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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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GNOME Software 3.22 Will Support Installation of Snaps, Flatpak Repository Files

GNOME Software is an essential app distributed as part of the GNOME Stack

Minimalist Web Browser ‘Min’ Sees New Release

OMGubuntu: Two big new features are appended to the existing feature set which includes tab tasks, focus mode and a built-in reading list.

Hardened Usercopy Appears Ready To Be Merged For Linux 4.8

Phoronix: Hardened usercopy was originally based upon GrSecurity's PAX_USERCOPY feature

How to set the hostname on Fedora

To set the name of a single, modern Fedora system such as a home computer that isn’t part of a network, use the hostnamectl command

Cyanogen Inc. reportedly fires OS development arm, switches to apps

ars: What happens to an Android OS company when it stops developing an Android OS?

Easily Encrypt your Flash Drives with Linux

Linux.com: Cryptsetup is a utility for for setting up encrypted filesystems with the help of Device Mapper and dm-crypt.

Nextcloud 10 beta includes two-factor authentication security

ZDnet: The ownCloud infrastructure-as-a-service cloud fork, Nextcloud, is charging forward with new feature

SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager

LinuxJournal: SUSE Manager is a open-source IT management solution with a centralized console for managing multiple Linux distributions

Android, Chromebook Make a Sweet Couple

LinuxInsider: Chrome OS and Android Apps now run together on some Chromebooks.

GamingOnLinux.com Latest Articles

There should be a Stardew Valley opt-in beta soon

Tags:Steam,Simulation,Coming Soon,Beta The Stardew Valley developer tweeted out a password for a beta, but after discussing it with them on their…

Auto-Staccato looks like a great new take on rhythm games

Tags:Action,Greenlight,Indie Game,Music,SteamAuto-Staccato is a new action rhythm game coming to Linux and it's trying to get on Steam. Think of…

Fancy playing Quake with the Vulkan API? Now you can

Tags:Open Source,VulkanI'm a little late on reporting this due to being ill, but Quake has been ported to Vulkan and it's open source of course.…

FOX n FORESTS, a very interesting looking 16-Bit style action platformer is on Kickstarter

Tags:Retro,Platformer,Interview,Editorial,DRM Free,Adventure,ActionFOX n FORESTS, a 16-Bit style action platformer that has adventure and puzzle…

Beat Cop, the retro pixel art adventure game has a new trailer

Tags:Adventure,Coming Soon,RetroBeat Cop is a rather interesting looking 80s inspired pixel art adventure game due out later this year, and it…

Vikings – Wolves of Midgard Announced from Kalypso Media and Games Farm with Linux support

Tags:RPG,Coming Soon,Action,Unity3DKalypso Media really are getting Linux friendly aren't they! Vikings – Wolves of Midgard has been announced…

The Battle for Wesnoth, the great open source fantasy strategy game is now on Steam Greenlight

Tags:Greenlight,Open Source,Steam,StrategyThe Battle for Wesnoth is probably one of the all time great open source games. It's been around for a long…

Progress on our User Statistics Page has continued, feedback requested

Tags:Site InfoUpdates will be listed at the bottom as I go. Since I am sick with Tonsillitis I decided to take a quick break from news and work on…

Cheese Talks: Porting Games to Linux & Day of the Tentacle

Tags:EditorialHi people! A new Cheese Talks article just went live! This time, I'm looking back at what I learned from porting Day of the Tentacle…

Sinner’s Sorrow, a grim looking action adventure is coming to Linux

Tags:Action,Adventure,Coming Soon,Indie GameI don't have a freaking clue what's going in the teaser trailer for Sinner's Sorrow, but wow am I…

openFrameworks C++ toolkit now has a Vulkan backend that supports Linux

Tags:Vulkan,ToolkitI'm going to be honest, I had never heard of openFrameworks until today. It claims it's a C++ toolkit that glues together several…

Vulkan backend for the Dolphin emulator is now feature complete

Tags:Emulation,Open Source,VulkanOn the github pull request to bring in the Vulkan backend for the Dolphin emulator, it now reads as feature…

Dave Airlie has been working on an AMD Vulkan driver

Tags:Drivers,AMDDave Airlie has been working on an open source AMD Vulkan driver and he's ready to show it off a little bit. I do love the fact that…

Looks like the open source Mesa driver has hit OpenGL 4.5 support with Intel

Tags:Drivers,Open SourceA pretty incredible milestone for open source graphics, as it appears that Mesa along with the Intel driver has hit OpenGL…

The Living Dungeon developers looking to see if there's interest for a Linux version

Tags:Adventure,Steam,StrategyThe Living Dungeon developers have posted on Steam requesting to see how much interest there is for their game on Linux.…