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  • Linux Gaming Old School - Terminal Based Games on Linux - Putorius

    I am not much of a gamer, however, I am very nostalgic. When I first fell in love with computing, there was no Call of Duty. There was just ascii (text) based games. I remember spending hours playing D&D on my old Commodore 64. The text based games of the 80’s and early 90’s were intoxicating. They forced you to use your imagination and the people who made them used very clever techniques. If you are old like me, curious about text based games, or just want to play games on your Linux terminal let me introduce you to BSD-Games. The easiest way to start playing terminal based games on your Linux system.

  • Open-Source Radeon Driver Performance Against NVIDIA Linux Gaming For March 2021 - Phoronix

    Recently working on some fresh tests using the latest NVIDIA proprietary driver stack against the open-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics driver code in its newest form, here are some fresh benchmarks for this latest round of Linux OpenGL/Vulkan gaming tests.

    Here are the freshest Linux gaming benchmarks that were just wrapped up at Phoronix. On the NVIDIA side is still the 460.39 driver release while it's looking like soon the NVIDIA 470 series will be out. On the AMD side the newest open-source code means using Linux 5.12-rc2 and Mesa 21.1-devel via the Oibaf PPA with LLVM 11.0.1.

  • Wasteland 3 gets a permadeath mode and skill respec in the 1.3.3 update | GamingOnLinux

    Wasteland 3 from inXile Entertainment continues expanding after the release in August 2020 and the Linux version landing in December 2020 with the latest free upgrade out now.

    "In Wasteland 3 you take command of a squad of Desert Rangers, lawmen and women in a post-nuclear world, trying to rebuild society from the ashes. More than a century after the bombs fell, you’re fighting a losing battle to keep your beloved Arizona alive. Then the self-proclaimed Patriarch of Colorado radios, promising aid if you'll do a job he can only entrust to an outsider—rescue his land from the ambitions of his three bloodthirsty children."

    The 1.3.3 update headline feature is a new Permadeath mode, which is entirely optional and can only be turned on for new games. This mixes things up so characters in your squad stay dead if their Downed timer expires during combat. A mode for those of you who love it tough. Another new mode was added with Difficult Skills Checks which again, can only be turned on for a new game. If enabled it makes all Skill, Attribute, and Perception checks have +2 so you need to really optimize your squad.

  • Spaceship building co-op sandbox Avorion teases a massive 2.0 update | GamingOnLinux

    Boxelware did exceptionally well with Avorion, a space exploration sim that lets you build ships together with blocks and they've teased a massive 2.0 update to come.

    You could easily say that Avorion is a bit like a space Minecraft but that wouldn't do it enough justice, there's vastly more to it than just building ships with blocks. There's a fleet system, pirates to deal with, a storyline to follow, a trading system and much more. The universe is big too and it's going to get bigger.

  • Nightfall Hacker is a turn-based strategy homage to The Nightfall Incident | GamingOnLinux

    Some of our older readers might know The Nightfall Incident, an early 2000s game available on the LEGO website. The overall idea was revived in the homage Nightfall Hacker that's out now. Not to be confused with The Nightfall Incident that's up on itch.io, which an unofficial remake.

    This is not some cheap imitation or remake though, far from it. This is a full and complete experience with additional programs, way more levels, and the inclusion of a level editor. Created by developer Teradile, in Nightfall Hacker you're a freelancer who "lives and dies by code" and it turns it all into a turn-based strategy game with skirmish battles against malicious software and dangerous payloads.

  • Chilled-out first-person puzzler Faraway: Director's Cut is out now

    Faraway: Director's Cut from developer Pine Studio is a first-person puzzle game that acts as a modern tribute to Myst. Out now with Linux support, it's actually a port of the very popular mobile version with several enhancements for the PC.

    This is a puzzle game for players who enjoy a slight challenge but don't want to be taxed too much for the experience, as it's not particularly difficult. The puzzles are well designed though but they don't really take long to figure out. Like with Myst and other similar quiet puzzle experiences, it's all about the mystery of where you are and what's going on.

  • If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers - probably the best free game you will find today

    Love point and click mysteries? If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers from developers Laura Hunt and Thomas Möhring is a narrative-driven pixel-art experience taking place on a train in the late 1920s.

    You explore the stories of four different characters through multiple locations, and the level of quality here is just ridiculously good. How is this free? Madness. Something clearly weird is going on as you find out right from the first scene which I won't spoil but do check out the trailer below...

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  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

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  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

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    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.