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Gaming in Linux; slackware 13.37

Posted 08-17-2011 at 11:23 AM by linuxpokernut

Back in 2008, I started playing Eve Online. Its one hell of a game, some call it "spreadsheets online" because you wind up needing a spreadsheet to play. It's the worlds largest single shard game server. And back in December of '08, it had a linux client.

It was not a true stand alone client, but it was a Cedega crossover. When you installed it it installed the Cedega engine with just what you need to play. Back then the game had 2 graphics options, "classic" and...
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gtsh: how to use Google Translate without touching a web browser

Posted 08-09-2011 at 06:49 PM by MrCode
Updated 08-09-2011 at 06:49 PM by MrCode ("Transhlate"? WTF? :p)

I present "gtsh" (Google Translate for the SHell), a tiny(!) shell script that acts as a frontend to Google Translate:

if test -z $3; then
	echo "Usage: $0 \"<str>\" <lang1> <lang2>"
	echo "Translates string \"<str>\" from <lang1> to <lang2>"
	echo "(CLI frontend to Google Translate)"
	wget -qO- "$1&langpair=$2|${3:-$3}"
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Linux 0.01 reminiscence

Posted 07-31-2011 at 08:46 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Tags hacking, linux

Yesterday, just like always I was slacking around the net and decided to look into Linux development history. So, I took 0.01 sources and started looking through it. Even without good knowledge of i386 and C, this code looks just really good. I'm happy Linus actually made it to this state. Well, he was born a real hardcore hacker, there's no way he couldn't make it
Just looking at these sources is a pleasure.
I also found this thread, to help you building/running Linux 0.01 easier:...
Posted in opensource
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7 reasons why Ubuntu is so successful

Posted 07-06-2011 at 05:01 AM by dEnDrOn

1) A good start: Ubuntu started with a strong background. It wasn’t “yet another” distribution, it was a distribution that had a vision and enough people and money behind it to support that vision.

2) Easy and straightforward installation: From the text-based installer of the first few versions, to the point&click installer of today, ubuntu always had a very straightforward and simple installation. Every step of the installer was explained in a short, yet clear manner that made...
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Which Linux distro is right for me?

Posted 05-02-2011 at 01:02 AM by Telengard (Here are some things which I hope will be helpful.)
Updated 11-21-2011 at 05:01 PM by Telengard (expand)
Tags distro, linux

It all depends on your needs. The reason there are so many distros is because each tries to accommodate the needs of different groups of users.

I like Kubuntu for my personal desktop system, but there are many others worth considering. Try some of these places to help you choose.
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