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Sneaking around in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, thanks to Steam Proton

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Unless you've been under a rock lately (which I'm guilty of some of the time, let's be honest) and you're into Linux gaming, you would have heard of a little something that the Valve Corporation has brought out in their Steam client - called 'Proton'. This bundle of goodness brings a whole host of…

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Paper Dungeons Crawler Released in Early Access; First Impressions

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Just recently released into Early Access on Steam, Paper Dungeons Crawler is the sequel to Paper Dungeons, a table-top styled turn-based RPG that also saw a Linux release, by indie team Agent Mega. This sequel takes a more pure 'Roguelike' adventure direction than its predecessor while retaining…

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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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A Look at GNOME Recipes

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Now, yours truly isn't much of a cook, but I am trying to improve on that. With that in mind, the new GNOME Recipes application caught my eye and I decided to check it out. GNOME Recipes is still in development and its included library of recipes is certainly not exactly exhaustive, so I'm looking…

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A Look at Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Preview + Night Light

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Even as a self-confessed Arch Linux guru (okay, not a guru, but Arch is definitely my "main" distro), I do have a soft spot for the GNOME variant of Ubuntu, after running various versions of Ubuntu GNOME on my ASUS laptop for a fairly extended amount of time. With the release of GNOME…

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HITMAN on Linux - First Impressions

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With HITMAN releasing just days ago on Linux, we have yet another big title landing on our favourite platform. It's also courtesy once again of the heavy lifting in porting that Feral Interactive do. The game is also interesting in that Feral promised launch-day Mesa 13 support, which is especially…

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Miaou Moon - Linux Game Impressions

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Miaou Moon is an unusual platformer styled game. On the one hand, it's an almost hypnotic and patient adventure through space as you let yourself bounce around through low gravity while conserving energy. On the other hand, you'll suddenly find yourself using cleverly timed thrusts to avoid a…

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elementary OS Freya Beta 1 is Looking Sparse But Fast and Sleek

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elementary OS is a GNU/Linux distribution that you will either adore or on the other hand, find isn't for you. Fast, tight and favouring beauty and a logical simplicity over the ability to customize every little thing, eOS takes a different approach to many Linux distributions. In this article we…

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A Sneak Peek at Birdie 2.0

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I recently wrote about how the Birdie project, a lightweight and attractive Twitter client for Linux, was being rewritten and reborn as Birdie 2.0, an entirely new codebase. The Birdie Development team were kind enough to provide The Linux Rain with a private preview build of the new upcoming…

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Birdie - A Lightweight and Beautiful Twitter Client

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If you're looking for a Twitter desktop application for your Linux operating system, especially a lightweight and simple program you can just leave running with very little drain on system resources, Birdie may be for you. While Birdie may be very light and simple, it is also beautiful and designed…

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Linux commands you should never run on your system

This article refers to some of the Linux commands you should never run on your system as they might prove to be DEADLY for your Linux systems.

Alpine Linux 3.13 Released with Official Cloud Images, Linux 5.10 LTS, and PHP 8.0

Alpine Linux 3.13 is powered by the latest and greatest Linux 5.10 LTS kernel series and introduces ifupdown-ng network device manager as a replacement for BusyBox's ifupdown.

How to Install TensorFlow machine-learning framework on Ubuntu 20.04

TensorFlow is a free and open-source machine-learning platform developed by Google. It helps developers and data scientists simplify the process of implementing machine-learning models.

How to Launch AWS EC2 Instance Using Terraform

Learn how to launch an AWS EC2 instance using Terraform from Ubuntu 20.04. Terraform is an open source "infrastructure as code" command line tool used to manage infrastructure in the cloud.

Deploying a virtual TripleO standalone OpenStack system

A walk-through on how to deploy a virtualized TripleO standalone system, including creating the components needed to launch and connect to a VM.

Bash Background Process Management

Being able to start, manage and destroy background processes is a requirement for many more advanced level tasks, especially in the areas of advanced scripting and process control.

How to Create a KVM Virtual Machine Template

Creating a template involves creating a virtual machine, installing all the requisites packages that you want, and then cleaning up the template.

Raspberry Pi OS Now Supports Epson Printers, Drops Adobe Flash Player

This is the first Raspberry Pi OS release in 2021, introducing support for Epson printers and screen reader support in the Chromium web browser.

The (in)complete Guide To DOCKER FOR LINUX

The purpose of writing these tutorials is to actually make it easy for Docker Enthusiasts to get all the Docker tutorials at one place. You can consider this as a single reference point for all things Docker.

