The Linux Rain Linux General/Gaming News, Reviews and Tutorials

Articles found in "Editorials" category:

The State of NVIDIA Optimus on Linux

By

For those unaware, NVIDIA Optimus is a technology that allows integrated Intel graphics and a discrete NVIDIA graphics card to be built into the same computer (generally a laptop) and switch between the two on-demand. This same technology is also the cause of Linus Torvalds' infamous "finger"…

Read Article

What is Ubuntu Snappy?

By

If you're anything like me, you've probably heard about this new thing from Canonical called "Snappy" Ubuntu Core, but at the same time trying to understand exactly what it is may leave you cross-eyed, especially with the buzzwords such as "cloud", "containers" and "apps" floating about. Once you…

Read Article

Over a Month On - Conclusion to the GNOME Shell Challenge

By

Over a month ago I embarked on my own personal challenge to use GNOME Shell (otherwise just known as GNOME 3) for an entire week. That week happened and went, I wrote some thoughts I had after that initial week, but did not officially end my usage of the Shell. Fast forward to now... I'm still…

Read Article

Is Ubuntu's Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays?

By

Now, don't get me wrong - when it comes to choice of desktop interface it's a very subjective matter and often a matter of taste and what you, as the user, finds most comfortable and/or productive. Still, browse through various forums, comment sections or blogs across the internet concerning Unity…

Read Article

How FOSS Brought New Life To My Once Linux-Unfriendly Laptop

By

Many of you can probably relate to this: that machine, whether it be a laptop or a desktop computer, that just seems to hate any Linux operating system you throw at it. Poor performance, inefficiency or non-working bits of hardware or functionalities seem the norm whenever you try your favourite…

Read Article

GOG.com bringing Linux support is a great thing

By

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you would have heard about GOG.com (formally known as Good Old Games) finally announcing they will be adding Linux support! I think this is a great thing and here's 5 good reasons why. Now okay, technically, they are (at least initially)…

Read Article

Opinion: Arch Linux and Stability

By

Arch Linux, the popular rolling release Linux distribution, seemingly has a reputation as bleeding edge, elitist and sometimes unstable. Bleeding edge? Most seem to agree it is. Elitist? I'll leave that to you to decide. Unstable? Perhaps, perhaps not, which is what I will now try to give my take…

Read Article

Kobo Aura HD eReader is Linux-friendly

By

Having recently received a Kobo Aura HD eReader for Christmas, I was very pleasantly surprised to see how friendly the device was towards my Linux operating system. While Kobo do not specifically actually mention Linux anywhere on their site or in the included instruction booklet, the device…

Read Article

Opinion: Steam and DRM

By

DRM (Digital Rights Management) is often thought of as, well, a naughty concept. Especially amongst GNU/Linux users, as many often think about their freedoms and openness. With this in mind, Valve's Steam has been around on Linux for a bit over a year now and I've often noticed, on various…

Read Article

News Elsewhere

Linuxtoday.com

Rackspace Partners with Red Hat for Private OpenStack Cloud Deployment

ServerWatch: In a podcast interview, Darrin Hanson, vice president and general manager of OpenStack Private Cloud OpenStack at Rackspace, discusses why his company is making the move now and what it means for the state of private cloud deployments.

LibreOffice 5.1 Looks Better and Plays Nicer with Other Office Apps

The VAR Guy: LibreOffice 5.1, the latest release of the open source office productivity suite from the Document Foundation, brings interface and compatibility updates.

Linux Commands to manage Local Accounts - useradd, usermod, chage & passwd

 LinuxTechi: User administration is one of the important task of Linux system administrator.

How to run Windows programs on Linux with CrossOver

 ZDnet: Want to move to Linux, but there's this one application that's keeping you stuck on Windows?

Three tools to scan a Linux server for Malware and Rootkits

 HowToForge: Servers connected to the internet are seeing a constant level of attacks and scans all day.

Maru, the Debian for Android Project, Goes Open Source

The Maru project promises to bring an Android-based one for the phone that transforms into a Debian-based operating system when connected to a PC.

