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

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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

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

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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

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

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