Today let’s look at the following:
Upgrading to Alsa 1.0.20 on Ubuntu Jaunty
Quake Live to Support Linux
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
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
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.
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 DVD image (4.7GB) with the …read more
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
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
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