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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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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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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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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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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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I think I like backreferences (sometimes)

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Backreferences are part of the complicated and sometimes confusing world of regular expressions. The basic idea is this: you can substitute any part of a regular expression with a backslash followed by a number, so long as you surround the part to be substituted with round brackets. The command…

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Linux-friendly drone controller flies on Intel Joule power

LinuxGizmos: Gumstix launched a customizable version of its LTE-enabled, PX4-compatible AeroCore 2 MAV controller board that works with the Intel Joule.

Setting up QEMU-KVM for kernel development

A look at the fundamentals of building and booting a kernel in QEMU using debootstrap, so you have the needed infrastructure to test your kernel changes in QEMU.

Linux command line navigation tips: the basics of pushd and popd commands

HowToForge: In this article, we will be discussing how you can have a faster navigation experience on the Linux command line using the pushd and popd commands.

How To Check The Password Complexity In Linux

 ostechnix: There are plenty of tools and websites are available to test the password complexity.

Do I need to provide access to source code under the AGPLv3 license?

opensource.com: Do you understand the AGPL license requirements?

Integrate Your Android Device With Ubuntu Using KDE Connect Indicator Fork

 webupd8: KDE Connect is a tool which allows your Android device to integrate with your Linux desktop.

DevOps trends emerging for 2017 and beyond

EnterprisersProject: DevOps has evolved from grassroots movement to the standard way of working for enterprises and startups alike.

A beginner's guide to comparing files using visual diff/merge tool Meld

HowToForge: Not everybody is used-to the command line, and/or command-line based comparison tools could be more difficult to learn and understand for some.

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A developer of the awesome itch games client has a blog post on compressing files for updates

Tags:Editorial,Itch.ioThe guys over at itch.io are doing some truly interesting work. The itch store is open to all developers, they have an open…

Appreciating how far Linux gaming has actually come in the past few years

Tags:Editorial,VideoDuring the livestream I did last night I had one of those moments where you fully appreciate how far Linux gaming has come.Make…

A new radeonsi (Mesa) patch should fix issues in many games for AMD GPU owners

Tags:Drivers,Mesa,Open SourceSamuel Pitoiset (Valve) discovered an issue in radeonsi (Mesa) that Marek Olšák has now patched up and is…

Wine 2.0-rc6 released, should be the last one before a stable release

Tags:WineWine 2.0-rc6 is now available and it brings in another 21 bug fixes which should make this a seriously stable release. It has no new…

Albion Online announce new equipment, new PvE content and more coming in the 'Galahad' update

Tags:MMO,Beta,Indie GameAlbion Online, the Linux-friendly MMO has another blog post and video detailing changes coming to this interesting MMO.Note:…

Alien: Isolation - The Collection is 70% off on the Feral Interactive store

Tags:Horror,Feral Interactive,Steam,Game Sale If you fancy scaring yourself silly this weekend, be sure to check out Alien: Isolation - The…

Join me tonight at 8:30PM UTC for some Linux gaming fun on Twitch

Tags:LivestreamAs Samsai is away on secret business, I will be taking control of the Friday livestream today and probably next week too. I will be…

Yooka-Laylee has revealed multiplayer in a new trailer

Tags:Coming Soon,Steam,Platformer,Adventure,GOGIf you weren't already sold on Yooka-Laylee, this new multiplayer trailer might just sell you on it…

The open source Vulkan driver 'radv' for AMD on Linux has patches for geometry shader support

Tags:Open Source,Drivers,VulkanDave Airlie sent in a massive patch-set of 31 patches for 'radv', the open source AMD Vulkan driver, to support…

Total War: WARHAMMER makes Grombrindal the White Dwarf Legendary Lord available to all players

Tags:DLC,Feral Interactive,Steam,StrategyOriginally available to anyone who went to a physical Games Workshop store, this Legendary lord has now been…

Torment: Tides of Numenera shows off some more gameplay mechanics in new trailers

Tags:Coming Soon,RPG,SteamThe upcoming RPG by inXile Entertainment is looking good. There’s a pair of new trailers that show off more of the…

Bear With Me: Episode Two releasing February 15th, bringing more noir adventure

Tags:Adventure,Horror,Point & Click,SteamThe next installment in the noir point and click adventure will be arriving soon. This humor-laced…

SteamOS updated with some major new drivers and an updated Debian base

Tags:SteamOS,Steam,BetaSteamOS isn't being left out in the cold like some would believe, as it too today got a big update with new shiny stuff.Note:…

Major Stable Steam client update, Xbox controller config support, vastly improved Linux client

Tags:SteamThis is the big one. Steam have released a major update of the Steam client which not only adds in some big new features, it also…

Nearly five years after the Kickstarter, Carmageddon still isn’t on Linux despite the stretch goal being reached

Tags:Editorial In May it will be five years since the Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter. Linux support was a stretch goal they reached and we…