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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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Optimize JPEG/JPG Images in Ubuntu with Jpegoptim

Learn how you can install the command line utility Jpegoptim on Ubuntu.

How To Automatically Disable Touchpad When Typing In Ubuntu

Three ways to automatically disable Touchpad when typing in Ubuntu operating system and its variants like Linux Mint.

Maestral Is A New Open Source Dropbox Client For Linux And macOS

Maestral is a new open source Dropbox client for macOS and Linux, that's currently in beta.

GLava - OpenGL audio spectrum visualizer for desktop windows or backgrounds

GLava is an OpenGL audio spectrum visualizer for Linux.

Beginner's guide on how to git stash :- A GIT Tutorial

Git Stash allows us to keep aside the current working directory & provides us with a clean working directory.

Shrinking Linux Attack Surfaces

LinuxJournal: Often, a kernel developer will try to reduce the size of an attack surface against Linux, even if it can't be closed entirely.

How to Find Out Top Directories and Files (Disk Space) in Linux

As a Linux administrator, you must periodically check which files and folders are consuming more disk space.

How to Install and Use WP CLI on Linux

Learn to install the WordPress Command Line Interface (WP-CLI) on Linux.

How to Install Snap Applications in Arch Linux

 MakeTechEasier: Snap applications are not available for Arch Linux by default

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The merciless roguelike "Jupiter Hell" goes Vulkan, with another free demo weekend now up

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The dark strategy RPG "Vagrus - The Riven Realms" is doing well, quite an experience to play

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The strange real time strategy adventure "Hive Quest" is now on Kickstarter

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Strategy game "ATRIUM" released recently, it's pretty much the game Carcassonne

Tags: Board Game, Strategy, Itch.io, Steam, Indie Game, UnityCarcassonne is that you? Well if you want to play something almost the same, ATRIUM just…

Tower Defense game "Elemental War" leaves Early Access today

Tags: Tower Defense, Strategy, Steam, Indie Game, New ReleaseLeaving Early Access today after nine months with a fresh update is Elemental War, a…

Open-world sandbox adventure game "TerraTech" now has a co-op campaign for up to 4 players

Tags: Adventure, Indie Game, Sandbox, Open World, Steam, Humble Store, UpdateThis is awesome. TerraTech is actually a really fun game for those who…

Chapter 7 of Higurashi When They Cry Hou is now out with Linux support

Tags: Visual Novel, New Release, GOG, SteamAfter waiting a whole year, the seventh chapter of the Higurashi When They Cry Hou is now available with…

Looks like Valve are developing another new game, something to do with "Citadel"

Tags: Speculation, Valve, Steam, VideoWarm up that cup of speculation, as it appears Valve are working on another game that seems to be going by the…

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Steam has a sale on

Tags: Steam, Game SaleLookout! Another sale is approaching! This time it's Valve's turn, with Steam having a space themed sale for the 50th…

The Chaos Space Marines have arrived in Warhammer 40,000: Gladius

Tags: DLC, GOG, Steam, New ReleaseToday Proxy Studios and Slitherine have released the latest DLC for the turn-based strategy game Warhammer 40,000:…

Ready for another beautiful hidden object puzzler? Queen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death is out

Tags: Puzzle, Hidden Object, Steam, New Release, CasualQueen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death from Brave Giant LTD and Artifex Mundi has released today,…