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The buttons of YAD

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I use the YAD dialog program quite a lot in my shell scripts. Written and maintained by Victor Ananjevksy, YAD is easy to use and has dozens of handy options. In previous Linux Rain articles demonstrating YAD (here, here and here), I used only the default YAD buttons, "Cancel" and…

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A Look at GNOME Recipes

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Now, yours truly isn't much of a cook, but I am trying to improve on that. With that in mind, the new GNOME Recipes application caught my eye and I decided to check it out. GNOME Recipes is still in development and its included library of recipes is certainly not exactly exhaustive, so I'm looking…

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grep vs AWK vs Ruby, and a uniq disappointment

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In my data-cleaning work I often make up tallies of selected individual characters from big, UTF-8-encoded data files. What's the best way to do this? As shown below, I've tried grep/sort/uniq, AWK and Ruby, and AWK's the fastest. The trials also revealed an unexpected problem with the uniq program…

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Netflix flicks the 'On' Switch for Firefox on Linux

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In news sure to please all Firefox users who also use the Netflix streaming service, it's now possible to do so without any user-agent tweaks or hacks. It now works out of the box, as Netflix themselves have finally done the necessary changes in the background to make Firefox recognised as a valid…

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GNOME 3.24 'Portland' Released

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A bit over a month following the beta release of GNOME 3.23.91, the GNOME project has now released the latest version of the GNOME desktop, now at version 3.24, codenamed Portland. Some of the new features and fixes include: Calendar: A new week view, plus allowing Drag & Drop events to…

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Getting Baldurs Gate 2 Enhanced Edition to run on Linux (GOG Games)

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If you are fortunate enough, your new shiny install of Baldurs Gate 2 Enhanced Edition will Just Work™. If you're on a fairly, what I call "late-model" distribution such as Arch Linux or OpenSUSE Tumbleweed or even one of the latest (non-LTS) versions of Ubuntu, you might run into…

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CAT Interstellar; Do Androids Dream of Electric Dogs?

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CAT Interstellar is an intriguing little indie game project currently in Early Access by Ionized Games set on Mars, during a time where humanity is in the middle of terraforming the Red Planet. Rather wisely, rather than sending and risking a bunch of humans on the planet, the powers that be…

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Streets of Rogue - Mindless Rogue-Like Adventure-GTA-Deus-Ex-Like Fun

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That title ain't a mistake folks. And in truth, the title could have had even more words crammed in had I not been so conscious of not making it virtually unreadable. Streets of Rogue is exactly that, though: a rogue-like, an action-adventure with Grand Theft Auto (the old school ones) and RPG-lite…

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Scripting an arithmeticker

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I've just built my own GUI calculator (script below). OK, you're probably thinking "WHY? There are plenty of perfectly good GUI calculators for Linux. Why build another one?" And my answer is "Because the available calculators are way too powerful and don't do what I want…

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A Look at Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Preview + Night Light

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Even as a self-confessed Arch Linux guru (okay, not a guru, but Arch is definitely my "main" distro), I do have a soft spot for the GNOME variant of Ubuntu, after running various versions of Ubuntu GNOME on my ASUS laptop for a fairly extended amount of time. With the release of GNOME…

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Review: HITMAN - The Complete First Season

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Here at TLR we recently had a 'first impressions' look at the newly released game in the Hitman series of video games. It is also the debut for the Hitman series on Linux, thanks to the porting efforts of Linux and Mac porting company, Feral Interactive. Having racked up more hours of gameplay and…

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Inkscape 1.0 Open-Source Vector Graphics Editor Is Finally Coming After 15 Years

Inkscape is quality SVG editor that runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows systems and can be used to create or edit vector graphics like logos, diagrams, illustrations, charts, and anything else in between.

Get started with Cypht, an open source email client

Integrate your email and news feeds into one view with Cyph

The Evil-Twin Framework: A tool for testing WiFi security

Learn about a pen-testing tool intended to test the security of WiFi access points for all types of threats.

Using Linux containers to analyze the impact of climate change and soil on New Zealand crops

Method models climate change scenarios by processing vast amounts of high-resolution soil and weather data.

What is Small Scale Scrum?

Here's how the scrum agile methodology can help teams of three or fewer work more efficiently.

Deepin Linux 15.9 Released with Support for Touchscreen Gestures, Faster Updates

softpedia: The Deepin 15.9 update is here to add support for multiple touchscreen gestures

Red Hat Advances Container Technology With Podman 1.0

eWEEK: Red Hat's competitive effort to Docker containers hits a major milestone with the release of Podman 1.0, which looks to provide improved performance and security for containers.

GameHub - An Unified Library To Put All Games Under One Roof

Ostechnix:  GameHub is free, open source gaming platform written in Vala using GTK+3 for GNU/Linux operating systems.

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Dead Ascend, an open source point and click 2D adventure game

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vkQuake2, the project adding Vulkan support to Quake 2 now supports Linux

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