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Fight against censorship & support the show: http://nixiepixel.com/go/shield || There have been stories around the internet explaining the "positives" of Facebook buying out Oculus Rift VR. This is not one of those stories.
Most of us wanted Virtual Reality to finally succeed, so we gave 2 million dollars to Oculus (most specifically, Palmer Luckey) to help pursue this dream. Two years later, with not a whole lot of warning, he sold the Oculus company to Facebook. Were we upset? Of course we were. Should we be? Let's find out.
Blog post on the Oculus - Facebook deal by Notch of Minecraft :
Hotspot Shield on iOS http://bit.ly/1lcJiGS (link to the Apple Store)
Hotspot Shield on Android http://bit.ly/1n9Y7hn (link to Google Play Store)
FOP Map: http://nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/press_freedom_map.htm
Photo of Notch at GDC, Game Developer Conference : http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Markus_Persson_at_GDC_2011.jpg
Suave gambler hat from Fallout: http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Suave_gambler_hat
Creative Commons Mark Zuckerberg: https://flic.kr/p/8TFGvW
Cash Reg. Sound FX:
Support the show with Flygrip! http://bit.ly/flygripnix || You'll use these commands a bagillion times a day. The most important aspect when using BASH; Shell navigation and making the most out of your console with options. Enjoy! ^.^
How to prevent accidental removal of files - use alias rm = rm -i
Some great examples of combining options using bash: http://linuxnix.com/2012/04/learn-linuxunix-find-command-60-practical-examples-part-ii.html
Penguin Photo credit, adapted by me to love: http://flickr.com/photos/paulmannix/552345351/
Support free & open source browsers - bit.ly/UC4ME || We know it, we love it - Bash Shell! Whether you're an experienced programmer or new to the scene, understanding the basics of bash is a must to be more productive with Linux / UNIX .
Flygrip for charity! Learn more: http://bit.ly/flygripnix || Internet Security exists among unicorns and rainbows. All the ninja cats are using dynamic port forwarding. Seriously though, Proxy + SSH = great. Public Wifi networks are nasty; you have to always use protection. Forget telnet, I'll show you all about Secure Shell and more in this fun-filled tutorial.
Safe, free & open source mobile browser - http://bit.ly/UC4ME
Don't be fooled, it is NOT SECURE enough to use the default password manager for browsers Firefox / Chrome / IE. Encryption is the best way to keep your passwords safe and Keepass is an incredible free and open source solution. Let's learn more about it so you can get started with better password management and security.
Learn more about Keepass : http://keepass.info/
Ah SteamOS. Valve took their sweet time teasing us again, so I waited patiently until they made their entire announcement before sending this out to you. Steam Machines, Game Streaming, Family Mode... Let's do this!
For the 1st time in the history of Linux gaming, we have the trifecta. Hardware support, digital distribution, game engines all working together... I may be a bit excited. Are you?
* I got my tricked out XBOX 360 controller in the video from http://einsteinmodz.com/ *
Free and open source mobile browser - http://bit.ly/UC4ME
You may think you've outsmarted 1337 h4x0rz with your password. Probably not. XKCD said it best; "Through 20 years of effort, we have successfully trained everyone to use passwords that are hard for humans to remember, but easy for computers to guess." But what can we do about it, really?
(All games work in Mac and Windows too!) Support the show: $2 Domains - http://bit.ly/gonixie || Is it the best time ever to be a Linux gamer? With this amazing list of titles releasing so far this year, I think so. =)
5. Don't Starve (Survival "Horror"): http://store.steampowered.com/app/219740/?snr=1_230_linux__201_2
4. Anomoly 2 (Tower Defense, RTS) :
3. Gone Home (Adventure, Mystery) : http://store.steampowered.com/app/232430/
2. Trine 2 (Platformer, Puzzle) http://store.steampowered.com/app/35720/
1. DOTA 2 (MOBA) http://store.steampowered.com/app/570/
* Steamplay allows you access to all platforms (Win, Mac, Linux) in one purchase... yay!
Learn the best way to set up a secure network between Linux, Mac and Windows machines while protecting your data! This new tutorial will show you how to *safely* use Samba to share your files across the LAN. || Add me: bit.ly/nixgoogleplus
To add more shares you only have to change the permissions using properties, and add another share with the samba admin page, easy!
