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Miaou Moon - Linux Game Impressions


Miaou Moon is an unusual platformer styled game. On the one hand, it's an almost hypnotic and patient adventure through space as you let yourself bounce around through low gravity while conserving energy. On the other hand, you'll suddenly find yourself using cleverly timed thrusts to avoid a…

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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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SafeEyes - An Useful Linux Utility That Prevents Eye Strain

SafeEyes is a simple Linux utility that protect you from Eye Strain by reminding or forcing you to take breaks after a particular period of time.

2 Linux clients for Microsoft's OneDrive. Yes, they work, but...

DarkDuck: There is another cloud storage from a global company.

pcDuino goes quad-core, swaps Arduino for Raspberry Pi compatibility

LinkSprite's $25, 64 x 50mm "pcDuino4 Nano" SBC is a re-spin of FriendlyARM's NanoPi M1, offering a quad-core H3, Raspberry Pi expansion, and 3x USB ports.

13 IT leaders confess their scary stories and deep, dark fears

 EnterprisersProject: 13 scary stories that all IT leaders can relate to.

ARM/FPGA module runs Linux on Arria 10 SoC

 hackerboards: iWave's rugged, Linux-friendly, 95 x 75mm "Arria 10 SoC Module" expands upon the dual-core, ARM/FPGA SoC from Altera with DDR4 and 24 transceivers.

Using WINE Prefixes

It's probably best to think of WINE prefixes sort of like virtual machines.

Alpine Linux 3.4.5 Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.27 LTS, Latest Security Fixes

Alpine Linux 3.4.5 is now available as the most up-to-date version of the GNU/Linux distribution based on musl libc and BusyBox,

Linux and the Imaginary New User

 Datamation: Is Linux being developed to cater to new users who don't actually exist?

HPE backs off from OpenStack development

ZDnet: HPE still supports OpenStack in its Helion cloud program, but it's cutting way back on how much it's spending on helping create OpenStack. Latest Articles

Why GNU/Linux ports can be less performant, a more in-depth answer

Tags:EditorialI'm mirv. I have been using GNU/Linux for quite a long time, and programming OpenGL since GL1.2. In my (limited) spare time, I help out…

Using Nvidia's NVENC with OBS Studio makes Linux game recording really great

Tags:Editorial,HowToI had been meaning to try out Nvidia's NVENC for a while, but I never really bothered as I didn't think it would make such a…

Feral Interactive's Linux ports may come with Vulkan sooner than we thought (UPDATED)

Tags:Feral Interactive,VulkanNote: Article updated to be clearer, with the actual quote of what they said. I didn't expect this so soon, but it looks…

Linux community has been sending their love to Feral Interactive & Aspyr Media

Tags:Aspyr Media,Editorial,Feral InteractiveThis is awesome to see, people in the community have sent both Feral Interactive & Aspyr Media some…

Thoughts on 'Stellaris' with the 'Leviathans Story Pack' and latest patch, a better game that still needs work

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Initial Thoughts,DLCStellaris [Steam, Official Site] has come a long way since the initial release, so I checked back on how it…

Why Linux games often perform worse than on Windows

Tags:EditorialI still see so much confusion and outright misinformation being spread about why a lot of Linux games perform worse than Windows, so…

Slime Rancher, the awesome game about farming adorable slimes has been updated

Tags:Early Access,Steam,GOG,Adventure Slime Rancher [Steam, GOG, Official Site] is a little favourite of mine, as it has some pretty fun gameplay and…

Game porter Ethan Lee has done a write-up of the recent SteamDevDays

Tags:Editorial,SteamGame porter Ethan Lee, who has done tons of Linux ports went to SteamDevDays and he has now done a write-up of the experience. It…

Meadow, an odd 'forum in games clothing' is now available with Linux support

Tags:Steam,Indie Game Meadow [Steam, Official Site], from the developers of Shelter is a purely online game where there's no objectives, and it just…

Some thoughts on 'Pavilion', the stylish fourth-person puzzling adventure

Tags:Adventure,Initial Thoughts,Puzzle,Steam The developer of 'Pavilion' [Humble Store, Steam, Official Site] was kind enough to send in a key to…

Looking to capture gameplay from one Linux PC on another, what should I be getting?

Tags:HardwareUpdate: Turns out using Nvidia's NVENC with OBS Studio actually works really nicely. Something I have been noticing recently is that a…

Streets of Rogue, the awesome RPG rogue-like mega-game is going to support online co-op

Tags:Demo,Free Game,Indie Game,Roguelike,RPG,Sandbox,Unity3DStreets of Rogue [Official Site] is already an extremely cool game, but now it's about to…

Desura, IndieRoyale and DailyRoyale now have new owners who plan to revive them

Tags:Desura,EditorialLooks like Desura is going to make a comeback sometime soon, as the new owners OnePlay have announced they have acquired it.…

Looks like Mojang will be supporting the new Minecraft launcher on Linux

Tags:EditorialGood news Minecraft [Official Site] fans! Mojang seem to have changed their minds on Linux support for the new Minecraft launcher they…

'The Wardrobe', a point & click adventure game release date announced, with day-1 Linux support

Tags:Adventure,Indie Game,Point & Click,Steam Point & Click adventure game 'The Wardrobe' [Official Site] to release with day-1 Linux support…