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Xfce 4.13 Development COPR Repo Available for Fedora

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For those wanting to try out the latest development version packages for Xfce 4.13 (which will become 4.14 at the stable release) in Fedora, user 'nonamedotc' has set up a COPR repo to try out. The COPR repo provides packages for Rawhide, Fedora 25 and Fedora 26 and as one can imagine, anything…

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KDE Plasma gets Google Drive Integration

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KDE Plasma and Google Drive users rejoice - you will soon get Google Drive integration in the KDE desktop, allowing you to browse your files in the Dolphin file manager and Plasma Folder View applets. Elvis Angelaccio announced it today on his blog. Apparently it's pretty much ready to go, though…

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The Importance of Static Social Media Buttons

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So, let's talk social media buttons. You know them; you probably see them on most sites that you visit these days. The little badges or icons that load, encouraging you to click on them to either connect with the associated social media account or to share the article you may be reading at the…

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NVIDIA Driver with Improved Optimus Support Lands for Fedora 25+

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For those using an NVIDIA powered machine, especially those running Optimus laptops, a new NVIDIA driver stack has landed in the negativo17.org repo for Fedora 25 (and up) users. In a blog post, user "slaanesh" announced the improvements: "The Nvidia repository now contains all the…

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Solus Project Gets New Website, Migrates to New Development Tracker and More

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The fast moving Solus Project that is making some waves in the Linux distribution world has some new shiny things going on. Joshua Strobl, Solus Project Communications Manager has announced them in the latest This Week In Solus. In the 44th installment of This Week In Solus, Joshua details the…

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What is YOUR Essential FOSS Program?

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We all have at least one or maybe even a handful of programs we seemingly just can't live without. You know, that program that you instantly go looking for as soon as you've installed your new shiny OS (or Linux distribution, more specifically in our case). For me, personally it's the Vim text…

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GNOME Recipes to Receive Interface Improvements, New Recipes and Cuisines

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A few months back we took a look at the new GNOME Recipes app that's currently in heavy development. Matthias Clasen has announced that along with a growing team of developers, some further improvements are on the way, both in terms of user experience and the selection of recipes and cuisines…

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Introducing Sudo Satirical

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Recently on The Linux Rain I wrote about some recent changes to the site and towards the end of that article I made mention of a new category that had shown up on TLR: satire. Well, in the interest of keeping The Linux Rain fully on its track and focussed, say hello to a new site. Say hello to Sudo…

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Xfe file manager: an independent marvel

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Nearly all Linux distros come with a graphical file manager tied to a particular desktop environment. KDE comes with Dolphin file manager, Gnome with Files, MATE with Caja, Cinnamon with Nemo, Xfce with Thunar, LXDE with PCManFM. You're not, of course, stuck with the file manager that comes with…

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Review: Spec Ops: The Line

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The bullets screamed past Walker's ears, piercing the dust-ridden air. The only consolation of being aware of the sharp hot cracks through the air from the bullets whizzing by meant that he was still alive. His fellow Delta Force teammates, Lugo and Adams, were crouched nearby on the flanks behind…

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A Linux Rain Update

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How do we look? Regular readers will instantly notice we've had a bit of a facelift all of a sudden. Nothing too dramatic, mainly just CSS stylings and the overall colour scheme. There's also a few other technical changes that have already happened, as well as a few others planned for…

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Arma 3 1.76 for Linux is planned, work on it to start "soon"

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The Mooseman, a short side-scrolling adventure just released for Linux

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Stylish FPS 'Morphite' released without Linux support, but it's coming

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We have a review of XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, Commander

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A look at some great Linux & SteamOS racing games available in 2017

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The SteamWorld Dig 2 launch trailer shows off what lurks in the deep

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Valve makes adjustments to user reviews due to review bombing with 'histogram' charts

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Homestuck adventure game HIVESWAP: Act 1 releases without promised Linux support

Tags: Adventure, Indie Game, Point & Click, DelayedLooks like another possible Kickstarter disappointment. The game Hiveswap: Act 1, by Homestuck…

Setting a primary monitor for launching games in a dual monitor rig

Tags: Hardware, HOWTO, VideoI used to chuckle smugly whenever Liam wrote an article about yet another game that launches on the wrong monitor. That…

Blowing everyone up in EVERSPACE, my thoughts

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Back to Bed, an interesting and slightly weird puzzle game is currently free on Steam

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Free GameJust a quick tip here: Back to Bed [Official Site], an interesting and slightly weird puzzle game is currently…

The Humble Very Positive Bundle 2 is an awesome deal

Tags: Game BundleLow on cash? Here to help! The Humble Very Positive Bundle 2 is a damn good deal going right now with great Linux games. For "Pay…

Ostriv, a city-builder set in the 18th century will have Linux support

Tags: City Builder, Coming Soon, Indie GameOstriv [Official Site] is a city-builder built by one developer and I think it looks reasonably…

The developers of "Burst The Game" address the asset flip accusations and say Linux fixes are coming

Tags: Action, FPS, Free Game, SteamBurst The Game [Steam], a free to play online FPS recently launched into Steam Early Access, the problem was it…

Hollow Knight to add a Halloween free content update with lots of new content

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