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elementary OS Freya Beta 1 is Looking Sparse But Fast and Sleek

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elementary OS is a GNU/Linux distribution that you will either adore or on the other hand, find isn't for you. Fast, tight and favouring beauty and a logical simplicity over the ability to customize every little thing, eOS takes a different approach to many Linux distributions. In this article we…

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A Sneak Peek at Birdie 2.0

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I recently wrote about how the Birdie project, a lightweight and attractive Twitter client for Linux, was being rewritten and reborn as Birdie 2.0, an entirely new codebase. The Birdie Development team were kind enough to provide The Linux Rain with a private preview build of the new upcoming…

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Birdie - A Lightweight and Beautiful Twitter Client

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If you're looking for a Twitter desktop application for your Linux operating system, especially a lightweight and simple program you can just leave running with very little drain on system resources, Birdie may be for you. While Birdie may be very light and simple, it is also beautiful and designed…

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A look at ROSA Fresh R2 LXDE Edition

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Today we are going to take a look at ROSA Fresh R2 LXDE Edition, a Linux distribution by Russian company ROSA, who produce both desktop and server Linux solutions under the ROSA name. At one point, ROSA offered just the standard desktop (a highly customized KDE experience) called ROSA Marathon,…

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X.Org Server 1.18 Gets Its First Point Release, Fixes Multiple XWayland Issues

softpedia: X.Org Server 1.18.1 represents the work done by the X.Org project's developers in the last three months

Mozilla Firefox 44.0.1 Patches Graphics Startup Crashes on Linux, Adds Gecko SDK

Among the new features and improvements, we can mention the addition of the Gecko SDK (Software Development Kit)

Alpine Linux Goes All In for Docker

eWEEK: While Docker can run on multiple OSes, including various flavors of Linux and Windows, there has been a movement in the last two years toward highly optimized Docker-focused operating systems

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Scales Large Linux Workloads with Integrity

ServerWatch: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is doubling down on its Linux server efforts today with the announcement of the new HPE Integrity MC990 X server.

How to install Fail2Ban and configure it for firewalld on CentOS 7

 HowToForge: Most Linux servers offer an SSH login via Port 22 for remote administration purposes.

AWS Adds Lumberyard and GameLift Cloud Services for Game Developers

The VAR Guy: Amazon Lumberyard and GameLift are new AWS cloud services for creating PC and console games, with mobile and virtual reality support coming soon.

4 open source tools for Linux system monitoring

 opensource.com: David Both shares his favorite system monitoring tools for understanding what is going on in any Linux environment: top, atop, htop, and glances.

Microsoft's Copyrights- and Patents-Based Attacks on GNU/Linux Carry on

 TechRights: The SCO case is still going on and Microsoft has just signed a patent deal with GoPro

Raspberry Pi: New NOOBS and Raspbian releases

ZDnet: Updated images are available for NOOBS (1.6.0) and Raspbian (2016-02-03). Existing system can simply be updated in place.

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Firewatch, a first person mystery adventure game released for Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Steam,AdventureFirewatch looks awesome, for the style, the story and the gameplay. It's available day-1 for Linux and SteamOS. Sadly, the…

GOL Cast: Killing mushrooms and spiders in Sproggiwood

Tags:Roguelike,Review,Procedural Death Labyrinth,GOL CastRoguelikes have a tendency to be really complex games with tons of depth and thick user…

Tweaking Performance in XCOM 2

Tags:Unreal Engine,Nvidia,Feral Interactive,AMDWhen Firaxis chose to use Unreal Engine to power their latest title, XCOM 2, they chose to stay on the…

Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition now available for Linux, texture issues

Tags:Zombies,Steam,RPG,ActionDying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition is a big patch and DLC now available for Dying Light. I have tested it a…

Does Dying Light's Linux to Linux multiplayer fail for you? Please confirm it here

Tags:Zombies,Steam,Editorial I've heard reports far and wide that the Linux to Linux multiplayer in Dying Light is broken. Myself and Samsai tried to…

Multiplayer indie action game 'Super Snow Fight' may get a Linux version if there is enough demand

Tags:Action,Indie Game A developer of Super Snow Fight, a multiplayer action indie game, claims in its Steam discussion forum that if they receive…

GPUOpen has launched, AMD open up more to the community

Tags:Toolkit,Editorial,AMDSorry for the lateness, but GPUOpen from AMD is now officially open to the public. I really like the way AMD is going doing…

XCOM 2 is so popular it has beaten the all time peak player count of a number of games

Tags:Editorial,Feral Interactive,Steam,Strategy This is awesome to see. XCOM 2 has beaten the all time peak player counter of some pretty high…

Gas Guzzlers Extreme looks like it is going to come to Linux, porting starts soon

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Racing,SteamGas Guzzlers Extreme has an interesting history, but it looks like the developers are once again trying to bring…

Valve rep mentions they will eventually survey Big Picture & SteamOS

Tags:EditorialCurrently Steam Big Picture mode and SteamOS don't get a hardware survey, so even if millions of people pick up a Steam Machine we…

Dying Light's online modes get bigger with The Following, hopefully they actually fix it for Linux

Tags:DLC,Steam,ZombiesI do love the single player in Dying Light, and I am very much looking forward to Dying Light Enhanced Edition and The…

Ghost Theory, a unique horror game that also supports Linux, is now on Kickstarter!

Tags:Press Release,Horror,Crowdfunding,AdventureDreadlocks Ltd, indie game development studio responsible for last year's 2D cyberpunk RPG Dex,…

The final results of the Linux GRID Autosport tournament

Tags:Editorial Now that the braking-dust has settled a bit, I thought I should do a little write-up on the first official GOL Grid Autosport…

Shadowrun: Hong Kong gets free Extended Edition update

Tags:DRM Free,GOG,RPG,SteamThe latest in the line of cyberpunk RPGs by Harebrained Schemes gets a really beefy update available to all players for…

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked DLC is now available on SteamOS & Linux

Tags:DLC,Early Access,Steam,Survival Heads up survivalists! Don't Starve: Shipwrecked the good looking new DLC for the single player version of Don't…