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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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Who's to blame when products fail?

Linux Magazine: "maddog" takes exception to attempts to blame Open Source for some recent product failures.

OpenStack Manila project Approved for Incubation

InternetNews: "Stated simply, the goal of the Manila project is to do for shared filesystem storage what Cinder has done for blocks storage"

Splitting a File Elegantly

LinuxRain: Is there a simpler way to split the file by last name using AWK, without sorting?

Is VMware OpenStack an embrace of open source — or an attempt to extinguish it?

GigaOM:  It doesn’t really matter. VMware’s move shows that, despite its problems, OpenStack is driving private cloud discussion in enterprise IT shops.

The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming

Phoronix: The tested NVIDIA hardware included both old and new graphics processors

7 Things You Can Do With The Xposed Framework on a Rooted Android Phone or Tablet

HowToGeek: The Xposed Framework is a way to make system-level changes to your Android operating system without installing a custom ROM.

Mozilla Improving Security Processes After Exposing Developer Data

eWEEK: Users of the Mozilla Developer Network and Bugzilla testing system are advised to update their passwords after a pair of data disclosures were reported in August.

UberWriter Text Editor Review - A Writer's Dream Come True

 softpedia: UberWriter is described by its developer as a simple markdown editor, but it's so much more than that

Tech Comics: The Pandora Hotline

 Datamation: Aren't some of the songs we listen to on Pandora just a little bit embarrassing?

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The Witcher 2 Improves With A New Round Of Beta

Virtual Programming are again delivering on their promises of better performance. The Witcher 2 has kicked off another round of beta versions and it comes with AMD related fixes too.

Firewatch, A First Person Mystery Game Finally Reveals Itself In A Trailer

Firewatch is an incredibly stylish looking first person mystery game from new developer Campo Santo Productions.

Mojang Releases Roadmap For Scrolls, Still No Sign Of Linux

Scrolls is a bit of a sad song for Linux and for me especially as I purchased it on their public promise of a Linux version, and with their release of a roadmap Linux is nowhere in sight.

Minecraft 1.8 Released, Includes Masses Of Changes

Minecraft 1.8 has officially just been released and with it comes maaaaany changes you need to be aware of.

Ryan Icculus Gordon On The Linux Action Show

Ryan Icculus Gordon has just recently been on a guest on the excellent Linux Action Show to talk about Linux gaming. Ryan Icculus Gordon is the name behind a number of big ports.

Empire: Total War Looks Close To A Linux Version, Pokes Fun At Linux Gamers

We already knew that Total War: ROME II would come to Linux, but now it looks like the original Empire: Total War will come to Linux too and maybe sooner than the sequel.

Steampunk Train Shooter Meets Tower Defense: Kickstarter & Playable Demo

If you're looking for steampunk game that combines elements of rail shooters and tower defense there's a kickstarter launching Sept 2 with your name on it! In Tumbleweed Express players must expertly defend their train while constantly battling against an endless barrage of militarized bandits, outlaws, and opposing organizations.

GOL Cast: Fighting A Desperate Battle In AI War

An RTS fan? Well, you might like what this complex strategy game about a galactic war against an over-powered AI brings to the table. Let's see what AI War is all about!

Metro: Last Light Redux Showing Signs Of Getting The Linux Version Out

Metro: Last Light Redux has been updated on the SteamDB to include some Linux information, so it seems the developers are working on getting it sorted.

NeonXSZ Cyberspace FPS Now On Steam For Linux

For those of you who stick to Steam this will be good news. NeonXSZ is an awesome cyberspace FPS with solid gameplay and it looks good too.

Ambient Puzzler Hexcells Infinite Available On Linux Today

The third and final instalment in the popular puzzle game series launches today, DRM free and on Steam.

The Most Popular Linux Gaming Articles For August 2014

Here is a look back at the most popular articles on GamingOnLinux for August 2014, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past month for Linux Gaming!

Trine Enchanted Edition May Have A Linux Beta

We know that the Trine Enchanted Edition major update to Trine will come to Linux, but we don't know when yet sadly. The good news is they may do a beta for the Linux version.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition For Linux & Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Linux Update

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition has been announced to much fanfare and it looks like it will be getting a Linux version. Well sort of, maybe, we aren't quite sure. Also there's another small bit of hope for the Baldur's Gate EE Linux version.

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Has A Strategy Packed New Trailer

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is going to rock the strategy world when it gets released. We already know the Linux release will be delayed, so for now here's a new awesome trailer.