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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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BASH a block of bytes

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I was preparing a slide presentation and wanted to show a block of random 8-bit bytes, like this: Naturally I didn't just type out that block of text on a slide, which would have taken maybe 10 minutes, or copy and modify some byte-text I found online. Of course not. Instead I spent hours dreaming…

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Containers, a Great Privacy Add-On Currently in Firefox Test Pilot

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While not Linux specific by any means, here is a Firefox add-on (currently in Firefox Test Pilot) that I've been using and I believe is beneficial to any Firefox user, especially those who want a bit of extra privacy. Containers are basically a way of isolating tabs to their own profiles…

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Canonical Reboots Convergence; Introduces the No Desktop Environment

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Just mere days after the news broke that Canonical would be using the GNOME desktop environment in the default release of the Ubuntu operating system, following the news of the company also dropping the Unity desktop and the greater goal of "convergence", newly re-appointed Canonical CEO…

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Review: Yooka-Laylee

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3D platformer and Banjo-Kazooie fans rejoice - Yooka-Laylee recently landed for all major platforms, including our very own Linux. As a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie in particular, and created by a team made up of former Rare members, Yooka-Laylee has been a much hyped and anticipated game.…

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Solus - Impressive, Most Impressive

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If you pay attention to happenings in the Linux world, chances are you've heard the name 'Solus' being bandied around quite a bit. The Solus project (formally known as SolusOS) has been gathering momentum and popularity lately and I figured it was high time I actually try the operating system out.…

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Damn Small Linux A Lightweight Linux Distro For Old Computers

By the name yes it's really small and lightweight

Wine 2.0.2 Brings Better Support for Mortal Kombat X and Microsoft Excel 2010

Among the Windows games that should now work better if you install Wine 2.0.2 on your GNU/Linux distribution, we can mention Mortal Kombat X

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Is No Longer Supported, Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 Now

Starting today, you should no longer use Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) on your personal computer, even if it's up-to-date.

Blockchain's Future: Nine Predictions

 Datamation: The future of blockchain is sure to be bright.

How to Set-Up Master-Slave Replication for PostgreSQL 9.6 on Ubuntu 16.04

HowToForge: In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure PostgreSQL 9.6 Master-Slave Replication on Ubuntu 16.04 server.

Does your software development team use scrum?

Is scrum a part of your team's project management workflow?

Wireshark, World's Most Popular Network Protocol Analyzer, Gets New Release

Wireshark 2.2.8 comes about one and a half months after the 2.2.7 release to patch security vulnerabilities that have been discovered in the application

Code::Blocks IDE Review

Codeblocks is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for programmers and developers.

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Shadow Warrior: Special Edition is currently free on the Humble Store

Tags: Action, FPS, Free Game, Humble Store, SteamYou can now grab the silly and over-the-top FPS chock full of blood, demons and swords for free for…

Total War: WARHAMMER Norsca DLC set to raid Linux before too long

Tags: DLC, Feral Interactive, Steam, StrategyThe latest DLC for the fantasy-themed Total War game will be brought over by Feral Interactive. This DLC…

Thursday Madness, a quick look at some good Linux gaming deals

Tags: Game SaleWelcome to another late sales article here at GOL. Another quick look at some good deals you shouldn't pass up! First up, Shadow…

Cyberpunk horror game 'Observer' from Bloober Team & Aspyr Media will likely see a delayed Linux release

Tags: Adventure, Aspyr Media, Coming Soon, Horror, SteamSlightly sad news today, as the amazing looking Observer [Steam, Official Site] from Bloober…

Trains & Things, a multiplayer focused economic strategy game built on Linux

Tags: Coming Soon, StrategyTrains & Things [Official Site] has been announced as a multiplayer focused economic strategy game, it's built on…

God game 'The Universim' now has a demo to try on Steam

Tags: Alpha, Demo, Indie Game, Simulation, SteamGod game 'The Universim' [Official Site, Steam] now has a demo available on Steam if you're wanting…

OpenRCT2, the open source RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 game engine has another update

Tags: Game Engine, Open Source, SimulationA good one to keep an eye on for fans of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, as OpenRCT2 [Official Site], the open…

The emulator 'Dolphin' is now available as a libretro core

Tags: EmulationFor the emulation fans amongst our readership, you might be pleased to know that libretro [Official Site] now supports the…

Harold Halibut, a clay animation adventure game, set in a spaceship stuck under sea will have Linux support

Tags: Adventure, Crowdfunding, Coming SoonHarold Halibut [Kickstarter, Official Site] is an interesting sounding adventure game set in a spaceship…

Tangledeep is a very sweet dungeon crawler that's now in Early Access, I love it

Tags: Roguelike, Steam, Early Access, Indie Game, Initial Thoughts, Dungeon CrawlerTangledeep [GOG, Steam, Official Site] is a colourful and cute…

Editorial: No, Valve is not killing SteamOS or the Steam Controller

Tags: EditorialAnother day, another journalist claiming that Valve is killing SteamOS (amongst other things mentioned) and it couldn't be further…

The fantastic Early Access sandbox space game 'Avorion' has a huge update named 'Alliances'

Tags: Early Access, Sandbox, SteamI was impressed by Avorion [Steam], very impressed. It's one game I'm considering getting us a server for when it's…

The Templar sounds like the most fun unit yet coming to XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Tags: Coming Soon, DLC, Steam, StrategyXCOM 2: War of the Chosen [Steam] has another new unit reveal, this time it's for The Templar, another one we…

The Humble Telltale Games Bundle seems to have at least one Linux game coming (updated: nope)

Tags: Game BundleUPDATE: Turns out it is an error:QuoteIt is a generic graphic that we use for the "More games coming soon" section, which contains…

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap released for Linux, tools included to mod the game too

Tags: Retro, Platformer, Action, SteamWonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap [Official Site, Steam, Humble Store] a remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's…