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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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Maintaining remote web sites with sitecopy on Ubuntu 16.04

 HowToForge: sitecopy is a tool for copying locally stored web sites to a remote web server (using FTP or WebDAV)

How I use Linux for theoretical physics

While writing his master's thesis, Jonas gained access to a workstation running Scientific Linux, and a cluster system with a few hundred cores.

Intro to LimeSurvey: An open source, feature-rich polling platform

If you want a robust, customizable polling platform with features for complicated surveys and a useful statistical analysis and summary system, then check out LimeSurvey.

Preventing the next Heartbleed and making FOSS more secure

David Wheeler is leading a new project, the CII Best Practices Badging project

Mozilla's Dave Herman on Building an Open Source Research Lab

 FOSSforce: Open source organizations find the methodology behind open source software development also works well in other areas of the organization as well.

7 Best Markdown Editors for Linux

Markdown is a simple and lightweight tool written in Perl

Blockstream Has No Patents, But Pledges Not to Sue Using Patent

 techrights: Blockstream says that it comes in peace when it comes to software patents, which triggers speculations about coming Blockchain patent wars

EncryptPad: Secure Text Editor That Protects Files With Passwords, Keys, Or Both

EncryptPad is a free and open source text editor for sensitive information, which protects files with passwords, key files, or both, available for Linux, Windows and Ma

Feral Linux users should learn

Feral Linux users who are slamming Microsoft for this and that after it released an alpha version of Skype for Linux are part of the reason why the needs of desktop Linux users are not taken seriously.

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Cheese Talks: Porting Games to Linux & Day of the Tentacle

Tags:EditorialHi people! A new Cheese Talks article just went live! This time, I'm looking back at what I learned from porting Day of the Tentacle…

Sinner’s Sorrow, a grim looking action adventure is coming to Linux

Tags:Action,Adventure,Coming Soon,Indie GameI don't have a freaking clue what's going in the teaser trailer for Sinner's Sorrow, but wow am I…

openFrameworks C++ toolkit now has a Vulkan backend that supports Linux

Tags:Vulkan,ToolkitI'm going to be honest, I had never heard of openFrameworks until today. It claims it's a C++ toolkit that glues together several…

Vulkan backend for the Dolphin emulator is now feature complete

Tags:Emulation,Open Source,VulkanOn the github pull request to bring in the Vulkan backend for the Dolphin emulator, it now reads as feature…

Dave Airlie has been working on an AMD Vulkan driver

Tags:Drivers,AMDDave Airlie has been working on an open source AMD Vulkan driver and he's ready to show it off a little bit. I do love the fact that…

Looks like the open source Mesa driver has hit OpenGL 4.5 support with Intel

Tags:Drivers,Open SourceA pretty incredible milestone for open source graphics, as it appears that Mesa along with the Intel driver has hit OpenGL…

The Living Dungeon developers looking to see if there's interest for a Linux version

Tags:Adventure,Steam,StrategyThe Living Dungeon developers have posted on Steam requesting to see how much interest there is for their game on Linux.…

The Wine Development Release 1.9.15 Is Now Available

Tags:Beta,Open Source,Wine The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.15 has many small changes…

Knights of the Sky and Dungeon Souls are now available DRM free on GOG

Tags:Indie Game,GOG,DRM Free,DOSBoxGOG.com have added in two more Linux titles for your DRM free collections! Dungeon Souls, a pretty cool action…

Hidden in Plain Sight, a local multiplayer game that sounds hilarious is now on Linux

Tags:Action,Casual,Indie Game,SteamHidden in Plain Sight is a rather amusing sounding local multiplayer game. You have to blend in with a crowd on…

Starbound officially released!

Tags:Survival,Steam,Sandbox,RPG,GOGThe day I feel like I have been waiting on for an eternity is here. Starbound is now at the big 1.0 release and…

He's back, he's also a bit sick and he's hosting the Friday Livestream at 7.45 PM UTC!

Tags:LivestreamSurprise, I'm finally back! As some of you might know, I have been sitting in the Finnish Defence Forces the past 3-ish weeks but I…

System Shock remake has blasted past the Linux stretch goal, officially coming to Linux

Tags:RPG,Horror,FPS,Crowdfunding,Action I am sure this will be good news to many of you! The System Shock kickstarter has now blasted way past the…

Terraria 1.3.2 released, time to party with new items

Tags:GOG,Sandbox,Steam,Survival Terraria 1.3.2 has been released and along with an assortment of bugfixes it includes some fun new items. Having a…

SWORDY, a local party brawler could come to Linux if Microsoft allow it

Tags:Steam,Early Access,ActionSWORDY is a rather fun looking local party brawler that has just released on Steam in Early Access. It could see a…