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[Game Review] The Journey Down: Chapter Two

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Released on the 25th of August 2014, The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the second installment in The Journey Down video game series, a classic point and click adventure inspired by much-loved classic titles such as Grim Fandango. Described as having a "Afro-Caribbean vibe", a quick look at any of…

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Corebird, An Alternative GTK+3 Twitter Client

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If you're like me, you may not have heard much about Corebird, a native GTK+3 Twitter client. Which is a bit surprising really, as Corebird is a very nice and stable application that holds it's own with any of the other clients out there and deserves more love. There's a few Linux Twitter clients…

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B1 Free Archiver: a simple solution

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Switching to Linux requires users to abandon their usual set of favourite programs and to employ what is available. In terms of archive utilities the first and most obvious choice is the GNOME desktop environment File Roller. But does a Linux neophyte ready to get into all that stuff at once?…

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SeaMonkey - More than a Web Browser

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If you're anything like me, you may have thought or assumed that SeaMonkey was just a web browser; perhaps just a rebranded Firefox like Iceweasel. But it is in fact much more and has the name "all-in-one internet application suite" for a reason. SeaMonkey is free and open-source and is a…

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Review: Broken Age - Act 1

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A sheltered, over-protected, bored boy in space. A girl in a fairytale style land who is thrust into becoming an offering to a giant sea monster. Talking trees. Hippy lumberjacks. Broken Age has it all. And then some. Broken Age (Act 1) is a point and click adventure game officially released by…

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Review: Euro Truck Simulator 2

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If you've never been a real sim game buff or especially never played a game the likes of the Euro Truck Simulator series, you would probably snicker or roll your eyes at the idea of driving trucks from A to B, often long hauls, being "fun". But you know, I once thought the same thing! But, as you…

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Review: Salvation Prophecy

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If you love a good space romp and shooty shooty lasers you owe it to yourself to try this one. First off It's best not to play the first half hour or so and judge the game right away. Yes, it's an indie game (made by pretty much one man, no less) and the graphics and animations won't impress anyone…

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Oracle MySQL Gets New Features: The Storage Wars Continue

 The VAR Guy: Oracle has added new features to the enterprise edition of MySQL, the open source database storage platform.

Setting Up NTP (Network Time Protocol) Server in RHEL/CentOS 7

 tecmint: NTP is a protocol which runs over port 123 UDP at Transport Layer and allows computers to synchronize time over networks for an accurate time.

How to set up RAID 10 for high performance and fault tolerant disk I/O on Linux

xmodulo: A RAID 10 (aka RAID 1+0 or stripe of mirrors) array provides high performance and fault-tolerant disk I/O operations

OpenDaylight Helium Bootstraps SDN Security

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Second major release of open-source Software Defined Networking shows maturity and stability.

Google tightens its grip on Android manufacturers

 ITworld: Google products and services have always been one of the most useful things about Android.

What does SELinux do to contain the the bash exploit?

DanWalsh: Now this is a horrible exploit but as you can see SELinux would probably have protected a lot/most of your valuable data on your machine.

Open source tools help kids discover digital creativity

OpenSource.com: Teaching kids about graphic design and programming without using open source software would be prohibitively expensive.

Using GIT to backup your website files on linux

Techarena51: Well not exactly Git but a software based on Git known as BUP.

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Cosmochoria Released For Linux In Early Access, It's Fun

Cosmochoria is a funny little game that puts you in the space-suit of little naked cartoon cosmonaut who jet packs around space.

GOL Cast: Heavy Bombardment In Cannon Brawl

I guess it's time to come back from the cruel wasteland and take a look at this simple yet fun indie strategy game that is not quite like anything I've seen before.

GOL World Tour: Linux Gaming From Germany

This instalment of the GOL World Tour visits Germany, differing from the last two in that it will focus on a country more established in the video game industry.

Tesla Breaks The World! Released For Linux

Tesla Breaks the World! A platformer that mixes puzzles, adventure and Nikola Tesla into a mixed bag of gameplay.

Neverending Nightmares Released For Linux

Neverending Nightmares is a black and white psychological horror that looks pretty awesome. It's another game to come out from being crowdfunded, woo!

A Roundup Of The Last Weeks Linux Gaming

Here is a look back at the last week on GamingOnLinux, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past week for Linux Gaming!

The Sunday Gaming Section, Linux Gaming From Around The Web

Here is some Sunday reading for you from other gaming sites across the internet. Not much generally happens on a Sunday and we use it as a catch-up day here, so hopefully this will be a regular article.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Now In Beta For Linux, Finally

It took longer than we ever hoped, but Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is finally in opt-in beta for Linux.

Hearthlands City Builder Has A Massive Update

We only introduced you to Hearthlands a few days ago, but it already has a whopper of an update release to make it even more interesting. Hearthlands is a game much like Settlers, Majesty and Pharaoh.

Interstellar Marines FPS Releases A Huge Update, Now Includes Co-op Play

The Interstellar Marines developers have been very busy and this new update is bloody huge. It includes the first co-op level and it's quite big.

Ibb & Obb Coming To Linux Soon, Developer Looking For Testers

It looks like Sparpweed is bringing us a shamelessly cute title, ibb & obb, a challenging cooperative platformer. However, before the penguin masses can get there hands on it the developer is looking for testers. Those interested can fill out this form. Please only apply if you actually intend on helping Sparpweed find bugs before release!

A Message From John Byrne Of AMD & A Survey

We have come across a message from John Byrne at AMD and a survey for Linux users to speak up on how they are performing.

Remember To Support Us On Patreon, Higher Level Supporters Get Free Maia Keys!

Remember that we are on Patreon for you to be able to support us monthly to keep doing what we do. Now with an added bonus! Simon Roth has donated a bunch of keys to his colony building sim Maia to give away to supporters at a certain level too.

Achron, A Time Travelling RTS Has Been Updated

Achron was big news when it originally came out due to real-time time travel in the game, and it still looks cool even now.

Prison Architect Alpha 25 Released, Massive Update

Prison Architect is probably one of the best indie games around for strategy/sim fans. This new update introduces prisoner reputation, protective custody and much more.