Author Archives: Tom Slominski

Sid Meier’s Civilization V Now Available on Linux

We already knew the next game in the series – Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth – would support Linux at launch, but today's launch of Civilization V on Linux comes as a surprise.

10 June 2014
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Install USB drivers for VirtualBox on Ubuntu

Experiencing vague Code 10 errors in your VirtualBox Windows 7 guests on Ubuntu hosts? Don't panic; here's how to fix it up for good.

6 April 2014

Get Your (Linux) Game On: Steam Autumn Sale Highlights

Brush away the fluff from under your mouse, crack those knuckles and sound the bargain klaxon – the latest Steam sale is upon us!

29 November 2013
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Manage Passwords Securely in Ubuntu with KeePassX

I recently tried out some secure password managers to try and find something not only secure, but also easy to use and cross-platform.

12 October 2013

Canonical Launches ‘Ubuntu Voice’ Initiative, Aims to Harness User Feedback

Canonical has today launched a new initiative designed to help shape the future of Ubuntu, the way users want it.

10 September 2013
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How To Use And Configure Your Xbox 360 Controller on Linux

Having trouble making your Xbox 360 Controller work on Linux? This-depth guide shows you how to use the free xbxdrv to get up and running.

29 July 2013
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[How To] Install Daily builds of Chrome in Ubuntu

Accessing daily builds of Google's Chrome browser in Ubuntu is a bit of a fuss compared to that on Windows and Mac. Users of those platforms can install the Chrome Canary builds - a sort of pseudo-daily build that offers the latest bleeding edge features, but running insulated from any other version of Chrome installed. In Ubuntu things are less clear cut.

28 December 2012
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The System76 Gazelle Professional: Just How Good Is It? [Review]

The Gazelle Professional is the flagship laptop from Ubuntu computer maker's System76. I've spent the last month testing it, having blindly invested a thousand pounds into a finely tuned version of the laptop after hearing great comments about it. Was it worth the money? Read on to see...

8 September 2012
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Tom’s Top 5 Apps for Ubuntu

This is a guest post by Tom Slominski, a 15 year old Ubuntu user who 'loves Linux, open source and web development with a tad of alternative rock sprinkled on top.' Here Tom runs through his top 5 app picks for Ubuntu.

17 May 2012