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  • OS X apps run on Linux with Wine-like emulator for Mac software
  • Open Source Code At Heart of Wall Street Programmer’s Bust
  • Building the open source laptop: fantasy to reality
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  • MEGABYTE PUNCH is now available on PC Mac and Linux
  • Hacktivist Richard Stallman takes on proprietary software, SaaS and open source
  • Qt5 on openSUSE (including experimental KF5 packages)
  • SECRETS OF RÆTIKON to launch on PC, Mac and Linux
  • Firefox 23 Adds Features, Security to Open-Source Browser

6 Games Set to Land On Steam for Linux Soon

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  • 6 Games Set to Land On Steam for Linux Soon
  • Unvanquished Alpha 18 Further Boosts Its Renderer
  • Shadowrun Returns to get Linux port, Berlin campaign, and fixes
  • Linux Gaming: A State Of Affairs
  • Point and Click Adventure Sale
  • Get Your '90s Groove On, Shadow Warrior Classic Redux
  • A New Flight Simulator Game Is Flying To Linux

New Alien Arena Coming Soon

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  • A New Alien Arena Linux Game Is Coming Soon
  • Don't Starve Adventure Game Gets New Characters on Steam
  • Nintendo's Nuclear Option: Free Games for All
  • Nvidia Shield: shipped, praised, critiqued, dissected

A Review of Open TTD for Linux

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Gaming Open TTD is a wonderful new revamp open source expansion of the classic Transport Tycoon Deluxe and with a price tag of free, it’s a great, inexpensive, and fun way to waste your time.

Review: Gratuitous Space Battles

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Gaming If you’re like me, you sometimes end up pondering difficult questions in the pub like: why aren’t there enough space games where giant starship fleets get to pound the crap out of each other with futuristic weaponry? Fortunately, Cliff "Cliffski" Harris telepathically heard our cries and created Gratuitous Space Battles.

Open Source and the Gaming Industry

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Gaming Many companies are taking advantage of open source software, much in part to the increasing popularity of Linux. Open source has become a big buzzword, with many people not really understanding what it really is.

The Grave Digger, It Looks Dead Good

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  • The Grave Digger, It Looks Dead Good
  • Fancy Skulls FPS Rougelike To Release This Summer
  • The Raven - Legacy Of A Master Thief Released Today
  • Retro Gaming Quake 2 in Linux with Yamagi Client (video)

Surprise Attack launches Australia's first indie publisher

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Gaming Marketing agency Surprise Attack announced the launch of its new publishing label, Surprise Attack Games, alongside three newly signed games.

Best Open Source Games

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  • Best Open Source Games
  • Ultimate Linux gaming guide
  • Toki Tori Officially On Steam For Linux

GamingOnLinux Reviews - Psychonauts

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Gaming I had first heard about Psychonauts as an industry curiosity mentioned in a series of video lectures about the history and development of video gaming as an art form. Mentioned as a notable commercial flop for the industry, the lecturer nevertheless pointed it out as a model of good video game storytelling.

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today's leftovers

  • Nvidia 358.09 Beta Linux Driver Brings a New Kernel Module
    A new Nvidia Beta driver has been released, and developers have added quite a few OpenGL changes and improvements, among other things. The Nvidia developers have just pushed a new Beta driver out the door and this time it's full of all kinds of OpenGL updates and fixes. It will be a while until all of these changes make their way onto the stable branch of the drivers, but these are pretty important, and it won't take all that long.
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  • KWrite on Mac
    It is still ugly, as scaled on my HiDPI display as the plist file is missing and it crashs on everything (aka open dialog) and has no icons.
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Leftovers: Software

  • Top YouTube Video Downloaders that You Need for the Linux Machine
    TV episodes, movie trailers, broadcasts, and interviews are also available on YouTube for viewing. If you find an interesting video on YouTube while browsing on your Linux machine and feel the urge to download it to your desktop, do not despair. This is because you have several options for achieving your goal with little fuss as shown below.
  • Gammu 1.36.6
    Gammu 1.36.6 has been just released. New bugfix release with lot of improvements in the documentation.
  • qBittorrent 3.2.4 Has Been Released
  • Meet the new Opera brand identity
    Today, we’re unveiling our new brand identity. We’re introducing a new look and feel. But, it’s more than just a logo shift. Opera has evolved a lot since we started our journey as a browser company 20 years ago. Today, we serve over a billion internet users every month, between the 350 million people around the world experiencing the internet through our apps and services and the 1.1 billion people we reach through Opera Mediaworks.

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