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Valve's Source 2 shows early teasers of Ray Tracing - weirdly in Artifact updates

We know that Source 2 from Valve is a pretty capable game engine, and we've seen what they've been able to do with it over the years (and Half-Life:…

Beamdog need your help to test Enhanced Editions of Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate

Getting real close to release now is the huge 2.6 upgrade for the Beamdog classic RPGs now including Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate:…

Axiom Verge gets a first ever free update six years later with the Randomizer Mode

While work continues on the sequel, Axiom Verge has a first ever free content update following the release back in 2015 with a new Randomizer Mode.…

Stockholm to host the 2021 CS:GO Major, with the biggest ever prize pool

Valve along with PGL have announced the return of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's next Major Championship that will take place this year in…

Proton 5.13-5 is now up bringing in some of the experimental changes

The Proton compatibility layer for running Windows games on Steam for Linux has levelled up some more with the latest Proton 5.13-5 now available to…

Get a free copy of Bomber Crew during the Humble Winter Sale

How about a free game for the coming weekend? Humble Store has Bomber Crew going free during their new Winter Sale so you can pick up some other…

Prison Architect: Going Green announced for release on January 28

Paradox Interactive and Double Eleven have announced the next expansion and free update for Prison Architect with the Prison Architect: Going Green…

Wine compatibility layer version 6.0 released

Wine, the compatibility layer designed to run Windows games and applications on other systems has a big 6.0 release now officially available with…

Love turn-based strategies? Check out the Turn-Based Tactical Bundle on Steam

It appears that more developers are teaming up to create game bundles on Steam, where you get a couple games from different teams plus a discount to…

What Never Was: Chapter II gets a teaser trailer and a Steam page

What Never Was is a free short, story-driven first-person puzzle-solving adventure that released back in 2019. It was so popular that the developer…

Dead Cells: Fatal Falls releases January 26 and gets a new trailer

Ready for more Dead Cells? I know I am! Motion Twin and Evil Empire have announced the Dead Cells: Fatal Falls expansion will release on January 26.…

Mali Midgard and Bifrost GPUs to get OpenGL 3.1 with Mesa 21.0 - first RC up

With the first Mesa release of 2021 for open source Linux GPU drivers upcoming with Mesa 21.0 hitting the Release Candidate stage, Collabora…

Valve's review of 2020 shows off pretty big numbers - 120 million monthly active users

With 2020 done and out the way, Valve have put up a 'Year in Review' post highlighting a bunch of facts about what people were doing on Steam and…

Kitsune Tails is an upcoming Japanese mythology inspired adventure platformer

From the developer of MidBoss and Super Bernie World (Kitsune Games) and 2064: Read Only Memories (MidBoss, LLC.) comes Kitsune Tails. An adventure…

Grab some indie goodies in the Devolver Digital Hidden Gems Bundle

Need some more games to get you through 2021? The Devolver Digital Hidden Gems Bundle is live up on Steam (again) and comes with some quality…

Shot in the Dark is a clever tough platformer where enemies blend into the background

Shot in the Dark needs you to have good platforming skills, good point and click aiming skills and it's a whole lot of fun if you're up for the…

PRIM looks like an incredible gothic burtonesque adventure with a demo coming soon

Common Colors are currently creating PRIM, a point and click adventure with traditional frame-by-frame animation and a dark gothic style that's…

Dust: The Abandoned Land is a surprising free open-world 2D survival game

Dust: The Abandoned Land is an in-development 2D open-world survival game, one that has a surprising amount of features and you can play it online…

The Ranchers is an upcoming open-world country-life RPG sim

Love your open-world games? How about farming life sims? The Ranchers looks like another great entry into this more casual and laid-back part of the…

Slimbook reveal the Ryzen 7 and RTX 3070 powered Titan

Slimbook, the Linux friendly hardware company that offers Linux as a choice on their hardware has revealed the powerful Titan laptop that's ready for…

Stadia gets Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and HITMAN 3 this month

For the Stadia users amongst our readership: two more big name games will be heading to the Linux and Vulkan powered game streaming service this…

NVIDIA reveal the GeForce RTX 3060, plus lots of GeForce RTX laptops

Today CES continues on with Intel and AMD having their announcements, and now it's NVIDIA up with the GeForce RTX 3060, plus lots of GeForce RTX…

AMD announces Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile CPUs, RDNA 2 GPUs in the first half of 2021

Plenty of AMD news announced today during the digital CES event, with new CPUs and GPUs on the way for this year including the Ryzen 5000 Series…

Revolutionary Games continue building up their free evolution game Thrive

Starting off as nothing but a tiny little cell in a massive world, Thrive is a free and open source evolution sim backed up by the power of science.…

Virtual Reality voxel building game cyubeVR will be supporting Linux in a future build

