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Impressions of a Chromebook and Linuxy Goodness

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Feeling like something different, I recently bought a HP Chromebook 11. In this article I give my impressions on the device itself and also some Linux-specific goodness thanks to something caled Crouton, plus a few thoughts on working in the "cloud". As someone who uses a typical GNU/Linux…

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Software is not data

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You know that trick where the magician snatches the tablecloth from the table, leaving the plates, cutlery and glassware in place? Watch as I do something similar on my computer. The screenshot above shows the top left corner of a large data table of mine in a spreadsheet. Drum roll, please... …

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How to repeat a script, or not

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I have a data-entry script which adds records to a plain-text data table. It's a fairly complicated script with a GUI dialog, and until recently it added one record at a time. To add another record, I had to launch the script again. Was there a simple way (I asked myself) to re-run the script, or…

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On dates and stuffed non-dates

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Nothing gives my wife the Screaming Meemies like dates in spreadsheets. Unless she formats the target cell in advance as text, the spreadsheet will turn a perfectly innocent, non-date string like 23/2/6 into '23-Feb-2006'. When she types 6420-11-3, according to both LibreOffice Calc and Gnumeric,…

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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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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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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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Tips on getting (and suggesting, and editing) user input

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In a previous Linux Rain article I explained how to use the YAD dialog to do multiple-item data entry in a GUI. Here I show one way to allow users to check and edit what they've entered in YAD. I also explain how to offer default, editable inputs in terminal-based data entry, and how to color the…

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How to get nowhere in particular

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In this tutorial I explain one way to generate a random geographical location, using simple command-line tricks. Latitude and longitude: decimal degrees Latitude runs from 0 to 90 degrees from the Equator to the North Pole, and 0 to 90 degrees from the Equator to the South Pole. Longitude in…

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Nostalgic Gaming On Linux With Good Old Games

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Thanks to the recent Linux support provided by DRM-free classic games provider, GOG.com, getting that nostalgic kick on Linux has never been easier. In this article I'll also detail a few of my favourite classic games that are now available to play in Linux. It's not all nostalgia, though. Some of…

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Ubuntu MATE Project Donates Money to Geany, Transmission, and MATE Devs

 softpedia: The Ubuntu MATE team makes monthly donations to other projects

Installing and Configuring X2Go Server and Client on Debian 8

 tecmint: Much of the power behind Linux comes from the command line and the ability for a system to be managed easily remotely.

OpenSSH 6.9

 ItRunsOnLinux: The OpenSSH team has released version 6.9 of OpenSSH.

setup Apache Cassandra NoSql Database with Ubuntu 15.04

 Unixmen: Apache Cassandra is a massive scalable NoSQL database

Firefox 39 Arrives After a Three-Day Delay

Mozilla has finally released the stable version of Firefox 39 after it delayed the launch for a couple of days

One world, one container: Open Container Project

cloudy weather: Today, containers are becoming the default way that people put apps on clouds

Q&A: Zipcar founder Robin Chase on open source and the collaboration economy

ITworld: Sharing is the "path of greatest value creation," says Chase.

Install Cacti (Monitoring tool) on ubuntu 15.04 server

Ubuntu Geek: Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality.

How to set up your Raspberry Pi in Mac OS X

TechRadar: Get some Apple in your Raspberry Pi

GamingOnLinux.com Latest Articles

Opinion: Why We Want Native Ports Only

I have noticed a very scary drift towards accepting wrapper based ports. Working as a developer and also a long term Linux user I can only believe…

MegaSphere, A Seriously Good Looking Sci-fi Platformer With A Big Gun

It's not often that I see a game trailer and it instantly has my attention, but MegaSphere has managed to do this. Now, tell me you're not excited…

Nightside, The Fancy Looking RTS Updated With More Missions

Nightside is one of the coolest looking RTS games I've seen in years, and it had another big update recently. In the latest Early Access update the…

Anno Online From Ubisoft & Blue Byte Comes To Steam For Linux, Thoughts Included

Anno Online is getting destroyed by the reviews on Steam, so naturally I need to see what all the fuss is about for this Linux game from Ubisoft…

Pajama Sam Collections Now On GOG With Linux Support

GOG have boosted their children's collection with two volumes of Pajama Sam pount and click adventure games. It's really good to see games aimed at…

Happy Birthday To GamingOnLinux, Six Years In The Making

Well that came fast. Six years ago I started tinkering with the first iteration of GamingOnLinux, and here we are still going strong. You can see a…

Point-And-Click Adventure 'Anna's Quest' Released On GOG And Steam For Linux

Daedalic Entertainment's latest game, Anna's Quest, got a same-day release for Linux earlier this week, both on Steam and DRM free on GOG. I've…

Brushfire Games On Their Linux Sales For Shipwreck & Their Thoughts On Linux

A recent article about Jon Blow has spurred other developers getting in touch, and one developer is Brushfire Games, the developer of Shipwreck.…

Low Linux Sales Of Democracy 3 Leads To Jonathan Blow, Developer Of Braid Commenting On Linux

Updated: Article updated with more data. I am always wary of posting articles like this, but sometimes what developers with influence say needs…

7 Days To Die Completely Broken For Mac & Linux

Just a little warning if you were thinking of picking up '7 Days to Die', they just release Alpha 12 which has completely broken Mac & Linux…

Project Zomboid Build 32 Is Live, Steam Integration Coming Soon

Project Zomboid is easily one of the best Zombie survival games around, build 32 adds a lot of new stuff, and Steam integration is coming soon.New in…

Trine Enchanted Edition Now Available On GOG For Linux

It's been a while, but Trine Enchanted Edition is finally available for Linux users on GOG. It's well worth checking out, so hopefully a few more of…

Guess What, It's Friday Again, Stream At 5 PM UTC!

Another week has passed and it's time for our weekly livestream with games and generally mediocre commentary. So clear up your schedule, hide your…

GOL Cast: Blowing Up Raiders Mad Max-style In Convoy

So what do you get when you mix FTL and Mad Max? Well, the answer would probably be Convoy. Let's take this roguelite game for a spin and blow up…

Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri, Another Classic Released On GOG For Linux

Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri is a classic tactical shooter that now has a Linux version on GOG, and it's highly rated. Originally released in…