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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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How to use FFMpeg to do simple audio conversion

 HowToForge: Using FFmpeg right from the terminal makes it better for performance compared to downloading and installing a GUI tool for FFmpeg,

Cisco Bringing Group Policy to OpenStack [VIDEO]

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Dave Ward, Development CTO & Chief Architect at Cisco, discusses the networking challenges and opportunities of OpenStack.

OpenStack Foundation Not Worried about the Death Star [VIDEO]

ServerWatch: This week vendors and operators of the open-source OpenStack cloud platform gathered and at OpenStackthe OpenStack Summit here to discuss the present and the future of the cloud.

Entrepreneurs Share How to Build an OpenStack-Powered Business

eWEEK: A panel of top OpenStack entrepreneurs explains what it takes to build a successful cloud startup with free software.

How to setup Raspberry Pi as Backup Server for Linux and Windows Desktops

 HowToForge: The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers.

How to mount an LVM partition on Linux

 xmodulo: LVM is a logical volume management tool which allows you to manage disk space using the notion of logical volumes and volume groups. T

Russia Eyes Linux-Based Smartphone OS for Mobile Market

 The VAR Guy: Russia may soon adopt the Linux- and Mer-based SailFishOS as the basis for a home-grown mobile and smartphone operating system.

75 Open Source Cloud Computing Apps

 Datamation: The open source community offers apps that can help you build and manage your own cloud as well as apps available on a SaaS basis.

Open source is about more than cost savings

The move to open source technology is a much more fundamental shift, and represents a trend that is starting to cross industries,

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Desura Are In A Bit Of Trouble With Not Paying Developers

It looks like the newer owners of Desura haven't been paying developers, uh oh. It's a bit of an odd story, as it seems it has taken months for…

Neon Struct, A Political Espionage Thriller Released

Minor Key Games have released their political thriller Neon Struct: Die Augen Der Welt on Steam. The game sends you into a neon-coloured surveillance…

Alpha Trailer Published For Action Exploration Game 'Jotun'

Jotun is the game where you face off against Norse mythological creatures in epic boss battles. The game is slated for a Linux release this fall and…

Roguelike Expedition Simulation 'Curious Expedition' Released In Early Access On Steam

Curious Expedition has been available in a web alpha since November last year, has already built a large following and has now been put on Steam to…

More Initial Thoughts On Victor Vran, The RPG From The Tropico Developers

Victor Vran was released recently, and I gave it a small write up, but a major graphic bug stopped me from getting far. This was fixed incredibly…

Run 'N' Gun Metroidvania 'Greedy Guns' In Open Beta For Linux

Greedy Guns is a fast paced action platformer with exploration, ability upgrades and loads of bullets. It's available in a free and open beta on…

Time To Give Up On A Linux Version Of The Racer Gas Guzzlers Extreme

Gas Guzzlers Extreme was causing major excitement when it was planned for Linux, but sadly things didn't turn out so well. I'm a little late on…

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night From Koji Igarashi Plans A Same-day Linux Release

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the huge Kickstarter from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night developer Koji Igarashi. I spoke to the developer…

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Has A Big Patch, Lots Fixed

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the latest entry into the Borderlands franchise that's on Linux, and even with the studio behind it being closed, a…

Cities: Skylines City Builder Has A Big Update With A European Theme

Cities: Skylines is undoubtedly our best city builder on Linux, and the new content update makes it even sweeter.New feature highlights Over 50…

Endless Legend Could Come To Linux, With More Votes

Endless Legend was originally going to come to Linux, and then the developers decided it wasn't worth it. The Linux client had even been started and…

The Van Helsing Games From Neocore Games Will Not Come To Linux Now

We already knew that the Linux port of Van Helsing was put on hold, but now it seems the developers aren't going to port any of them to Linux. The…

Another Four Classic Games Available On Linux Thanks To GOG

We have another four classic games that have gained Linux support thanks to GOG.com, our collection seems to be growing nicely with them!Master of…

Crowdfunded Point & Click Adventure Game 'Alum' Released On Steam

The game was funded on Kickstarter in 2013 and was pitched as an atmospheric point-and-click adventure game with the same feel as Quest for Glory,…

Retro Platformer JumpJet Rex Now Available DRM Free From Desura

JumpJet Rex by developer TreeFortress Games left Early Access on Steam last month, and is now also available DRM free from Desura. The game runs on…