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KDE Turns 19 Today!

Today marks the 19th birthday of the Kool Desktop Enviroment (KDE) which added a more stylish visual interface to various Linux distributions. Back in 1996, the creator, Matthias Ettrich said: “Unix popularity grows thanks to the…

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Giada Announces GT400 All-round MicroServer

Micro Servers are growing in popularity along with any other device that is shrinking in size while maintaining the performance power of the larger siblings, and it is no surprise. A great feature set, low power consumption,…

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Alien Isolation Linux System Requirements Revealed

Feral Interactive is responsible for a number of excellent Linux ports including XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Company of Heroes 2 and Shadow of Mordor. Their latest venture revolves around the highly-regarded tense horror game, Alien Isolation. The company has…

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There Are Now Over 1500 Native Linux Games on Steam

Prior to the release of Windows 8, gaming on Linux predominately revolved around emulating core libraries through WINE and rarely featured stable games without configuration problems. Valve’s CEO, Gabe Newell was so incensed by Windows 8,…

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Microsoft Builds Its Own Linux Distro

In a move unheard of under its previous regime, Microsoft has revealed that it has built its own Linux distribution and is utilising it in its Azure data centres. Since CEO Satya Nadella took the reins…

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Linux is 24-Years-Old Today!

Today marks the 24th birthday of the Linux operating system, pioneered by Linus Torvalds and provided an open-source, community-based alternative to Microsoft Windows. Linux is Unix-powered and features customizable source code under the GNU General Public…

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Evo Labs Tri-Colour LED Multimedia Keyboard Review

Introduction Buying a high-end gaming keyboard is great fun, but for many of us, it’s a luxury rather than an essential purchase. Money is obviously a factor for a lot of people and splashing out £50+…

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The Free Software Foundation Calls on Users to “Reject Windows 10”

One of the best things about Windows 10 is that it’s available for free to Windows 7 and 8.1 users. You’d think that an organisation called the Free Software Foundation would appreciate that fact, right? Well,…

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QNAP Is Beta Testing QTS 4.2 and It Looks Great

QNAP already has a very impressive operating system for their NAS series called QTS, but they aren’t resting on that and keep on improving and adding things. The newest version, QTS 4.2, is almost ready and…

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DirectX 11 Unofficially Heading to Linux

Prior to the launch of Windows 8, gaming on Linux had very little coverage and solely relied on Wine compatibility layers to compile Windows software. While Linux is still a niche outlet, the introduction of SteamOS and a…

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Early Bird Steam Hardware Pre-orders All Sold Out

Those looking to get some Steam hardware early are out of luck. Valve has announced that all the Steam hardware for the “get it early” offer with delivery set for October 16 have sold out. Any…

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CryEngine Gets Support for Linux and SteamOS

It seems that the recent shift in the game engine market strategy is now forcing everyone licensing their own engines to comply with the times. CryTek is known for its CryEngine development platform and we all…

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Apple Takes a Radical Approach with its Swift Programming Language

Apple just announced something really radical today at its Worldwide Developer Conference. We all now how strict and closed the company is with its software and hardware, but it looks like things are about to change…

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Should You Build Your Own Steambox?

Introduction Steambox has been a topic of much debate in the PC gaming community, promising a more gamer-centric PC experience, removing the need for the Windows operating system by providing you with a free alternative, while also…

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Thecus Demonstrates Their Newest NAS’ at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – Thecus makes some amazing NAS units and we’ve also stopped by their booth at Computex to check out what news they might have in the bags. On display is everything from high-end enterprise…

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Zotac CI321Nano Barebones System Review

  Introduction Today we are taking a look at one of Zotac’s latest ZBOX CI321 nano barebones system that is packing a dual-core 2961Y CPU. Something that makes this CI321 nano stand out of the crowd…

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Malware is Everywhere Warns Linux Inventor

The man who developed the GNU operating system, better known as Linux, has warned computer users that malware is not just viruses, and that it pervades every form or modern software, from freeware to game, and…

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OpenGL Vulkan May be Better Than DX12 Says Paradox

WorldsFactory interviewed the developers of Magicka 2 – Pieces Interactive this week. They asked the developers what they thought of DirectX version 12 from a development point of view. Turns out they have a very positive…

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Ubuntu Phone with Desktop Capabilities on the Way

Parts of Ubuntu Edge, a Linux based smartphone operating system that failed in its crowdfunding effort two years ago, may be making a comeback in the form of a new device. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has…

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Turn your ASUSTOR NAS into a PC with new VirtualBox App

ASUSTOR released a new App for their Portal, and you can now turn your NAS into a computer with 24/7 availability and tremendous energy efficiency. The new VirtualBox app allows you to run a long list…

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Thecus Releases New Firmware Update for ThecusOS 5.0

Thecus just released a firmware update for the ThecusOS 5.0 software that runs on its NAS servers. The new version 2.05.08 addresses several vulnerabilities and exposures and updates some features. The new version 2.05.08 is compatible…

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Windows XP Has More Users than Windows 8.x, Not Bad for an OS That Is 14 Years Old

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that there are still many people using Windows XP. Though, it may be surprising to learn that the desktop market share of the 14 year old OS…

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Google Developer Tool Lets You Release Android Apps on Various Platforms with Ease

You might not have heard of it, but Google had a so-called App Runtime Chrome for developers to release Android apps on multiple platforms. However, the development app was restricted to just a handful of Google’s…

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Intel Compute Stick Expected in Europe This April

Intel’s impressive dongle PC, the Compute Stick, is coming to Europe this April, according to Fudzilla. The Compute Stick, first unveiled by Intel at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 back in January, is an HDMI…

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Linux Open Source License Allegedly Violated by VMWare

VMWare, the virtualization software maker, is apparently facing a lawsuit for violating the GPLv2 free software license for years by using Linux and other source code in ESXi. Christoph Hellwig, Linux kernel developer, filed the lawsuit…

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Hide Your Wallets, SteamOS Celebrates with Big Sale

Valve and STEAM are celebrating both the most popular game titles of the year as well as their own SteamOS through a big sale, or as some people call it: Time to empty their wallets. All…

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Valve Wants to Make Your House ‘Steam-Ready’ with Steam Link

GDC bring a lot of announcements, one of them being from Valve. The company has announced its new Steam Link, which is a gadget that will “extend your Steam experience to any room in the house”.…