Oct 122013
 

Sometimes a program or software don’t start for a syntax error, and if you check the files there is nothing wrong..apparently.
There are a lot of characters that usually are not printed if you use a normal text editor, but you can easily check if they are present with your terminal and the command cat.

As first thing let’s create a simple text file with these special characters, open a terminal and run the command:

printf 'testing\012\011\011testing\014\010\012more testing\012\011\000\013\000even more testing\012\011\011\011\012' > /tmp/testing.txt

Now if you open the file with an editor you’ll have different results.
A simple cat will show:

$ cat /tmp/testing.txt 
testing
		testing
 
more testing
 
        even more testing

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Oct 072013
 

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Article by Jem

When most people think of video games on a computer, they assume that all games must be played on a computer running Microsoft Windows. These people forget that there are other operating systems for people to play games on like Linux. This operating system is found to be quite capable with non-gaming tasks and now developers have started to turn their attention to this small, but growing section of customers who wish to play games also. With the new found attention that Linux is gaining, even Steam is starting to support Linux with increasing types of games starting to appear. This includes horror and scary games. One of the games which are making people scream at their monitors is Eyes: The Horror Game.

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Oct 012013
 

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Some days ago Valve announced it’s new, and not so secret, project SteamOS :

“Thousands of games, millions of users. Everything you love about Steam.
Available soon as a free operating system designed for the TV and the living room.”

In short, soon there will be a new Linux distribution tailored to get the max from Steam and its games,

“SteamOS will be available soon as a free download for users and as a freely licensable operating system for manufacturers. Stay tuned in the coming days for more information”

about manufacturer Valve claims that it’s in contact with different hardware vendors to make “a variety of Steam gaming machines.” All will be running SteamOS and are expected to start hitting retail in 2014.
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Sep 182013
 

Article By Oussama Krifa

You are a Linux user, addicted to Facebook, tired from getting your web browser open all the time on the Facebook page, and searching for a Linux application that can use Facebook chat without losing the performance and the features ?

You are on the right track, as you are going to discover an application that will help you to be efficient when working on your pc, by having both your job and your social activity on your desktop and between your hands.

This is an unofficial application called Facebook Messenger, developed by Facebook developer, which acts unlike other software, as a 100% Facebook messaging client. It is an alternative to the official application “Facebook Messenger For Windows”.

The software don’t has any new features, instead it focuses on the essentials, in order to provide a fast, lightweight and functional application to access your Facebook profile and check friend’s messages, requests and updates.
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Sep 052013
 

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Original article by Roberto Ferramosca, published in Italian on lffl.org

ScreenGen is a useful software with which we can easily create an image with various thumbnail of a video ready to be shared or stored in our blogs, forums etc..

In the last years we have seen a lot of hype on the net about services dedicated to sharing videos, as any simple smartphone can quickly create a video and share it with our friends on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc..
On the net you can find very often images containing various thumbnail of a video, that allow us to have information about the video file we want to download, for example. To quickly create various thumbnail of a video and then group them into a single image we can use on Linux ScreenGen.
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