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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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Maintaining remote web sites with sitecopy on Ubuntu 16.04

 HowToForge: sitecopy is a tool for copying locally stored web sites to a remote web server (using FTP or WebDAV)

How I use Linux for theoretical physics

While writing his master's thesis, Jonas gained access to a workstation running Scientific Linux, and a cluster system with a few hundred cores.

Intro to LimeSurvey: An open source, feature-rich polling platform

If you want a robust, customizable polling platform with features for complicated surveys and a useful statistical analysis and summary system, then check out LimeSurvey.

Preventing the next Heartbleed and making FOSS more secure

David Wheeler is leading a new project, the CII Best Practices Badging project

Mozilla's Dave Herman on Building an Open Source Research Lab

 FOSSforce: Open source organizations find the methodology behind open source software development also works well in other areas of the organization as well.

7 Best Markdown Editors for Linux

Markdown is a simple and lightweight tool written in Perl

Blockstream Has No Patents, But Pledges Not to Sue Using Patent

 techrights: Blockstream says that it comes in peace when it comes to software patents, which triggers speculations about coming Blockchain patent wars

EncryptPad: Secure Text Editor That Protects Files With Passwords, Keys, Or Both

EncryptPad is a free and open source text editor for sensitive information, which protects files with passwords, key files, or both, available for Linux, Windows and Ma

Feral Linux users should learn

Feral Linux users who are slamming Microsoft for this and that after it released an alpha version of Skype for Linux are part of the reason why the needs of desktop Linux users are not taken seriously.

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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.…

The Wine Development Release 1.9.15 Is Now Available

Tags:Beta,Open Source,Wine The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.15 has many small changes…

Knights of the Sky and Dungeon Souls are now available DRM free on GOG

Tags:Indie Game,GOG,DRM Free,DOSBoxGOG.com have added in two more Linux titles for your DRM free collections! Dungeon Souls, a pretty cool action…

Hidden in Plain Sight, a local multiplayer game that sounds hilarious is now on Linux

Tags:Action,Casual,Indie Game,SteamHidden in Plain Sight is a rather amusing sounding local multiplayer game. You have to blend in with a crowd on…

Starbound officially released!

Tags:Survival,Steam,Sandbox,RPG,GOGThe day I feel like I have been waiting on for an eternity is here. Starbound is now at the big 1.0 release and…

He's back, he's also a bit sick and he's hosting the Friday Livestream at 7.45 PM UTC!

Tags:LivestreamSurprise, I'm finally back! As some of you might know, I have been sitting in the Finnish Defence Forces the past 3-ish weeks but I…

System Shock remake has blasted past the Linux stretch goal, officially coming to Linux

Tags:RPG,Horror,FPS,Crowdfunding,Action I am sure this will be good news to many of you! The System Shock kickstarter has now blasted way past the…

Terraria 1.3.2 released, time to party with new items

Tags:GOG,Sandbox,Steam,Survival Terraria 1.3.2 has been released and along with an assortment of bugfixes it includes some fun new items. Having a…

SWORDY, a local party brawler could come to Linux if Microsoft allow it

Tags:Steam,Early Access,ActionSWORDY is a rather fun looking local party brawler that has just released on Steam in Early Access. It could see a…