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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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Google Increases Bug Bounty Payouts

eWEEK: Finding bugs isn't an act of charity; it's a time-consuming process that researchers should be rewarded for.

Encrypt Your Dog (Mutt and GPG)

LinuxJournal: For those of you who aren't acquainted with it, Mutt is a command-line mail client (some would say Mail User Agent or MUA) that is highly configurable and uses vi key bindings that so many of us know and love.

Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter

TechCrunch: The kits cost $99 (plus shipping) to crowdfunder backers, or around $160 (plus shipping) if pre-ordered on the Kano website.

How to Organize Your Linux File System for Clutter-Free Folders

Linux.com: Most all modern Linux systems go a long way to help you avoid cluttered folders.

The Xen Vulnerability That Rebooted the Public Cloud

eWEEK: By getting all the major cloud providers fixed before the flaw was publicly disclosed, the Xen Project likely saved the IT world from a major security nightmare.

An Open Source Solution to Shellshock

eSecurityPlanet: An open source tool can mitigate risks associated with Bash shell attack.

Secure Your Linux Desktop and SSH Login Using Two Factor Google Authenticator

 Nixcraft: It is a little known fact that you can use the TOTP algorithm to secure your user accounts in Linux systems.

Start-Up StackEngine Promises Automation for Docker Container Apps

 The VAR Guy: StackEngine, which says it is building solutions for automating the deployment and maintenance of container-based virtual apps such as Docker's, has announced seed funding.

Android DBMS adds bidirectional sync

 LinuxGizmos: ITTIA has added bidirectional sync to ITTIA DB SQL for Android

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2D RPG Pier Solar And The Great Architects Arrives On Linux, Looks Amazing

Pier Solar and the Great Architects is a 2D RPG originally made for the Sega Megadrive that went to Kickstarter to fund a HD version. The game is now available on Linux thanks to those who helped fund it.

Steam Hardware Survey For September 2014, Linux Rises

Here is the latest instalment of Steam's Hardware Survey, as usual we do our monthly thing and compare it and talk about it and make sure you know not to use it as a hard figure.

Stronghold 3 Gold For Linux Released

Fans of strategy games will be pleased. Stronghold 3 has been released for Linux and joins the ranks of the many.

Dex, A Side-scrolling Open-world RPG Now On Linux

Dex is a beautiful looking side-scrolling RPG from Dreadlocks Ltd that has just landed on Linux. It's currently in Early Access, so remember to watch out for those bugs!

Calling All Web Designers, We Need A New Look

To be honest: I suck at any form of design. GamingOnLinux is in need of a super web guru to make a new look for us, so could that be you?

Survival Game Rust Now Using The Experimental Branch By Default

The developers behind the hit survival game Rust have been hard at work on their next-generation branch and it is now the default. It brings a lot of changes with it.

New Patch Out For The MOBA Strife, Featuring Three New Heroes

Strife is the new MOBA from S2 Games that's free to play. They are quickly adding to the game and this patch is no different with three new heroes to try out.

Civilization: Beyond Earth New Game-play Trailer

As if we didn't have enough to look forward to a wild Civilization: Beyond Earth game-play trailer appears! It's super effective!

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Updated, Improves Linux Stability

Counter Strike: Global Offensive was recently released for Linux gamers to much fanfare, but the client was a little on the flaky side. Thankfully as we know Valve support their games very well and have just put out a new update to improve it for us.

Super Win The Game Releases Today For Linux

Fans of exploration platformer You Have to Win the Game can finally get their nostalgia sunglasses on for a new bout of precision platforming as the sequel, Super Win the Game, releases on Steam for Linux today.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Opens Up For Pre-orders And Aims For A Same-day Linux Release!

Borderlands: The Pre-sequel has not only opened up pre-orders for Linux, but it seems it will have a same-day Linux release. This follows on from the fact that Borderlands 2 has just received a Linux release.

Borderlands 2 Released For Linux With A Sale

The day has landed folks. Borderlands 2 is now officially available for Linux and it brings us some excellent FPS action.

Warlocks Needs A Hand On Kickstarter

Warlocks is an awesome looking pixel art action game on Kickstarter that needs a bit of help. Slay monsters. Defeat epic bosses. Collect magical gear. Become a Warlock and save the universe.

Outland A 2D Platformer Coming To Linux!

Outland is a 2D platformer with action game elements developed by Housemarque and published by Ubisoft.

Game Saves Are Messing Up Our Drives!

I am writing this in the hopes that someone who can do something about this, reads it. eg. Valve and all game devs I guess.