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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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Introducing NayuOS, a Free Alternative to ChromeOS with No Google Login

NayuOS is a new operating system built by Nexedi that aims to provide users with a Chrome OS free alternative.

Rootkit Security: The Next Big Challenge

 EnterpriseStorageForum: Servers, networks, disks and SSD drives are all at risk unless vendors have a way of securing firmware

Here comes the first Ubuntu Linux tablet

 ZDnet: Canonical is finally delivering on its promise to deliver one codebase for all devices.

How to Install Redmine 3 with Nginx on Ubuntu 15.10

HowToForge: Redmine is an open source project management and issue tracking tool based on the Ruby on Rails Framework.

What Are Your Container Security Options?

 eSecurityPlanet: As with any nascent technology, container security is a concern.

Earth 2160, the RTS game looks like it's getting a Linux version on Steam

 GamingOnLInux: Earth 2160 is a game from quite a few years ago now, but it's a classic strategy game.

The case for educating judges on open source licensing

opensource.com: Judges and lawyers need to understand what open source software is.

CoreOS Launches Docker Rival Rkt 1.0

eWEEK: After more than a year of development, the container runtime gets a stable, production-ready 1.0 release.

FFmpeg 2.8.6 "Feynman" Released, Drops Support for VisualOn AAC and libaacplus

 softpedia: FFmpeg is a complete suite of tools used to record, convert and stream audio and video.

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Croteam confirm The Talos Principle will be their first Vulkan title

Tags:Vulkan,Puzzle,Coming SoonCroteam are aware of the excitement and general interest in their titles running on Vulkan, and they have confirmed it…

Friday Livestream commencing at 6 PM UTC, Commander

Tags:Site InfoIt likely doesn't come to you as a surprise that I am going to be playing XCOM 2 on the Friday Livestream. It's the biggest game that…

XCOM 2 tested on R7 370 with Crimson and RadeonSI

Tags:AMD,BenchmarkYou have seen Liam's port report of XCOM 2 on Nvidia hardware and it's time for me to take a look at the AMD performance. So, let's…

XCOM 2 released for SteamOS & Linux, port report included

Tags:Unreal Engine,Strategy,Steam,Feral InteractiveOh baby, here we go. Thanks to Feral Interactive, XCOM 2 has been officially released today for…

Killing Floor 2 still planned for SteamOS & Linux, lacking the manpower for it right now

Tags:Zombies,Steam,FPS,Coming Soon,Action We finally have something other than silence from Tripwire about Killing Floor 2, and the news isn't great…

LittleBigPlanet developers seeking funding for co-op action adventure, Linux confirmed

Tags:Crowdfunding,Adventure,ActionTwo former key developers of PlayStation hits like Tearaway, LittleBigPlanet and Ratchet & Clank: Tools of…

Batman: Arkham Knight for Linux & SteamOS cancelled

Tags:Editorial,SteamConsidering how terrible the Windows PC release of Batman: Arkham Knight was/is I’m not really surprised. Hopefully we will…

XCOM 2 can be pre-loaded ready for release on SteamOS/Linux & exact release time revealed

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Coming SoonI'm not going to apologise for many XCOM 2 articles, I am excited, deal with it. XCOM 2 can now be pre-loaded ready to…

Mad Max looks like it really is coming to SteamOS & Linux after all, another massive game for us

Tags:Steam,Coming Soon,Action Fantastic news, looks like Mad Max is actually coming to Linux if new information from SteamDB is to be believed. …

Cities: Skylines - Snowfall release date and price announced

Tags:DLC,Steam,StrategyCities: Skylines - Snowfall the next DLC for the hit city builder is now confirmed to be releasing on February 18th. It will…

Earth 2160, the RTS game looks like it's getting a Linux version on Steam

Tags:Coming Soon,Steam,StrategyEarth 2160 is a game from quite a few years ago now, but it's a classic strategy game. Looks like someone has begun…

Want to play XCOM 2? The system requirements for Linux & SteamOS have been sent out

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Coming Soon The cogs are rolling, and XCOM 2 is extremely close to release. So close in fact that we finally have the XCOM 2…

Rememoried, a surrealist explorative first-person adventure game now on SteamOS & Linux

Tags:Adventure,Indie Game,SteamRememoried looks quite beautiful in places looking at the shots, and it definitely appeals to me as a star gazer and…

ClusterTruck looks like a hilariously weird game, jump across trucks driven by terrible drivers

Tags:Coming Soon,Indie Game,RacingClusterTruck was emailed in by Daniel, and I have to say that it looks incredibly fun because of how weird it…

American Truck Simulator has an early release, day one for Linux

Tags:Steam,SimulationAmerican Truck Simulator is the latest driving and management simulator from SCS Software, and it's great to see it have not…