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Debian 9 on a Dell OptiPlex 9020 Micro

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TL;DR: Works fine (see title). The little old box I bought my last desktop from VG Computing (now Linux Now) in Melbourne. It arrived without an operating system and was basically a Mini-ITX board in a Shuttle XH61 case, with selected add-ins. (Specs below). I installed Debian stable and got years…

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How to tidy copied PDF text with a CoPa script

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The image below shows a small, demonstration PDF: When I highlight the text in the PDF, only the paragraphs and their internal spaces go to the X, or primary clipboard: When I middle-click-paste from the primary clipboard into a text editor, each line of text in the PDF appears on a new line,…

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Fixing Screen Resolution in The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

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KING Art's point-and-click adventure, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, is a beautiful game. But you might have a hard time seeing much of the game properly if you ran into the problem I did - a wonky, improper fullscreen resolution that meant I couldn't even browse the settings menu and actually…

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Quick Tip: Mount DVD to Fix Playback Issues

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Popped in a DVD on your Linux box and started playing the disc directly, only to encounter weird playback issues such as stuttering, skipping or even flat-out stopping? It's a strange, hard to explain issue, but the fix is often quite simple. I believe this is mostly with encrypted, copy-protected…

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Sorting numbers inside text strings

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I have a script that compiles and sorts museum collection data. One of the data fields is for museum registration codes, and a plain sort doesn't understand that humans expect "KS.99", for example, to come before "KS.100": My script instead uses the magic "-V" option…

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Freeing an HP Chromebook 11 with Arch Linux ARM

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A few years ago I acquired an HP Chromebook 11, which I talked about in an article on this site at that time. I talked about how I ran Linux software side-by-side with Chrome OS thanks to the likes of Crouton. Since then, the machine has had some basic use, and rather ironically, used as an offline…

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Silver, a 90s Action RPG Lands on Steam for Linux

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"Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. Now, only one man can put a stop to Silver and his minions. That man is you, David, a promising young…

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Quick Tip: Integrate Window Buttons into Xfce Panel

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For any Xfce gurus who may have tried to emulate the Unity desktop look, or maybe just wanted to save a bit of screen real estate, this may not be new to you. For anyone else though, here's a tip on this neat functionality. It's no secret that the venerable Xfce desktop is very configurable,…

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Presentations in a browser

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If you've ever given a slide presentation at a conference, you know the drill. Tell the audio-visual people what session your talk is in, then hand them a USB stick with your PowerPoint on it. The presentation has to be in Microsoft PowerPoint because the one and only laptop plugged into the data…

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Void Linux - the Strangely Overlooked Distribution

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Ahh, Void Linux. You may or may not have heard of it. If you have, more than likely it was by word of mouth, so to speak, from internet comments on a forum, YouTube video or in passing on Reddit. But this little distro rarely gets any press or recognition otherwise. Perhaps it's time that changes,…

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Review: DiRT Rally

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Yet another game in the porting lineup by Linux gaming heros, Feral Interactive, DiRT Rally is a racing game focussing on, you guessed it: rallying. As opposed to the largely arcade oriented DiRT Showdown released a few years prior, DiRT Rally is very much intended as a simulation, delivering…

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How to Install Fedora 27 Alongside With Windows 10 or 8 in Dual-Boot

This tutorial will guide you on how to install Fedora 27 Workstation in dual boot with Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System pre-installed on a BIOS firmware machine.

Record and Share Terminal Session with Showterm

You can record a terminal session with any screen recording program, but Showterm for Linux makes it very easy to record and embed on a site. Here???s how it works.

You can record a terminal session with any screen recording program, but Showterm for Linux makes it very easy to record and embed on a site. Here???s how it works.

How To Use YUM History Command To Rollback An Updates In RHEL/CentOS Systems

Yum history command allows administrator to rollback the system to a previous state on CentOS and RHEL Systems.

How to Install Icinga 2 Monitoring Tool on Debian 9.2

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Slax Linux Distro Gets New Release After Two Years, Drops Slackware for Debian

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Friday Livestream with Samsai at 6 PM UTC!

Tags: LivestreamHey! You might not believe it but it's Friday today! And as is typical of a Friday here at GOL, we have a livestream for you! So, get…

Completely free top-down shooter CS2D is now on Steam

Tags: Free Game, Action, SteamCS2D [Steam, Official Site] is a top-down shooter heavily inspired by Counter Strike 1.6 and it's now available on…

Looks like the open-world FPS 'The Signal From Tölva' is now on Linux

Tags: Action, Open World, FPS, Steam, Indie GameThanks to a user comment on one of our older articles, we've been informed that The Signal From…

The developer of Siralim and Siralim 2 has blogged about supporting multiple platforms

Tags: MiscWhile not too in-depth on the technical side of things, the developer of Siralim [Official Site] and Siralim 2 [Official Site] has blogged…

Jump Gunners is a pretty hilarious action platformer now on Linux

Tags: Steam, Action, Platformer, Local co-opIn Jump Gunners [Steam, Official Site], as the name might suggest, you use your gun to propel you around…

Planet Nomads is about to get a lot more interesting

Tags: Steam, Early Access, Sandbox, Survival, Adventure, GOGPlanet Nomads [GOG, Steam, Official Site], the Early Access singleplayer sci-fi sandbox…

GOG now has 'West of Loathing' on their store, including a Linux version

Tags: GOG, DRM Free, Adventure, Comedy, RPGThe comedy adventure game West of Loathing [Official Site] is now available DRM free on GOG and they have…

Build a fleet and go to war in Battlevoid: Sector Siege, now out with Linux support

Tags: Strategy, Steam, Indie GameBattlevoid: Sector Siege [Steam] is a real-time strategy game about spaceships battling it out, it's now out with…

Tannenberg, the standalone expansion to Verdun, explodes into Early Access

Tags: FPS, Action, Early Access, SteamThe Eastern Front just got a little bit busier. The standalone expansion to the WW1 FPS pits Russians versus…

Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon now available, my thoughts on all the kowtowing and tribute

Tags: DLC, Review, Steam, StrategyThe latest expansion to the medieval grand strategy game focuses on the East and the splendors of China. I had the…

Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization now available, here’s some thoughts

Tags: DLC, Review, Steam, StrategyThis ambitious DLC adds new shiny toys to nearly every nation of the Near East. I did my best to navigate religious…

The Humble Care Package Bundle has a few good Linux games

Tags: Game BundleAnother day another bundle eh? The Humble Care Package Bundle released recently and it does actually have a few good Linux games.…

Project Hospital is a full Hospital management sim coming to Linux, some of it is developed on Linux

Tags: Coming Soon, Strategy, SimulationOne of the people behind Project Hospital [Official Site] emailed in about the project, which aims to be a…

One dedicated gamer made a SteamOS tabletop 'car-cade' for DiRT Rally

Tags: Hardware, SteamOS, Feral Interactive, RacingI love seeing what people have been able to do with SteamOS and this might just be the most…

Classic Roguelike 'ADOM' is getting a revamp named Ultimate ADOM

Tags: Unity3D, Indie Game, Coming Soon, RoguelikeEyes up roguelike fans, as the classic ADOM [Official Site] is set to get a revamp named Ultimate…