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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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Red Hat Looks to OpenShift Containers for the Future

ServerWatch: For the quarter, revenue was reported at $456 million for a 15 percent year-over-year gain.

Review: CuBoxTV running OpenELEC+Kodi and Android

 LinuxGizmos: This hands-on review takes a first look at SolidRun's tiny CuBoxTV set-top box, running both its default OpenELEC/XBMC OS, as well as an Android 4.4.4 beta.

The 7 Best Alternative Linux Distributions Of 2014

 EveryDayLinuxUser: Here is a list of the 7 best alternative Linux distributions of 2014.

How to rename multiple files on Linux

 xmodulo: In Linux, when you want to change a file name, mv command gets the job done.

Most important open source news of the year

 opensource.com: In this round up, take a look back at some of the most important open source stories that happened in 2014.

Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 Is the Biggest Update in Years, Features Plasma 5 by Default

 softpedia: Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the KDE desktop environment, has been released and is now ready for testing.

Master ExifTool Basics with Practical ExifTool

 scribbles&snaps: If you want to make the photo management process more efficient, ExifTool is right up your alley.

Can Ubuntu Click Address Linus Torvalds’ Binary Problems?

Linux.com: Linux is a dominant player in almost every industry segment, minus one: desktop.

Network Time Protocol Vulnerabilities

Google Security Team researchers Neel Mehta and Stephen Roettger have coordinated multiple vulnerabilities with CERT/CC concerning the Network Time Protocol (NTP).

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Outcast, A Real Classic Has Been Revamped, And Linux Is Planned

A revamp of the classic game Outcast named "Outcast 1.1" has been released, and the developers noted a Linux version is planned.

GamingOnLinux GOTY Section & Nominations Now Open

It's official, we are doing our very first GOTY awards for Linux games. Nominations are currently open and will be for a few days before voting begins, so be sure to add every game you think deserves it.

Clockwork Empires Still Pushing Towards A Linux Version, Suffering Delays

Clockwork Empires is the new strategy game from the developers of Dungeons of Dredmor, and sadly it has seen a number of delays in coming to Linux.

Distance, A Survival Racing Game Released On Steam Early Access

A little late on this, apologies. Distance the excellent looking and well reviewed survival racer is now available for anyone to try out on Steam.

Spermination, Battle It Out In A Procedurally Generated Uterus

Is this the greatest game you've ever seen? Spermination comes from the developer of 3089 and promises a wierd and funny experience.

Local Multiplayer Game Collection 'Sportsfriends' Available For Linux, Missing Content On Windows

The game was funded on Kickstarter two years ago, and was released for PlayStation 3 and 4 in May. This week it was released for PCs, but due to Bluetooth driver issues one of the four games in the compilation is missing in the Windows version.

Sokoban-Like Puzzler 'A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build' To Be Released Soon

The winter themed puzzler is the latest invention by one of the creators of the clever puzzle game Sokobond, and it will be released on Steam "before winter's end", according to the teaser website.

Welcome To The Re-launched GamingOnLinux!

Surprise! This new design has been in the works since around the end of September 2014 and we have sent previews around to people a few times, but it's now live!

The Weekly Livestream Is Here Once More At 6 PM UTC!

It's nearly Christmas but it's not yet time to lean back and relax for it's Livestream Friday! So join me while I try some Civ: BE and Interstellar Marines along with your recommended games.

Mount And Blade: Warband DLC "Viking Conquest" Is Out

A new DLC for Mount And Blade: Warband has been released to mixed reception due to it being rather buggy, but it did come with Linux support as standard.

Civilization: Beyond Earth Released For Linux, On Sale & You Can Win Some Keys

Aspyr Media have done it again! Civilization: Beyond Earth is now officially available for Linux. Sadly, all the keys have now gone out to the winners, thanks!

New Minecraft Game Announced Coming From Telltale Games, Linux Status Unknown

Minecraft: Story Mode is a brand new adventure being created around Minecraft, but sadly Linux has been left out in the cold it seems.

Endless Legend Will Come To Linux, Suffering Delays

Thanks to our supporter, FutureSuture, we have word that Endless Legend will still come to Linux, but it has suffered delays.

Move Crates In Odd 3D Platformer 'Job Lozenge'

It's no easy job to explain exactly what Job Lozenge is. That it's a game out of the ordinary is certain though.

Windows Games On Linux, WINE & PlayOnLinux

Although WINE is a difficult beast to tame, it can be done quite effectively with a little help from a program called PlayOnLinux