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Debian 9 on a Dell OptiPlex 9020 Micro

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TL;DR: Works fine (see title). The little old box I bought my last desktop from VG Computing (now Linux Now) in Melbourne. It arrived without an operating system and was basically a Mini-ITX board in a Shuttle XH61 case, with selected add-ins. (Specs below). I installed Debian stable and got years…

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The Importance of Static Social Media Buttons

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So, let's talk social media buttons. You know them; you probably see them on most sites that you visit these days. The little badges or icons that load, encouraging you to click on them to either connect with the associated social media account or to share the article you may be reading at the…

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What is YOUR Essential FOSS Program?

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We all have at least one or maybe even a handful of programs we seemingly just can't live without. You know, that program that you instantly go looking for as soon as you've installed your new shiny OS (or Linux distribution, more specifically in our case). For me, personally it's the Vim text…

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Canonical Quits Unity/Mir/Convergence; My Thoughts

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In stunning news, which is apparently NOT a late April Fools joke, Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Canonical will be dumping the Unity, Mir projects and ultimately the goal of 'convergence'. Canonical is also planning to then return to GNOME as the default desktop by the release of Ubuntu…

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The State of NVIDIA Optimus on Linux

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For those unaware, NVIDIA Optimus is a technology that allows integrated Intel graphics and a discrete NVIDIA graphics card to be built into the same computer (generally a laptop) and switch between the two on-demand. This same technology is also the cause of Linus Torvalds' infamous…

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What is Ubuntu Snappy?

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If you're anything like me, you've probably heard about this new thing from Canonical called "Snappy" Ubuntu Core, but at the same time trying to understand exactly what it is may leave you cross-eyed, especially with the buzzwords such as "cloud", "containers" and…

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Over a Month On - Conclusion to the GNOME Shell Challenge

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Over a month ago I embarked on my own personal challenge to use GNOME Shell (otherwise just known as GNOME 3) for an entire week. That week happened and went, I wrote some thoughts I had after that initial week, but did not officially end my usage of the Shell. Fast forward to now... I'm still…

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Is Ubuntu's Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays?

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Now, don't get me wrong - when it comes to choice of desktop interface it's a very subjective matter and often a matter of taste and what you, as the user, finds most comfortable and/or productive. Still, browse through various forums, comment sections or blogs across the internet concerning Unity…

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How FOSS Brought New Life To My Once Linux-Unfriendly Laptop

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Many of you can probably relate to this: that machine, whether it be a laptop or a desktop computer, that just seems to hate any Linux operating system you throw at it. Poor performance, inefficiency or non-working bits of hardware or functionalities seem the norm whenever you try your favourite…

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GOG.com bringing Linux support is a great thing

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Unless you have been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you would have heard about GOG.com (formally known as Good Old Games) finally announcing they will be adding Linux support! I think this is a great thing and here's 5 good reasons why. Now okay, technically, they are (at least initially)…

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LibreOffice 6.2.3 Office Suite Released with More Than 90 Bug Fixes

softpedia: LibreOffice 6.2.3 is here about a month after the release of LibreOffice 6.2.2 to add another layer of bug fixes and improvements

Install The Latest OpenJDK 12, 11 or 8 in Ubuntu, Debian or RHEL Using Zulu OpenJDK Builds

LinuxUprising: Azul Systems provides tested, certified builds of OpenJDK, under the name of Zulu.

Creating SWAP partition using FDISK & FALLOCATE commands

Swap-partition holds the memory which is used in case the physical memory (RAM) is full .

HTTPie - A Modern Command Line HTTP Client For Curl And Wget Alternative

2DayGeek: Learn how to use httpie tool to make CLI interaction with web services.

How To Remove Plank Shadow On Xubuntu?

Plank is a simple dock application that is widely used by Linux users.

How to Generate a Random Number in Linux

Learn how to generate a random number from the Linux command line.

Echo Command in Linux with Examples

 Linuxize: The echo command is one of the most basic and frequently used commands in Linux.

State of enterprise open source: 5 telling stats

EnterprisersProject: How are IT leaders using open source, and what are their future plans?

Minikube: 5 ways IT teams can use it

Minikube lets you run Kubernetes on a laptop or other local machine.

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DragonRuby Game Toolkit, a cross-platform way to make games with Ruby

Tags: Game Dev, ToolkitNow for something a little different! Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, a name known for many Linux ports and SDL2 teamed up with indie…

You Died but a Necromancer revived you is good fun in a small package

Tags: Indie Game, Casual, Steam, Itch.io, ReviewYou Died but a Necromancer revived you may not be a name that rolls off the tongue easily but it's…

Forager is a weirdly addictive casual grinding game that has mined into my heart

Tags: Humble Store, Steam, Adventure, Pixel Graphics, Casual, ReviewI'm not usually one for games that have you endlessly wander around, collect…

Altered, a sweet looking puzzle game where you're part of the puzzle is coming to Linux

Tags: Puzzle, Indie Game, Itch.io, Steam, Coming SoonReleasing sometime this Summer, Altered looks like a rather sweet take on the puzzle genre as…

Steam Play just got two updates with 4.2-3 and 3.16-9, some great stuff included

Tags: Steam Play, Valve, SteamValve and CodeWeavers are doing some great work for Linux gaming, with Steam Play seeing two updates in a single day.…

Sid Meier's Civilization VI updated again, Linux client back in sync for cross-platform play

Tags: Aspyr Media, Steam, Strategy, Humble StoreAspyr Media managed to get the latest update to Sid Meier's Civilization VI for Linux approved and…

Post-apocalyptic roguelite shooter 'Danger Gazers' enters Early Access next week, early thoughts

Tags: Action, Indie Game, Steam, Early Access, Coming SoonI'm honestly not quite sure what to make of Danger Gazers, a top-down roguelite shooter…

Valve released a stable Steam Client update yesterday, some nice fixes in for Linux and Steam Play

Tags: Steam, ValveValve are continuing their polishing effort to make the Steam Client work better, with a load of work from the recent Beta releases…

Silly physics platformer where you swing with your tongue 'Crumble' now has a Linux demo

Tags: Platformer, Indie Game, Steam, Demo, Itch.ioIn the 3D platformer Crumble, you play as a rolling ball with a smiley face and a loose tongue. It…

Rotation looks like a promising and unique top-down shooter coming to Linux

Tags: Action, Indie Game, Steam, Coming SoonI do love a good action-packed top-down shooter but a lot of them do end up feeling a little too similar,…

Two Point Hospital's Superbug Initiative brings a new challenge system, beta now available

Tags: Update, Beta, Simulation, Humble Store, SteamThe Superbug Initiative for Two Point Hospital sees players working together across the world, to…

Rocket League has a new Rocket Pass out with a Weekly Challenges system

Tags: Steam, Humble Store, Sports, UpdateIt seems developer Psyonix is taking more inspiration from Fortnite for Rocket League with their latest…

You can now easily run the Epic Store on Linux with Lutris, Epic suggests applying for a grant

Tags: Misc, Apps, Wine, Epic GamesThanks to some effort from the team behind Lutris (and Wine of course), you can now run the Epic Store quite easily…

King Arthur's Gold, the 2D multiplayer castle siege game is now free to play

Tags: Action, Indie Game, Steam, Free GameWith some silly physics and plenty of fun to be had, King Arthur's Gold has officially gone free to play…

Turn-based tactical RPG Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark officially releasing April 30th

Tags: Strategy, RPG, Steam, Early AccessFell Seal: Arbiter's Mark from 6 Eyes Studio and 1C Entertainment is getting ready to release in full after…