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Humble Indie Bundle 12 Adds More Games, Including Award-Winning Heist Co-Op

9 hours 28 min ago

The Humble Indie Bundle 12 has levelled up, adding three more games to its action-packed roster — and they're all available for Linux.

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Opera 25 Beta Adds Linux Support, New Bookmarking Feature

Monday 15th of September 2014 01:05:43 PM

Opera has announced a beta release of its Chromium-based web browser — the first to support Linux.

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How to Go Hands On With the Utopic Unicorn – Literally!

Thursday 11th of September 2014 11:04:35 AM

A step-by-step guide to making an origami Unicorn has been posted online by Canonical to celebrate the upcoming release of the same name.

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Have You Tried Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.10 Beta 1?

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 02:21:01 PM

The first beta release of Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.10 was published at the end of August.

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With Apple Watch Unveiled, Could an Ubuntu Smartwatch Be Next?

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 01:20:53 AM

Apple's foray into the wearable computing market is now official — but should Canonical follow suit with an Ubuntu smartwatch of its own?

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Humble Indie Bundle 12 Offers New Games, Physical Goodies

Tuesday 9th of September 2014 08:22:44 PM

The Humble Indie Bundle is back with 7 notable indie games, including 2 BAFTA award winners. It also sees a Humble first — physical merch.

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Meet the 12 Ubuntu 14.10 Wallpaper Contest Winners

Tuesday 9th of September 2014 07:12:00 PM

Get ready to glance over a group of images you'll be seeing a whole lot more of in the coming months. Yes, the winners of the Ubuntu 14.10 Wallpaper contest have been unveiled.

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Pidgin Unity Integration Returns in Ubuntu 14.10

Monday 8th of September 2014 12:09:24 PM

Pidgin users will find an extra special treat waiting for them in next month's release of Ubuntu 14.10: Unity integration is back.

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Jelly Conky Adds Simple, Stylish Stats To Your Linux Desktop

Monday 8th of September 2014 11:13:16 AM

I treat Conky setups a bit like wallpapers: I'll find one I love, only to change it the next week because I'm bored of it and want a change.

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Do You Still Dual Boot Ubuntu With Windows For Gaming?

Sunday 7th of September 2014 12:04:51 PM

Linux Gamers used to dual boot with Windows to play the latest and greatest games. Has the arrival of Steam for Linux changed this? Tell us!

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Drab Desktop? Try These 4 Beautiful Linux Icon Themes

Friday 5th of September 2014 08:21:04 PM

Ubuntu's default icon theme hasn't changed much in almost 5 years, save for the odd new icon here and there. If you're tired of how it looks we're going to show you a handful of gorgeous alternatives that will easily freshen things up.

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Linux Gaming Round-Up: Borderlands 2, Wasteland 2 & Sanctum 2

Thursday 4th of September 2014 12:54:51 PM

We're swamped by the latest Linux gaming news! To get back on top of things, here are the biggest gaming stories of the past fortnight.

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NvPY Is an Unofficial Simplenote App for Linux

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 03:17:08 PM

If you're a Simplenote user looking for a way to keep on top of your to-dos in Linux, try nvPY — an open-source note-taking tool with first-class support for the service.

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Firefox 32 Released With Faster HTTP Caching

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 10:58:51 PM

A new month and a new version of Mozilla Firefox for us all to get acquainted with.

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Ubuntu Wallpaper Contest Closes, These Are Our 8 Faves

Friday 29th of August 2014 05:25:16 PM

Put your lens caps on, your stylus down, unplug your Wacom tablets and step away from the GIMP: the Ubuntu 14.10 Wallpaper Contest is now over.

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First Beta for Ubuntu 14.10 Flavors Released

Thursday 28th of August 2014 09:37:00 PM

The family of Ubuntu flavors have released their first Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn beta.

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This Ubuntu Installer Bug Wipes Your Disk Without You Realising

Thursday 28th of August 2014 01:29:01 PM

Installing any operating system, Linux or otherwise, is never risk-free. But according to user reports, a long-standing bug in Ubuntu's official installer is making unexpected issues a little too expected.

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100 Bugs Fixed in Latest LibreOffice 4.3.1 Release

Thursday 28th of August 2014 12:16:48 PM

The Document Foundation (TDF) has announced the release of LibreOffice 4.3.1, the first minor update to the July release of version 4.3.

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GIMP 2.8.14 Released — Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 02:03:08 PM

A new update to the popular open-source Photoshop alternative The GIMP is now available for download.

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Huawei Say Tizen Has ‘No Chance’, No Demand for Windows Phone

Monday 25th of August 2014 02:01:16 PM

Electronics company Huawei has stuck the boot into the Linux-based Tizen OS, claiming that it has 'no chance' of becoming a success.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 to Be the Last Update for RHEL5

The developers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 have said that this will be the last update to be released in the series and that it concludes one of the longest support periods for a Linux distribution. The distribution was released back in 2007 and it's been updated numerous times. The devs have continued to provide updates and various fixes for this OS, keeping it grounded in the present as much as possible. The truth is that RHEL 5 uses a very old Linux kernel (updated) and it still sports the old GNOME 2 desktop. Read more

Graphics Driver Changes Coming In The Linux 3.18 Kernel

While the Linux 3.17 kernel isn't being released for a few weeks, we already have a good idea for the DRM graphics driver improvements coming for the Linux 3.18 cycle. Linux 3.17 has many new features, including many DRM graphics improvements, with Linux 3.18 there's of course more changes to get excited about; it's a never-ending cycle in improving Linux graphics drivers and the kernel stack as a whole. With Linux 3.18 though, it's going to be the first release where the drm-next merge window is closing early. Usually David Airlie, the DRM subsystem maintainer, allows new DRM graphics driver code to be introduced up until the start of the next kernel merge window, with that drm-next code-base then being sent in for mainline inclusion. Beginning with Linux 3.18, Airlie is planning to close the merge window of drm-next around the -rc5 state of the previous release. As a result, this week is likely the last that major new DRM graphics driver code has a chance to land for making the 3.18 window. Read more