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Top 20 Linux Games: Boredom got PWNT!

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If you’re a Linux user on a daily basis, certainly you’re not really a gamer. But there are some moments for everyone when we’re bored in front of the computer. And what better way to kill boredom but with games? Unfortunately, Linux has has it’s fair share of problems with OpenGL, direct rendering, video drivers etcetera and still does so gaming in Linux hasn’t yet reached the level where it’s supposed to be, or at least the level of MS Windows. However, for the last couple of years, this little problem Linux is having with games has started to get a turn in the right direction and kept going on it for quite a while. Therefore today, there are a lot of games for Linux: playable games, entertaining games, awesome graphics games. So many games that I felt the need to make a top 20 of the most awesome/popular/playable games I could find. So further on, you get the names of 20 game titles for Linux, their install instructions and screenshots (even videos for some). Enjoy!

NOTE! Keep in mind that all of these games require direct rendering so your system has to have (at least) a good video card and video drivers installed properly. Run the following commands:

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Half-Life and Counter-Strike 1.6 on Ubuntu

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I am sure that many readers of the site to see the title of the record, we decided that I posted instructions about how to run Half-Life and Counter-Strike 1.6 on Ubuntu through Wine. But no, I have more good news. Valve Company has released a native Linux-version of Half-Life and Counter-Strike 1.6for Ubuntu!

Obviously, Valve continues to port the most popular games from Steam in Ubuntu, which is good.Agree, creating special versions of Half-Life and Counter-Strike 1.6 for Ubuntu — a good sign. I think the turn Counter-Strike: Source and Left 4 Dead 2 (Source engine has been ported, the game data will be easier to adapt Ubuntu).
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iTunes on Linux

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If you are both an iPod and a Linux user and need to sync your Apple device to form a kind of iTunes Linux, you could use Wine alternatives or virtualization. If you install iTunes under Wine, there are possibilities of iTunes breaking due to the frequent updates on iTunes software. If you use Linux and iPod, iPad or iPhone, you will need Linux friendly iTunes. This article discusses the alternatives that can be used to sync Linux and iTunes. It also discusses the option of Virtualization where a VirtualBox is used to run iTunes.

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The first alternative is Amarok. Amarok, a music player, has integrated Last, MP3Tunes, OPML Podcast Directory, Magnatune, Last FM and Librivox. Amarok also supports Apple media devices through a plug in. It plays music in Linux and UNIX, Windows and MacOS. Another alternative is the Rhythmbox which aims at offering iTunes functionalities to users on Linux. Because it works well under GNOME desktop environment, it is best for you to have this first before anything else. It can also run on KDE once some GNOME dependencies have been installed to make iTunes Linux.
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Release Linux-distro PCLinuxOS 2013.02

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Saw a light release custom distro PCLinuxOS 2013.02. Initially, the distribution was based on the Mandriva Linux, but later branched off into an independent project that is popular in the West — on the results conducted in 2010 reader survey magazine Linux Journal, PCLinuxOS conceded by popularity only Ubuntu. Distribution is aimed at use in Live-mode, but it also supports the installation of the hard disk. To download currently prepared the complete ( 1382 MB ) and reduced ( 549 MB ) distribution options based desktop environment KDE.

Distribution different tools for harnessing the APT package management of Debian GNU / Linux in conjunction with using the package manager RPM, dating back to the class with the rolling-distributions, which extend continuously upgrade packages and the user at any time has the ability to upgrade to the latest version of the software without waiting formation of the next release distribution. PCLinuxOS repository has 13,500 packets.

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Features of PCLinuxOS 2013.02:


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Linux web design

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Linux has long been available as an alternative to the commercial operating systems in computers today. You might have heard about it and you might even have used it. It is not as common as the operating systems from Windows and Apple but it does have its advantages which attracts a lot of techie people to it.

