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The new Linux Rain is Here... well, sort of, almost


You might have noticed that The Linux Rain has taken on a whole new look. If you had of tried the beta version of The Linux Rain the new look would look very familiar. So, are we now running a whole new shiny CMS (content management system)? Well, not quite. Not yet anyway. Here's why. It's a whole…

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The 'New' Linux Rain Beta Is Now Live!


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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A New Redesigned Website Coming Soon For The Linux Rain (Beta)


That's right folks, there's some changes afoot here at The Linux Rain. A CMS migration and redesign of the site is in the works right now and a beta version will be available shortly! The change comes on the back of me feeling that a change in CMS (Content Management System) was needed in order to…

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A Linux Rain Update - Nope, not dead


For any of those who may be following this site's progress recently during it's quite short life, thus far, you may have noticed the rate of articles has slowed dramatically. And in fact, the last week or so has nearly been a standstill. Fear not however - we are not dead. Quite simply, as this is…

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Generate CPU, Memory & I/O report using SAR command

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A Review Of Linux Lite 2.6

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Creator Ci40 SBC runs OpenWRT, Debian, Brillo on dual-core MIPS

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Storm United FPS major patch released, better Linux performance

Tags:Steam,FPS,Early Access,ActionStorm United is easily one of my favourite up and coming FPS games, it needs more players so get going people. In…

The New Crimson AMD Driver Tested on R7 370 4G

Tags:Hardware,BenchmarkThe new proprietary AMD GPU Driver named Crimson just shipped and I decided to take it for a spin in a set of benchmarks. So,…

Syber discounted their Steam Machine line and most are now sold out

Tags:Hardware,Editorial Well now, Syber discounted their Steam Machine line (all three models), and now all but the highest price machine are sold…

Leak: AMD's new driver will apparently offer much better performance on Linux

Tags:Hardware,EditorialIt seems a leak (the rest is very Windows focused) from slides showing off AMD Crimson is reporting much better Linux…

GOL Asks: What have you been playing on Linux & SteamOS recently?

Tags:EditorialIt's time for another edition of "GOL Asks", and today I am asking about games you have been playing and loving or hating recently. I…

Epistory - Typing Chronicles, an atmospheric action/adventure game now on Linux & big update

Tags:Action,Adventure,Early Access,Indie Game,RPG I previously mentioned that the seriously cool looking Epistory - Typing Chronicles would come to…

Thea: The Awakening, a turned-based strategic survival game being given away for Linux

Tags:Steam,Strategy,Survival This is unusual, the developers of a turned-based strategic survival game named Thea: The Awakening are giving away…

Cardinal Quest 2, a no-fuss roguelike now on SteamOS & Linux, some thoughts

Tags:Steam,Roguelike,RPG,Indie Game I've been looking forward to Cardinal Quest 2 ever since I tried the original, and after a very long wait it has…

The Funding Crowd interviews president of Frogdice

Tags:MMO,Interview,CrowdfundingThe Funding Crowd has been following the progress of Stash: No Loot Left behind for a little over a year now. In this…

The Funding Crowd 53, the latest in Linux crowdfunding news

Tags:Editorial,CrowdfundingA new issue of The Funding Crowd is available, and we have a bunch of new and exciting hidden gems to cover. There were no…

GALAK-Z might be my new favourite space shooter on SteamOS & Linux

Tags:Steam,Initial Thoughts,Indie Game,Arcade,Action I recently announced that GALAK-Z had released for SteamOS & Linux, but I've now properly…

Hard West, a weird-western strategy game released for Linux & SteamOS, some initial thoughts

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Initial Thoughts Hard West is a game I've been really looking forward to, as it blends XCOM style strategy with a really…

Sheltered, survive the apocalypse in this disaster management game on SteamOS & Linux

Tags:Survival,Steam,Simulation,Early Access I've been meaning to try out Sheltered for a while, and this Sunday I decided to sit down and give it a…

StarDrive 2, the rather good 4x space strategy game is now on Unity 5

Tags:Strategy,Steam I pretty much fell in love with StarDrive 2 for being so much like an updated Master of Orion 2, and now it has been given a…

Steampunk puzzler Steamroll available for SteamOS & Linux in Steam Early Access

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Puzzle,Initial Thoughts,Early AccessThe Unreal Engine 4 powered 3D puzzle game with elements of mini golf is now officially…