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Quick Tip: Mount DVD to Fix Playback Issues

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Popped in a DVD on your Linux box and started playing the disc directly, only to encounter weird playback issues such as stuttering, skipping or even flat-out stopping? It's a strange, hard to explain issue, but the fix is often quite simple. I believe this is mostly with encrypted, copy-protected…

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Sorting numbers inside text strings

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I have a script that compiles and sorts museum collection data. One of the data fields is for museum registration codes, and a plain sort doesn't understand that humans expect "KS.99", for example, to come before "KS.100": My script instead uses the magic "-V" option…

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Freeing an HP Chromebook 11 with Arch Linux ARM

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A few years ago I acquired an HP Chromebook 11, which I talked about in an article on this site at that time. I talked about how I ran Linux software side-by-side with Chrome OS thanks to the likes of Crouton. Since then, the machine has had some basic use, and rather ironically, used as an offline…

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Silver, a 90s Action RPG Lands on Steam for Linux

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"Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. Now, only one man can put a stop to Silver and his minions. That man is you, David, a promising young…

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Quick Tip: Integrate Window Buttons into Xfce Panel

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For any Xfce gurus who may have tried to emulate the Unity desktop look, or maybe just wanted to save a bit of screen real estate, this may not be new to you. For anyone else though, here's a tip on this neat functionality. It's no secret that the venerable Xfce desktop is very configurable,…

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Presentations in a browser

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If you've ever given a slide presentation at a conference, you know the drill. Tell the audio-visual people what session your talk is in, then hand them a USB stick with your PowerPoint on it. The presentation has to be in Microsoft PowerPoint because the one and only laptop plugged into the data…

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Void Linux - the Strangely Overlooked Distribution

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Ahh, Void Linux. You may or may not have heard of it. If you have, more than likely it was by word of mouth, so to speak, from internet comments on a forum, YouTube video or in passing on Reddit. But this little distro rarely gets any press or recognition otherwise. Perhaps it's time that changes,…

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Review: DiRT Rally

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Yet another game in the porting lineup by Linux gaming heros, Feral Interactive, DiRT Rally is a racing game focussing on, you guessed it: rallying. As opposed to the largely arcade oriented DiRT Showdown released a few years prior, DiRT Rally is very much intended as a simulation, delivering…

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Review: Trigger Time

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Trigger Time is described as a story-driven, top-down 2D shooter with a gravity gun and physics puzzle elements with some cutscenes amongst the 9 levels of shoot-em up action. Amidst a world full of indie top-down shoot-em ups, does Trigger Time deliver enough to be different? Developer: Shephf…

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Gradio - a Neat GTK3 Internet Radio App

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It's not often that I use internet radio applications, or even internet radio itself, but when a situation arose recently where I was seeking some online radio streams, I also then went delving into seeing what internet radio applications were available on Linux. Running a GNOME desktop, a GTK3 app…

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New Simple Scan Designs Emerge; Seeking Devs to Implement Them

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Simple Scan is one of my personal favourite and perhaps even one of the "essential" apps on the Linux desktop for me. It does what it says on the tin: it's simple and it scans, with a nice preview system and enough options to be decently functional. Some new designs for the app have…

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Researchers Reveal Security Vulnerabilities in Tracking Apps

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How Netflix Secures AWS Cloud Credentials

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Linux 4.18 Benefits from Energy-Aware Scheduling on ARM

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Boyfriend Dungeon, an action-RPG dungeon crawler where the weapons transform into people is on Kickstarter

Tags: Indie Game, Dungeon Crawler, Action, RPG, CrowdfundingBoyfriend Dungeon [Official Site] from Kitfox Games (Moon Hunters) promises a rather…

Graveyard Keeper from Lazy Bear Games and tinyBuild is out with same-day Linux support

Tags: Humble Store, GOG, Steam, RPG, AdventureGraveyard Keeper is a slightly amusing game that has you manage a medieval graveyard while facing…

Daedalic Entertainment's futuristic thriller 'State of Mind' is out with day-1 Linux support

Tags: Humble Store, GOG, Steam, Adventure, Indie Game, Cyberpunk, Unreal EngineGood stuff from Daedalic Entertainment here as they've released State…

Crazy Justice to finally enter Early Access with Linux support on August 23rd

Tags: Action, Battle Royale, Steam, Indie Game, Early Access, Unreal Engine, Free GameCrazy Justice [Steam, Official Site], the third-person shooter…

First-person grappling-hook platformer 'The Free Ones' is out with Linux support, it's pretty good

Tags: Platformer, Steam, Indie Game, Review, AdventureThe Free Ones is a first-person platformer that sees a slave escape from captivity and it's out…

Top-down 3D action-adventure game Sikanda gives you a shape-shifting weapon

Tags: Action, Adventure, Crowdfunding, Indie GameSikanda seems like a pretty interesting top-down action-adventure, one that gives you a…

Time Traveling Raptors is a 16-bit inspired action-platformer where you're trying to fix the timeline

Tags: Crowdfunding, Indie Game, Action, PlatformerTime Traveling Raptors looks all kinds of nuts, an action-platformer where you're facing people as…

Prepare to set sail as seafaring strategy game 'Nantucket' is now officially supported on Linux

Tags: Strategy, Steam, Humble Store, Indie GameAfter being in Beta since April, Picaresque Studio have now given the Linux version of the seafaring…

Isometric university management game 'UniverCity' has entered Early Access, developed on Linux

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Early Access, SimulationUniverCity from developer Matthew Collins who develops on Linux is a new in-development university…

The Humble Jackbox Party Bundle is out, some of their games have hidden Linux beta versions

Tags: Humble Store, Game Bundle, BetaA quick tip for those who love their party games as Humble have put out the The Humble Jackbox Party Bundle. To…

Valve may be adding support for using compatibility tools for playing games on different operating systems

Tags: Valve, SteamReddit seems to be buzzing with information from SteamDB (full credit to them for finding it) showing indications that Valve…

The Linux version of Moonlighter should be out soon, in the 'last stage'

Tags: Coming Soon, Action, RPG, Rogue-lite, UnityThe action RPG Moonlighter [Official Site] seemed really interesting with the shopkeeper element to…

TANGLEWOOD is a properly retro puzzle-platformer that's now out for Linux, includes a Mega Drive rom file

Tags: Puzzle, Retro, Platformer, Steam, Indie GameBig Evil Corporation have released their puzzle-platformer that really is rather retro and not just…

2D pixel horror game 'Ellen' is looking for Linux testers of their teaser

Tags: Horror, Steam, Indie Game, Coming SoonIf you love your horror games, keep an eye on Ellen as it looks pretty spooky. Turns out Red Mount Media…

Reynard, an action RPG that mixes in some Tower Defense now has Linux support

Tags: Action, RPG, Indie Game, Early Access, Tower DefenseHyper Fox Studios [Official Site] announced today that their sweet action RPG Reynard,…