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Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!

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For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to…

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Give your eyes a break in the evenings with Redshift

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Eyes hurting at night from the glare of your screen? Perhaps it's even affecting your sleep? Then maybe you should give Redshift a try, a program similar to Twilight on Android and inspired by the likes of f.lux. If you've heard of either Twilight or f.lux, you'll probably know what these sorts of…

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Broken Age: Act 2 Review

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Way back in early 2014 I reviewed Act 1 of Double Fine Productions's quirky and colourful adventure, Broken Age. Somewhere along the line I assume I was either hit in the head or started living under a rock (perhaps both), because it wasn't until very recently that I got to playing Act 2. I gave…

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Sync your Fitbit on Linux with Galileo

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If you have a Fitbit fitness device and wish to sync your device using the wireless dongle on your Linux machine, the good news is it is possible with the Bluetooth-based Fitbit devices, thanks to a small Python utility called Galileo. Note: you will need a bit of terminal-foo, but to be honest, I…

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OpenMW 0.40 - Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on Linux

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is one of my personal favourite games of all time. Years ago I would have happily run the game in Linux, but the only real way to do so was through WINE. Thanks to OpenMW, a totally rewritten and open source engine for Morrowind, it is now very much possible to have…

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Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist Linux Game Review

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Times have been better, for Boyle Wolfbane. He and his unfortunate but loyal minions, along with his most faithful minion and pet, Fang, tried taking over the world like all of the best and most powerful dark lords do. Emphasis on 'tried', because Boyle failed. Miserably. Aveyond 4: Shadow of the…

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Scripting a DNA sequence viewer

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SANITY WARNING: Please don't read this article unless you're a compulsive shell scripter, like me. Seriously. There are some excellent FOSS sequence viewers in the distro repositories, with great GUIs and lots of features. Why would you want to build a less capable viewer that only works in a…

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Netflix on Firefox for Linux

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If you're a Firefox user and you're a little fed up with going to Google Chrome every time in order to watch Netflix on your Linux machine, the good news is since Firefox 49 landed, HTML5 DRM (through the Google Widevine CDM (Content Decryption Manager) plugin) is now supported. Services that use…

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Hunting gremlin characters

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When cleaning UTF-8 text files I sometimes come across invisible characters that I call 'gremlins'. These aren't the usual non-printing characters, like whitespace and (horizontal) tab, which are non-printing characters I expect to find in the plain text files I work with. Gremlins are weird things…

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Teach your Grandmother to write scripts

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It says here that people 65 and older have poorer vision, poorer dexterity and poorer memory than people 21-55 years old. Sounds right to me. My wife and I are 70, and there's no smartphone in our house because we can't read a smartphone screen easily and an on-screen keyboard is way too small for…

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News Elsewhere

Linuxtoday.com

How to care for the community over the code

At All Things Open 2016, Joe Brockmeier answers the question: How can companies can work effectively with open source communities?

httpstat - A Curl Statistics Tool to Check Website Performance

httpstat is a Python script that reflects curl statistics in a fascinating and well-defined way,

Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!

the linux rain: One of the changes that comes with Wayland is there is currently no way for third-party apps to modify screen gamma curves.

GoAccess (A Real-Time Apache and Nginx) Web Server Log Analyzer

 tecmint: GoAccess is an interactive and real time web server log analyzer program that quickly analyze and view web server logs.

Mozilla Reports 2015 Revenue of $421.3M

Internetnews: As has been the case since 2005, for 2015 Mozilla notes that, "the majority of Mozilla revenue is from Firefox Web browser search partnerships around the world."

How to install and configure web2py on CentOS 7

Web2Py is a simple yet powerful Python framework for developing web applications.

First open source RISC-V chips arrive in Arduino board

 hackerboards: SiFive's Arduino ready "HiFive1" development kit features its 320MHz FE310, the first MCU using the open RISC-V ISA. Also, Samsung is rumored to be using RISC-V.

Docker Deals with Canonical, Debuts Public Beta on AWS

ServerWatch: After six months in private beta the Docker for AWS service is now available as a public beta

Does Linux community trust Microsoft?

 DarkDuck: Does actually Linux community like Microsoft?

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Join me tonight at 8PM UTC for the weekly Linux gaming livestream

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Drift Into Eternity, a single-player sci-fi survival experience is coming to Linux

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The new 'Master of Orion' has a major update inspired by the original MOO2 and a new DLC

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The Dwarves, the new fantasy RPG from KING Art is now available

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Meet 'Vilmonic', the pixel styled artificial life simulator, it's quite sweet

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Angeldust, a free to play and Early Access sandbox RPG supports Linux

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