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


"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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Gradio - a Neat GTK3 Internet Radio App


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


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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Xfce 4.13 Development COPR Repo Available for Fedora


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


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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NVIDIA Driver with Improved Optimus Support Lands for Fedora 25+


For those using an NVIDIA powered machine, especially those running Optimus laptops, a new NVIDIA driver stack has landed in the 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


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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GNOME Recipes to Receive Interface Improvements, New Recipes and Cuisines


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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Netflix flicks the 'On' Switch for Firefox on Linux


In news sure to please all Firefox users who also use the Netflix streaming service, it's now possible to do so without any user-agent tweaks or hacks. It now works out of the box, as Netflix themselves have finally done the necessary changes in the background to make Firefox recognised as a valid…

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GNOME 3.24 'Portland' Released


A bit over a month following the beta release of GNOME 3.23.91, the GNOME project has now released the latest version of the GNOME desktop, now at version 3.24, codenamed Portland. Some of the new features and fixes include: Calendar: A new week view, plus allowing Drag & Drop events to…

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The AI era: 4 skills IT pros need to develop

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Purism's Linux Phone to Use Convergence for a Unified Experience Across Devices

Purism's Francois Tchen shares some initial details on how the company plans to use convergence for their short and long-term design goals of Librem 5, the Linux smartphone that raised more than $2 million on Kickstarter l

Install Apache Kafka on Ubuntu

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How Kubernetes became the solution for migrating legacy applications

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Trailblazers, a co-operative racing title where you paint the track announced with Linux support

Tags: Racing, Coming SoonI do love racing games, especially when they look as unique as Trailblazers [Official Site]. A co-operative racing game…

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun beta patch dramatically improves performance and load times

Tags: Stealth, Strategy, Beta, SteamShadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun [Steam, GOG] is a very good tactical stealth game, it just got a whole lot…

I Hate Running Backwards, a fast-paced infinite runner shoot 'em up hybrid with Serious Sam, confirmed for Linux

Tags: Action, Steam, Coming SoonAfter teasing us on Twitter, the developer behind the awesome looking infinite runner shoot 'em up hybrid 'I Hate…

Season-changing action platformer 'FOX n FORESTS' to release this Spring

Tags: Action, Platformer, Steam, Coming SoonFOX n FORESTS [Steam, Official Site] is an action platformer with RPG elements that will allow you to…

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is out with Linux support, mod tools and constant patched improvements

Tags: GOG, Steam, Action, RPG, AdventureA release I didn't actually cover was Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy [GOG, Steam], the revamp of the 2003 3rd…

Shotgun Farmers, the FPS where bullets grow guns now has smarter AI

Tags: Action, FPS, Indie Game, Early Access, SteamShotgun Farmers [Steam] really is a sweet FPS, I consider it a hidden gem since it doesn't have a…

Unique puzzle experience 'We Were Here Too' will make you shout at your friends

Tags: Puzzle, Steam, Indie Game, ReviewWe Were Here Too [Steam, Official Site] is a very interesting puzzle game, one where you and a friend team up…

Nirvana Pilot Yume mixes a 'steamy' visual novel with racing and it's now on Linux

Tags: Visual Novel, Racing, Steam, Indie GameThe developer of Nirvana Pilot Yume [Steam, Official Site] sent word to us today that their mix of a…

The Humble Classics Return Bundle is a really good deal for Linux gamers

Tags: Game Bundle, Game SaleIt's good to see Humble Bundle put out some more bundles that have a lot of Linux games, the latest is the Humble…

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus announced with Linux support, due in 'late 2018'

Tags: Strategy, Steam, Coming SoonWarhammer 40,000: Mechanicus [Steam, Official Site] has just been announced by Bulwark Studios and Kasedo Games,…

Parry and dodge your way to victory in 'Way of the Passive Fist', launching March 6th

Tags: Coming Soon, Steam, Indie Game, Action, Beat 'em upWay of the Passive Fist [Steam, Official Site] is a rather unique and very colourful arcade…

Halcyon 6: The Precursor Legacy DLC released, some good content for a small price

Tags: DLC, Indie Game, GOG, Steam, StrategyHalcyon 6: The Precursor Legacy DLC [GOG, Steam] was released earlier this month, adding some really nice…

Sci-fi mystery 'The Station' has released, it’s a short but memorable experience

Tags: Adventure, Steam, Indie Game, ReviewWhat would happen if we discovered the existence of alien life? A question I've often asked and a question…

Hypergate, a new space-combat sim will support Linux

Tags: Action, Steam, Indie Game, Coming SoonNot getting enough space-combat sims? Hypergate [Steam] is a pretty good-looking one that's confirmed for…

Gladiabots, an interesting AI-driven robot fighting game has Linux support

Tags: Indie Game, Alpha,, Early AccessAlways on the lookout for more interesting Linux games, I recently came across the AI-driven robot…