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5 Linux Games For Low-Powered Computers

5 Linux Games For Low-Powered Computers

One of the great things about Linux is that you can run it on older hardware. Although there are plenty of games available that use 3D graphics, if you’re on an older or low-powered computer, you can still play some great Linux games if you’re willing to forgo some graphical flair.

5 Books Every Linux Enthusiast Should Read

5 Books Every Linux Enthusiast Should Read

Even though there’s a wealth of online information about Linux available on the Internet, one of the best ways to learn is still a good old-fashioned book. Well, not completely old-fashioned. Many of these Linux books are available in electronic formats. The following is a list of five Linux books that every enthusiast should read.

Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet

Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet

Regular expressions can be very useful for searching text, but It can be tricky and difficult to master as well. Here is a small regex cheat sheet for people who simply need a little refresher from time to time.

Icaros: A Modern Open Source Amiga OS

Icaros: A Modern Open Source Amiga OS

You might have seen our article on Haiku, an open source implementation of BeOS. It’s not the only open source re-implementation of a classic computer OS. Icaros is a reimplementation of the classic Amiga OS for PCs. It’s based on AROS (the Amiga Research Operating System), but is available in a ready-to-run live version.

The Beginner Guide to Regular Expressions

The Beginner Guide to Regular Expressions

Finding a recurring pattern in a piece of text can be like finding a needle in the proverbial haystack. Fortunately, there’s a way to pick out precise patterns in text right down to the character. It’s called regular expressions. Learn how to make use of Regular Expressions and become a master of searching through text.

Ack: A Better Grep

Ack: A Better Grep

If you have used the Linux command line before, you’ve no doubt used “grep” to search for strings of text. There’s a better way to do so, and it’s called Ack.

How To Automate Mouse Clicks In Linux

How To Automate Mouse Clicks In Linux

Although the mouse transformed the computing world when it was inventented, it can actually become somewhat tedious, especially in repetitive operations. One piece of software, however, makes it possible to automate graphical programs by automating mouse clicks in Linux.

Ubuntu Studio: A Distro for Recording

Ubuntu Studio: A Distro for Recording

If you’re a musician or an audio engineer, and you don’t want to spend the kind of money on setting up a digital studio or don’t want to use a Mac for some reason, you should check out Ubuntu Studio.

Choosing Linux-Compatible Hardware

Choosing Linux-Compatible Hardware

You hear about how fast and stable Linux is, so you download a distro and install it, only to find out that some piece of hardware, like your Wi-Fi, doesn’t work. Here are a few ways you can do to avoid hardware compatibility issue in Linux.

History of Early Linux Distros

History of Early Linux Distros

If you haven’t noticed, if you’re looking for a Linux distribution, you’re spoiled for choice. Sites like DistroWatch lists hundreds of different Linux distros on the site. But where did they all come from?