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The 'New' Linux Rain Beta Is Now Live!

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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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A New Redesigned Website Coming Soon For The Linux Rain (Beta)

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That's right folks, there's some changes afoot here at The Linux Rain. A CMS migration and redesign of the site is in the works right now and a beta version will be available shortly! The change comes on the back of me feeling that a change in CMS (Content Management System) was needed in order to…

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A Linux Rain Update - Nope, not dead

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For any of those who may be following this site's progress recently during it's quite short life, thus far, you may have noticed the rate of articles has slowed dramatically. And in fact, the last week or so has nearly been a standstill. Fear not however - we are not dead. Quite simply, as this is…

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NASA's Kennedy Space Center Uses Ubuntu to Plan for the Exploration of Alien Planets

 softpedia: NASA is constantly working on projects that will eventually be useful in the outer space and on alien planets, and it looks like they are going there with the help of Linux and Ubuntu.

Drupal 7.31 Released - Installing and Configuring on Debian/Ubuntu

 tecmint: Today, Drupal is one of the most famous CMS in the world running millions of websites worldwide.

Considering Legacy UNIX/Linux Issues

LinuxJournal: Legacy support—it's a big challenge for every software developer, and although Bash and the Linux command-line world hasn't changed that much in the past few years, it's still something to consider before you ship your own software (even if it's free software).

MIPS tempts hackers with Raspbery Pi-like dev board

 LinuxGizmos: Hard to choose between Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, and MinnowBoard Max? Now there's another choice: the open source MIPS-based "Creator CI20" dev board.

China Promotes Linux-Based Operating System Against Windows, Android

 The VAR Guy: The Chinese government is promoting China Operating System, a closed source, Linux-based OS that it hopes will supplant Microsoft Windows and Google Android.

It's All Linux Under the Hood

 FOSSforce: To get help, a newbie often had to grovel, praise Tux and acknowledge the superiority of those offering help.

Chef engineer leaves the company after receiving death threats from its open source community

GigaOm: A Chef release engineer claims that he received death threats and abusive emails due to his contributions on projects relating to the open source configuration management tool.

DNF Makes It A Step Closer To Replacing Yum On Fedora

Phoronix: DNF 0.6.1 was released today and this updated open-source package manager picked up a few more features as it's still in pursuit of replacing Yum on Fedora systems.

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Strife, The New MOBA From S2 Games Is Now In Open Beta For Linux & It's Free

Strife is the brand new free to play MOBA from S2 Games who created Heroes Of Newerth, Savage & Savage 2. Is it any better than other MOBA's though?

Brigador, An Isometric Action Game Has An Explosive New Trailer

Brigador is really shaping up to be something truly fun looking, and this new trailer shows it off well.

The Metro Redux FPS Games Will Require OpenGL 4 On Linux

In an interview with eurogamer Oles Shishkovstov the chief technical officer of 4A Games made some remarks about the Linux version of the new Metro FPS games.

Planetary Annihilation Releasing Next Month, New Epic Trailer

Planetary Annihilation is to officially release on September the 5th, the current Linux version is terribly buggy, but the latest test build is very promising.

Braid's Linux Version Is Finally Heading To Steam

Braid is finally set to have the already released Linux version of the hit indie game on Steam, so that's another one down.

The Journey Down Chapter 2 Released For Linux

The Journey Down has returned to our Linux gaming boxes with the promise of more pointing and clicking.

Screencheat Is A Genius New FPS For Linux & It's Fun

Screencheat is a pretty funny idea. The days of split-screen play on old games console FPS games allowed you to see where the other players are, and this game incorporates that into the actual game-play. It has a Linux version too, so we can join in on the cheating fun.

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.