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Silver, a 90s Action RPG Lands on Steam for Linux

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"Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. Now, only one man can put a stop to Silver and his minions. That man is you, David, a promising young…

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Quick Tip: Integrate Window Buttons into Xfce Panel

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For any Xfce gurus who may have tried to emulate the Unity desktop look, or maybe just wanted to save a bit of screen real estate, this may not be new to you. For anyone else though, here's a tip on this neat functionality. It's no secret that the venerable Xfce desktop is very configurable,…

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Presentations in a browser

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If you've ever given a slide presentation at a conference, you know the drill. Tell the audio-visual people what session your talk is in, then hand them a USB stick with your PowerPoint on it. The presentation has to be in Microsoft PowerPoint because the one and only laptop plugged into the data…

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Void Linux - the Strangely Overlooked Distribution

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Ahh, Void Linux. You may or may not have heard of it. If you have, more than likely it was by word of mouth, so to speak, from internet comments on a forum, YouTube video or in passing on Reddit. But this little distro rarely gets any press or recognition otherwise. Perhaps it's time that changes,…

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Review: DiRT Rally

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Yet another game in the porting lineup by Linux gaming heros, Feral Interactive, DiRT Rally is a racing game focussing on, you guessed it: rallying. As opposed to the largely arcade oriented DiRT Showdown released a few years prior, DiRT Rally is very much intended as a simulation, delivering…

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Review: Trigger Time

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Trigger Time is described as a story-driven, top-down 2D shooter with a gravity gun and physics puzzle elements with some cutscenes amongst the 9 levels of shoot-em up action. Amidst a world full of indie top-down shoot-em ups, does Trigger Time deliver enough to be different? Developer: Shephf…

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Gradio - a Neat GTK3 Internet Radio App

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It's not often that I use internet radio applications, or even internet radio itself, but when a situation arose recently where I was seeking some online radio streams, I also then went delving into seeing what internet radio applications were available on Linux. Running a GNOME desktop, a GTK3 app…

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New Simple Scan Designs Emerge; Seeking Devs to Implement Them

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Simple Scan is one of my personal favourite and perhaps even one of the "essential" apps on the Linux desktop for me. It does what it says on the tin: it's simple and it scans, with a nice preview system and enough options to be decently functional. Some new designs for the app have…

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AWK and a rainfall time series - Part 2

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In part 1 of this article I showed how I used AWK on the command line to work up daily rainfall data for my home town, Ulverstone in Tasmania. I wasn't ready to analyse the data, because there were quite a few missing-data days. Some were part of accumulated-total series, where the rainfall total…

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AWK and a rainfall time series - Part 1

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AWK is my tool of choice for processing plain-text data, so when I wanted to look closely at daily rainfall data for my home town, I fired up a terminal. In this two-part article I explain how the rainfall data were beaten into shape, mainly with AWK, so I could do my analysis. The commands shown…

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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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Realistic racing game 'DRAG' coming to Linux next month, built on Linux and it looks astonishing

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Balloonatics, an action-packed shooter where you pilot a floating basket is coming to Linux

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Top-down shooter 'Geneshift' has a major update with a new progression system

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Nearly six years after the Kickstarter, Stainless Games claim Carmageddon is still coming to Linux

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The big Wine 3.0 release is now officially available

Tags: WineGood things come to those who wait, like a fine Wine. Today the Wine team has officially release the next stable version Wine 3.0 [Official…

Slay the Spire fuses together a roguelike with a card game, it's rather fun

Tags: Early Access, Card Game, Roguelike, Strategy, RPG, Initial ThoughtsWhat do you get when you throw cards at a roguelike? Slay the Spire [Steam,…

OVIVO is a platformer with some rather unusual mechanics, it's also now on Linux

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Phantom Signal is an interesting Strategy game with Tower Defense mechanics

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The original 'The Jackbox Party Pack' is now in Beta for Linux, that makes all of them now

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The current Humble Monthly Bundle has Civilization VI and some DLC for Linux gamers

Tags: Humble Store, Game BundleJust a quick tip this one: The Humble Monthly Bundle is quite hit and miss for Linux gamers, but the current one…

Cook, Serve, Delicious! and Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! are now on GOG with Linux support

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