An Introduction to SELinux

Linux.com: SELinux has three modes (which can be set by the user). These modes will dictate how SELinux acts upon subject request.

Microsoft Continues to Use Software Patents to Extort/Blackmail Even More Companies That Use Linux, Forcing/Coercing Them Into Preinstalling Microsoft

 techrights: Acer is the latest large OEM to have become a victim of Microsoft's witch-hunt against Android/Linux preloaders

Linux-ready dev board beats BeagleBoard-X15 to the AM5728

Elesar's "Titanium" is a feature-rich board based on TI's AM5728 SoC, featuring dual Cortex-A15, dual DSP, and dual Cortex-M4 cores, plus a dual-core GPU.

GamingOnLinux.com Latest Articles

XCOM 2 strategy game reviewed on Linux

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Review,Feral InteractiveXCOM 2 has been well reviewed for Windows, but exactly how is it on Linux? I spent many hours defending…

Friday Livestream will greet you once again at 6 PM UTC!

Tags:Site InfoI for one am particularly happy that it's Friday today. My studies have been stressing me out a little bit so it's good to relax a…

Dying Light hotfix released, should fix major texture issue on Linux, no co-op fixes yet

Tags:Zombies,Steam,RPG,Action Well, looks like Techland are at least paying some sort of attention to their Linux port, not much mind. They just…

Nvidia pushes more OpenGL and Vulkan blog posts for developers

Tags:EditorialNvidia have published two more blog posts about both Vulkan and OpenGL, "Transitioning from OpenGL to Vulkan" and "OpenGL like Vulkan".…

Sunless Sea looks like it may get an official Linux build, game looks creepy & awesome

Tags:Survival,Steam,Sandbox,Humble Store,GOG,Coming Soon,Adventure I've been keeping an eye on Sunless Sea for a long time, as it looks really quite…

Xenonauts 2 being made, developer tells us should be on Linux

Tags:Coming Soon,StrategyIf XCOM just isn't enough alien vs human strategy for you, Xenonauts 2 is now also being created and the developer confirmed…

Frozen Synapse 2 announced, dev confirmed to us it will be on Linux

Tags:Coming Soon,StrategySorry for being a bit late on this, but a few days ago I asked the developers mode7 if Frozen Synapse 2 will be on Linux,…

Firewatch: first impressions

Tags:Initial Thoughts,AdventureVideo by Xpander. Since I first found out about Firewatch, I was intrigued, so when it was released, it was an…

Tomb Raider really does look like it's coming to Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Steam Thanks to SteamDB and a twitter follower it really does look more likely that Tomb Raider (the 2013 version) is coming…

Cities: Skylines to get a free Theme Editor, with way more map customization options

Tags:Video,Strategy,Steam,Sandbox,City BuilderCities: Skylines looks like it's getting some really great support, and with a free update coming soon…

The talk about Vulkan at FOSDEM by Jason Ekstrand from Intel now has a video up

Tags:Vulkan,VideoFor those wanting to listen to the actual talk Jason Ekstrand from Intel did about Vulkan you can now watch the video.QuoteVulkan is…

Tempest, a good looking pirate ship combat game looks like it's coming to Linux

Tags:Steam,RPG,Early Access,Adventure,ActionTempest is a pretty good looking naval warfare game involving pirate ships, and it looks like it's coming…

BattlEye anti-cheat now supports Linux, already live in ARK: Survival Evolved

Tags:Toolkit,Survival,Steam,Editorial Everyone playing ARK: Survival Evolved on Linux can calm down now, as BattlEye now supports Linux and it's…

We Are Legion, indie strategy game with hundreds or even millions of units now on Linux

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Indie GameWe Are Legion is a small indie strategy game with no unit caps, so you could end up with millions of units going at it.…

Vulkan webinar to take place this month, hour session talking about the API and SDK

Tags:Coming Soon,Editorial,VulkanIt's getting close to the launch of Vulkan, I can feel it! Khronos are doing a webinar on February 18th at 9:00am PT…