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


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


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


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


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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News Elsewhere

SteamOS Brewmaster Now Has Improved Auto-Repair Function

 softpedia: Valve seems to put a lot of effort into the SteamOS Brewmaster branch,

An OpenStack security primer

superuser: Meet the troubleshooters and firefighters of the OpenStack Security project and how you can get involved.

Docker Founder Sets Up School to Help Next Generation of Developers

eWEEK: The method for educating developers in Europe comes to American shores, via the new Holberton School, which uses project-based methods to train developers.

HP Launches OpenSwitch Linux Network Operating System

Enterprise Networking Planet: HP-led effort will compete with Cumulus and Big Switch, but it won't displace existing firmware on many of HP's own wired and wireless switches.

Deploy a Go (golang) application to a minimal sized Docker container

Giant Flying Saucer: Docker and Go have both been getting a lot of attention and rightfully so for the particular problems each one solves.

Introducing the New Manjaro Linux JWM (Joe's Window Manager) Edition

Introducing the New Manjaro Linux JWM (Joe's Window Manager) Edition

No, Microsoft Is Not Buying Canonical

 NO, just plain simple NO

Top Tips For Migrating from Windows to Linux

 Datamation: It's easy to forget how intimidating it can be when trying something completely new for the first time. Latest Articles

Postal 1 Updated With Twin Stick Gamepad Controls, Possible Source Code Release & Sale

I have to hand it to RWS, they do support their games pretty nicely. Not only has Postal 2 been updated, but they have gone back updated Postal 1…

This War Of Mine Finally Fixed For Linux, Includes Other Fixes & Workshop Support

It's been a few months, but 11bit finally fixed up This War of Mine for newer Linux distributions. Previously it wouldn't launch due to a glibc issue…

ILikeMoney Is One Of The Weirdest Games I've Seen For A While, I Like It

The developers of iLikeMoney emailed their game in, and it took me by surprise for how unique it looks. You should take a look at this. They have…

Scraps: Modular Vehicle Combat Released For Linux, Looks Like Fun

Scraps: Modular Vehicle Combat is one of the types of games that I simply love, there's nothing more fun that building your own death machine. The…

Red Eclipse: A Lightweight, Open-source, Highly-engaging FPS

Red Eclipse ranks among my top five FPS games of all time, which is surprising given how light-weight and feature-less it is when compared to AAA…

Trine 3: The Artifacts Of Power Linux Beta Released

After waiting a while, we now have access to Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power in beta form. There are a number of issues though. You can find the…

New Linux Gaming Survey For October

It's that time of the month again Linux gamers! The new GOL survey for October is now available, so please make sure to fill it in if you have the…

Polychromatic Is A Fantastic Arcade Game Now On Linux

Polychromatic is probably one of my favourite new releases recently, it's so simple, but it's highly addictive. Myself and Samsai have had access for…

Sol 0 Has You Colonizing Mars In This Strategy Game

Ever wanted to colonize Mars? Well in Sol 0 that's the aim of the game, and it looks like it could be quite cool. It's currently in the early stages,…

Party Hard, A Stealth Strategy Game Is Now On Linux, Looks Interesting

Party Hard has recently released for Linux, and it looks like a pretty interesting game. You need to infiltrate your noisy neighbours parties, and…

The Latest Steam Hardware Survey Shows Very Little Difference

As usual Steam has produced their monthly hardware survey, and also as usual there is hardly any change across the platforms.September 2015 Ubuntu…

The Friday Livestream Is Once Again Here To Save You At 5 PM UTC!

And once again we return after a week of that silly life stuff and play some Linux games for you live on air! You will naturally get the front-row…

The Journey Down On Kickstarter, Funding Final Chapter Of Point-And-Click Trilogy

SkyGoblin has launched their Kickstarter campaign to fund the third and final chapter of the popular afro-noir point-and-click saga and are off to a…

Dinosaur Hunt: Africa Contract Is Hilariously Terrible

Some games are so bad, they actually become good, Dinosaur Hunt: Africa Contract is not one of those games. People recently said they liked me…