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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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The most obvious user for Linux isn't who you think

TechRepublic: The ideal candidate is the average user.

Linux-enabled sit/stand smart desk nudges you into action

 LinuxGizmos: A Linux-based desk with WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 5-inch touchscreen automatically adjusts between sitting and standing, and tells you when it's time to move.

Tech Comics: Delete This File?

 Datamation: Does your computer give you enough choices when it's time to delete a file?

How the New York Times uses open source

 Enterprisers Project: Marc Frons, senior vice president and chief information officer of the New York Times, discusses how The Times actively contributes to open source communities.

A Shell Primer: Master Your Linux, OS X, Unix Shell Environment

 Nixcraft: On a Linux or Unix-like systems each user and process runs in a specific environment.

Linus Torvalds to Patch the Kernel for a Witcher 2 Problem

 softpedia: Linus Torvalds is not known to interfere with other projects than the Linux kernel and it must be something really special to get him involved

The Last Batch Of Feature Proposals For Fedora 22

Phoronix: The proposal describes Vagrant, "Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing development environments.

The Companies That Support Linux: Planisys

Linux.com: By using Linux containers and Linux-based orchestration tools, Planisys is able to stay flexible amid changing hardware and networks, which in turn has helped the company to scale and stay competitive

WordPress Continues to Secure Users

eWEEK: WordPress is now beginning to disconnect self-hosted sites that have not updated the Jetpack plug-in.

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Dying Light Is Now Confirmed For Linux, Bring It On Techland

Dying Light is now confirmed for Linux thanks to the announcement from the developers on the Steam store itself. The Linux icons show up on the store pages, and the game even has a steam coming soon banner on the home-page. Time to get seriously excited.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Pops Up On Amazon, Has A Tux On The Cover

Something quite curious has appeared on Amazon today. A remaster of a cult game Indigo Prophecy, or Fahrenheit here in Europe, has been added onto the store. And now for the really good bit: the cover has an Aspyr logo and a very familiar penguin.

Linux Kernel Bug Being Fixed Thanks To Linus Torvalds & The Witcher 2

We weren't going to cover this originally, but after thinking on it this is actually great. Thanks to the Linux version of The Witcher 2, a Linux Kernel bug was found as is being fixed.

The Wine Development Release 1.7.35 Is Now Available

Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.35 bringing many new features and as many as 56 bugfixes.

Never Fear, The Friday Livestream Is Here! (At 6 PM UTC) [VOD Added]

We've had another busy week of busily doing busy stuff, so it's time to lean back and enjoy the weekend. And what is the best way to enjoy weekends? Playing Linux games of course! But if you have the time, you might also enjoy watching me play Linux games and talk about things. Anyway, you are once again welcome to the weekly livestream!

Reassembly, A Spaceship Building And Combat Game Grows Up With A Big Update

Reassembly is easily one of our favourite games for a fantastic mix of good music, an extremely simple spaceship editor and fun combat. The developer has released a big update, and the game has grown rather a lot in a short space of time.

Dying Light From Techland Has A Little Hint About Linux Support

Well this was a surprised! Dying Light has hints that it may come to Linux thanks to information from the awesome SteamDB. UPDATED: Linux icon now on the store!

GOL Cast: Aggressively Expanding Sweden In Empire: Total War

Feel like going back to the old times of gun powder and armies standing in straight lines on open fields? Well, here's a good candidate. Let's make our dreams of glorious empires true and see how this game works.

Planetary Annihilation Teases New Units & Saved Game Support

Planetary Annihilation my favourite crashy strategy game has teased a big update to come soon. Not only does it include unit balance changes and new units, but the long promised saved game support will come too.

Storm United, Online FPS Shows First Real Game-play Video, First Alpha Due Soon

Storm United is a beautiful FPS game running on the Unreal Engine that will have full Linux support, and they have shown off their first real game-play video.

CaesarIA Now On Steam, A Re-make Of Caesar III, But It Might Not Be Legal

CaesarIA is now on steam! The Caesar III re-make was just released in early access and has been in Steam Greenlight since April 16, 2014. The problem is that it might not be legal.

Deity Quest, A Pokemon-inspired RPG For Linux, On Steam & My Thoughts

I have often longed for a more adult orientated form of Pokemon, and to find the developer of Deity Quest reach out to me to take a look I was rather eager to get going.

Fancy Playing A Shoot-em-up As A Crow With Powerups? Well 'A Quiver Of Crows' Will Let You

I have to admit whenever I see "twin stick shooter" I get a little bored, as I played that genre to death over the years, but A Quiver of Crows is interesting enough to make me think again.

Invisible, Inc. A Tactical Stealth Game From Klei Entertainment Linux Support Due Soon

Invisible, Inc. is the new game from Klei Entertainment (think Don't Starve) that has been in early access for a while without Linux support. Today they released an update with news of our much anticipated Linux support! UPDATED

Sage Fusion 2, A Solid Mix Of Story & RPG With Turn-based Battles

Sage Fusion 2 is a recent discovery and after trying it out for a bit, I think you guys need too as well. It's a solid mix of story with anime styled characters, and Final Fantasy styled turn based battles.