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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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Linux-based smart glasses keep it stylish

 LinuxGizmos: Laforge is prepping a $399 beta version of its Linux-based Icis eyewear

Charting new licensing territories with the Open Definition standard

 OpenSource.com: Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council have announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition.

Ziggurat, A Dungeon Crawling FPS Is Now Out Of Early Access & On Linux

 GamingOnLinux: Dungeon-Crawling First Person Shooting at its finest!

Discover the Power of Konqueror

MakeTechEasier: If you’re a KDE user, you’ve probably heard of Konqueror.

An early view of GTK+ 3.16

A number of new features have landed in GTK+ recently. These are now available in the 3.15.0 release.

Make Your Own Wireless Printer With A Raspberry Pi

MakeUseOf:  Wireless technology is perhaps the best improvement to home printing for years.

eBay open sources a big, fast SQL-on-Hadoop database

Gigaom: eBay has open sourced a database technology, called Kylin, that takes advantage of distributed processing and the HBase data store in order to return faster results for SQL queries over Hadoop data.

How to Hack Your Own Network and Beef Up Its Security with Kali Linux

Lifehacker: Kali Linux is a security-focused operating system you can run off a CD or USB drive, anywhere.

Why Contribute to an Enterprise Open Source Project?

Linux.com: Few would dispute the notion that open source projects live and die by their communities.

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Planetary Annihilation Livestream At 5 PM UTC (VODs Included!)

For this week's livestream we have something a bit different. Our friend Liam has challenged me to a fight to the death in Planetary Annihilation and we'll be livestreaming that (possibly) epic match on Twitch.

3D Realms Aiming To Release Anthology Collection For Linux

In their FAQ section for their downloadable 32 game collection 3D Realms have said they are planning to release the collection for Mac and Linux later this year.

Dead Island Zombie Game Now Available On Linux For Some

Dead Island is the latest zombie game to grace Linux with its presence and helps build up our backlog of games.

Ziggurat, A Dungeon Crawling FPS Is Now Out Of Early Access & On Linux

Dungeon-Crawling First Person Shooting at its finest! Fast-paced combat! Dozens of perks, spells and enemies! Level ups! Random Dungeons! Traps! Badass bosses! Carrots!

Skully's Free Game Tips: Anomaly Warzone Earth

Skully takes a look at how you can get a free copy of Anomaly Warzone Earth from Games Republic. It's pretty easy to do too.

GOL World Tour: Linux Gaming From Canada

This time, GOL World Tour goes back to the Americas - this time to Canada to see what the country has to offer Linux gamers and who the companies are making those games.

A Different Idea For The SteamOS UI

A user on the Steam forum has come up with a concept for a new UI for SteamOS, and it looks slick! Take a look at the video inside.

Devil's Dare Action Game Released For Linux On Steam

Devil's Dare is a 2D zombie beat'em up, supporting up to 4 players to co-op and fight together locally. Being the spritual successor to Bitejacker, Devil's Dare carries the same theme of parodies, pitting classic game heroes against monsters straight out of 90s horror movies.

Unreal Tournament Has Public Builds Available For All Platforms Now

The new Unreal Tournament is being built out in the open and with community input as we already know, but now anyone who is logged into their forum can get access to the builds.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Arrives For Linux This Month

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition will officially arrive on the 30th of October, and this will be a same-day Linux release too.

The Dark Descent Of Frictional Games: Part One

In the first of a two part opinion series, we will explore how the Penumbra games through a process of gradual evolution created a solid design template for later Frictional Games titles to follow.

Airships Early Access F5 Introduces Ramming, Boarding

Airships early access version 5 is out. This release introduces boarding combat, ramming prows, and new ship modules such as sails - and music!

Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux Release Date Cleared Up

Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Linux and the Linux release has been cleared up a bit in terms of when we can expect it.

Warlock 2: The Exiled Now On Linux

Warlock 2 is a turn-based strategy game of fantasy warfare. Rival against Great Mages, lead mighty armies into fierce battles, wield ancient magic and faith as your weapons. It is now available on Linux, and a new expansion has been released alongside it too.

Door Kickers Officially Released Today

The tactical squad shooter has been in Steam Early Access since 3rd September of last year, but was officially released today. The game is now available for Linux through retailers such as GOG, Humble Store and Steam.