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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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Audacious 3.8 Free Music Player Is Out, Finally Lets You Run Multiple Instances

Audacious 3.8 has been in development since early August when the first Beta milestone was announced, and it received a second Beta build in early September.

20 Practical Examples of RPM Commands in Linux

tecmint: RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) is an default open source and most popular package management utility for Red Hat based systems like (RHEL, CentOS and Fedora).

Debian-based WiFi router adds security and parental controls

hackerboards: The "Roqos Core" dual-band WiFi-ac router runs Debian on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers a cloud-based security and parental controls service.

Blender: An Introduction for Final Cut Pro Users

FOSSforce: Have you often considered quitting your day job to begin an exciting career as a filmmaker?

A Not For The Everyday Linux User Review Of Porteus 3.1

EveryDayLinuxUser: Porteus Linux is a portable Linux distribution built for USB drives which has a small download size and it quick to boot.

How to install PHP 5.6 as additional PHP-FPM & FastCGI for ISPConfig 3.1 on Ubuntu 16.04

HowToForge: Ubuntu 16.04 ships with PHP 7 by default but there are still many websites out there that don't support PHP 7.

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Promising top-down shooter ‘Redie’, inspired by Hotline Miami, needs support on Kickstarter, demo available

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Crowdfunding,Indie GameRedie sincerely took me by surprise when I was researching another game. It got my attention from the…

The third beta of FREE FPS ‘Ravenfield’ is out, the game keeps getting better

Tags:Beta,FPS,Free Game,Itch.io 'Ravenfield' is a small but excellent FPS inspired by Battlefield (but without Multiplayer), which I previously…

Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is coming to Linux, developer looking for testers

Tags:Adventure,Coming Soon,Itch.io,RPG,SteamHeroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok [Official Site] a hybrid RPG/Adventure game will come to Linux.…

For a few more days, you can get both 'Frederic' rhythm games for a massive 90% discount, demos available

Tags:Music,Indie Game,Game Sale,Demo,CasualThere is a huge 90% discount for a double package featuring both 'Frederic' rhythm games until September…

'SOMA' from Frictional Games sales figures released, Linux accounted for around 1.1% of sales

Tags:EditorialFrictional Games, the developers of 'SOMA' [Official Site] have released their sales figures. The game sold about 450,000 copies of…

Join us for another weekly livestream tonight at 19:45 UTC

Tags:LivestreamTonight is the night we face hell, terrorists and rocket powered cars together. That's right it's Friday, it's No Pants Friday and…

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution announced for Linux this month!

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Feral Interactive,Coming SoonDo not adjust your monitors, you read that correctly. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising…

Stardew Valley 1.1 will add a bunch of new maps and content to go with them

Tags:Steam,Simulation,RPG,GOG,Adventure Stardew Valley [Official Site, GOG, Steam] is a very sweet game, and with the 1.1 patch that's currently in…

Sunless Sea updated with font and UI scaling options, fixing my main complaints

Tags:GOG,Steam,Unity3DSunless Sea [Official Site] has finally been updated from Unity 4 to Unity 5, which has allowed the developers to add in some…

Aveyond 4, a popular Windows RPG released for Linux

Tags:Indie Game,Press Release,RPG Boyle Wolfbane wanted to rule the world. He failed. Miserably. Forced into retirement early, Boyle now spends his…

Check out Zombasite, the latest action RPG from Soldak

Tags:Action,Demo,RPG,Steam,ZombiesThis action RPG came out of Early Access late last month and brought with it hordes of dangerous undead. A demo is…

A look at 'Heart&Slash', a fast-paced 3D brawler with roguelike elements

Tags:Action,Initial Thoughts,Roguelike,SteamI sadly had to wait on playing Heart&Slash [Official Site, Steam] for a while as it was broken, but…

Upcoming Rocket League AquaDome update will add a new arena and more cars

Tags:Action,Beta,Sports,SteamThe footie-with-rocket-cars chaos of Rocket League will see an aquatic-themed update in October. A preview of the brand…

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun will release December 6th with Linux support

Tags:Coming Soon,GOG,Steam,StrategyShadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun [Steam, GOG] is the next game from Mimimi Productions that will see you…

Dominate the world in strategy game 'Agenda', now on Linux, here's my review

Tags:Review,Steam,StrategyThe new strategy game 'Agenda' [Official Site, Steam Link] released day-1 with Linux support, I got sent a key to check it…