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Xfe file manager: an independent marvel

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Nearly all Linux distros come with a graphical file manager tied to a particular desktop environment. KDE comes with Dolphin file manager, Gnome with Files, MATE with Caja, Cinnamon with Nemo, Xfce with Thunar, LXDE with PCManFM. You're not, of course, stuck with the file manager that comes with…

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Review: Spec Ops: The Line

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The bullets screamed past Walker's ears, piercing the dust-ridden air. The only consolation of being aware of the sharp hot cracks through the air from the bullets whizzing by meant that he was still alive. His fellow Delta Force teammates, Lugo and Adams, were crouched nearby on the flanks behind…

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A Linux Rain Update

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How do we look? Regular readers will instantly notice we've had a bit of a facelift all of a sudden. Nothing too dramatic, mainly just CSS stylings and the overall colour scheme. There's also a few other technical changes that have already happened, as well as a few others planned for…

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BASH a block of bytes

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I was preparing a slide presentation and wanted to show a block of random 8-bit bytes, like this: Naturally I didn't just type out that block of text on a slide, which would have taken maybe 10 minutes, or copy and modify some byte-text I found online. Of course not. Instead I spent hours dreaming…

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Containers, a Great Privacy Add-On Currently in Firefox Test Pilot

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While not Linux specific by any means, here is a Firefox add-on (currently in Firefox Test Pilot) that I've been using and I believe is beneficial to any Firefox user, especially those who want a bit of extra privacy. Containers are basically a way of isolating tabs to their own profiles…

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Canonical Reboots Convergence; Introduces the No Desktop Environment

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Just mere days after the news broke that Canonical would be using the GNOME desktop environment in the default release of the Ubuntu operating system, following the news of the company also dropping the Unity desktop and the greater goal of "convergence", newly re-appointed Canonical CEO…

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Review: Yooka-Laylee

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3D platformer and Banjo-Kazooie fans rejoice - Yooka-Laylee recently landed for all major platforms, including our very own Linux. As a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie in particular, and created by a team made up of former Rare members, Yooka-Laylee has been a much hyped and anticipated game.…

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Solus - Impressive, Most Impressive

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If you pay attention to happenings in the Linux world, chances are you've heard the name 'Solus' being bandied around quite a bit. The Solus project (formally known as SolusOS) has been gathering momentum and popularity lately and I figured it was high time I actually try the operating system out.…

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How to build and edit LibreOffice dictionaries

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When writing or editing scientific-type text in LibreOffice Writer, I rely a lot on its spellchecker. Unfortunately, the scientific terms I'd like to check aren't in the default dictionaries behind LibreOffice's spellchecking routine. There are two ways out of this dilemma. The first is to deal…

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Here's how GNOME Shell can look like Ubuntu Unity

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With the recent bombshell that Canonical is quitting the Unity desktop project as well as the overall goals for convergence and returning to GNOME, one can't help but wonder what Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will look like. However, as you will see it is very easy to tweak GNOME to look and feel quite similar…

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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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How to build a WiFi picture frame with a Raspberry Pi

Use a Raspberry Pi to DIY a digital photo frame that streams photos from the cloud.

Six years ago Steam was released for Linux - Happy Birthday

Happy official birthday to the Steam client for Linux

Ethical Hacking, Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux Is Now Available on AWS

The BackBox Linux operating system promises to offer Amazon Web Services users an optimal environment for professional penetration testing operations

How to Flush DNS Cache on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

The following guide shows you how to Flush the DNS Cache in Ubuntu 18.04

6 Ways to Open Folders in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Opening folders in Ubuntu is one of the basic tasks you will perform as a regular Ubuntu user.

How To Change HostName In Linux?

2DayGeek: Simple methods to change hostname in Linux.

Run Particular Commands Without Sudo Password In Linux

ostechnix: This brief tutorial describes how to run particular commands without sudo password in Unix-like operating systems.

Load Testing Web Servers with Siege Benchmarking Tool

Knowing how much traffic your web server can handle when under stress is essential for planning future grow of your website or application.

Some pretty useful YUM tips & tricks

Yum is the default package manager for RPM packages on RHEL & CentOS.

GamingOnLinux Latest Articles

Ravenfield, the single-player FPS with large-scale battles has a new release out

Tags: FPS, Early Access, Action, Indie Game, Unity, SteamMore FPS news for you this weekend, with the single-player Ravenfield having another great…

The unique FPS 'Shotgun Farmers' is leaving Early Access next month

Tags: Action, Indie Game, Unity, FPS, Steam, Early AccessShotgun Farmers, by far one of the most unique FPS games I've played in a long time is due…

The first Steam Play update for this year is out with Proton 3.16-7 beta

Tags: Steam Play, Valve, Steam, BetaValve have pushed out a Steam Play beta update with Proton 3.16-7 now available for testing. Lots of fixes! Not…

Wine 4.2 is officially out with plenty of game fixes

Tags: WineThe Wine team are having a busy year once again, with the second development release for Wine 5.0 out as the bottle for Wine 4.2 is now…

A look at what games and bundles are on sale ahead of the weekend

Tags: Game Sale, Game BundleAh yes, another weekend is about to crash into our lives and so you're looking for a new game to sink some hours into.…

Dungeons 3 has a new unexpected DLC out today, adding in another campaign

Tags: Strategy, DLC, Steam, Humble Store, GOGI have to hand it to Realmforge Studios and Kalypso Media Digital, they've supported Dungeons 3…

The 2D beat 'em up 'Tunche' is another game funded on Kickstarter and heading to Linux

Tags: Beat 'em up, Crowdfunding, Indie Game, Coming SoonAnother bit of positive crowdfunding news for you today, as Tunche, the 2D beat 'em up with…

Forgiveness, a new escape room style puzzle game is coming to Linux this month

Tags: Coming Soon, Indie Game, Puzzle, SteamWith themes based around the seven deadly sins with psychological-horror vibes, Forgiveness, a new escape…

Eastshade, the peaceful open-world exploration game is still coming to Linux

Tags: Coming Soon, Delayed, Steam, Indie Game, Open World, Exploration, Itch.ioWhile the Linux version of Eastshade sadly didn't arrive at release,…

Apparently Valve are working with Easy Anti-Cheat to get support in Steam Play (updated: yup)

Tags: Valve, Steam, Steam Play, WineUpdate: Turns out, this is true. As a Valve developer did reply to a user on the VKx Discord to say "they're…

Fancy working on Wine to help push Steam Play? CodeWeavers are hiring

Tags: Wine, Steam Play, JobsCodeWeavers, the company that supports Wine development that's working with Valve on Steam Play are looking to recruit…

Littlewood, the peaceful building RPG has been fully funded and it's on the way to Linux

Tags: Crowdfunding, Indie Game, Coming Soon, RPGUnlike a lot of RPGs, Littlewood actually takes place after all the action has been done. It's your…

Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm is out with Linux support as expected

Tags: Strategy, DLC, Aspyr Media, Humble Store, SteamSid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm, the massive new expansion has arrived and as…

Game porter and Steam Play dev Ethan Lee is running a crowdfunding campaign

Tags: CrowdfundingNintendo's USB GameCube adapter for the Wii U and Switch could soon work on Linux, Mac and Windows if this crowdfunding campaign…

We. The Revolution, a unique looking strategy game set during the French Revolution will be on Linux

Tags: Strategy, Coming Soon, GOG, SteamFor those after a strategy game that certainly looks unique, We. The Revolution is bringing the blood-soaked…