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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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Canonical's Dustin Kirkland took the time to show us how easy is to create a Snap store

RaspAnd Project Brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Raspberry Pi 3, Now with GAAPS

RaspAnd Build 160625 arrives as the first one to move the Android-x86-based distro to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow mobile operating system

Linux Kernel 4.4.14 LTS Brings Networking Improvements, Multiple SPARC Changes

Linux kernel 4.4 is the most advanced LTS (Long Term Support) kernel branch

MinnowBoard packs quad-core Atom, M.2, dual GbE

ADI's "MinnowBoard Turbot Dual-E" hacker SBC offers a quad-core Atom E3845 option, a second GbE port, and an M.2/micro-SIM combo for WiFi, LTE, or SSD.

An in-depth look at forwarding and monitoring e-mails using the Postfix mail server

One of the original Internet services was SMTP (the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)

Joe Colantonio: 'Why Recreate the Wheel -- Use Open Source'

 FOSSforce: Joe Colantonio wants to "show you how to succeed with all your testing efforts."

Xen 4.7 Includes Live Patching, Other Security Features

eWEEK: The critical open-source hypervisor used by major public cloud providers now enables live patching and incorporates other new features.

DockerCon Showcases New Docker Release, Containers-as-a-Service Model

In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the DockerCon 16 conference.

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Deep Silver confirm Homefront: The Revolution is still in the works for Linux

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,FPS,SteamGood news for FPS fans as Deep Silver have confirmed again that Homefront: The Revolution is still in the works for…

Desktop Environments have been added to the user statistics graphs

Tags:Survey,Site InfoIf you would be so kind as to update your PC Info once again, there is now a Desktop Environment picker as requested.The place…

Announcing the GamingOnLinux wallpaper competition

Tags:CompetitionI need a new wallpaper, and I would very much like one that in some way has GamingOnLinux branding on it. Here's your chance to shine…

The Wine Development Release 1.9.13 Is Now Available

Tags:Wine,Open Source,Beta The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.13 has many small changes…

FORCED SHOWDOWN now available on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Steam,RPG,ActionThe developers of FORCED SHOWDOWN have emailed in to let us know that the deck building action twin-stick game is now available…

Two Worlds Epic Edition openworld action RPG now on GOG for Linux

Tags:Wine,RPG,GOG,Action GOG have now added in a Linux build for Two Worlds Epic Edition that requires Wine in order to function. I have no problem…

Nidhogg, the fencing action game is heading to Linux with a Beta

Tags:Action,Beta,Coming Soon,Humble Store,SteamNidhogg is a rather popular little action gaming about what look like stick figures doing some…

Join me at 7:45PM UTC for the weekly Linux gaming livestream, also helpers needed

Tags:Video,LivestreamAs announced previously by Samsai he is temporarily leaving us for his mandatory army training, so I will be taking the…

The future of the Friday Livestream and my other GOL work

Tags:Site InfoJust to make sure that everyone is getting an unreasonable amount of big announcements today, I am making one of my own concerning the…

The work to bring Banished over to OpenGL is still going on

Tags:Coming Soon,Simulation,Steam,Strategy The developer of Banished has written up another blog post about porting Banished to OpenGL for the Mac…

And so it begins, the Steam Summer Sale is here

Tags:Game Sale,Steam Open up those wallets, as the Steam Summer Sale is now upon us. Already some cracking deals to be found. Steam will be up and…

Europa Universalis IV celebrates Midsummer and a million copies sold with a free music DLC

Tags:DLC,Sandbox,Steam,StrategyThe Linux-friendly Swedish developers are celebrating a million copies of Europa Universalis IV sold with a collection…

The Long Dark survival game updated with a new skills and feats system

Tags:Survival,Steam,Sandbox,Early AccessThe Long Dark is probably one of the nicest survival games available on Linux right now, it's cold, it's…

After a truly long time, the level editor for the sadistic 'Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number' is ready!

Tags:Steam,Action As you saw in the above video, the level editor was announced to come along with the game for its release. Though, Hotline Miami 2:…

Escape from a relentless horde in 'SWARMRIDERS', a FREE cyberpunk twin stick shooter, some thoughts

Tags:Steam,Initial Thoughts,Indie Game,Free Game,Arcade,ActionSWARMRIDERS is the perfect example of minimalism in gaming well executed. After you…