David Delony

David Delony is a writer for Make Tech Easier

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.

Linux: The Ultimate Word Processor?

Linux: The Ultimate Word Processor?

Linux is seldom known as the platform for word processing, but do you know that it can handle text much better than other systems? Let check it out.

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.

Why You Should Use Linux to Learn Programming

Why You Should Use Linux to Learn Programming

Linux is popular with programmers, and for good reason. If you’ve always wanted to learn programming, whether to develop software professionally or just for fun, there’s no better platform to cut your teeth on.

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 Use the Hosts File in Linux

How to Use the Hosts File in Linux

Are you wondering how to make good use of the hosts file in Linux to block or redirect websites? Here is the tutorial to help you with the hosts file in Linux.

How To Stay On IRC Forever Using Linux

How To Stay On IRC Forever Using Linux

IRC is great, but it can be easily affected by your Internet connection. If you’re not afraid of the command line, you can keep your IRC connection going almost as long as you like.

What’s New in Ubuntu 12.10

What’s New in Ubuntu 12.10

Now that Ubuntu 12.10 is finally here, let’s take a look at which features have made it to the final list and whether you should upgrade or not.

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.