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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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Your Beard Doesn't Intimidate Me Anymore!

 FreedomPenguin: Linux is a community environment. Whether it's the professionals over at RedHat, Canonical, and Suse or the guys who got together and decided to create Hannah Montana Linux

Mozilla Firefox 46.0 Lands in All Supported Ubuntu OSes with GTK3 Integration

 softpedia: Mozilla Firefox 46.0 is a pretty small release of the popular web browser, which is used by default in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems

How To Install Lubuntu Alongside Windows 10

 EveryDayLinuxUser: This guide shows how to dual boot Lubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 on machines with UEFI.

How to maintain a clean Ubuntu

 HowToForge: Most new users don't know if and how they are supposed to maintain they distribution

Android Apps: Download The Best Android Apps

 Datamation: The best Android apps for all your smartphone needs, from news to games to social media to messaging -let the app downloading begin.

OpenStack Revenues Approaching $3.4B: 451 Research

eWEEK: New research released at the OpenStack Summit shows both opportunities and challenges and offers projections for robust growth for the cloud technology.

Ultra-modular automation controller runs Linux on Sitara

 hackerboards: Tibbo's first Linux-based modular "Tibbo Project System" is based on a 1GHz TI Sitara SoC and features optional "Tibbit" I/O and sensor add-on modules.

Mozilla a Step Closer to Thunderbird Decision

 FOSSforce: The Mozilla Foundation has hired Simon Phipps to examine and evaluate options for the Thunderbird desktop client, which is seeking a new home.

Manjaro Left Me Cold

 FreedomPenguin: I had a short but intense affair with Manjaro that ended in our going our separate ways.

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Check out this new Shadow Warrior 2 gameplay video, coming to Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,FPS,GOG,Steam,VideoShadow Warrior 2 is certainly looking great, and this new video has nailed the need for me to own it when…

Tomb Raider tested on R7 370 4G and HD 7970

Tags:AMD,BenchmarkIt was a nice surprise to see Tomb Raider officially supporting AMD hardware. Of course, the level of that support now has to be…

Tomb Raider released for Linux, thoughts & port report included, the first Linux game to use TressFX

Tags:Steam,Review,Feral Interactive,Adventure,Action Feral Interactive have done it again! Tomb Raider is now officially available for Linux, and I…

The Culling, the Unreal Engine 4 battle royale survival game is now on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Action,Steam,Survival,Unreal EngineThe Culling is the rather good looking battle royale survival game we mentioned only recently and it's now…

Tomb Raider for Linux & SteamOS confirmed for release today!

Tags:Action,Adventure,Feral Interactive,SteamHold onto your pants, as you're in for a wild ride! Tomb Raider is officially launching on Linux &…

Get ready for another GOL vs Feral Interactive battle today at 10am UTC

Tags:Feral Interactive,LivestreamI will once again be facing off against Matt from Feral Interactive in Company of Heroes 2, all of it as usual…

Humble Bundle adds OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood & Noct to the current bundle, both Linux supported

Tags:Game Bundle,Game SaleHumble has put out two more games with Linux support into the Humble Devolver Bundle, now it makes this already great…

Helicopter combat sim 'Heliborne' has a Linux beta available

Tags:Action,Early Access,Indie Game,SteamA reader sent in that Heliborne, a combat sim where you pilot an assortment of different helicopters has a…

Darkest Dungeon officially released for Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Roguelike,RPG Today is the day we get another popular game! Darkest Dungeon is now officially available on Linux, ported by Aaron…

Playing with food: thoughts on Stephen's Sausage Roll

Tags:Review,Puzzle,Humble Store,DRM FreeThe newest game from the developer of English Country Tune is now out. After a few days of playing and…

Shock Tactics looks like it mixes Civilization with XCOM, can't wait to play it on Linux

Tags:Coming Soon,StrategyWell now, Shock Tactics was emailed in by a reader and it has to be one of the most interesting games I've seen recently. It…

A bunch of BIT.TRIP games just had the DRM free treatment on GOG with Linux support

Tags:DRM Free,GOG Good news for you today GOG fans! BIT.TRIP Runner, BIT.TRIP PRESENTS... RUNNER2: FUTURE LEGEND OF RHYTHM ALIEN and BIT.TRIP BEAT…

Wayward, an Early Access turn-based, top-down, wilderness survival roguelike now available

Tags:Survival,Steam,Roguelike,RPG,Early AccessI've watched Wayward change and grow for years now (first wrote about it in 2013!) and it finally has a…

Star Ruler 2 has a big update and a new DLC, some thoughts

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Initial Thoughts,Indie Game It has been quite some time since I took a look at Star Ruler 2, so it's time to take another look…

Lionsgate and Steam team up to offer over 100 films on Steam

Tags:Steam,SteamOSPretty awesome news, Lionsgate and Steam are teaming up to offer over 100 of their titles like Hunger Games, Twilight and…