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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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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

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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…