A New Video

I am especially excited to have Cossacks 3 on Linux, and this new teaser video is short and sweet, but it's keeping me excited.About the game…

Solar Shifter EX Looks Like A Pretty Good Bullet Hell Space Shooter

Solar Shifter EX will release for Linux on Steam on the 11th of September, and I must say it looks pretty impressive. Their Steam page isn't up yet,…

I Can't Escape: Darkness, A New Horror Game Coming September For Linux

I Can't Escape: Darkness is a pretty interesting looking horror game that has a confirmed Linux release this September. I look forward to giving it a…

Rocket League Officially Coming To Linux/SteamOS, Rocket League & Portal 2 Free With Steam Hardware

Rocket League is massively popular right now, and we are happy to confirm it's heading our way! You even get a free copy with Steam Hardware. The…

Company Of Heroes 2 Released For Linux, Port Report & Thoughts Included

Feral Interactive have ported yet another excellent game, and this time we are graced with Company Of Heroes 2! It’s yet another game I've been…

No Need For Clinical Trials In 'Big Pharma' Now On Linux, Get Making Some Drugs

Big Pharma is a game about creating a factory to build useful drugs, and making money while you do so. I managed to play a build before release, and…

Puzzle Platformer 'In Between' Released On Steam For Linux, Has A Demo

In Between is a story-driven puzzle platformer with gravity rotation mechanics that has the makings of a new classic. It looks similar to gravity…

Universe Sandbox 2 Released In Early Access With Linux Support

You love your space simulation stuff right? Universe Sandbox 2 has released with full support for Linux, so I decided to check it out. Disclosure:…

Unreal Tournament Has Been Updated Again, Here's Another Look On Linux

The new Unreal Tournament has been updated again, and it's sporting a fresh coat of paint on the main menu, amongst other changes. You can download…

Arma 3 Public Linux Beta Soon, Being Used As An Evaluation

Arma 3 is set to see a Linux beta soon, but they will be looking to see how it goes down before they let it graduate anywhere.Speaking on their…

Unity Editor Lands An Experimental Build For Game Developers On Linux

It has arrived folks! The Unity editor for Linux is now available in an experimental build, and I can't wait to see what Linux developers do with it.…

Trine 3 Could See A Linux Alpha Or Beta Release In September

Trine 3 looks absolutely beautiful, and I was sad when it didn't release on Linux day-1, but the good news is the Linux release isn't far off.…