Samba not working in 13.04? Here's a fix that has worked for most: http://askubuntu.com/questions/288229/i-just-upgraded-to-13-04-and-samba-isnt-working-it-is-installed-but-will-not-o
Support the show & save money : $2 Domains - http://bit.ly/gonixie || This is what happens when technology doesn't cooperate. Cliff notes: It's open source, it's Linux based, it's OUYA! Now with bonus beer! http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus
The Revolution Will Be Televised -- OUYA, the $99 gaming console, powered by Android, designed by Yves Behar, where all the games are free to try.
Just because a program is free and open source doesn't mean that it's good. Unless you're Clementine that is; an intense media player for Windows, Mac and Linux. || Add me: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NixiePixel/ See how it stacks up to the competition!
My final review in the battle of open source operating systems; Sailfish. Many of you thought that MeeGo had a good thing going before it was canceled a couple years ago. Have no fear! Sailfish has risen from the ashes of MeeGo and proves to be even better still. || Add me: http://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/
Regular Expressions rock. They are an ultra-powerful search pattern language that almost anyone can learn, whether you are into programming or not. || Add me: http://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/
Useful bash commands in terminal:
GUI for Regular Expressions / Regex :
Kodos (geared towards PCRE standard; python, perl, php - free and open source)
more robust and open platform (but paid, NOT open source)
Tizen claims to be more open than Android. Unlike it's peers Ubuntu Touch and Firefox, Tizen 2.0 was designed for high end phones. Versatile, high performance and open source? || Add me : http://facebook.com/nixiepixel This Samsung - Intel team is making a lot of promises, let's see if they can deliver.
I continue the battle of open source OS's with a more developed project, Firefox OS. (previously named B2G ; Boot to Gecko) It's the new mobile pride and joy of Mozilla.. Let's see how it stacks up to the competition. || Add me: http://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/
Is Ubuntu on our phones seem like a dream come true. But with Android dominating the Linux mobile space, what can Ubuntu Touch really bring to the market? Add me: http://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/ Find out this week on OS.ALT as I begin my open source mobile operating system BATTLE ROYALE... n' stuff. =)
I should have known better to have you ask me anything. You definitely didn't hold back and so I'm not going to either - here are the more tame (yet equally popular) FAQ from me to you! If you like this style, I'll get to some of the more... challenging ones when I don't have the zombie plague.
Be your own Success Kid with these 4 must-have open source applications! Works on Linux, PC and Mac. || Add Me: http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus || Resources and Software Info (in order of appearance)
Plone - http://plone.org/
KeePass - http://keepass.info/download.html
GnuCash - http://gnucash.org/
This week I'm showing you some tried and true ways to get the most performance out of your Ubuntu box. Add me: || http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus Code used in Video (in order of appearance)
* Show Hidden Startup Apps:
sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop
* Install Preload from Software Center
* Change Swappiness Value
1. Run terminal
2. Enter following line to see current swappiness value
(default value in Ubuntu for swappiness is 60)
3. Open file /etc/sysctl.conf in a text editor, I did
4. nter the following parameter
# Decrease swappiness value
5. Save the file and restart the computer
Whether you're a veteran or new to playing games on Steam, the Linux Steam beta is a new experience all on its own. Add me: http://facebook.com/nixiepixel Here's my review of the beta, outlining all the features that Valve has to offer with it's steam client.
Valve has finally opened the steam beta for ALL Linux users to download, install and play. Learn how to install steam on your machine with this quick tutorial! Add me: https://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/
First download the .deb files for your installation located here: http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
Hardware specifications and more here:
Though gz, tar, zcat and gunzip sound like names of rejected superheroes, they're actually part of a really powerful archive and compression tool in Linux. || Add me: http://twitter.com/nixiepixel - Learn about tar and more with my terminal tutorial
You've probably heard - Netflix works on Linux! Yes, installing Netflix on Linux has become easier, but we still need to use the cmd line. (COMMANDS BELOW) || Add me: http://facebook.com/nixiepixel || Let me show you the easy way to watch Netflix on Ubuntu, Mint and Fedora!
