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Miaou Moon - Linux Game Impressions

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Miaou Moon is an unusual platformer styled game. On the one hand, it's an almost hypnotic and patient adventure through space as you let yourself bounce around through low gravity while conserving energy. On the other hand, you'll suddenly find yourself using cleverly timed thrusts to avoid a…

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Finding unmatched braces (brackets)

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Recently I was checking for unmatched braces in a big text file with nearly half a million lines (300+ MB). Was there a closing brace for every opening brace? The text file was called 'beetle' and was actually a tab-separated table with each line divided into 77 fields. What I wanted to do was find…

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How to use flags in AWK

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Flags in AWK are variables which are set to either true or false. They're handy for defining ranges over which AWK can act, as shown below. The AWK used here is GNU AWK 4.1.1 (gawk 4). Sometimes flags aren't needed I'll demonstrate with a simple text file called demo, which has 6 lines with 3…

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Snaps vs Flatpak? Both!

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We recently did a little article on Canonical's "Snappy" system, also known as Snaps, and it's usefulness for testing new and updated software without breaking your existing installations or versions of that specific software. Akin to Upstart vs systemd, Red Hat also have their own slice of…

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Snaps - A Good Way to Test the Latest Apps

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If you've been following the latest Ubuntu news around the traps, you've probably heard about Canonical's "Snappy" system. We actually did an article on Snappy back in late 2014 when the project had just started to surface. As of the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release, the core program 'snapd' is…

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Proofreading for illusions with grep and AWK

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Lexical illusions are very hard to find when proofreading. The most common lexical illusion is a duplicated word, as in this well-known example: A lexical illusion: many people are not aware that the the brain will automatically ignore a second instance of the word 'the' when it starts a new line. …

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Transposing rows and columns: 3 methods

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Swapping the rows and columns in a table on the command line would seem to be a fairly easy thing to do. For example, with this tab-separated table (called 'tabbed') as input: get this tab-separated table ('swapped') as output: Datamash Transposing rows and columns is indeed easy if you have the…

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Got tearing with proprietary NVIDIA? Try this.

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If you're using a reasonably modern NVIDIA graphics card on your Linux box with the proprietary driver, there's a fair chance you may encounter that nasty thing called 'screen tearing'. There is a little setting worth trying in NVIDIA's blob driver called 'ForceCompositionPipeline' that can…

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Distro Wars: It's All Linux

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This is likely a topic covered plenty of times, and as such I won't make this a too in-depth article, but I feel it's something always worth reiterating and remembering that no matter what distribution of Linux (or GNU/Linux if you prefer) you use... it's all Linux. You only have to whiz around the…

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Steel, Password Managing the CLI Way

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One thing that's probably obvious to anyone who's read more than a few Linux Rain articles is that we appreciate the CLI (command-line interface). Graphical programs and utilities are great and there are some fantastic examples of those out there, not to mention new ones being created all the time.…

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Crusader Kings II: The Reaper’s Due now available, brings more death and pestilence

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Sandbox,DLCParadox Development Studio’s successful medieval grand strategy game, Crusader Kings II, has seen the release of…

A look at Planet Nomads now it's in closed alpha and available on Linux

Tags:Video,Unity3D,Survival,Sandbox,Preview,Early Access,AlphaGood evening explorers, today I took a look at Planet Nomads a very early build of what…

Control a farting cat lost in space in Miaou Moon, now on Linux

Tags:Casual,Itch.io,Platformer,SteamMiaou Moon is a charming, fun and all around entertaining game. The developer sent in a key for me to take a…

Slain: Back From Hell released for Linux on GOG, some thoughts

Tags:Platformer,Initial Thoughts,GOG,Action,SteamSlain: Back From Hell is the revamped of the poorly received Slain, now that it's available on GOG…

Mother Russia Bleeds, an old-fashioned beat 'em up releases next month and has a trailer

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,GOG,Humble Store,SteamMother Russia Bleeds certainly looks good for a retro inspired beat 'em up and the trailer looks…

Master of Orion (the new one) officially released with Linux support

Tags:Steam,StrategyThe day has arrived space fans! Master of Orion (the new one) has blasted off out of Early Access and is now officially available.…

Upcoming RTS/FPS hybrid 'Abatron' will have a Linux demo before official release

Tags:Strategy,FPS,CrowdfundingAbatron is a beautiful-looking game full of interesting ideas, which still needs to go a long way before seeing the…

Linux turns 25 years old! Happy birthday Linux!

Tags:Editorial Valve aren't the only ones celebrating a birthday this week (see here). Linux also just got a bit older and wiser. Linux is officially…

Looks like Subnautica from the Natural Selection 2 developers won't get Linux support

Tags:Steam,Editorial,Unity3D This is quite sad, it seems we have been left wondering for a while (years) about Subnautica, but a developer has now…

In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor released into Early Access, yes this is a real game

Tags:Steam,Early Access,ActionIn Case of Emergency, Release Raptor is the latest game from Arcen Games, LLC and it's quite clear they needed money to…

Retro-Pixel Castles has a massive update, new buildings and an entirely new item system

Tags:Early Access,Simulation,Steam,StrategyRetro-Pixel Castles is a very cool Early Access pixel styled city building simulation, the game has a…

Le Havre: The Inland Port, the PC game adaption of an award winning board-game will have Linux support

Tags:Casual,Indie Game,Steam,StrategyLe Havre: The Inland Port is an award winning board-game from Uwe Rosenberg and it will released Monday 29th of…

New trailer for first-person horror game Syndrome looks good, Linux supported

Tags:Video,Horror,Coming SoonThe new horror game Syndrome is starting to look really good, the Linux version is confirmed too so here's the new…

Paradox have teamed up with a modder to create the Cities: Skylines Art Deco DLC coming soon

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Simulation,DLC,Coming Soon Cities: Skylines Art Deco DLC is a collaboration between Paradox and modder Matt…

Mighty No. 9 is now actually live on both Linux & Mac

Tags:Action,Platformer,Steam Good news platformer lovers, as Aaron from Knockout Games sent word that the Linux & Mac versions of Mighty No. 9…