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Want Firefox without Australis? Try Pale Moon

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By Andrew Powell

If the release of Firefox's Australis interface got you down, there are Firefox-based alternatives out there with a more traditional Mozilla UI. One such alternative is Pale Moon and here's how you get it. Earlier in the year I wrote about Seamonkey, an all-in-one internet suite. The browser…

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Tips on getting (and suggesting, and editing) user input

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By Bob Mesibov

In a previous Linux Rain article I explained how to use the YAD dialog to do multiple-item data entry in a GUI. Here I show one way to allow users to check and edit what they've entered in YAD. I also explain how to offer default, editable inputs in terminal-based data entry, and how to color the…

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How to get nowhere in particular

Posted in Tutorials

By Bob Mesibov

In this tutorial I explain one way to generate a random geographical location, using simple command-line tricks. Latitude and longitude: decimal degrees Latitude runs from 0 to 90 degrees from the Equator to the North Pole, and 0 to 90 degrees from the Equator to the South Pole. Longitude in…

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Nostalgic Gaming On Linux With Good Old Games

Posted in Gaming

By Andrew Powell

Thanks to the recent Linux support provided by DRM-free classic games provider, GOG.com, getting that nostalgic kick on Linux has never been easier. In this article I'll also detail a few of my favourite classic games that are now available to play in Linux. It's not all nostalgia, though. Some of…

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The 'New' Linux Rain Beta Is Now Live!

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By Andrew Powell

The "Beta" version of the upcoming new site for The Linux Rain is now live and ready for your perusal and testing. While it is a beta and by no means entirely complete or set in stone, it is more than usable and already reached feature parity with the current site. It is live and reachable now at…

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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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By Andrew Powell

That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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Top 10! Fun On The Command Line

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By Bob Mesibov

If you just love making 'top 10'-type lists but are a little embarrassed to say so, tell people you're passionate about data exploration. To impress them even more, explain that you do your data exploration on the command line. But don't ruin the impression by telling them how easy that is! In this…

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Automattic Improves WordPress Security With BruteProtect Acquisition

eWEEK: Prior to being acquired by Automattic, BruteProtect offered a free and a paid Pro version of its service.

Ubuntu Next with Unity 8 and Mir on the Desktop - Screen Tour

 softpedia: Canonical is planning to bring the Unity 8 to the desktop, but it will take a while until this task is accomplished.

How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL

 xmodulo: In this article we will assume that each component of the stack is already up and running, and will focus exclusively on securing the LAMP server(s).

SteamOS Beta 133 Released

 GamingOnLinux: The latest and greatest from Valve's Gaming OS! Now with a newer Linux kernel and an updated Nvidia Driver!

One frustrating Linux problem that Windows, Mac users don’t deal with

NetworkWorld: A rant on a particularly frustrating aspect of Linux - re-compiling the kernel.

Beginner’s Guide to Mastering the Netstat Command on Linux

MakeTechEasier:: The netstat comand is an essential tool for network administration

Open Source and social capital

buytaert: The notion that people contributing to Open Source don't get paid is false.

New GCC 5.0 Changes, Command-Line Options That Landed So Far

Phoronix: While we're just a few months into the GCC 4.10 release cycle that's going to be released as GCC 5, there's already some release notes forming for this 2015 open-source compiler update.

An introduction to Apache Hadoop for big data

OpenSource.com: Apache Hadoop is an open source software framework for storage and large scale processing of data-sets on clusters of commodity hardware.

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Sentris, An Early Access Musical Challenge Game For Linux

Sentris is a new kind of music game that puts you at the epicenter of musical creation. It's colourful and filled with great music, so what more could you want?

Metro 2033 Redux For Linux Looks Closer To Reality

Metro 2033 Redux is confirmed for Linux, but the actual release date isn't certain yet. Luckily thanks as usual to the excellent SteamDB it looks like it's coming sooner rather than later.

GOG Announce DRM-free Movies, And Some Games Are Being Removed

GOG are DRM-free champions that's for sure, and since they support Linux now we can join in on the fun. They have now announced DRM-free movies, but they will also be removing some games.

Company Of Heroes 2 Looks Like It Is Heading To Linux

Company of Heroes 2 a well loved real time strategy game from Relic Entertainment and SEGA looks like it is heading to Linux thanks to information taking from the excellent SteamDB website.

The Open Source Game Corner Part 3

The third part in my articles on giving some limelight to open source games, this time I have a completely different set to show you!

Universe Sandbox 2, A Physics Based Space Simulator Now In Alpha & On Linux

Universe Sandbox 2 is a physics based space simulator. We never got the original on Linux, but as teased the developers are delivering with Universe Sandbox 2.

Crystal Picnic, A Colourful 2D RPG Released

Crystal Picnic is a fantastic looking 2D RPG that is created as a tribute to the old action RPG games. Created by "Nooskewl" the developers of Monster RPG 2.

Ioquake3 FPS Game Engine Switching Over To SDL2

Not major news, but good news nonetheless. Ioquake3 is the veaily modified engine that was originally used for the Quake III Arena game.

The Funding Crowd 37 (Aug 6th-26th)

Welcome to a new issue of The Funding Crowd! It looks like the summer lull is definitely over, as tons of interesting and good-looking projects are knocking at our doors in search of our pledges.

SteamOS Beta 133 Released

The latest and greatest from Valve's Gaming OS! Now with a newer Linux kernel and an updated Nvidia Driver!

AI War: Fleet Command Strategy Game Released For Linux

AI War: Fleet Command has been officially released for Linux and that makes it Arcen Games full collection. AI War is an interesting take on the strategy genre and what I lovingly call Icon Wars.

Bravada Now Available On Steam & It's Great

Bravada is a game we showed you a little while ago, and we were surprised at how good it was! It's now on Steam, so if you missed it before now is better than ever.

A Roundup Of The Last Weeks Linux Gaming

Here is a look back at the last week on GamingOnLinux, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past week for Linux Gaming!

Leadwerks Game Engine Now On Steam For Linux

Leadwerks for Linux is now officially available on Steam and it brings native game development with it.

GOL Cast: Casting Spells At Flying Skulls In Ziggurat

Steam's Early Access is filled with games these days that are annoying to cover due to missing assets, bugs, bad performance and unfinished gameplay mechanics. In my opinion only few games out there are worth picking up. And I believe Ziggurat is one of them.