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Distro Wars: It's All Linux


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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3 Twitter clients for the Linux command line

Your Linux terminal can do everything

Setting Up XR (Crossroads) Load Balancer for Web Servers on RHEL/CentOS

Setting Up XR (Crossroads) Load Balancer for Web Servers on RHEL/CentOS

USB Killers - Hardware and Software options to destroy your data (or devices)

 LinuxForum: Every new computer, whether running Linux or not, has some type of Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector.

How to find and remove unused packages in Linux

This brief tutorial will explain you how to remove unused, or unwanted, or orphaned packages in popular Linux distributions such as CentOS and Ubuntu.

Linux 4.10 To Expose EFI Framebuffer Configuration

Phoronix: While Linux 4.9-rc1 was only released this past weekend, the EFI subsystem changes are already being staged for the next kernel cycle.

Tiny OpenWRT WiFi module updated in $12 and $4 versions

The $12 VoCore2 WiFi module, which runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688AN, has won Indiegogo funding and has been joined by a $4 VoCore2 Lite version.

GParted 0.27.0 Open-Source Partition Editor Is Out with GRUB2 core.img Detection

GParted 0.27.0 is here to replace the previous stable build

RaspEX Project Now Lets You Run Ubuntu 16.10 on Raspberry Pi 3 and 2, with LXDE

We're now able to install the recently released Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system on our Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers

Linux Foundation Takes JavaScript Under Its Wings

The JS Foundation is now a Linux Foundation Project. Latest Articles

Bastion for Linux is finally available on GOG, the game also now uses FNA

Tags:Action,GOG,Adventure,RPG As usual for GOG [Link], slow and steady! Bastion is now available on GOG and the game itself has been updated to use…

Rogue Singularity, a high-speed infinite obstacle course platformer has Linux support

Tags:Action,Platformer,Steam,Early Access,Indie Game Rogue Singularity [Steam, Official Site] is a pretty cool looking infinite obstacle course…

Speculation: A recent Mesa commit hints at a possible Batman: Arkham Origins Linux port (update: no it isn't)

Tags:Mesa,Drivers,Speculation,WineUpdate: Turns out it's not, as the author of the commit emailed me:QuoteNo, Batman is NOT being ported to Linux as…

Stellaris: Leviathans DLC and Heinlein patch 1.3 released

Tags:DLC,Steam,StrategyToday is a very good day, first Mad Max and now Stellaris DLC [Steam] and a big patch. As usual they have a bunch of new stuff…

Mad Max released for Linux, port report and review available

Tags:Action,Adventure,Feral Interactive,Review,Steam Mad Max is the latest Linux port from Feral Interactive, probably one of the titles I have been…

'Concealed Intent', a simultaneous turn-based space strategy game has arrived on Linux

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Indie Game,Unity3D It seems being a big space nerd on Linux has no shortage of good games, as now we have 'Concealed Intent'…

'Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler', a great looking point-and-click adventure is now on Linux

Tags:Adventure,Casual,Steam,Point & Click 'Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler' [Steam, Official Site] is a really great looking point-and-click…

Looks like Mesa has hit OpenGL 4.5 for the open source Nvidia 'nvc0' driver

Tags:Drivers,Mesa,Open SourceIt looks like in the last few days the 'nvc0' driver for Nvidia cards in Mesa has hit OpenGL 4.5 compatibility, joining…

The developers of 'Can't Drive This' will donate all Linux revenue from October to charity

Tags:Early Access,Editorial,Racing,SteamUpdate: The developer posted in our comments, stating that Linux is now their most profitable platform and…

Football Manager 2017 now has a playable beta if you own the game on Steam, Linux included

Tags:Beta,Simulation,Steam,Strategy Football Manager 2017 [Steam] is the latest in the line of FM games from Sports Interactive and SEGA and it…

Space colony builder 'Maia' has another small patch, starting to fix the issues I have with it

Tags:Early Access,Sandbox,Steam,Strategy I'm always impressed by the level of effort put into 'Maia' [Steam, Official Site] and I think once it's…

Join me and Matt from Feral today at 10AM UTC for our last ever Company of Heroes 2 battle

Tags:Feral Interactive,LivestreamToday marks the last day I will be playing against Matt from Feral Interactive in Company of Heroes 2 live on…

The 'SMACH Z' gaming handheld is back on Kickstarter, no longer using SteamOS but their own Linux version

Tags:Crowdfunding,Hardware The 'SMACH Z' [Kickstarter] is a promising device and I'm quite excited to see how this all turns out, the promise of…

Feral have released the minimum and recommend system requirements for Mad Max on Linux

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Feral Interactive,Steam The release of Mad Max [Steam, Feral Interactive] for Linux is fast approaching this week (20th!) and…

Streets of Rogue, the cool rogue-like RPG updated with a new Werewolf character

Tags:Demo,Free Game,Indie Game,RPG,RoguelikeStreets of Rogue [Official Site] completely captured my interest when it was emailed in recently, and it…