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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 Mint 18.1 Is The Best Mint Yet

FreedomPenguin: Linux Mint 18.1 is out and it's arguably the best Linux distro available.

Descent OS Is Dead, Arkas OS Takes Its Place and It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

 softpedia: Descent OS first appeared in February 2012 as a lightweight Ubuntu derivative built around the GNOME 2 desktop environment.

The 'New' Microsoft is Still Acting Like a Dangerous Cult in an Effort to Hijack and/or Undermine All Free/Open Source Software

 TechRights: In an effort to combat any large deployment of non-Microsoft software, the company goes personal and attempts to overthrow even management that is not receptive to Microsoft's agenda

3 things companies must know about data sovereignty when moving to the cloud

EnterprisersProject: I hear it nearly every day – the lament of teams trying to transform their enterprise from '80s-era software to the cloud

Linux 4.10 Released as First New Kernel of 2017

LinuxPlanet: After a one week delay, Linus Torvalds released the first new Linux kernel of 2017 on Feb. 19, with the debut of Linux 4.10.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 looks like it will be heading to Linux & SteamOS

GamingOnLinux: Well this was quite a surprise to see! It looks like Total War: SHOGUN 2 is going to make an appearance on Linux & SteamOS.

How To Use Plex To Cast Local Videos To Chromecast (From Your Desktop w/ Optional Mobile App)

webupd8: Plex is the complete solution for all local media streaming to Chromecast needs, and is fairly easy to set up.

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Black Ice, the 'hack and shoot' FPS has a major update to change the entire game

Tags: Action, FPS, Early Access, Steam, Itch.ioBlack Ice [itch.io, Steam, Official Site] is another one high on my list of promising Early Access…

How to record videos on Linux using OBS Studio with separate audio tracks for gameplay and microphone

Tags: HOWTOSomething I had been meaning to check out for a while is how to easily record videos of games, but have my microphone and the game audio…

Serious Sam 3: BFE with the 'Fusion' engine and Vulkan could arrive next month in Beta

Tags: Action, Coming Soon, FPS, Steam, Vulkan Croteam has stated on their forum that Serious Sam 3: BFE [Steam] running on their new Fusion engine…

MX Nitro, a positively rated motocross racing game is heading to Linux, should be here 'very soon'

Tags: Coming Soon, Racing, SteamMX Nitro [Steam, Official Site] is another title that popped up on SteamDB today and the developers behind this…

Total War: SHOGUN 2 looks like it will be heading to Linux & SteamOS

Tags: Coming Soon, Steam, Strategy Well this was quite a surprise to see! It looks like Total War: SHOGUN 2 [Steam] is going to make an appearance on…

I Am The Hero, a surprisingly great beat 'em up has Linux support

Tags: Action, Beat 'em up, Indie Game, Steam, Initial Thoughts I Am The Hero [Steam, Official Site] is an indie beat 'em up that I've actually been…

Rencounter, a turn-based roguelike RPG adds Linux support, a quick look

Tags: RPG, Roguelike, Steam, Indie Game, Initial ThoughtsRencounter [Steam], a reasonably good looking turn-based roguelike RPG has recently added…

Motorsport Manager 'GT Series' DLC announced, looks and sounds like fun

Tags: Coming Soon, DLC, Racing, Simulation, Steam Motorsport Manager [Steam] is to get a major gameplay DLC named 'GT Series' which will add-in…

Major update of the open source FPS 'Unvanquished' due soon

Tags: Action, FPS, Open SourceUnvanquished, the open source humans vs aliens FPS is due to get a massive update soon and it sounds pretty decent. See…

Colony building sim ‘Maia’ huge update released featuring Lava and colonist relationships

Tags: Early Access, Indie Game, Itch.io, Simulation, Steam, Initial ThoughtsMaia [Steam, itch.io, Official Site], the colony building simulation from…

Tonight at 20:00 UTC we continue Civilization VI live on Twitch

Tags: LivestreamTonight I shall once again be joined by Samsai and BTRE live on Twitch as we continue our quest towards world domination, something…

Join me for the livestream tonight at 20:30 UTC

Tags: LivestreamTonight I shall be continuing a little in Half-Life 2: Update (my first ever play-through) and another game Samsai is forcing me to…

Wine 2.2 released with even more Shader Model 5 instructions and work towards Direct3D command stream

Tags: WineWine development is starting to heat up again, as Wine 2.2 is now officially available. Sounds like a good one too.What's new - Windows…

Fumiko! Possibly one of the weirdest platformers I've ever played was developed on Linux, lots of bugs

Tags: Unity3D, Indie Game, Steam, Platformer, Initial Thoughts, Itch.io Fumiko! [itch.io, Steam, Official Site] An incredibly strange platformer was…

Friday Livestream today at 6 PM UTC!

Tags: LivestreamNew games and lots of them! Prepare yourselves and adjust your monitors to our frequency for yet another evening (or day, morning,…