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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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Installing Firestorm (Second Life viewer) for Linux

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Unless you've lived under a virtual rock since 2003, you have probably heard of Linden Lab's baby, Second Life at some point. The online virtual world, where you can literally pretty much do anything, might not be at the peak popularity it once experienced but there is still plenty going on. If…

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How to manage alternating lines of text on the command line

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In this article I've pulled together some command-line tips for alternating lines of text. Questions about alternating lines turn up regularly on online help forums, and they sometimes get complicated answers. Here I've tried to keep things simple. Interleaving lines For demonstration purposes I'll…

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The joys of ISOdates

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It took me a fair while to get comfortable with the ISO 8601 date format. After so many years of using DD MMM YYYY, my old eyes and brain had some trouble understanding YYYY-MM-DD. Finally something clicked, and I now read 'ISOdates' easily and I really appreciate their advantages. The biggest…

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Impressions of a Chromebook and Linuxy Goodness

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Feeling like something different, I recently bought a HP Chromebook 11. In this article I give my impressions on the device itself and also some Linux-specific goodness thanks to something caled Crouton, plus a few thoughts on working in the "cloud". As someone who uses a typical GNU/Linux…

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Software is not data

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You know that trick where the magician snatches the tablecloth from the table, leaving the plates, cutlery and glassware in place? Watch as I do something similar on my computer. The screenshot above shows the top left corner of a large data table of mine in a spreadsheet. Drum roll, please... …

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How to repeat a script, or not

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I have a data-entry script which adds records to a plain-text data table. It's a fairly complicated script with a GUI dialog, and until recently it added one record at a time. To add another record, I had to launch the script again. Was there a simple way (I asked myself) to re-run the script, or…

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On dates and stuffed non-dates

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Nothing gives my wife the Screaming Meemies like dates in spreadsheets. Unless she formats the target cell in advance as text, the spreadsheet will turn a perfectly innocent, non-date string like 23/2/6 into '23-Feb-2006'. When she types 6420-11-3, according to both LibreOffice Calc and Gnumeric,…

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The header line: how to add, delete and ignore it

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In a plain-text table, the first or header line usually contains the names of the fields. In this article I've pulled together a variety of ways to add and delete a header, and also how to do things with the rest of the table while leaving the header intact as the first line in the file. Add a…

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Joining Tables on the Command-Line

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This article compares 3 different ways to join tables on a common field. All 3 work OK on small tables, but there's a big difference in speed when the tables to be joined are large, as shown below. Table joining isn't something you need to do if you store data in a simple, flat-file database like a…

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 Update to Rename the Libertine Scope to "Desktop Apps"

Yes, that's right, we're talking about the OTA-13 update, which should arrive this fall with numerous new features

Linux Mint 18 Xfce Is Just Around the Corner, KDE Edition Coming This September

We've seen Cinammon and MATE now it's time for xfce

LXLE "Eclectica" 16.04.1 Up to Release Candidate Stage, Based on Ubuntu 16.04.1

LXLE "Eclectica" 16.04.1 Release Candidate comes only two weeks after the release of the Beta version

Install Bludit on Ubuntu 16.04

Bludit is an open source, fast, simple, and extensible file-based content management system (CMS) application written in PHP.

Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" Alpha 2 Released

Phoronix: The second alpha release for Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" flavors is now out.

Red Hat Satellite 6.2 Adds Docker Deployment

ServerWatch: Red Hat today announced its Satellite 6.2 update, providing users with new capabilities for Red Hat server management.

I've been Linuxing since before you were born

Carla Schroder shares tales from when using Linux was a long hike uphill both ways in the snow. Barefoot.

How to perform a system upgrade with DNF

Learn how to use the new dnf system-upgrade capabilities in Fedora to make your Linux upgrade process smooth and easy.

How to donate CPU/GPU resources to science with Boinc

 HowToForge: Altruism is one thing that I'd like to believe characterizes all Linux users out there.

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Suddenly a wild Friday Livestream appears at 5:30 PM UTC!

Tags:LivestreamThey say a lightning doesn't strike twice, but the weekly livestream certainly does! Liam did a livestream yesterday but I will put…

IndieDB is having another 24 hour giveaway with Linux support, the indie platformer 'Prison Run and Gun'

Tags:Steam,Platformer,Free GameIndieDB is currently giving away 20 free Steam keys for this small platformer game. It's a standalone expansion to a…

Day of Infamy FPS now available on Linux & SteamOS (updated)

Tags:Steam,FPS,Early Access,Coming Soon,ActionUpdate: Just tested myself after a report and it is downloadable and playable right now! It is a little…

Kingdom Rush Frontiers due on Linux in the last week of August

Tags:Coming Soon,Steam,Strategy,Tower DefenceTower Defence fans rejoice as Kingdom Rush Frontiers is scheduled with the 1.1 updated due in the last…

Albion Online final beta start times revealed

Tags:Indie Game,MMO The indie MMO Albion Online is due to have the final beta version and they have revealed when each supporter will get access. …

Check out 'The Linux Gamer' video on Undertale, brilliant as always

Tags:VideoReally do love The Linux Gamer, his work is top quality and he has done his thing for the Linux version of Undertale. As usual, it's very…

Unity game engine 5.4 released, Linux builds now updated

Tags:Game Engine,Unity3DThe Unity game engine has release the next major version 5.4, the Linux builds have also just been updated to the 5.4…

Livestream tonight at 19:45 UTC instead of tomorrow!

Tags:LivestreamTonight I will be doing the weekly livestream as I am busy with pre-birthday stuff tomorrow (I turn 28 on Saturday) and my voice is…

Move or Die: a funny 4 player local and online party game!

Tags:Indie Game,Action Move or Die is an incredible, funny and fast paced party game with a lot of mods and funny mutators. You can play local or…

Headlander, the new game from Double Fine Productions will not come to Linux

Tags:Editorial,Steam This is very sad to see from a previously very Linux friendly developer. Headlander from Double Fine Productions will not come…

New version of the itch store app released, as slick as ever

Tags:Itch.io,Open SourceThe itch developers have been hard at work making their open source store app even better for you, and it's lovely. You can…

God is a Cube: Nanomachines Rising, a programming puzzle game is coming to Linux

Tags:Puzzle,Indie Game,Coming SoonGod is a Cube: Nanomachines Rising sounds pretty fun for anyone who likes programming, puzzles and robotics. You…

Empire TV Tycoon, thoughts from a Linux gamer

Tags:Strategy,Simulation,Review It has been a while as other things kept coming up, but I finally take a look at Empire TV Tycoon. I love Tycoon…

Microsoft gives the okay for SWORDY to come to Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Action,Casual,Coming Soon,Early Access,Steam Some good news! SWORDY has been given the green light to come to Linux & SteamOS by Microsoft,…

HaxeFlixel, a free and open source cross-platform game framework needs funds on IndieGoGo

Tags:Crowdfunding,Open SourceHaxeFlixel, a free and open source cross-platform game framework that was used in the creation of Defender's Quest is…