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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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How to Setup MySQL Master-Master Replication

 HowToForge: There are lots of different ways to set up MySQL

Monitor Network Services In Detail From The Console With Nload

On a continually changing network it is often difficult to spot issues due to the amount of noise generated by expected network traffic

EMC Targets Cloud and IoT with UniK, an Open Source Unikernel Tool

 The VAR Guy: EMC's open source UniK unikernel orchestration tool promises to ease unikernel-based application deployment for the cloud and IoT.

How to convert DEB files to RPM and Vice Versa

 LinuxPitStop: How do you convert from a deb to an RPM?

Solus Project Announces New Tool for Enabling Better Steam Integration on Linux

 softpedia: Getting Steam to run, just got a bit easier.

All You Need To Know About Ubuntu Scopes

 tecmint: what are scopes and how to use them effectively.

Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.6 Launches with Updated Hacking Tools, Kernel 4.2

 softpedia: BackBox Linux 4.6 arrives four months since the release of BackBox Linux 4.5, bringing many updated hacking tools.

How To Create Snapshots And Restore Your Linux System Using Btrfs

 LinuxPitStop: Btrfs, which can be pronounced as Butter FS, Better FS, is a modern file system that began development back in 2007.

Turn an old smartphone into a home automation gizmo

 hackerboards: There is more than one way to 'recycle' an old cellphone

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Please, Don’t Touch Anything now supports Linux, don't you dare touch that button

Tags:Indie Game,Puzzle,Steam You all just want to buy it so you can press the button don't you? I know I do. Please, Don’t Touch Anything is…

OmniBus, a next-to-last gen physics game about the most powerful bus in the universe

Tags:Steam,Racing,Indie GameSome developers descriptions of their games well and truly crack me up. OmniBus is described as a "next-to-last gen…

BoilingSteam has a nice podcast episode with the creator of SteamOS tools

Tags:BoilingSteam,Interview,SteamOSThe Linux gaming website BoilingSteam has a new podcast and their first guest is the creator of SteamOS…

Two Worlds Epic Edition openworld action RPG now on Linux, uses Wine

Tags:Wine,Steam,RPG,Action Topware Interactive are continuing their promise of putting their older titles on Linux and Two Worlds Epic Edition is now…

Julian Gollop, creator of the original X-COM is planning a new strategy game named Phoenix Point, it will support Linux

Tags:Strategy,Coming SoonDetails are light on what this will be, but it's exciting. Julian Gollop, who created the original X-COM has announced he is…

Colony building simulation RimWorld planning a Steam release with a huge new update

Tags:Indie Game,Sandbox,Simulation,Strategy I honestly think RimWorld is fantastic. A visual style inspired by Prison Architect, but you are building…

Want to make Terraria on Linux faster? FNA creator Ethan Lee has a script to help with that

Tags:Toolkit,EditorialTerraria on Linux uses Ethan Lee's FNA project, but the most recent update did not update FNA which Ethan has pointed out is a…

Absolver, a beautiful looking online multiplayer combat RPG powered by Unreal Engine 4 heading to Linux

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,RPG,Steam,VideoAbsolver has been announced by Sloclap who are former Ubisoft developers and publisher Devolver Digital. It's…

Behold, Friday has arrived and there will be a stream at 5 PM UTC!

Tags:LivestreamFriday has come again and with it comes video games, at least in the form of an H.264 live video feed. I welcome you to the…

The Wine Development Release 1.9.11 Is Now Available

Tags:Beta,Open Source,Wine The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.11 has many small changes…

Rocket League is still coming to Linux, but there is no release date

Tags:Steam,Sports,EditorialRocket League is still coming to Linux a developer has confirmed on reddit, but they have no idea when by the looks of it.…

Atari Vault, the 100 game collection officially launches on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Steam,ArcadeTwo months after the initial Windows release, the Atari Vault game collection is now officially available on Linux & SteamOS.…

Check out these gameplay videos from Civilization VI, which is coming to Linux

Tags:Coming Soon,Steam,StrategyCivilization VI was announced recently and it was officially confirmed that it's going to come to Linux, we now have…

F1 2015 released for Linux by Feral Interactive, Nvidia only for now, port report, video and more included

Tags:Video,Steam,Review,Racing,Initial Thoughts,Feral InteractiveWelcome to Formula 1! Time to grab your helmets racing fans, as F1 2015 has…

Tomb Raider gets its first Linux & SteamOS patch, performance improved in heavy areas

Tags:Steam,Initial Thoughts,Feral InteractiveThe Tomb Raider port from Feral Interactive was rough in places at release, so hopefully this new patch…