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  • Implementing Recently Played Collection in GNOME Games

    In my previous blog post, I talked about how I added a Favorites Collection to Games. Favorites Collection lists all the games that’s marked as favorite. In this post I’ll talk about what went into adding a Recently Played Collection, which helps you get to recently played games more quickly.

    Since most of the ground work for supporting non-user collections are already done as part of introducing Favorites Collection, it required much less work to add another non-user collection. For Recently Played collection, the main differences from Favorites Collection in terms of implementation are...

  • Core Defense offers up a different kind of Tower Defense with deck-building

    Core Defense is a Tower Defense game at it's core but it's quite unusual in how it sprinkles in the content and it's out now with full Linux support. After being in Early Access on itch.io for a few months, it's looking good.

    It takes the usual wave-based approach from your typical TD game but instead of giving you set tower types and specific placements, it's a little more open-ended. As you progress through the waves, you build up your defences based on what cards you pick as rewards, a little like a deck-builder and you use these unlocks to gradually build through the blank canvas of a map you're given.

  • 4 ways to back up Steam games on Linux

    Are you a Linux gamer? Do you play a lot of Steam video games? Trying to figure out how to back up your games so you don’t have to keep re-downloading them? If so, this list is for you! Follow along as we talk about 4 ways to back up Steam games on Linux!

  • Monster Crown has a new adult take on Pokemon and it's now in Early Access

    With a darker tone, a setting aimed at adults and creatures that might give a few pixelated nightmares, Monster Crown has entered Early Access as a new breed in the genre of monster catching.

    Monster Crown definitely captures some of the spirit of early Pokemon games, with a new and unique take on it. Instead of throwing a magical ball to capture creatures and force them to your will, Monster Crown gets you to offer them a contract and see if they want to join you. It's a little odd but an interesting spin.

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  • How to install NextCloud sync client on Almalinux or Rocky Linux 8

    If you already have a NextClouud server and now want to sync your files using Linux; then here are the steps to install the NextCloud sync client app on Rocky Linux 8 or Almalinux 8 using the command terminal. Just like Google Drive or Dropbox, NextCloud also offers a dedicated app for both Pc and smartphones; to offer an easy way to manage and sync files. The app has a pretty nice interface, easy to use and operate. It offers the possibility to synchronize local files with the Nextcloud server. The easiest way to do this is using the client program available for Windows, macOS Linux, Android, iOS, or via the WebDAV protocol. By using Nextcloud-client, nothing changes for you in your daily work, since all files are still on your PC or the local data server as usual. If you are working from a location or with a device where your files are not available locally, you can access the files via a website. So you always have the access to your important on your own hardware without the interface of any third party.

  • How to host your own Streaming Media Server using Streama on Ubuntu – VITUX

    Streama is an open-source application that is free to use. In a Linux distribution, you can freely set up your own streaming media server and stream videos, movies, tv shows, or any others as per your wish. You can save such media files on your local computer or any other server, VPS. Such videos can be streamed from any device on your network or can be watched from anywhere if you have set up on VPS.

  • How To Install TimescaleDB on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TimescaleDB on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, TimescaleDB is a free, open-source, powerful database system powered by PostgreSQL. It is an extension of PostgreSQL and is specially designed to analyze time-series data with PostgreSQL. TimescaleDB offers the best of both NoSQL and relational database systems. 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 through the step-by-step installation of the TimescaleDB on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

  • Fix the "make: command not found" Error in Ubuntu

    The Linux make command is used for building and compiling applications from source code, as it also builds and compiles dependencies of the source code with the help of a "makefile." As a Linux user, you may compile utilities and install them from the command line using the make program. However, sometimes users get the error message "make: command not found." in return. In this article, you will learn what causes this error and how you can solve it using different methods.

  • Install NextCloud on AlmaLinux 8 - Open Source personal cloud

    Step by step tutorial to install NextCloud on AlmaLinux 8 for personal cloud storage to store media files and documents using the internet from anywhere; using smartphone or desktop app. What is Nextcloud? Nextcloud is free and open-source server-client architecture software that source code is available on GitHub. It is a fork of another popular personal cloud solution “OwnCloud”. Any user or enterprise can use it to build their cloud similar to Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, and Onedrive. Where to sync and access data (upload and download) automatically with a local directory user can use Next Cloud client application for smartphones and Desktops. This means that a consistent database can be accessed from several computers, but also via a web interface. Although Nextcloud is based on PHP, only Linux is supported as a server environment. It is also not possible to use Apache or NGINX with PHP on Windows.

  • How to use Filters in Wireshark

    Wireshark is a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and it is developed by a community of enthusiastic developers. Wireshark (Formerly Ethereal) is used for capturing and investigating the traffic on a network. With Wireshark one can see what is going on their network: You can see from where the traffic is coming in and where it is going to. If you are working in a production environment, you are going to get a lot of traffic. It will be very cumbersome to inspect this traffic without the knowledge of Wiresharks’s filter functionalities. Using the filters you can see exactly the type of traffic you want and everything else will be removed from the scene.

AMD Ryzen DeskMini UM700 announced with Manjaro Linux | GamingOnLinux

The Manjaro Linux folks have teamed up with Minisforum to bring a very small but quite mighty system with the DeskMini UM700 × Manjaro Linux. Exciting? Well, it's basically rebrand of the existing EliteMini UM700 only it has Manjaro Linux instead of Windows 10 - and the first 1,000 orders get a free copy of CrossOver Linux. Interestingly enough, this is pretty much the same box that Valve showed a pictured of them using in their developer documentation when talking about sorting a system for developing for Steam Deck without a Dev-Kit. Read more

Tumbleweed Updates From openSUSE People

  • Tools Strace, BusyBox Update in Tumbleweed - openSUSE News

    openSUSE Tumbleweed had a variety of package updates in smaller snapshots throughout this week. A few things being prepared for Tumbleweed is that the Linux Kernel 5.16.1 was scheduled for check in and pre-integration tests for GNU Compiler Collection 12 have been started; the rolling release anticipates a merge of GCC 12 in mid-Spring. The latest Tumbleweed snapshot, 20220117, updated Italian translations for libstorage-ng 4.4.75 and added python-rpm-macros for building the package. Haskell support was dropped in the thrift 0.15.0 package, which is a scalable cross-language service framework for Remote Procedure Call and Inter-Process Communication. No changelogs were provided for the plugins package written in Rust called gstreamer-plugins-rs. The remaining packages in the snapshot were all Python Package Index updates. Among the key PyPI packages to point out is the major version update of python-unicodedata2 14.0.0, which dropped support for End of Life Python 2.7 and 3.5 and added support for Python 3.9, 3.10 and PyPy3. A Tumbleweed arm 20220118 snapshot was release updating the same package listed above.

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2022/03

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers, 7 days have passed since my last review – and as many snapshots have been released since then too. And this even includes my error of one day performing the check-in ‘slightly too late’ (i.e. past midnight). That’s the reason that 0119 did not exist. The check-in was too late and it was already January 20th by then. The snapshots released were numbered 0113, 0114, 0115, 0116, 0117, 0118, and 0120.

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