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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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MaruOS claims to turn your Android phone into a Linux desktop

Liliputing: Odds are that the smartphone in your pocket is powerful enough to run some desktop apps like office suites, web browsers, and other productivity tools.

Calligra 2.9.11 Office Suite Launches for Linux with New Krita and Kexi Bugfixes

As expected, Calligra 2.9.11 is only a bugfix release

Rugged Turing Phone to Run on Sailfish OS, Not Android

LinuxInsider: The Turing Phone, molded from a single unit of the Liquidmorphium liquid-metal alloy, is designed to be more durable to absorb shocks and prevent screen breakage.

The Talos Secure Workstation Is A High-Performance Libre System

Phoronix: The Talos Workstation is built around the open-source-friendly IBM POWER8 processor.

The Xen Project’s Lars Kurth on the Promise (and Debugging) of Unikernels

The New Stack: On the one hand, we have projects such as the Xen Project’s MirageOS, which is single language unikernel

Mozilla Changes the Release Schedule of Firefox

Mozilla is making some changes to the Firefox schedule, and it looks like they are going to give more time to developers between releases.

Ubuntu Linux in the Wild: How a French University Uses Unity

The VAR Guy: Ubuntu, the Linux-based open source OS from Canonical, is being used in a library in France with the Unity interface.

The trials of certifying open source software

 opensource.com: There's a lot of confusion around "certification" and what it means to be certified to a particular project.

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Valve rep mentions they will eventually survey Big Picture & SteamOS

Tags:EditorialCurrently Steam Big Picture mode and SteamOS don't get a hardware survey, so even if millions of people pick up a Steam Machine we…

Dying Light's online modes get bigger with The Following, hopefully they actually fix it for Linux

Tags:DLC,Steam,ZombiesI do love the single player in Dying Light, and I am very much looking forward to Dying Light Enhanced Edition and The…

Ghost Theory, a unique horror game that also supports Linux, is now on Kickstarter!

Tags:Press Release,Horror,Crowdfunding,AdventureDreadlocks Ltd, indie game development studio responsible for last year's 2D cyberpunk RPG Dex,…

The final results of the Linux GRID Autosport tournament

Tags:Editorial Now that the braking-dust has settled a bit, I thought I should do a little write-up on the first official GOL Grid Autosport…

Shadowrun: Hong Kong gets free Extended Edition update

Tags:DRM Free,GOG,RPG,SteamThe latest in the line of cyberpunk RPGs by Harebrained Schemes gets a really beefy update available to all players for…

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked DLC is now available on SteamOS & Linux

Tags:DLC,Early Access,Steam,Survival Heads up survivalists! Don't Starve: Shipwrecked the good looking new DLC for the single player version of Don't…

Croteam confirm The Talos Principle will be their first Vulkan title

Tags:Vulkan,Puzzle,Coming SoonCroteam are aware of the excitement and general interest in their titles running on Vulkan, and they have confirmed it…

Friday Livestream commencing at 6 PM UTC, Commander

Tags:Site InfoIt likely doesn't come to you as a surprise that I am going to be playing XCOM 2 on the Friday Livestream. It's the biggest game that…

XCOM 2 tested on R7 370 with Crimson and RadeonSI

Tags:AMD,BenchmarkYou have seen Liam's port report of XCOM 2 on Nvidia hardware and it's time for me to take a look at the AMD performance. So, let's…

XCOM 2 released for SteamOS & Linux, port report included

Tags:Unreal Engine,Strategy,Steam,Feral InteractiveOh baby, here we go. Thanks to Feral Interactive, XCOM 2 has been officially released today for…

Killing Floor 2 still planned for SteamOS & Linux, lacking the manpower for it right now

Tags:Zombies,Steam,FPS,Coming Soon,Action We finally have something other than silence from Tripwire about Killing Floor 2, and the news isn't great…

LittleBigPlanet developers seeking funding for co-op action adventure, Linux confirmed

Tags:Crowdfunding,Adventure,ActionTwo former key developers of PlayStation hits like Tearaway, LittleBigPlanet and Ratchet & Clank: Tools of…

Batman: Arkham Knight for Linux & SteamOS cancelled

Tags:Editorial,SteamConsidering how terrible the Windows PC release of Batman: Arkham Knight was/is I’m not really surprised. Hopefully we will…

XCOM 2 can be pre-loaded ready for release on SteamOS/Linux & exact release time revealed

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Coming SoonI'm not going to apologise for many XCOM 2 articles, I am excited, deal with it. XCOM 2 can now be pre-loaded ready to…

Mad Max looks like it really is coming to SteamOS & Linux after all, another massive game for us

Tags:Steam,Coming Soon,Action Fantastic news, looks like Mad Max is actually coming to Linux if new information from SteamDB is to be believed. …