Netflix in Ubuntu clips courtesy of Buzzinh, http://youtube.com/watch?v=Kdk2URwS4rs&feature=share&list=UUQ7h7vfvbGE3TIrthsMFa0Q
To install on Ubuntu / Mint -
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop
For Fedora (only 32 bit systems)
You need wget first:
su -c 'yum -y install wget'
wget -c http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/data/Netflixplayer.tar.gz
tar -xvzf Netflixplayer.tar.gz
su -c 'sh Netflixplayer.sh'
Running Netflix from cmd line:
Finally, Netflix for Linux runs easily, Munich saves millions by switching to LiMux, and San Francisco girl shows us what an open source sex toy is really like. Giggity. || Add me: https://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/ More references:
Netflix works wonders on Ubuntu, for real - http://iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/ppa-for-netflix-desktop-app.html
Munich saves millions by switching to Linux - http://itworld.com/operating-systems/321474/switching-linux-saves-munich-over-11-million
More about the epic hands-free vibrator of glory (thanks to scanlime) : "This is a prototype hands-free remote which uses a sonar beam to control a vibrator wirelessly.
The vibrator itself is manufactured by LELO. This remote takes the place of the manufacturer's original remote, sending its own data directly to the vibrator via 2.4 GHz radio.
Blog post with lots more details: http://scanlime.org/2012/11/hacking-my-vagina/
Source code and CAD models are available on Github, under a CC-BY-SA license:
Get ready, get set, it's wget! The most robust command to download all your favorite videos, music and media. For Linux, Mac and Windows alike! || Join the chat: https://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/ ||
wget for windows: http://users.ugent.be/~bpuype/wget/#download
wget for mac:
wget for linux:
Doing things a bit differently today since there's so much linux news to be shared! So in the FOSS spirit, here's this week in open source. Enjoy! Join the chat: https://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/
Sources (listed in order of appearance)
- Ubuntu and Amazon Make Uneasy Bedfellows: http://linuxinsider.com/story/76282.html
- FOSS' Fight Against China's Free-as-in-Pirated Syndrome : http://linuxinsider.com/story/FOSS-Fight-Against-Chinas-Free-as-in-Pirated-Syndrome-76451.html
- Security: It's Not You, Android - It's Your Apps - http://linuxinsider.com/story/Its-Not-You-Android---Its-Your-Apps-76454.html
The Linux gaming scene is continuing to look more promising, and recent news reinforces this. Except for some negative opinions about Steam on Linux.. What do you think? https://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/ The most recent indie bundle, Humble Bundle 6, is full of great Linux games and recently added 4 more indie games to the bundle. With Obsidian adding Linux as a stretch goal to Project Eternity, and more Steam on Linux news, things are looking great for Linux gaming!
We've known for a while that Valve is bringing Steam to Linux. One of the most exciting Steam projects for Linux gamers is... || Join the chat: http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus || Steam Greenlight, where we, the gamers, can vote on which games we want to see made. In this week's OS.ALT I discuss Steam Greenlight and how it impacts Linux Games.
Disclaimer: I like John Carmack, he's an intelligent and strong-willed businessman. I just had to set him straight on a few things. What do you think? http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus
Watch his full keynote from Quakecon 2012 here (if you have the stamina): http://youtu.be/wt-iVFxgFWk
Free access to Jackthreads for watching: http://jackthreads.com/osalt
Join the chat: http://plus.google.com/u/0/+NixiePixel || The heart of the home theater PC is its media center software. This is one area where free and open source applications shine - some of the top HTPC programs, home automation systems, and operating systems are FOSS. Check out this week's OS.ALT for my thoughts on some of the very best, including mythtv, xbmc media center, and LinuxMCE.
Free Audiobook for watching! http://bit.ly/nixie-audible
From a free antivirus to a sweet FTP - there are many ways to improve the performance of your computer for free! In this OS ALT I talk about some of the best open source utility software available today. Join the chat: http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus
Get the Free Utility Software here:
FileZilla - http://filezilla-project.org/
Clamtk / Clamav - http://clamtk.sourceforge.net/
Wireshark - http://wireshark.org/
Windirstat - http://sourceforge.net/projects/windirstat/
Kdirstat - https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/k4dirstat/
Gparted - http://gparted.sourceforge.net/