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elementary OS Freya Beta 1 is Looking Sparse But Fast and Sleek

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elementary OS is a GNU/Linux distribution that you will either adore or on the other hand, find isn't for you. Fast, tight and favouring beauty and a logical simplicity over the ability to customize every little thing, eOS takes a different approach to many Linux distributions. In this article we…

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The header line: how to add, delete and ignore it

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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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Multimedia Tip: Sync Your XBMC/Kodi Watched List with trakt.tv

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While this is actually cross-platform and not necessarily Linux-specific, there's no doubt many of you out there making use of the awesomeness of XBMC (soon to be known instead as 'Kodi') Media Player would be doing so on the Penguin-powered platform. In this article we look at one of the various,…

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[Game Review] The Journey Down: Chapter Two

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Released on the 25th of August 2014, The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the second installment in The Journey Down video game series, a classic point and click adventure inspired by much-loved classic titles such as Grim Fandango. Described as having a "Afro-Caribbean vibe", a quick look at any of…

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Joining Tables on the Command-Line

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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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The new Linux Rain is Here... well, sort of, almost

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You might have noticed that The Linux Rain has taken on a whole new look. If you had of tried the beta version of The Linux Rain the new look would look very familiar. So, are we now running a whole new shiny CMS (content management system)? Well, not quite. Not yet anyway. Here's why. It's a whole…

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Splitting a File Elegantly

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In a previous Linux Rain article I compared different ways to delete blank lines, and showed that the AWK way was the simplest and most thorough. Here I show how to split a text file into multiple text files using a surprisingly simple AWK command. Background In 2013 I published an article in Free…

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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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Want Firefox without Australis? Try Pale Moon

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If the release of Firefox's Australis interface got you down, there are Firefox-based alternatives out there with a more traditional Mozilla UI. One such alternative is Pale Moon and here's how you get it. Earlier in the year I wrote about Seamonkey, an all-in-one internet suite. The browser…

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Piston OpenStack Co-Founder Joshua McKenty Leaves for Pivotal

InternetNews: Officially, McKenty will be the Field CTO of Cloud Foundry. This is a big deal.

Secure Linux Systems Require Savvy Users

 FOSSforce: The good news about all this is that it demonstrates how quickly the Linux community can get the word out and then rally to engineer a solution when a security problem is discovered

Google posts Android Auto design guidelines

 LinuxGizmos: Google posted a developer overview for Android Auto

How to install TwitteR, a Twitter client for R

 LinuxBSDos: Installing packages in R is pretty easy

Web Software vs. Native Linux Software

 Datamation: In years past, it wasn't uncommon to rely on a particular operating system because of the software it provided.

Fedora 21 Goes Alpha, Qubes Hits Version 2 and OpenElec 4.2

LinuxPlanet: 2014 has been a strange year for Fedora and one in which the Red Hat community distribution has yet to release a single major milestone update.

Linux Terminal: An lsof Primer

 Linuxaria: lsof is the sysadmin/security cyber-tool

Firefox, Google Chrome Updates Fix BERserk Crypto Flaw

eWEEK: The NSS issue, identified as CVE-2014-1568, is a vulnerability that could enable a digital signature forgery attack. -

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Opens Up For Pre-orders And Aims For A Same-day Linux Release!

Borderlands: The Pre-sequel has not only opened up pre-orders for Linux, but it seems it will have a same-day Linux release. This follows on from the fact that Borderlands 2 has just received a Linux release.

Borderlands 2 Released For Linux With A Sale

The day has landed folks. Borderlands 2 is now officially available for Linux and it brings us some excellent FPS action.

Warlocks Needs A Hand On Kickstarter

Warlocks is an awesome looking pixel art action game on Kickstarter that needs a bit of help. Slay monsters. Defeat epic bosses. Collect magical gear. Become a Warlock and save the universe.

Outland A 2D Platformer Coming To Linux!

Outland is a 2D platformer with action game elements developed by Housemarque and published by Ubisoft.

Game Saves Are Messing Up Our Drives!

I am writing this in the hopes that someone who can do something about this, reads it. eg. Valve and all game devs I guess.

Cosmochoria Released For Linux In Early Access, It's Fun

Cosmochoria is a funny little game that puts you in the space-suit of little naked cartoon cosmonaut who jet packs around space.

GOL Cast: Heavy Bombardment In Cannon Brawl

I guess it's time to come back from the cruel wasteland and take a look at this simple yet fun indie strategy game that is not quite like anything I've seen before.

GOL World Tour: Linux Gaming From Germany

This instalment of the GOL World Tour visits Germany, differing from the last two in that it will focus on a country more established in the video game industry.

Tesla Breaks The World! Released For Linux

Tesla Breaks the World! A platformer that mixes puzzles, adventure and Nikola Tesla into a mixed bag of gameplay.

Neverending Nightmares Released For Linux

Neverending Nightmares is a black and white psychological horror that looks pretty awesome. It's another game to come out from being crowdfunded, woo!

A Roundup Of The Last Weeks Linux Gaming

Here is a look back at the last week on GamingOnLinux, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past week for Linux Gaming!

The Sunday Gaming Section, Linux Gaming From Around The Web

Here is some Sunday reading for you from other gaming sites across the internet. Not much generally happens on a Sunday and we use it as a catch-up day here, so hopefully this will be a regular article.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Now In Beta For Linux, Finally

It took longer than we ever hoped, but Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is finally in opt-in beta for Linux.

Hearthlands City Builder Has A Massive Update

We only introduced you to Hearthlands a few days ago, but it already has a whopper of an update release to make it even more interesting. Hearthlands is a game much like Settlers, Majesty and Pharaoh.

Interstellar Marines FPS Releases A Huge Update, Now Includes Co-op Play

The Interstellar Marines developers have been very busy and this new update is bloody huge. It includes the first co-op level and it's quite big.