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Steel, Password Managing the CLI Way


One thing that's probably obvious to anyone who's read more than a few Linux Rain articles is that we appreciate the CLI (command-line interface). Graphical programs and utilities are great and there are some fantastic examples of those out there, not to mention new ones being created all the time.…

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A look at Tanglu 1.0 Aequorea Victoria GNOME


The new Debian-based distribution known as Tanglu has just recently been released as 1.0, 'Aequorea Victoria'. I took a look at the live GNOME edition. Tanglu is a fairly young project and perhaps has flown under the radar somewhat. The 1.0 release is a major milestone for the distribution, which…

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Install Deepin Desktop Environment in Arch Linux

ostechnix: Deepin desktop is a lightweight, elegant desktop environment.

Using KDE Connect to Sync your Android Device with Your Linux Computer

 MakeUseOf: Have you ever wished your Android devices and your Linux computers worked together more seamlessly?

Bodhi Linux 3.2 Promises Clearer Path to Enlightenment

LinuxInsider: Enlightenment started as a project to build a window manager for X11 in 1996.

Linux Kernel 4.1.23 LTS Has PA-RISC and EXT4 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Linux kernel 4.1.23 LTS appears to be a fairly normal update to the Linux 4.1 LTS (Long Term Support) branch

OpenStack Summit Returns to Austin in Triumph

eWEEK: As opposed to the first OpenStack Summit event in Austin, which was operated by Rackspace, the 2016 Austin summit benefited from the sponsorship of many vendors, including Cisco, Intel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, EMC, Dell and many others.

OpenStack cloud's killer use case: Telcos and NFV

NetworkWorld: OpenStack's director says telecommunication companies powering Network Function Virtualization (NFV) with open source cloud software has been among the fastest growing use cases for OpenStack over the past year.

Almost two-thirds of software companies contributing to open source

NetworkWorld: Open source's march toward preeminence in business software continued over the past year

Cortex-A9 SBC offers online DIY customization

hackerboards: The Linux-friendly Gumstix "Poblano 43C SBC" features a TI AM4378 SoC with WiFi, Bluetooth, GbE, and optional cameras, touchscreens, and Geppetto-based design customization. Latest Articles

Blitzkrieg 3 looks like it's coming to Linux soon, new trailer looks great

Tags:Coming Soon,Early Access,GOG,Steam,StrategyBlitzkrieg 3 is a pretty great looking World War II strategy game that is currently in Early Access…

Tomb Raider video from my livestream is now on Youtube, more thoughts included

Tags:Video,Livestream,Initial Thoughts,Feral Interactive As promised I did a Twitch livestream of Feral Interactive's Linux port of Tomb Raider the…

The Wine Development Release 1.9.9 Is Now Available

Tags:Beta,Open Source,Wine The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.9 has many small changes including…

Tiny Chopper Raceway - An Example Godot Game With Sources

Tags:Open Source,Game Engine,Free GameEarlier this month, I released sources for an example 2D racing/drifting game made with the Godot engine called…

Beat Cop is a rather unusual looking 80's inspired pixel art style adventure & time-management game

Tags:Steam,Coming Soon,AdventureThis is probably one of the most unusual looking games I've seen for a while, but Beat Cop could be something great.…

Pharaonic, the unforgiving action RPG from the developers of Ziggurat slashes out of Early Access

Tags:Action,RPG,SteamAre you looking for a difficult but rewarding side-scrolling action RPG set in Egypt? Pharaonic might just be what you need.…

Mosaic from the developers of Among the Sleep confirmed for Linux, check out this teaser

Tags:Adventure,Teaser,VideoI am a massive fan of Among the Sleep after finishing it recently (review here), it had a powerful message about parenting…

Murdering folks in The Culling, early Linux & SteamOS port report and some quick thoughts

Tags:Survival,Steam,Initial Thoughts,Action Now that The Culling is available on Linux I have taken it for a spin, and here are some quick thoughts…

The Friday Livestream is loaded with games and starts at 5 PM UTC!

Tags:LivestreamIt would seem that another storm of games has arrived and naturally that stuff will be featured on the Friday Livestream! So strap…

Check out this new Shadow Warrior 2 gameplay video, coming to Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,FPS,GOG,Steam,VideoShadow Warrior 2 is certainly looking great, and this new video has nailed the need for me to own it when…

Tomb Raider tested on R7 370 4G and HD 7970

Tags:AMD,BenchmarkIt was a nice surprise to see Tomb Raider officially supporting AMD hardware. Of course, the level of that support now has to be…

Tomb Raider released for Linux, thoughts & port report included, the first Linux game to use TressFX

Tags:Steam,Review,Feral Interactive,Adventure,Action Feral Interactive have done it again! Tomb Raider is now officially available for Linux, and I…

The Culling, the Unreal Engine 4 battle royale survival game is now on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Action,Steam,Survival,Unreal EngineThe Culling is the rather good looking battle royale survival game we mentioned only recently and it's now…

Tomb Raider for Linux & SteamOS confirmed for release today!

Tags:Action,Adventure,Feral Interactive,SteamHold onto your pants, as you're in for a wild ride! Tomb Raider is officially launching on Linux &…

Get ready for another GOL vs Feral Interactive battle today at 10am UTC

Tags:Feral Interactive,LivestreamI will once again be facing off against Matt from Feral Interactive in Company of Heroes 2, all of it as usual…