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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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DockerCon Showcases New Docker Release, Containers-as-a-Service Model

In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the DockerCon 16 conference.

Peppermint OS 7 Linux Distribution Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

softpedia: Release highlights of Peppermint OS 7 include a new version of the well-known Ice Site Specific Browser framework

DAISY: A Linux-compatible text format for the visually impaired

DAISY is a specialized text reader format that can be used for anything from textbooks to news articles.

Organize your movie and TV files with tinyMediaManager

tinyMediaManager is an open source media management tool that generates video file metadata.

How to install SuPHP on CentOS 7.2

 HowToForge: This improves the security of hosted websites as you can run the PHP scripts of each website under a different user.

Calibre 2.60 eBook Viewer Improves the Config Dialog for the Kobo Touch Driver

New features implemented in the Calibre 2.60 release include an improved configuration dialog for the driver that handles Kobo Touch ebook readers

7-Way Linux Distribution Comparison For Summer 2016

Phoronix: Given the recent releases of Fedora 24, Solus 1.2, and other GNU/Linux distribution updates, here is our latest performance testing roundabout of seven popular OS releases on the same Core i5 Skylake system.

Behind the new Fedora Developer Portal

Fedora Magazine: The main purpose of the portal is to serve developers (surprise!).

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Announcing the GamingOnLinux wallpaper competition

Tags:CompetitionI need a new wallpaper, and I would very much like one that in some way has GamingOnLinux branding on it. Here's your chance to shine…

The Wine Development Release 1.9.13 Is Now Available

Tags:Wine,Open Source,Beta The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.13 has many small changes…

FORCED SHOWDOWN now available on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Steam,RPG,ActionThe developers of FORCED SHOWDOWN have emailed in to let us know that the deck building action twin-stick game is now available…

Two Worlds Epic Edition openworld action RPG now on GOG for Linux

Tags:Wine,RPG,GOG,Action GOG have now added in a Linux build for Two Worlds Epic Edition that requires Wine in order to function. I have no problem…

Nidhogg, the fencing action game is heading to Linux with a Beta

Tags:Action,Beta,Coming Soon,Humble Store,SteamNidhogg is a rather popular little action gaming about what look like stick figures doing some…

Join me at 7:45PM UTC for the weekly Linux gaming livestream, also helpers needed

Tags:Video,LivestreamAs announced previously by Samsai he is temporarily leaving us for his mandatory army training, so I will be taking the…

The future of the Friday Livestream and my other GOL work

Tags:Site InfoJust to make sure that everyone is getting an unreasonable amount of big announcements today, I am making one of my own concerning the…

The work to bring Banished over to OpenGL is still going on

Tags:Coming Soon,Simulation,Steam,Strategy The developer of Banished has written up another blog post about porting Banished to OpenGL for the Mac…

And so it begins, the Steam Summer Sale is here

Tags:Game Sale,Steam Open up those wallets, as the Steam Summer Sale is now upon us. Already some cracking deals to be found. Steam will be up and…

Europa Universalis IV celebrates Midsummer and a million copies sold with a free music DLC

Tags:DLC,Sandbox,Steam,StrategyThe Linux-friendly Swedish developers are celebrating a million copies of Europa Universalis IV sold with a collection…

The Long Dark survival game updated with a new skills and feats system

Tags:Survival,Steam,Sandbox,Early AccessThe Long Dark is probably one of the nicest survival games available on Linux right now, it's cold, it's…

After a truly long time, the level editor for the sadistic 'Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number' is ready!

Tags:Steam,Action As you saw in the above video, the level editor was announced to come along with the game for its release. Though, Hotline Miami 2:…

Escape from a relentless horde in 'SWARMRIDERS', a FREE cyberpunk twin stick shooter, some thoughts

Tags:Steam,Initial Thoughts,Indie Game,Free Game,Arcade,ActionSWARMRIDERS is the perfect example of minimalism in gaming well executed. After you…

The Wardrobe: A pop culture point & click adventure game for Linux

Tags:Adventure,Greenlight,Indie Game,Point & Click,Press Release,SteamThe Wardrobe is a 2D point & click game inspired by the great 90s…

XCOM 2 - Alien Hunters thoughts, prepare to get frustrated

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Initial Thoughts,DLC So I've been playing through XCOM 2 again, but now with the Alien Hunters DLC enabled and my god it's…