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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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How to speed up apache with mod_pagespeed and Memcached on Ubuntu 15.04

 HowToForge: This tutorial shows how to improve the page load times of your website by using the Google mod_pagespeed module for Apache in conjunction with the fast in-memory cache Memcached.

Mozilla's mobile misstep puts the Web at risk

InfoWorld: Mozilla's mission is at risk. That, in turn, could put the entire Web at risk.

Using tshark to Watch and Inspect Network Traffic

LinuxJournal: What you may not know is that there exists a console version of Wireshark called tshark.

x86 Systems Will See Some Boot Time Optimizations With Linux 4.3

Phoronix: Ingo Molnar sent in his several Git pull requests today for the code he maintains within the Linux kernel.

Fanless network appliance runs Linux on Marvell Armada 370

LinuxGizmos: Axiomtek's fanless "NA150" network appliance runs Linux on a Marvell Armada 370 SoC and offers five GbE ports, a 2.5-inch drive bay, and mini-PCIe wireless.

How to Install PHP 7 with Apache and MariaDB on CentOS 7/Debian 8

This article will walk you through the process of installing and compiling PHP 7 RC1 from source tarball along with Apache and MariaDB on CentOS 7 and Debian 8 Jessie.

How to install a wireless hotspot with captive page on Linux using CoovaChilli

 HowToForge: This software is an ideal hotspot management solution for hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, parks, and any place offering WiFi Internet.

Running Linux Mint 17.2 Xfce

 FOSSforce: The good guys and gals at Linux Mint are on a roll, with three long-term support (LTS) releases in a row.

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Gas Guzzlers Extreme Could Still Come To Linux, Nice Surprise

I had given up hope of seeing Gas Guzzlers Extreme on Linux, but it seems the developers have found a new porter. On the 30th of August the developer…

Obsidian Entertainment Say Linux's Future Is Good With Pillars Of Eternity

Recently, we accepted an article that quoted Obsidian Entertainment saying Linux wasn't worth it. That same developer now has nicer comments about it…

Insurgency FPS Should Be On Linux By The SteamOS Launch

It has been a long time coming, but it seems Insurgency will be with us within the next few months. The developer said it was important. They…

DiRT Showdown Updated For Linux, Should Fix It Up Nicely

DiRT Showdown has fantastic performance, but it did suffer from an annoying bug, and it looks like it has now been fixed. Patch notes below:Quote1…

XCOM 2 Delayed Until February Next Year

XCOM 2 has now been delayed until February next year to make it a worthy sequel, this should also ease the porting pressure on Feral who are doing a…

Prison Architect Last Ever Alpha Released

Prison Architect has come a massively long way since the first alpha, and building a prison has never been more fun. This is the last alpha before…

An Interview With Corpses 'N Souls Developer Side Scroll Studios

With the ever growing number of free and affordable game development tools and the accessibility of online game distribution platforms, there has…

Arma 3 Available For Linux In A Beta

Arma 3 is now downloadable and playable on Linux, but be warned it's early days for the port, and the port may not graduate to official status. You…

Obsidian: Developing For Linux Was Not Worth It

In a recent interview with PC Gamer, lead producer Brandon Adler of Obsidian said, "I don't think it was worthwhile developing for Linux. They are a…

The Bug Butcher, A Fun Early Access 2D Shoot Em Up

With all the big titles coming to Linux, it is easy to miss the smaller ones. You do not always want to invest hours of your life building an empire…

Vulkan Looks Impressive Against OpenGL In A New Intel Demo

Intel are now showing off a new benchmark they created to test Vulkan against OpenGL, even though it's running on Windows it's pretty impressive.…

BlazeRush Is A Fantastic Combat Racer On Linux, It’s Actually Hilarious

I’m not always a fan of combat racers, but wow BlazeRush is quite a surprise to find.My thoughts After the utter disgrace that MadOut was, I…

Road Redemption Could See A Linux Release In The Next Two Weeks

Exciting news! Road Redemption is a title I've really wanted to play since I saw it on Kickstarter, as a spiritual successor to Road Rash which I…

MadOut Is A Pretty Terrible Combat Racer On Linux

Here I am pointing out another game you should probably avoid on Linux. This time it’s the turn of MadOut, a combat racer that’s just not…

Psychological Horror Adventure Game 'Fran Bow' Released On GOG And Steam, Has Demo

Fran Bow is the creepy point-and-click adventure game about a young girl, who is sent off to a mental institution for children after her parents are…