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elementary OS Freya Beta 1 is Looking Sparse But Fast and Sleek

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elementary OS is a GNU/Linux distribution that you will either adore or on the other hand, find isn't for you. Fast, tight and favouring beauty and a logical simplicity over the ability to customize every little thing, eOS takes a different approach to many Linux distributions. In this article we…

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A Sneak Peek at Birdie 2.0

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I recently wrote about how the Birdie project, a lightweight and attractive Twitter client for Linux, was being rewritten and reborn as Birdie 2.0, an entirely new codebase. The Birdie Development team were kind enough to provide The Linux Rain with a private preview build of the new upcoming…

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Birdie - A Lightweight and Beautiful Twitter Client

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If you're looking for a Twitter desktop application for your Linux operating system, especially a lightweight and simple program you can just leave running with very little drain on system resources, Birdie may be for you. While Birdie may be very light and simple, it is also beautiful and designed…

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A look at ROSA Fresh R2 LXDE Edition

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Today we are going to take a look at ROSA Fresh R2 LXDE Edition, a Linux distribution by Russian company ROSA, who produce both desktop and server Linux solutions under the ROSA name. At one point, ROSA offered just the standard desktop (a highly customized KDE experience) called ROSA Marathon,…

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Confessions of a cross-platform developer

 opensource.com: Andreia Gaita is giving a talk at this year's OSCON, titled Confessions of a cross-platform developer.

Want a good tech job? Report says open-source skills are hotter than ever

 ZDnet: 65 percent of HR managers say open-source hiring will increase more than any other part of their business over the next six months.

Samsung debuts an Artik IoT cloud platform and IDE

 hackerboards: At the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco last week, Samsung was all about the Internet of Things, and its Artik IoT modules got lots of love.

How To Create Instances (Virtual Machines) With External Network Connectivity In Openstack Horizon Dashboard

 LinuxPitStop: Simple installation of openstack can take your productivity to the highest level.

Fedora-Based Sugar on a Stick Is One Sweet Desktop

LinuxInsider: The Sugar environment is both a desktop and a collection of activities or apps that involve user engagement.

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GOL officially has Stellaris access, livestream going up as soon as it's downloaded

Tags:Livestream,StrategyThanks to the Paradox twitter team I now have access to Stellaris! I will be booting up a special Livestream tonight. Our…

Parkitect theme park building sim now in Steam Early Access

Tags:Early Access,Simulation,SteamParkitect, the game that has reminded me of my love for Theme Park (the original) is now available in Steam Early…

XCOM 2's new DLC named Alien Hunters is due out soon, sounds like it will be worth picking up

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Feral Interactive,DLC,Coming SoonXCOM 2's new DLC named Alien Hunters is due for general release on May 12th, but it's possible…

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun looks like a fantastic real-time tactics game coming to Linux

Tags:Coming Soon,Steam,StrategyShadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun certainly reminds me of the old Commandos game I played a lot when I was younger…

GOL Plays: The Culling, a look at how this battle royale survival game runs on Linux

Tags:Video,Survival,Steam,Initial Thoughts,Early Access,ActionI finally managed to get The Culling to play nicely and recorded a video of me…

STASIS, a point-and-click, sci-fi, horror adventure game has an opt-in unsupported beta, looks awesome

Tags:Steam,Point & Click,Horror,Beta,AdventureWhile I am not usually a fan of point and click adventure games, STASIS is exactly the setting that…

Turns out Blitzkrieg 3 won't come to Linux as soon as I hoped

Tags:GOG,Steam,StrategyRecently I put out an article about Blitzkrieg 3 coming to Linux. The Linux icon is prominently featured in their latest…

Games Republic is having a big sale, lots of Linux titles discounted

Tags:Game Sale Good news cash strapped gamers! Games Republic has a bunch of Linux games on sale, and some of them are a complete steal. To stop the…

GOL Podcast Episode 3: Left 4 Dead 2

Tags:PodcastWelcome to another episode of the GOL Podcast! Kallestofeles was not able to join on this recording so this episode Cheese, Kieron…

Void 21, a procedurally generated, arcade style, fast-paced runner and shooter now on Linux, it's fun

Tags:Steam,Racing,Initial Thoughts,Indie Game,ActionI had a chance to play the Linux port of Void 21 before release as the developer sent in a…

Steam makes an attempt to fix up their review system

Tags:Editorial,SteamWe all like knowing how good a game is overall and having user reviews are nice, but review bombing has become a problem. Steam…

Linux now has a proper Golf simulator! Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf sees a day-1 release

Tags:Simulation,Sports,SteamJack Nicklaus Perfect Golf has just launched with full Linux support and it actually looks pretty good. I find golf games…

Losing my mind to stress in the Darkest Dungeon, some thoughts on this brutal Linux game

Tags:Steam,Roguelike,Review,RPG,Initial ThoughtsI was sent a key to Darkest Dungeon by the developer as I was itching to give it a go. I've been…

Anima Gate of Memories is an awesome looking third person action RPG coming to Linux (corrected)

Tags:Steam,RPG,Coming Soon,ActionI have to say I had not heard of Anima Gate of Memories until today thanks to our Discord chat. I've checked it out…

Prepare for carnage! I will be battling Matt from Feral Interactive again tomorrow at 10AM UTC/11AM BST

Tags:Livestream,Feral InteractiveI will once again be facing off against Matt from Feral Interactive tomorrow at 10AM UTC/11AM BST in the Linux…