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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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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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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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IoT server is loaded with Linux "Candi"

 LinuxGizmos: Logic Supply's Atom N2800 based "CC150" industrial IoT gateway is loaded with a version of the Linux-based IoT Server software from Candi Controls.

How to set up a system status page of your infrastructure

 xmodulo: Suppose your production storage server is on fire...

Mozilla Releases Firefox 40.0.3 Hotfix to Plug GStreamer and DisplayLink Bugs

 softpedia: Mozilla Firefox 40.0.3 is here to disable the initialization of the asynchronous plugin

5 open source alternatives to Trello

Interested in using a kanban board like Trello to help you manage your daily tasks and workflow, but want an open source option?

How to connect via Bluetooth in GNOME on Linux

 HowToForge: Connecting to a Bluetooth device is essential for file transferring, audio sharing (Bluetooth speakers), and shared network connectivity (smartphones).

When everything's a request for comments

 opensource.com: The Internet Engineering Task Force calls its standards publications "requests for comments."

Competing and partnering in IoT market's early days

 EnterprisersProject: Why the Internet of Things is changing the way Federal Signal Corporation thinks about competitors, customers, and partners.

Canonical Says Windows 10 Is a Good Reason to Move to Ubuntu

Canonical is taking a bold stand and is asking a very direct question: Is the launch of Windows 10 a good enough motive to move to Ubuntu?

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Cossacks 3 RTS Shows Off Ukraine In A New Video

I am especially excited to have Cossacks 3 on Linux, and this new teaser video is short and sweet, but it's keeping me excited.About the game…

Solar Shifter EX Looks Like A Pretty Good Bullet Hell Space Shooter

Solar Shifter EX will release for Linux on Steam on the 11th of September, and I must say it looks pretty impressive. Their Steam page isn't up yet,…

I Can't Escape: Darkness, A New Horror Game Coming September For Linux

I Can't Escape: Darkness is a pretty interesting looking horror game that has a confirmed Linux release this September. I look forward to giving it a…

Rocket League Officially Coming To Linux/SteamOS, Rocket League & Portal 2 Free With Steam Hardware

Rocket League is massively popular right now, and we are happy to confirm it's heading our way! You even get a free copy with Steam Hardware. The…

Company Of Heroes 2 Released For Linux, Port Report & Thoughts Included

Feral Interactive have ported yet another excellent game, and this time we are graced with Company Of Heroes 2! It’s yet another game I've been…

No Need For Clinical Trials In 'Big Pharma' Now On Linux, Get Making Some Drugs

Big Pharma is a game about creating a factory to build useful drugs, and making money while you do so. I managed to play a build before release, and…

Puzzle Platformer 'In Between' Released On Steam For Linux, Has A Demo

In Between is a story-driven puzzle platformer with gravity rotation mechanics that has the makings of a new classic. It looks similar to gravity…

Universe Sandbox 2 Released In Early Access With Linux Support

You love your space simulation stuff right? Universe Sandbox 2 has released with full support for Linux, so I decided to check it out. Disclosure:…

Unreal Tournament Has Been Updated Again, Here's Another Look On Linux

The new Unreal Tournament has been updated again, and it's sporting a fresh coat of paint on the main menu, amongst other changes. You can download…

Arma 3 Public Linux Beta Soon, Being Used As An Evaluation

Arma 3 is set to see a Linux beta soon, but they will be looking to see how it goes down before they let it graduate anywhere.Speaking on their…

Unity Editor Lands An Experimental Build For Game Developers On Linux

It has arrived folks! The Unity editor for Linux is now available in an experimental build, and I can't wait to see what Linux developers do with it.…

Trine 3 Could See A Linux Alpha Or Beta Release In September

Trine 3 looks absolutely beautiful, and I was sad when it didn't release on Linux day-1, but the good news is the Linux release isn't far off.…

GOL Cast: Maxing Out The Geiger Counter In Nuclear Throne

If a nuclear holocaust were to happen right now it probably would be nothing like Nuclear Throne. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't check out this…

Pillars Of Eternity: The White March Part I Now Available

The first expansion to the engrossing Pillars of Eternity has now launched alongside a massive patch. This is the first part of two planned…

Teeworlds, The Free & Open Source 2D Battle Game Is Now On Steam For Linux

Teeworlds is a great little 2D battle game, and while it has been around for a while it's now just become available on Steam. Steam is great for…