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[Game Review] The Journey Down: Chapter Two

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Released on the 25th of August 2014, The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the second installment in The Journey Down video game series, a classic point and click adventure inspired by much-loved classic titles such as Grim Fandango. Described as having a "Afro-Caribbean vibe", a quick look at any of…

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Corebird, An Alternative GTK+3 Twitter Client

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If you're like me, you may not have heard much about Corebird, a native GTK+3 Twitter client. Which is a bit surprising really, as Corebird is a very nice and stable application that holds it's own with any of the other clients out there and deserves more love. There's a few Linux Twitter clients…

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B1 Free Archiver: a simple solution

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Switching to Linux requires users to abandon their usual set of favourite programs and to employ what is available. In terms of archive utilities the first and most obvious choice is the GNOME desktop environment File Roller. But does a Linux neophyte ready to get into all that stuff at once?…

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SeaMonkey - More than a Web Browser

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If you're anything like me, you may have thought or assumed that SeaMonkey was just a web browser; perhaps just a rebranded Firefox like Iceweasel. But it is in fact much more and has the name "all-in-one internet application suite" for a reason. SeaMonkey is free and open-source and is a…

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Review: Broken Age - Act 1

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A sheltered, over-protected, bored boy in space. A girl in a fairytale style land who is thrust into becoming an offering to a giant sea monster. Talking trees. Hippy lumberjacks. Broken Age has it all. And then some. Broken Age (Act 1) is a point and click adventure game officially released by…

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Review: Euro Truck Simulator 2

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If you've never been a real sim game buff or especially never played a game the likes of the Euro Truck Simulator series, you would probably snicker or roll your eyes at the idea of driving trucks from A to B, often long hauls, being "fun". But you know, I once thought the same thing! But, as you…

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Review: Salvation Prophecy

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If you love a good space romp and shooty shooty lasers you owe it to yourself to try this one. First off It's best not to play the first half hour or so and judge the game right away. Yes, it's an indie game (made by pretty much one man, no less) and the graphics and animations won't impress anyone…

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Samsung and Intel Stay Committed to Chromebooks

OStatic: Look for these new systems to sell very well during this holiday season, and introduce many young people to the basics of working with data and applications in the cloud.

The Companies That Support Linux: DataCentred

Linux.com: DataCentred is a leading provider of next-generation datacentre and open-source cloud computing services focusing on clients with big research data sets.

Chief Architect of Cloudera on growth of Hadoop

 OpenSource.com: Doug Cutting, Chief Architect ClouderaDoug Cutting is founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene and Hadoop, and currently the chief architect at Cloudera and sits on the Board of the Apache Software Foundation.

How to monitor a log file on Linux with logwatch

 xmodulo: Log files are not precisely what you would call "light" or "easy" reading, and analyzing raw log files by hand is often time-consuming and tedious.

PHP 5.6.2 and 5.4.34 Update for Critical Security Flaws

InternetNews: No Sandworms, Heart-bleeds or POODLEs here but don't let the lack of a fancy marketing name fool you - this is serious

Integrating Trac, Jenkins and Cobbler—Customizing Linux Operating Systems for Organizational Needs

LinuxJournal: Organizations supporting Linux operating systems commonly have a need to build customized software to add or replace packages on production systems.

For Gentoo Linux Initiates, Iron Penguin May Be Too Heavy

LinuxInsider: Gentoo Linux can be either an experienced Linux user's ideal desktop choice or a new user's worst computing nightmare.

V is for Vivid (Ubuntu 15.04)

Mark Shuttleworth: As the upstart monkey in this business I can think of no better mascot. And so let’s launch our vicenary cycle, our verist varlet, the Vivid Vervet!

Top 4 Linux network managers

LinuxUser&Developer: Fundamental utilities and long-time favourites all go head-to-head as we pick the network manager that offers the complete package

GamingOnLinux.com Latest Articles

Indie Developer Threatens Gabe Newell, Game Removed From Steam

In a case of common sense going out the Window, Mike Maulbeck developer of the game Paranautical Activity that was only just released in full on Steam has been a bit of an idiot.

Paranautical Activity FPS Is Now Out Of Beta

Paranautical Activity drew a bit of ire when they cancelled a bunch of features and decided they were calling it quits, but the game is now fully out and looks fun!

GOG Now Have Over 100 Linux Games, New Classics Include Baldur's Gate

GOG are becoming more useful for Linux gamers, as in the last week they have hit over 100 Linux games on their store!

Dragonsphere, Darklands & More Classics Added To Steam For Linux

Looks like Night Dive Studios are at it again! Some classics have been added to Steam for Linux which include Dragonsphere & Darklands.

GOL Cast: Trying To Strike A Profit In Merchants Of Kaidan

I talk a lot about Early Access, because the majority of games sent to us are on there. The games there range from awesome to awful, and Merchants of Kaidan has a bit of both.

The Wine Development Release 1.7.29 Is Now Available.

Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.29 bringing many new features and as many as 44 bugfixes.

A Roundup Of The Last Weeks Linux Gaming

Here is a look back at the last week on GamingOnLinux, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past week for Linux Gaming!

The Humble Mozilla Bundle

The Humble Mozilla Bundle includes eight games previously available on Linux and another one that hasn't been disclosed. What is different this time is that they can all be run in a web browser.

How To Get A Free XCOM: Enemy Unknown Key

On Greenman Gaming, they are giving a free XCOM: Enemy Unknown Steam key for anyone who is voting in the Golden Joystick awards.

Project CARS Initial Release Delayed

Project CARS, originally an indie game that is now being distributed by BANDAI NAMCO and was set to release for PS4, Xbox One and Windows on November this year, has now been delayed for Spring next year.

SpringRTS Open Source RTS Engine New Release, Featuring SDL2

SpringRTS is an open source real time strategy game engine with lots of games available to play online or against AI bots.

Livestreaming Today At 5 PM UTC (VODs Included)

I decided that it would be a good idea to livestream today to join the people who are already enjoying Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on their penguin boxes. Naturally, TPS is going to be one of the games we are going to play, provided that it works, along with maybe a couple of other titles if we have time.

DeadCore, A Fast-paced Mix Of Platforming & FPS Out For Linux Today

After an endless fall through powerful magnetic storms... you awaken. Your memory erased, you start exploring the world around you. Someone or something is pushing you higher and higher.

Retro-Style Point-And-Click Adventure 'Bik - A Space Adventure' Released On Steam

Bik was originally made available through Humble Widget in July and after having been greenlit just two months later, it got its official Steam release earlier this week. With an entertaining sci-fi story and multiple playable characters I can see why this one quickly became so popular.

Eufloria HD Released On Steam For Linux

The ambient strategy game originally made its début on Steam in October 2009. Now, 5 years later, it's finally officially available for Linux with an HD upgrade and added content.