Above the Clouds

Free FlightGear flight simulator

Apr 08, 2020

The free flight simulator FlightGear has improved in terms of stability and realism in recent years and offers joystick pilots massive potential for fun.

Shedding Weight

A lean distro for 32-bit processors

Apr 08, 2020

For older computers with 32-bit processors, BunsenLabs Helium offers a lean alternative to popular Linux distributions. Our lab investigates how well the system performs on antiquated hardware.

Free as in Really Free

Exploring the FSF's free distributions for the desktop

Apr 08, 2020

The Free Software Foundation maintains a list of GNU/Linux distributions that meet their strict standards for free software – and your distro probably doesn't qualify. Meet the distros that pass the test.

Data Collector

A Bash DIY data extraction tool

Apr 08, 2020

With some simple Bash commands, you can gather, parse, and filter text data into CSV files ready for your favorite statistical application.

A Kinder dd

Creating bootable images in a GUI

Mar 02, 2020

Kindd offers a GUI alternative to the ubiquitous dd command-line tool, offering a risk-free option for transferring bootable images to USB sticks.

Security by Design

Principles for Making Your Linux System More Secure

Jun 23, 2020

Security by design not only makes for a securer system, it also provides a better understanding of how your Linux system is constructed. Here are 10 of the most common security by design principles.

Tutorial – LÖVE Physics

Implementing physics in a LÖVE game

May 04, 2020

Video game animation is not simply a matter of making your characters move – you also have to consider the physics of the world in which they move.

Taking Stock

Analyzing file metadata in the shell

Mar 02, 2020

Armed with the right shell commands, you can quickly identify and evaluate file and directory metadata.

Variations on a Theme

Adapt the appearance of the GRUB boot menu, boot screen, and KDE splash screen

Mar 02, 2020

Power users can adjust the look of their desktops in openSUSE with just a few clicks. We'll show you how to customize the GRUB boot menu, the boot splash screen, and the KDE start screen.

Reuse and Recycle

A digital picture frame with weather forecast

Mar 02, 2020

A digital picture frame displays photographs and a current weather forecast with just a few hundred lines of Bash and a Raspberry Pi.

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