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A Look at GNOME Recipes

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Now, yours truly isn't much of a cook, but I am trying to improve on that. With that in mind, the new GNOME Recipes application caught my eye and I decided to check it out. GNOME Recipes is still in development and its included library of recipes is certainly not exactly exhaustive, so I'm looking…

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Netflix flicks the 'On' Switch for Firefox on Linux

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In news sure to please all Firefox users who also use the Netflix streaming service, it's now possible to do so without any user-agent tweaks or hacks. It now works out of the box, as Netflix themselves have finally done the necessary changes in the background to make Firefox recognised as a valid…

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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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Why and how to handle exceptions in Python Flask

Learn more in this lesson in Python exception handling and how to do it in a secure manner.

Linux Kernel 4.10.7 Released with AMDGPU and Networking Improvements, Bug Fixes

Surprisingly, Linux kernel 4.10.7 comes only three days after the Linux 4.10.6 kernel release

The 6 Best Free Dropbox Alternatives for Linux

Dropbox is arguably the most popular cloud storage service

Google Opens Up on Open Source

Google's new website might well become "Open Source 101" for DevOps considering moving into open source.

Superb Ways To download rpm package Without installing

Quick way to download rpm package.

MAME 0.184 Improves Agat-7 Apple II Clone Emulation, Supports New Arcade Games

Among the improvements implemented in the MAME 0.184 release, we can mention emulation improvements

GNOME 3.26 "Manchester" Desktop Environment Slated for Release on September 13

Softpedia: It looks like the GNOME development team has no time to waste as they put together the roadmap for the next series, which will be developed during the next six months under the GNOME 3.25.x umbrella.

How to Install, Configure and Use Redis on Ubuntu 16.04

Redis is an in-memory data structure store primarily used as a database and cache.

Android: Enabling mainline graphics

Android uses the HWC API to communicate with graphics hardware.

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X-Plane 11 is now officially available with day-1 Linux support

Tags: SimulationThe advanced flight simulator X-Plane 11 [Steam, Official Site] is now available and the developers put out day-1 Linux support. It…

Glittermitten Grove is now available on Linux, go collect some berries and something about frogs and fractions

Tags: SteamGlittermitten Grove [Steam], a game I had never heard of until today has launched on Linux. Oh, it also apparently contains Frog Fractions…

Adventure game 'Thimbleweed Park' has officially released with day-1 Linux support

Tags: Adventure, GOG, Point & Click, SteamThimbleweed Park [Steam, GOG, Official Site], from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick has officially released…

Mad Max meets Vulkan in a new fully public beta for Linux, benchmarks and OpenGL vs Vulkan comparisons

Tags: Steam, Feral Interactive, VulkanMad Max [Feral Store, Steam] from Feral Interactive has been updated with a public beta as the Linux version is…

Rise to Ruins (formerly Retro-Pixel Castles) has another massive content update

Tags: Early Access, Indie Game, Simulation, Steam, Strategy Rise to Ruins [Steam, Official Site] update 'InDev 25' will see your villagers get a bit…

Nongünz, an action platformer with a clever visual style will come to Linux

Tags: Action, Coming Soon, PlatformerWe certainly aren't short on action platformers, but Nongünz [Official Site] looks like it could easily…

Lil Tanks, an action-packed side-scroller will release for Linux next week

Tags: Arcade, Coming Soon, Early Access, SteamI've been sent in details about 'Lil Tanks' [Steam, Official Site], which is an action-packed…

Mantis Burn Racing, an awesome looking top-down racer could come to Linux with enough support

Tags: Indie Game, Racing, SteamI was pointed towards Mantis Burn Racing [Steam, Official Site] as the developers are considering a Linux port of…

Strategy game 'Cossacks 3' will have a Linux beta on Friday and I have a key for one lucky person

Tags: Steam, Strategy Even though it was supposed to be delayed until April, GSC Game World have announced that there will be a public beta of the…

HEVN, a first-person sci-fi adventure game should have Linux support

Tags: Indie Game, Unity3D, AdventureHEVN [Official Site] was pointed out by GOL follower micha and after taking a look I was impressed, so I spoke to…

Game engine 'Construct 3' is now in open beta, check out my example game

Tags: Toolkit, BetaConstruct 3 [Official Site] is a game engine that requires little to no programming knowledge as it relies on stringing events…

Oxenfree is a clever, narrative driven supernatural thriller you should check out, my review

Tags: Adventure, Steam, Indie Game, GOG, ReviewI finally set aside some time to play the supernatural thriller Oxenfree [Steam, GOG,Official Site]…

Meganoid, a challenging platformer with roguelike elements releases soon with Linux support

Tags: Action, Coming Soon, Indie Game, Itch.io, Platformer, Roguelike, SteamThe latest game from Orangepixel, Meganoid [Official Site, itch.io,…

RUNNING WITH RIFLES has a major update and a DLC announcement

Tags: RUNNING WITH RIFLES [Steam, Official Site] is the rather excellent top-down shooter with RPG elements that has Linux support. A major patch was…

Blazing Chrome, a classic co-op run ‘n gun plans Linux support

Tags: Action, Coming SoonBlazing Chrome is a new co-op run ‘n gun being developed by JoySmasher [Official Site] and they are planning a Linux…