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Articles found in "News" category: Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule


That's right, 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. announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


"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


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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News Elsewhere

Polycom Advances Hardware for New Generation of Collaboration

Enterprise Networking Planet: Yup - Linux (in the flavor of Android..) powered

Full Speed Ahead with HTTP/2 on Google Cloud Platform

We’re not breaking any news here, because Google Cloud Platform support for SPDY has been enabled for many years, and support for its successor (HTTP/2) was enabled earlier this year.

Speeding Ahead with ZFS and VirtualBox

Freedom Penguin: Sometimes, a VM goes bonkers and you have to roll-back to a previous version of the VM; and sometimes VirtualBox's snapshots are useful for that.

Run a Minecraft server using Spigot

Fedora Magazine: Spigot is an open-source Java project that lets users run their own Minecraft server and add plugins to extend the possibilities of their server.

KDE Ships Plasma 5.4.2, bugfix Release for October

The bugfixes are typically small but important

Unomi: A Bridge Between Privacy and Digital Marketing The objective of Unomi is to deliver a software core that has all those capabilities to protect privacy of customers without taking away a valuable resource that can help companies improve their products.

Canonical Plays With Internet of Toys Idea

LinuxInsider: The company is partnering with the Hybrid Group and Erle Robotics for the initiative.

Hypocrite Forks the Linux Kernel Because of Cultural Characteristics That He Himself is Guilty of

techrights:  Forking of Linux is misleadingly reported in the media because of a couple of very loud people, who are not even quitting their jobs

Exploring the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT

A closer look at the Raspberry Pi add-on board that's going to space with astronaut Tim Peake. Latest Articles

Haque: Retro Roguelike RPG Requires Riches

Tags:Roguelike,RPG,CrowdfundingIf you're an old follower of The Funding Crowd and you have a pretty good memory you may remember Project Maiden by…

The GOL Game Jam Is Really Happening Soon!

Tags:Site InfoRecently I asked some opinions about us organizing a game jam here on GOL and I received a bunch of positive feedback and I will…

Epistory - Typing Chronicles Will Come To Linux

Tags:Action,Adventure,Coming Soon,Early Access,SteamEpistory - Typing Chronicles is a rather unique looking atmospheric action/adventure game, and…

Be A Space Marine In Templar Battleforce On Linux

Tags:Strategy,Steam,RPG,Action Templar Battleforce is a turn based human vs alien strategy game with RPG elements, and so far it does seem to be…

Cyberpunk Adventure 'Read Only Memories' Released DRM Free And On Steam, Has Demo

Tags:Steam,Point & Click,,Humble Store,GOG,Demo,AdventureRead Only Memories is a story-focused point-and-click with a diverse cast of…

Narrative Game 'The Beginner's Guide' Released On Steam

Tags:Steam,AdventureThe Beginner's Guide is the new game from The Stanley Parable creator Davey Wreden, and it was released for Linux on Steam last…

GOL Cast: Dominating Scoreboards In Polychromatic

Tags:Review,Indie Game,GOL Cast,Arcade,ActionAfter a pretty long hiatus related to my school work, I have finally returned to reclaim the GOL Cast…

Magicka 2 Looks Like It Will Land On Linux Soon, Having Final Tweaks

Tags:Steam,Coming Soon,Adventure,Action Just a heads up guys, Magicka 2 looks like it could land on Linux this month. A developer mentioned it's…

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition Looks Set For Release This Month

Tags:Steam,RPG,Coming Soon,Action Looks like Divinity: Original Sin will finally see the promised Linux version with the Enhanced Edition due on…

Survival Racer 'Distance' Is Now More Awesome With The 'Revamped Reality' Update

Tags:Early Access,Racing,Steam It's no small secret that I think Distance is bloody fantastic, and now even more so with the latest update. It…

Testers Needed For 'Quasar' An Online Bullet Hell Space Shooter, Linux To Be A First Class Citizen Here

Tags:Action,Arcade,Coming Soon,Early Access,Editorial,Steam Pretty safe to say Quasar caught my eye, and not just because Linux is going to be a…

Prison Architect Has Fully Launched, You Should Get It

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Sandbox,DRM FreePrison Architect is an absolute beacon of how to do Early Access right, and the final release is now available.…

Co-Op Stealth Game Clandestine May See A Linux Port

Tags:Unity3D,Early Access A developer from Logic Artists has shown renewed interest in porting their Early Access stealth game to Linux, though still…

Postal 1 Updated With Twin Stick Gamepad Controls, Possible Source Code Release & Sale

Tags:Steam,Action I have to hand it to RWS, they do support their games pretty nicely. Not only has Postal 2 been updated, but they have gone back…

This War Of Mine Finally Fixed For Linux, Includes Other Fixes & Workshop Support

Tags:Survival,Steam,DRM Free It's been a few months, but 11bit finally fixed up This War of Mine for newer Linux distributions. Previously it…