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Scripting an arithmeticker

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I've just built my own GUI calculator (script below). OK, you're probably thinking "WHY? There are plenty of perfectly good GUI calculators for Linux. Why build another one?" And my answer is "Because the available calculators are way too powerful and don't do what I want…

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A Look at Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Preview + Night Light

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Even as a self-confessed Arch Linux guru (okay, not a guru, but Arch is definitely my "main" distro), I do have a soft spot for the GNOME variant of Ubuntu, after running various versions of Ubuntu GNOME on my ASUS laptop for a fairly extended amount of time. With the release of GNOME…

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Review: HITMAN - The Complete First Season

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Here at TLR we recently had a 'first impressions' look at the newly released game in the Hitman series of video games. It is also the debut for the Hitman series on Linux, thanks to the porting efforts of Linux and Mac porting company, Feral Interactive. Having racked up more hours of gameplay and…

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Compiling Kodi 18 Leia (git) on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

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Being a rolling release distribution that touts the ability to have the latest stuff, you'll often find the very latest software in OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. In the official repos, anyway. Certain software that is procured from external repositories such as Packman, however, this is not always the case.…

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Tips for tpp and patat

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You might be surprised to learn that there are programs for running presentations in a terminal. No, I don't mean opening PowerPoint or Impress slides one after the other, as images in a frame-buffered console. I mean presenting slides coded for the terminal, in a terminal. Interesting idea? It…

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HITMAN on Linux - First Impressions

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With HITMAN releasing just days ago on Linux, we have yet another big title landing on our favourite platform. It's also courtesy once again of the heavy lifting in porting that Feral Interactive do. The game is also interesting in that Feral promised launch-day Mesa 13 support, which is especially…

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All 7 Aveyond Games Released for Linux, DRM-Free

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Recently here, on The Linux Rain, I reviewed Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist, the latest entry into the Aveyond series and one that had been brought to Linux. Now, only a few days ago, the entire series from Aveyond from Aveyond 1: Rhen's Quest all the way to the aforementioned Aveyond 4: Shadow of…

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Getting Realtek 8188EU Wireless Adapters to work in Linux (and possibly other wireless Realtek chipsets!)

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Alright, so, disclaimer. This will likely be most suited for advanced or at least intermediate level Linux users. If you love NetworkManager, look away now, because we're going to obliterate it from the system. Unless, of course, someone works out how to make NetworkManager use the 'wext' driver.…

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Scottish Country Dancing stats

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My wife has been in the same Scottish Country Dancing group for many years, and back in 2005 she began keeping a record of the dances done at each meeting. She lists a fair bit of information in her "dances done" spreadsheet (screenshot below). She recently asked me "Would it be…

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A script to log what my GPS tells me

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I carry a Garmin Etrex 10 when I go bug-collecting. It's a handheld GPS receiver without many frills, and I only use it to record the latitude and longitude of each of my collecting sites as a waypoint. At the start of a field trip I delete all previous waypoints. When I do this, the trip's…

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Review: Fedora 25 - The Trail Blazer that is Blazing Fast

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Not long after being released to the wild, I decided it was time to retire old faithful Ubuntu GNOME in favour of Fedora 25 on my main laptop (an Optimus equipped machine). The Ubuntu install had served me very well indeed, but with Fedora's latest offering featuring the latest stable version of…

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Wine 2.0.2 Brings Better Support for Mortal Kombat X and Microsoft Excel 2010

Among the Windows games that should now work better if you install Wine 2.0.2 on your GNU/Linux distribution, we can mention Mortal Kombat X

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Is No Longer Supported, Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 Now

Starting today, you should no longer use Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) on your personal computer, even if it's up-to-date.

Blockchain's Future: Nine Predictions

 Datamation: The future of blockchain is sure to be bright.

How to Set-Up Master-Slave Replication for PostgreSQL 9.6 on Ubuntu 16.04

HowToForge: In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure PostgreSQL 9.6 Master-Slave Replication on Ubuntu 16.04 server.

Does your software development team use scrum?

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Wireshark, World's Most Popular Network Protocol Analyzer, Gets New Release

Wireshark 2.2.8 comes about one and a half months after the 2.2.7 release to patch security vulnerabilities that have been discovered in the application

Code::Blocks IDE Review

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Shadow Warrior: Special Edition is currently free on the Humble Store

Tags: Action, FPS, Free Game, Humble Store, SteamYou can now grab the silly and over-the-top FPS chock full of blood, demons and swords for free for…

Total War: WARHAMMER Norsca DLC set to raid Linux before too long

Tags: DLC, Feral Interactive, Steam, StrategyThe latest DLC for the fantasy-themed Total War game will be brought over by Feral Interactive. This DLC…

Thursday Madness, a quick look at some good Linux gaming deals

Tags: Game SaleWelcome to another late sales article here at GOL. Another quick look at some good deals you shouldn't pass up! First up, Shadow…

Cyberpunk horror game 'Observer' from Bloober Team & Aspyr Media will likely see a delayed Linux release

Tags: Adventure, Aspyr Media, Coming Soon, Horror, SteamSlightly sad news today, as the amazing looking Observer [Steam, Official Site] from Bloober…

Trains & Things, a multiplayer focused economic strategy game built on Linux

Tags: Coming Soon, StrategyTrains & Things [Official Site] has been announced as a multiplayer focused economic strategy game, it's built on…

God game 'The Universim' now has a demo to try on Steam

Tags: Alpha, Demo, Indie Game, Simulation, SteamGod game 'The Universim' [Official Site, Steam] now has a demo available on Steam if you're wanting…

OpenRCT2, the open source RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 game engine has another update

Tags: Game Engine, Open Source, SimulationA good one to keep an eye on for fans of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, as OpenRCT2 [Official Site], the open…

The emulator 'Dolphin' is now available as a libretro core

Tags: EmulationFor the emulation fans amongst our readership, you might be pleased to know that libretro [Official Site] now supports the…

Harold Halibut, a clay animation adventure game, set in a spaceship stuck under sea will have Linux support

Tags: Adventure, Crowdfunding, Coming SoonHarold Halibut [Kickstarter, Official Site] is an interesting sounding adventure game set in a spaceship…

Tangledeep is a very sweet dungeon crawler that's now in Early Access, I love it

Tags: Roguelike, Steam, Early Access, Indie Game, Initial Thoughts, Dungeon CrawlerTangledeep [GOG, Steam, Official Site] is a colourful and cute…

Editorial: No, Valve is not killing SteamOS or the Steam Controller

Tags: EditorialAnother day, another journalist claiming that Valve is killing SteamOS (amongst other things mentioned) and it couldn't be further…

The fantastic Early Access sandbox space game 'Avorion' has a huge update named 'Alliances'

Tags: Early Access, Sandbox, SteamI was impressed by Avorion [Steam], very impressed. It's one game I'm considering getting us a server for when it's…

The Templar sounds like the most fun unit yet coming to XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Tags: Coming Soon, DLC, Steam, StrategyXCOM 2: War of the Chosen [Steam] has another new unit reveal, this time it's for The Templar, another one we…

The Humble Telltale Games Bundle seems to have at least one Linux game coming (updated: nope)

Tags: Game BundleUPDATE: Turns out it is an error:QuoteIt is a generic graphic that we use for the "More games coming soon" section, which contains…

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap released for Linux, tools included to mod the game too

Tags: Retro, Platformer, Action, SteamWonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap [Official Site, Steam, Humble Store] a remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's…