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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

Posted in Tutorials

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

Posted in Tutorials

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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How To Enable HTML5 Playback For Netflix On Ubuntu 14.04 Or 14.10

 webupd8: Netflix supports HTML5 playback (using the Encrypted Media Extensions) but unfortunately, it doesn't work out of the box on Linux for now.

Linux Foundation Debuts Linux Certification Effort #linuxcon

The new certifications mark the first time the Linux Foundation has offered formal certification after years of success with training programs.

Thanks For Making Games Faster: Top 10 Quotes from the Linux Kernel Developer Panel #linuxcon

Linux.com: Linux gamers owe a debt of gratitude to kernel developer Andy Lutomirski for his recent work getting 32-bit programs to run faster on a 64-bit kernel

What the Linux Foundation Does for Linux #linuxcon

Datamation: Speaking at the LinuxCon conference, Jim Zemlin compares himself to the Simpsons' groundskeeper Willy.

Linux Founder Linus Torvalds 'Still Wants the Desktop'

eWEEK: During a LinuxCon panel discussion, Linus Torvalds provides insight into what works and what doesn't with Linux in 2014

Itus Networks Taps Kickstarter for Home Gateway Security

eWEEK: While Internet connectivity in the home is now mainstream, gateway security to protect users is not.

How to configure a network printer and scanner on Ubuntu desktop

 xmodulo: How to access the network printer/scanner devices from a desktop client

Linux Kernel Development Gets Two-Factor Authentication

eWEEK: Linux kernel development is getting a new layer of security with the introduction of two-factor authentication for code commits.

Is it time to automate your home with Linux?

 ITWorld: I have to admit that home automation is one Linux product category that I've hardly paid any attention to over the years.

GamingOnLinux.com Latest Articles

GOL World Tour: Gaming From Argentina

The GOL World Tour will start in Argentina and stop off at different countries on a regular basis, looking at Linux developers and their games, throwing in a bit of culture and history too.

Lazors & Asteroids - Early-Access Sci-Fi Game Available On Linux

Lazors & Asteroids is an open world SciFi game, now on Alphafunding on Desura! The game has a chunk of open levels including large-scaled pre-set space battles and procedurally generated wars, along with a Free-Roam mode in which you have to collect items and attack cargo ships to upgrade your ship.

The Steam Controller: Not Everyone Gets It

Something I've noticed about the Steam controller is not very many gamers understand why it has trackpads and why this may be superior in some use cases, so here's a simple breakdown of my thoughts.

Gunpoint Stealth Puzzle Game Has Entered Linux Beta

A Linux beta has been made publicly available for Gunpoint on Steam for those Linux users who love to test and break software.

Pillars Of Eternity Backer Beta Available (Sadly Not For Linux Yet)

Pillars of Eternity now has a backer-beta available, but the Linux (and Mac) versions aren't due for a while yet sadly.

GOL Cast: Tower Defence, FPS Style In Sanctum 2

Sanctum 2 got released officially for Linux after being in beta for quite a while. So, it's our job to show you how well it runs and how good the actual game is. Time to protect some Cores!

A Bird Story RPG To Release On November 5th

In a press release last week the developer of indie hit To the Moon, Freebird Games, revealed that their next game, A Bird Story, will be available for Linux on Steam and GOG, among other distribution platforms.

The Witcher 3 For Linux Remains Officially Unconfirmed

The Witcher 3 for Linux remains officially unconfirmed now even after the front page of Steam itself advertised it as coming to SteamOS.

How To Build A Budget Steam Machine

For those who can't wait for the release of Valve's Steam Machines, this is a guide on how to build your own using parts tested to make sure they play nice together. The guide also doubles up as a cheap PC build for those looking to get the best value for money Linux gaming rig.

A Very Important Announcement For You

Today we have an important announcement to make for you, the GOL community. Before you go reading any further, please remain calm and read the whole article through before making any rushed decisions or leaving comments.

Cities Skylines, A City Builder Announced From Paradox & It's Coming To Linux

Linux is about to get a pretty deep and serious city builder courtesy of Paradox and Colossal Order named Cities Skylines.

Spellforce 3 Announced For Linux

Thanks to a couple of German news site we have learnt today that Spellforce 3 will be heading to Linux. Not surprising is that our new friends at Nordic Games are the publisher.

Ziggurat, An FPS Dungeon Crawler Now On Linux And It's Good, But With Issues

Ziggurat is a great looking mix of hectic FPS fighting and dungeon crawling, but it has been released with some major issues.

Monsters & Monocles, A Beautiful & Frantic Top Down Shooter

Monsters & Monocles looks absolutely fantastic and they need help on Steam Greenlight in the way of votes. Luckily it will support Linux from day one.

Check Out 20 Minutes Of Footage From The New Unreal Tournament

The new Unreal Tournament is shaping up nicely, and one youtuber has popped up a video of 20 minutes gameplay.