How to stop packages from being updated in Linux

Sometimes it’s useful to tell to our GNU/Linux system that we want to keep some packages on Hold or that we do not want to update them , for example you could have added a custom kernel and you don’t want that during an update the standard kernel takes its place, or perhaps you want [...]

New computer, new distro or goodbye Ubuntu, welcome Mint

In the last 2 days I’ve been busy with my new desktop, I’ll use it as my home computer where i browse, write office documents do some gaming everything on Linux of course. With my requirements more or less any new hardware will work for me, sometimes i wonder why people with not knowledge of [...]

Checkinstall, install from the source in the best way

Recently I’ve discovered this great program that helps a lot to avoid one of my worst nightmare, to have a lot of packages installed from the sources, and lose track of them in my system, how ? CheckInstall keeps track of all files installed by a “make install” or equivalent, creates a Slackware, RPM, or [...]

How to convert from .deb to .rpm and viceversa

As many of you know the most used packages on GNU/Linux are deb and rpm. deb is the extension of the Debian software package format and the most often used name for such binary packages. Debian packages are standard Unix ar archives that include two gzipped, bzipped or lzmaed tar archives: one that holds the [...]

Cardinal Quest, an Indie dungeon-exploration game

Thanks to http://www.gamingonlinux.com/ i’ve discovered that Cardinal Quest was released freely for a limited time from Gameolith, (not free anymore sorry, i hope you have read my tweet on this offer), and so i’ve grab this opportunity to test this Indie Game.