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

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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!

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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)

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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

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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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Android eyewear uses Qualcomm VR platform

 LinuxGizmos: ODG's "R-7 Glasses" eyewear features augmented reality features based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 SoC and Android-based Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear.

Opera Sings for Linux Users, With Just a Few Sour Notes

LinuxInsider: Opera offers an interesting alternative to the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers, but its recent Linux release leaves some room for improvement.

Larry Ellison is Not Stepping Down from Oracle Leadership

Datamation: Ellison made it clear that he will remain very actively involved in a manner very similar to what he has done to date.

How to install Oracle JRE on Fedora 20 and use alternatives to switch between it and OpenJDK

 LinuxBSDos: I found that both versions of Java (JRE) can live happily on the same machine by the use of the alternatives system, which is what this post is all about

Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella XFCE Edition : Video Review and Screenshots

 LinuxScoop: Manjaro Linux is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system based on Arch Linux.

Rugged mini-PC runs Android on Via's Cortex-A9 SoC

 LinuxGizmos: Via unveiled a rugged, fanless, low-power Android mini-PC based

How to monitor online prices on Linux

 xmodulo: Anyone who does a bit of online shopping knows that one of the most important rules to get the best deal possible is to look for the product you want on multiple shopping platforms.

Must-have GNOME extension: gTile

Fedora Magazine: Tiling window managers have always interested me, but spending a lot of time tinkering with config files or learning how to wrangle them? Not so much.

Workload deployment tools for OpenStack

OpenSource.com: Heat is an orchestration service to launch multiple composite cloud applications using templates.

GamingOnLinux.com Latest Articles

Starbound Development Is Very Healthy & Isn't Going Anywhere

With all the doom and gloom recently about games here's a nice one. The head of Chucklefish has created a blog post about how healthy Starbound is and will continue to be.

Divinity: Original Sin Still Aims For Linux This Year

We already knew that the Linux version of Divinity: Original Sin wouldn't be out at the same time as Windows, but we didn't know when at all. Users have been asking them about it a lot recently and they still claim it's going to be this year.

Shroud Of The Avatar: Forsaken Virtues RPG Needs Greenlight Help

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is a great looking RPG currently in pre-alpha that has Linux builds available, and it needs help to get on Steam. The game is being created by a team that includes Richard "Lord British" Garriott the creator of the Ultima series.

The Sunday Gaming Section, Linux Gaming From Around The Web

Here is some Sunday reading for you from other gaming sites across the internet. Not much generally happens on a Sunday, so hopefully this will be a regular article.

Games On AMD FOSS Drivers 3

More driver improvements on the ever changing driver. Mesa 10.3 just came out and the results are in! Here's a look at how the open source driver for AMD GPU's is performing in games.

Reflex, A Potential Successor For Quake Going To Kickstarter

Reflex is a competitive Arena FPS that combines modern tech with the speed, precision and freedom of a 90s shooter. It may become for Quake what UT is for the Unreal series. The game just went on kickstarter and Linux is on their list!

Oculus Rift DK1 VR Device Is Now Open Source

The Oculus Rift DK1 virtual reality device is no longer worked on as it has been succeded by the DK2, so what better way to continue life in the DK1 than to open source bits of it?

Heavy Bullets FPS Officially Released Out Of Early Access

Heavily Bullets is a highly colourful first person shooter that has been on Linux for a while, but it's now a finished game and has left early access.

SNOW, A Winter Sports Game Shows A Teaser On Linux, Powered By CryEngine

SNOW is an upcoming free to play, open world winter sports game that is going to use CryEngine and the developers sent a little teaser out.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition For Linux Is In Testing

Even though we still haven't gotten the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition the developer has noted on twitter that Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is already in testing for Linux, and it's promising.

The Wine Development Release 1.7.27 Is Now Available.

Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.27 bringing many new features and as many as 22 bugfixes.

Tropico 5 Officially Released For Linux

Tropico 5 has finally been officially release for Linux, so it's time to become a dictator and see how it runs on Linux.

Double Fine’s Decision To Drop Spacebase DF-9 Is Another Huge Blow For Indie Games

Double Fine’s decision to pull the plug on Spacebase DF-9 may seem on the surface like just the latest act by a developer taking gamers for a ride, but such decisions could have huge consequences for the flourishing indie scene as a whole.

Darksiders For Linux Has A Slight Delay As Bugs Are Found

The developer porting Darksiders to Linux has sent word out to all Linux gamers waiting patiently that it hit a slight delay.

Techland Shoot Down Any Hope Of Hellraid & Dying Light On Linux

Techland's Chrome Engine 6 will support Linux, but it seems they don't yet have enough faith in Linux as a gaming platform after we spoke to them again.