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


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


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


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


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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News Elsewhere

Yahoo’s Open Source Omid Project Brings Scalable Transaction Processing To HBase

TechCrunch: Yahoo hopes Omid will follow a trajectory similar to Hadoop

Lightworks: A Professional Video Editor Available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Fedora

NoobsLab: Lightworks Free and Pro version is available for Linux in Deb and RPM packages (only 64bit architecture supported), there is no source available yet.

Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac With the Gela Theme

MakeUseOf: Up until Ubuntu went public with Unity, out-of-the-box Linux has always been rather ugly compared to both Windows and Mac.

Qubes 3.0 Released

Qubes is now based on what we call Hypervisor Abstraction Layer (HAL), which decouples Qubes logic from the underlying hypervisor.

Google Chromebooks: The most popular classroom computing device

ZDnet: Lost in all the buzz about Google's new Nexus smartphones and Chromecast devices was that Chromebooks are now schools' favorite computer device.

How to Monitor Progress of (Copy/Backup/Compress) Data using pv Command

 tecmint: When making backups, coping/moving large files on your Linux system, you may want to monitor the progress of an on going operation

Calamares: A distribution-independent system installer

LinuxBSDos: Calamares is a new system installation framework designed to be easily customized and used as the installation program for any Linux distribution.

Firefox Is Much Better than Any Other Browser and Here's Why

 softpedia: We often read about comparative tests between browsers and we see that Google Chrome or Opera are extremely fast, or that some other browser gets really good scores in rendering, and so on.

Work sprints with a Pomodoro timer

Fedora Workstation’s GNOME Shell has a Pomodoro timer extension available. Latest Articles

New Linux Gaming Survey For October

It's that time of the month again Linux gamers! The new GOL survey for October is now available, so please make sure to fill it in if you have the…

Polychromatic Is A Fantastic Arcade Game Now On Linux

Polychromatic is probably one of my favourite new releases recently, it's so simple, but it's highly addictive. Myself and Samsai have had access for…

Sol 0 Has You Colonizing Mars In This Strategy Game

Ever wanted to colonize Mars? Well in Sol 0 that's the aim of the game, and it looks like it could be quite cool. It's currently in the early stages,…

Party Hard, A Stealth Strategy Game Is Now On Linux, Looks Interesting

Party Hard has recently released for Linux, and it looks like a pretty interesting game. You need to infiltrate your noisy neighbours parties, and…

The Latest Steam Hardware Survey Shows Very Little Difference

As usual Steam has produced their monthly hardware survey, and also as usual there is hardly any chance across the platforms.September 2015 Ubuntu…

The Friday Livestream Is Once Again Here To Save You At 5 PM UTC!

And once again we return after a week of that silly life stuff and play some Linux games for you live on air! You will naturally get the front-row…

The Journey Down On Kickstarter, Funding Final Chapter Of Point-And-Click Trilogy

SkyGoblin has launched their Kickstarter campaign to fund the third and final chapter of the popular afro-noir point-and-click saga and are off to a…

Dinosaur Hunt: Africa Contract Is Hilariously Terrible

Some games are so bad, they actually become good, Dinosaur Hunt: Africa Contract is not one of those games. People recently said they liked me…

RollerCoaster Tycoon World Releasing December 10th, Linux Included

We covered it before, but now RollerCoaster Tycoon World has a proper release date, and Linux will be included. They also have a new video about…

Run And Gun Platformer NOT A HERO Released On Steam For Linux

The cover-based run 'n' gun with a bizarre political plot has been released for Linux after four months on Steam. NOT A HERO has been developed by…

FLOSS Reimplementation For BioWare Aurora Engine 'Xoreos' Updated

xoreos is a FLOSS project aiming to reimplement BioWare's Aurora engine (and derivatives), covering their games starting with Neverwinter Nights and…

Armikrog, The Clay Animation Point & Click Puzzle Game Is Now Out, A Bit Of A Buggy Mess

Thanks again to GOG for sending another game over, I have been able to test out Armikrog tonight. It looks quite fantastic, and they did a real good…

Meditative Labyrinthine Puzzle Game 'Expand' Release Imminent, Plus Some Thoughts

Follow me, says the game with a chime. A week ago, I received an email from Expand developer Chris Johnson inviting me to play the game ahead of…

The Escapists: The Walking Dead Released For Linux, Here’s What I Think

The Escapists isn’t a game I’ve played before, since the first game isn’t on Linux (yet), but The Escapists: The Walking Dead is…