Minecraft in VR that's a bit more hands on? cyubeVR (pronounced Cube VR) looks absolutely delightful, and the developer has confirmed their full…

Experimental Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu adds Linux AppImage for easier launching

While still highly experimental and quite a hassle to setup legitimately, the Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu is still another fine example of open…

The open source Epic Games Store app Heroic Games Launcher has a big overhaul

Work on Heroic Games Launcher, the open source Linux alternative to the Epic Games Store continues rapid improvements with a huge new release out…

BROK the InvestiGator is an upcoming amusing sounding 'Punch & Click'

We've seen classic point and click adventures but what about merging one with a beat 'em up? Punch & Click appears to be what you get with BROK…

Get ready for more Intel with new processor announcements for ultraportable gaming

While CES has moved online, many companies continue to make announcements and Intel decided to take the time to announce some fresh CPUs coming aimed…

Get your big-screen Linux gaming on with a new GamerOS release

The SteamOS-like big-screen Linux gaming distribution GamerOS has a fresh release out, with some surprising new features integrated and it's looking…

Is opening up your source code worth it? Terry Cavanagh thinks it was for VVVVVV

A lot of game developer still worry about being more open with their code but it seems Terry Cavanagh (VVVVVV, Super Hexagon, Dicey Dungeons)…

Looks like we may see Steam properly on Chrome OS by the end of 2021

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Fast-paced competitive score-fight platformer Jumpala releases January 19

Yokereba Games have teamed up with publisher Versus Evil for the release of Jumpala, a game that takes competitive platforming and turns it into a…

Monster taming metroidvania Monster Sanctuary looks like it will have a busy 2021

After releasing in late 2020, the monster battling metroidvania mix in Monster Sanctuary was quite a highlight and it's getting bigger and better…

GNOME Shell to get an Activities Overview design revamp in GNOME 40

GNOME Shell is already quite different to how traditional desktop environments feel, and they're planning to mix things up again with some design…

NES-style free chiptune music maker FamiStudio has a new release up

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Update your NVIDIA drivers due to multiple security issues found

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Wine 6.0 Release Candidate 6 looks like the last before a final release

Wine compatibility layer leader Alexandre Julliard announced the sixth release candidate for Wine 6.0 and it looks like this will be the last before…

Linux Mint 20.1 released, will be supported until 2025

Linux Mint 20.1 has now been officially released, and this is an LTS version which means it will be supported for quite some time until 2025. Plenty…

AMD make switching between Vulkan drivers AMDVLK and RADV easier

On Linux with AMD GPUs you can decide between the RADV and AMDVLK drivers for Vulkan API support, and it appears AMD want to make things a little…

Malmyr is a thoroughly charming city-building logistics puzzler out now

Blending together city-building, resource gathering and logistics into a fine puzzle game Malmyr is worth taking a good look at with a wonderful…

WHAT THE GOLF? is a good question and a highly amusing game

WHAT THE GOLF? A game created by Triband who clearly have no idea what Golf actually is and as it turns out, they created a game that's pretty…

Getting Linux running properly on Apple M1 Silicon has begun with Asahi Linux

Asahi Linux is the name of a new project aiming to get Linux properly supported and working on Apple Silicon, the new ARM based chips designed by…

Epic Games has acquired RAD Game Tools so they now own Bink video and more

Epic Games latest acquisition is RAD Game Tools, one a great many game developers will be familiar with. As confirmed on the official Epic Games news…

Proton Experimental gets Microsoft Flight Simulator VR working on Linux

A fresh update to Proton Experimental has gone live, the special version of the Proton compatibility layer where all the latest features appear…

NVIDIA 460.32.03 released - their first stable driver with official Vulkan Ray Tracing

Now that The Khronos Group has released the official Vulkan Ray Tracing API, which NVIDIA got in early it's all a bit more official with the NVIDIA…

Simple GOG client for Linux 'Minigalaxy' has a small update out

While GOG continue dragging their feet on supporting Linux with GOG Galaxy, you can use the useful Minigalaxy client which is free and open…

Try the pre-alpha of Hyperspace Harvest and run a farm on top of a giant space mammal

Top marks for originality and total quirkiness here. Sleeper Games have a pre-alpha build out and available for Linux of their new title Hyperspace…

The free Settlers II like strategy game Widelands plans a 1.0 release in 2021

Free, open source and actually really good - Widelands was originally inspired by The Settlers II and they've confirmed their plans for a big release…

EVERSPACE 2 begins Early Access soon, full Linux support in 2022

Keeping you up to date on what's happening with the open-world space shooter EVERSPACE 2, it seems it's just about ready to enter Early Access for…