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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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Linux Top 3: Kali 1.0.9, Deepin 2014.1 and Ubuntu 14.10

LinuxPlanet: Kali Linux has emerged in recent years to be one of the leading distribution for security penetration testers.

Wal Commander GitHub Edition 0.16.1 released

The purpose of this project is to create a multi-platform open source file manager (Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, OS X) mimicking the look-n-feel of Far Manager.

Clusterbit Developed the World's Smallest Datacenter

 DarkDuck: Open source platform where home enthusiasts, IT professionals, Linux technicians as well as high-end users can explore new possibilities

Magento 1.9.0.1 Released: Installing and Configuring on Debian/Ubuntu

 tecmint: Magento is a free, open-source CMS for web-commerce websites, first launched in 2008 and later acquired by eBay

RHEL 7 / CentOS 7 / Grub2 : Protect Single User Mode / Rescue / Emergency with Password

All Linux: In This Howto, We will protect Grub2 with Encrypted Password and Plain Password.

Has Linux run out of time?

 EveryDayLinuxUser: Why does it have to be Windows or Linux, why can't it be both?"

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition For Linux & Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Linux Update

 GamingOnLinux: Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition has been announced to much fanfare and it looks like it will be getting a Linux version.

Low-Spec Hardware? Try these Desktop Environments

 LinuxLinks: I have selected my pick of desktop environments that are excellent candidates for older hardware.

Who's to blame when products fail?

Linux Magazine: "maddog" takes exception to attempts to blame Open Source for some recent product failures.

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Borderlands 2 Also Looks Like It's Coming To Linux, UPDATE: Confirmed

Remember when Randy Pitchford of Gearbox told us not to get our hopes up? Then Borderlands: The Pre-sequel was confirmed for Linux? Well he's a funny guy as Borderlands 2 is now showing signs of coming over to Linux anyway. UPDATED

A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 Released For Linux

A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 from Arcen Games are now available on Linux, and that folks is their entire back catalogue ported to Linux.

Project Vaulderie Is A Fan Made Remake Of Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines

Project Vaulderie is a fan made remake of Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines coming to Linux thanks to Unity3D.

Seven Dragon Saga, The Epic RPG Debut Title From Tactical Simulations Interactive

New independent video games studio formed by SSI alumni, updates “Gold Box” RPG experience with modern tech and new core gaming system

The Witcher 2 Improves With A New Round Of Beta

Virtual Programming are again delivering on their promises of better performance. The Witcher 2 has kicked off another round of beta versions and it comes with AMD related fixes too.

Firewatch, A First Person Mystery Game Finally Reveals Itself In A Trailer

Firewatch is an incredibly stylish looking first person mystery game from new developer Campo Santo Productions.

Mojang Releases Roadmap For Scrolls, Still No Sign Of Linux

Scrolls is a bit of a sad song for Linux and for me especially as I purchased it on their public promise of a Linux version, and with their release of a roadmap Linux is nowhere in sight.

Minecraft 1.8 Released, Includes Masses Of Changes

Minecraft 1.8 has officially just been released and with it comes maaaaany changes you need to be aware of.

Ryan Icculus Gordon On The Linux Action Show

Ryan Icculus Gordon has just recently been on a guest on the excellent Linux Action Show to talk about Linux gaming. Ryan Icculus Gordon is the name behind a number of big ports.

Empire: Total War Looks Close To A Linux Version, Pokes Fun At Linux Gamers

We already knew that Total War: ROME II would come to Linux, but now it looks like the original Empire: Total War will come to Linux too and maybe sooner than the sequel.

Steampunk Train Shooter Meets Tower Defense: Kickstarter & Playable Demo

If you're looking for steampunk game that combines elements of rail shooters and tower defense there's a kickstarter launching Sept 2 with your name on it! In Tumbleweed Express players must expertly defend their train while constantly battling against an endless barrage of militarized bandits, outlaws, and opposing organizations.

GOL Cast: Fighting A Desperate Battle In AI War

An RTS fan? Well, you might like what this complex strategy game about a galactic war against an over-powered AI brings to the table. Let's see what AI War is all about!

Metro: Last Light Redux Showing Signs Of Getting The Linux Version Out

Metro: Last Light Redux has been updated on the SteamDB to include some Linux information, so it seems the developers are working on getting it sorted.

NeonXSZ Cyberspace FPS Now On Steam For Linux

For those of you who stick to Steam this will be good news. NeonXSZ is an awesome cyberspace FPS with solid gameplay and it looks good too.

Ambient Puzzler Hexcells Infinite Available On Linux Today

The third and final instalment in the popular puzzle game series launches today, DRM free and on Steam.