Some people argue that the problem with Linux is that it is too complicated, but experts would tell you that is where the strength of this operating system can be found. It is complicated because it can be modified and it can be utilized for automating systems.
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ApacheWebserver fix problem

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Topic about my configuration of web-server apache, who was be installed on debian os at some time.
Here is a portion of my /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf that rewrites any URL request to mypage.net/mail and anything below to append https:// to the front to force users to login via SSL.
# Virtual host Virtual Host 1
<VirtualHost 192.168.1.201:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/mypage/cgi-bin
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Half - Life 1 on linux in Steam

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Today it was announced that the company Valve has made ​​a nice surprise and still porting Half — Life 1 on the linux platform. From now on, anyone linukoider can buy the game for just 5.99 dollars and enjoy, the old lamp toy. Buy the game can immediately. Well, while I sit and wait, and when available Counter — Strike: GO. Pleasant game,% username%!

And one more news for our visitors: It is finished. The event, which was waiting for a generation of gamers — the company Valve has released a public beta of the legendary game Counter-Strike 1.6 for Linux. This was expected, since a few days ago was released Half Life 1, the same beta. This release is not the final version of the game, but mostly for testing. All users can set stim game now.
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Download Steam linux

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Download Steam linux

Today is a big day. Now you can download Steam for linux and get acses to beta testing steam for linux.

The Steam for Linux beta program is now open to the public! In order to participate in the beta, you must download the latest Steam Linux client or upgrade your existing Steam for Linux client to the latest version.
In addition, we will now track Steam for Linux client bugs using GitHub. This provides a better interface for tracking bugs than the forums used in the closed beta. The Steam for Linux repository (currently empty) is public, allowing anyone with a free GitHub account to create a new issue and edit or track it and search the existing bug database. The repository contains a readme file (README.md) detailing how to create a new issue (it describes the same format used in the closed beta).
The team will continue working through existing issues in the forum but it is strongly recommended that any new issues be entered using GitHub's issue tracking interface. The sub forums will remain open so that people can join/continue existing discussions about the Steam for Linux client.
And last but not least, we now have a steam installer package repository. There is a mailing list for announcing updates to the steam installer package. To subscribe, use the public mailman page located here: list.valvesoftware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/steamrepo.

Here's the change list for this release:

  • The Steam for Linux client closed beta transitioned to an open beta.
  • Linux — Fixed excessive CPU usage by the Steam client when running Team Fortress 2
  • Linux — Fixed overlay crash when starting Cubemen
  • Big Picture — Improved back navigation behavior throughout user interface
  • Big Picture — Added discount timers and other user interface to store
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Release CrossOver 12.0 for Linux and Mac OS X

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Company CodeWeavers has released package release Crossover 12.0, based on the code and Wine 1.5.15 intended for programs and games written for Windows. CodeWeavers is among the key participants in the project Wine, is sponsoring its development and returns in the project about 98% of all innovations implemented for its commercial products.

New in CrossOver 12.0 for Linux and Mac OS X:


Compared with the previous release notes for more than five thousand changes and improvements, of which include:

  • The transition to the code base Wine 1.5.15 (the last version was based on Wine 1.4.1);
  • The technology of «Mac Driver», providing seamless integration of Windows programs in the environment Mac OS X, without having to start the X Window System;
  • For Linux restructured menu and a transition to a single-level menu, which works better in GNOME 3 and Unity. Improved running composite managers and enable the use of transparent and layered windows to run Windows programs, such as MS Office and games;
  • Improved support for various popular applications, including made numerous improvements related to support Microsoft Office;
  • Added support for new games, such as Quicken 2013, World of Tanks, and Guild Wars 2;
  • Added support for installation. Net 4.0. Included in the base package Wine-Mono with an alternative implementation. Net API;
  • Internal Browser is possible to download and install the components ActiveX;
  • Added support for Raw Input API, used in some games, wanting to get exclusive access to the mouse;
  • In the implementation of DirectSound added a new module to resample, which supports high quality sound;
  • Integrated support for subpixel font smoothing.