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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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Running KDE Plasma 5 on Kubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17 KDE

 UbuntuPortal: KDE Plasma 5 is a completely new desktop experience for KDE users.

Is ChromeOS a threat to desktop Linux?

 ITworld: ChromeOS devices have really taken off in terms of popularity over the last few years

CoreOS: Open Source Future of Enterprise Computing?

 ComputerworldUK: CoreOS is such a good fit for open source.

Linux Games To Come In 2014, A Look At What Is Ahead

 GamingOnLinux: There's a lot to look forward to this year, so here's a quick reminder so that you don't get swallowed up!

Raspberry Pi Foundation updates official Raspbian distro with new software and features

 Raspberry Pi Today: The latest version of Raspbian, the official Raspberry Pi distro, and the simple installer package, NOOBS, is out now.

Cisco Acquires Metacloud for OpenStack as a Service Tech

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Cisco gets deeper into the OpenStack ecosystem

MIPS-based Android Wear watch starts at $125

 LinuxGizmos: A "Com 1" Indiegogo project is the first Android Wear smartwatch to use a Ingenics MIPS SoC.

Open source all the tasks

 OpenSource.com: From development to presentations, video editing to sound capture, open source has you covered through your entire workflow.

Six Clicks: An early look at Ubuntu 14.10

 ZDnet: Ubuntu 14.10 is a minor, but significant, step up from Canonical's last Linux desktop operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.

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Torment: Tides Of Numenera New Video, Looks Absolutely Stunning

Torment: Tides of Numenera is another game heading to Linux from inXile entertainment that was funded on Kickstarter. They have released a new video to show off just how amazing it looks.

DoubleFine Ceasing Spacebase DF-9 Development, Releasing Code For Modders

DoubleFine has announced it will cease development on Spacebase DF-9 and release their Lua code for modders to carry the dream on.

Arena Vex, An Online Multiplayer Knockout Arena Is Out For Linux

Arena Vex, a remake of the popular Warcraft 3 map Warlock, has been officially released for Linux. Arena Vex is an online multiplayer knock-out arena with loads of intense action and tactical gameplay that’s great for LAN parties and competitive play.

Techland's Chrome Engine 6 Officially Supports Linux, Hellraid & Dying Light Possible For Linux

This may not be news for our readers who have been around for a while, but Techland's Chrome Engine 6 actually supports Linux.

GOL Cast: Furiously Counterattacking In Ground Pounders

There aren't too many collectible card games on Linux, but here's something a bit like that. Though it comes with plenty of traditional turn-based strategy along with the cards. Let's see what's in it!

Saibot Releases Doorways: The Underworld

Argentine game developer Saibot Studios has released the the third chapter of Doorways on Steam and Desura, with Linux support from the go. The game is a continuation of Doorways 1 & 2, which is also available for Linux.

Linux Games To Come In 2014, A Look At What Is Ahead

There's a lot to look forward to this year, so here's a quick reminder so that you don't get swallowed up!

The Dead Island Linux Port Is Not Being Done By The Orginal Developers

We recently had a chance to speak to Techland the original developers of the Dead Island series, but they have confirmed they are no longer involved with it.

Tropico 5 For Linux Looks Set To Release This Friday!

On the official Tropico Facebook page the developers sent word out that the Linux (and Mac) versions are still on time for release on Friday 19th September!

Hammerwatch Hack & Slash Action Game Has A Free Expansion

Hammerwatch is a pretty good-looking hack & slash dungeon crawling action game that has just been updated to include a free expansion!

The Video For Valve's SteamOS Talk From DebConf14 Is Up

Valve went to the DebConf this year and did a talk about SteamOS, and the video is finally up for viewing!

Valve Are Tracking SteamOS Issues With AMD Graphics

Valve have put up a post on their SteamOS community to keep track of AMD graphics issues with SteamOS. We hope this will push AMD some more to better their proprietary Linux drivers.

Skullgirls Developers Detail What's Going On With The Linux Port

The Skullgirls developers have finally written up an official blog post on the status of the Linux port.

Shovel Knight Will Have Its Linux Version Soon

Backers of Shovel Knight or gamers interested it in that didn't back it on Kickstarter will be happy to know that Shovel Knight will release the Linux version "soon".

Image & Form Announces SteamWorld Heist

Image & Form who created SteamWorld Dig, a highly rated indie game have just announced SteamWorld Heist!