Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Potpourri: Upgrading to ALSA 1.0.20, Quake Live, Intro to vi

August 20, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun, Links

Potpourri: Upgrading to ALSA 1.0.20, Quake Live, Intro to vi

Today let’s look at the following:

vi introduction
Upgrading to Alsa 1.0.20 on Ubuntu Jaunty
Quake Live to Support Linux

vi Introduction

Not all newbies know what vi is. vi happens to be a text editor in Linux and it’s available on the command line. This editor has modes and it could be quite confusing to those who are just starting out. But there are practical reasons for learning vi such as going mouse-less, editing files on a remote Linux machine, and chances are you need to know how to use vi and this will be tested when you take exams for …read more

Weekend Reads: Office Suites, Command Line Applications and ioQuake 3

August 9, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Links

Weekend Reads: Office Suites, Command Line Applications and ioQuake 3

Eleven is Louder summarizes what office suites are available for us that are open souce software. Of course it has OpenOffice.org in the list. However, it reminds us that Lotus Symphony does exist and that there are other suites like the GNOME Office Suite as well as the KDE Office Suite. I’ve tried using the GNOME Office Suite before but for the sake of compatibility I am using OpenOffice.org especially because I have to collaborate with co-workers on documents. I know that OpenOffice.org is commonly included in various Linux distributions and this blog entry shows you …read more

Release News: linuX-gamers live 0.95

June 28, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Release News: linuX-gamers live 0.95

linuX-gamers.net announced its latest release linuX-gamers live 0.95. There are different versions available for download and it depends on your needs.

Lite ISO: Small CD image (700MB)
This has games suitable for children and older computers. You just burn it on a CD with your favorite CD-writing tool.
Lite USB
This has the same games as the Lite ISO version but it is made for USB keys and USB sticks (requires minimum of 1GB USB device).
You could use:
sudo dd bs=8M if=/path/to/lg-live-0.9.5-i686-lite.usb of=/dev/your_usb_device

Or: use the Flashnul utility. You could also refer to this guide to using Flashnul.
Big ISO
Big DVD image (4.7GB) with the …read more

Need Some Brain Teasers? Try gBrainy!

June 14, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Need Some Brain Teasers? Try gBrainy!

I’ve been playing “Brain Age” on my DSi and I’ve been having fun but it really is challenging sometimes. I just started and my brain age at the moment is still drifting between 36 and 40. The ideal brain age is 20 so I need some training! The game encourages daily training. Just some short games to help make your brain age younger. And guess what? A similar application exists on Linux! gBrainy is available to test your memory, logic and calculation.
Playing the game:
You could choose one category to start with or you could …read more

Warsow your Linux online first-person shooter game

May 10, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Warsow your Linux online first-person shooter game

If you love first-person shooter games, Warsow just might be the thing for you. It is based on the novel “Chasseur de bots” which is a French E-novel. (You could read it in English here.)
Those familiar with the gameplay of Quake, you might enjoy Warsow. You can do various kinds of jumps as well as slide and dodge. Similar to Quake, there are ammo boxes in the map. There are strong weapons too.
I am not much of a gamer and first-person shooter games make me dizzy but Jun Auza’s review gives a pretty ok review. …read more

Linux gaming: Savage 2

March 28, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Announcements

Linux gaming: Savage 2

For Linux users who love games, you don’t need to feel deprived of playing Savage 2. It’s an online real time strategy and/or action game. It depends on what role you want your character to have. As they’ve said on their site, you could choose to be a commander (hence the RTS aspect) or you could use a warrior type character and you’d be able to hack and slash to your delight. Sounds good, right? You could download the game here. For accounts, you need to pay a fee worth USD 29.99 but demo …read more


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