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Want Firefox without Australis? Try Pale Moon

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By Andrew Powell

If the release of Firefox's Australis interface got you down, there are Firefox-based alternatives out there with a more traditional Mozilla UI. One such alternative is Pale Moon and here's how you get it. Earlier in the year I wrote about Seamonkey, an all-in-one internet suite. The browser…

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Tips on getting (and suggesting, and editing) user input

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By Bob Mesibov

In a previous Linux Rain article I explained how to use the YAD dialog to do multiple-item data entry in a GUI. Here I show one way to allow users to check and edit what they've entered in YAD. I also explain how to offer default, editable inputs in terminal-based data entry, and how to color the…

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How to get nowhere in particular

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By Bob Mesibov

In this tutorial I explain one way to generate a random geographical location, using simple command-line tricks. Latitude and longitude: decimal degrees Latitude runs from 0 to 90 degrees from the Equator to the North Pole, and 0 to 90 degrees from the Equator to the South Pole. Longitude in…

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Nostalgic Gaming On Linux With Good Old Games

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By Andrew Powell

Thanks to the recent Linux support provided by DRM-free classic games provider, GOG.com, getting that nostalgic kick on Linux has never been easier. In this article I'll also detail a few of my favourite classic games that are now available to play in Linux. It's not all nostalgia, though. Some of…

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The 'New' Linux Rain Beta Is Now Live!

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By Andrew Powell

The "Beta" version of the upcoming new site for The Linux Rain is now live and ready for your perusal and testing. While it is a beta and by no means entirely complete or set in stone, it is more than usable and already reached feature parity with the current site. It is live and reachable now at…

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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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By Andrew Powell

That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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Top 10! Fun On The Command Line

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By Bob Mesibov

If you just love making 'top 10'-type lists but are a little embarrassed to say so, tell people you're passionate about data exploration. To impress them even more, explain that you do your data exploration on the command line. But don't ruin the impression by telling them how easy that is! In this…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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By Andrew Powell

For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Linux Foundation's free online intro to Linux class opens its doors

 ZDnet: Want to learn your way around Linux? Your free Linux introduction class opportunity starts on August 1st.

Android media player supports 4K video, Miracast

LinuxGizmos: W2Comp unveiled a faster, 4K-ready version of its Probox Android media player with a quad-core SoC, a Mali-450 GPU, Miracast, and a gaming-oriented remote. The new Probox2 EX runs Android 4.4 (KitKat).

How to install and configure Nvidia Optimus driver on Ubuntu

Is Nokia planning to sell Android phones again?

 ITworld: Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's mobile division gave most of us the impression that Nokia was done with mobile phones.

Open Source Storage Adds Oracle, Sun Veterans to Executive Team

 The VAR Guy: Open Source Storage has hired Leynette Larioza and Mark Nelson, who both have previous experience at Oracle, Sun and elsewhere, to help grow its software storage business.

Major South Korean Pharmaceutical Company Ditches Windows for Ubuntu

South Korea has been very friendly with Microsoft and its products, so it's understandable why succeeding in that country with an open source product would be very difficult.

Securing SSH with two factor authentication using Google Authenticator

 Blackmoreops: Two-step verification (also known as Two-factor authentication, abbreviated to TFA) is a process involving two stages to verify the identity of an entity trying to access services in a computer or in a network.

Fedora Security Team

The Security Team's mission is to assist packagers in closing security vulnerabilities.

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Alpha 2 Officially Released, Gets EFI Support and Ubuntu-Style Menus

 softpedia: A new Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Alpha release has been made available and integrates a large number of changes and improvements.

GamingOnLinux.com Latest Articles

Micron Rhythm Puzzle Game Now On Steam For Linux

Micron has been out for Linux for a little while, but it hasn't seemed to gain a big following. Hopefully this new and updated Steam release will fix that.

AI War Fleet Command Lands On Linux With A Beta

Arcen Games just love Linux now don't they! AI War Fleet Command is currently in beta for Linux on Steam, and it's quite playable.

SteamOS Update 126 Pushed To Alchemist Beta

SteamOS has been updated once again, and now features better support for XBMC with new packages available.

The Most Popular Linux Gaming Articles For July 2014

Here is a look back at the most popular articles on GamingOnLinux for July 2014, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past month for Linux Gaming!

The Makers Eden, A Hypertext Adventure Game Released For Linux

The Makers Eden is a very interesting adventure game and the first time I've ever played a game like it. It's good, but not for those of you with little patience.

Deep Silver Buys The Rights To Homefront From Crytek, Linux Now Uncertain

So, it really does seem like Crytek were in financial trouble after all. Deep Silver has now purchased the rights to the Homefront franchise and setup a new studio to work on the game. We asked them about Linux support, and the answer wasn't clear.

Airships: Conquer The Skies Updates, Enters Greenlight

Airships: Conquer the Skies, an indie steampunk RTS, goes for the Greenlight with a new version. Only you can help it.

NeonXSZ Cyberspace FPS Arrives On Steam In August

NeonXSZ is quite a unique FPS set in cyberspace that we have covered before, but it's come a long way development wise and will be heading to Steam in August.

The Witcher 3 Is Reportedly Really Coming To Linux

A redditor emailed in to highlight a post they made on reddit after going to SDCC where they spoke to the developers of The Witcher. The developers confirmed to them a Linux version of The Witcher 3 exists.

The Witcher 2 Has A New Performance Focused Beta For Linux

The Witcher 2 now has a second beta for Linux which is aimed at improving performance for Nvidia users currently, and in future for AMD too.

Two Tribes Brand New Platform Shooter RIVE Comng To Linux

After going through some changes the refreshed Two Tribes team got to work on a brand new game called RIVE. The game looks beautiful and it's heading to Linux.

Watch The Unreal Tournament Developers Play Team Deathmatch

The crew from Epic Games are at it again. We have now been teased to a video showing the Unreal Tournament crew playing Team Deathmatch in the brand new game.

Pulstar Twin Stick Shooter Released On Steam For Linux

Pulstar has been updated on Steam to add a Linux version! Pulstar is a fast paced arcade game that brings back the basic of its genre, and it sure is vibrant.

Stronghold 3 Gold Looks Closer To A Linux Version

We already gave you confirmation that Stronghold 3 Gold was heaving to Linux, but in the past week it seems there has been more progress.

Space Pirates And Zombies Now On GOG DRM Free For Linux

You can now grab Space Pirates and Zombies DRM free from GOG.com as they build up their game collection.