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Words of Gratitude for the Bounty That Is FOSS

It’s a general matter of course in any given year that as Thanksgiving draws ever closer, more than a few Linux bloggers begin to wax sentimental about their favorite operating system, often recounting all the many reasons they’re thankful it exists. It is the start of the season of thankfulness, after all. Well, perhaps it’s the recent presidential elections or ... Read More »

Space MMO, Vendetta Online, Fixes Network Issues

Vendetta Online, an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Guild Software Inc, is now at version 1.8.236. The latest version of Vendetta Online, 1.8.236, is not a major release, but it does fix some problems with the network traffic and a couple of missions. Highlights of Vendetta Online 1.8.236: • Network traffic has been reduced when logging in; • ... Read More »

SubDownloader – Fast and Easy Subtitle Downloader

SubDownloader is a program for automatic download/upload subtitles for videofiles (DIVX,MPEG,AVI,VOB,etc) and DVD’s using fast hashing. Providing a friendly interface, users have a better movie experience since searching for subtitles is no longer dull or boring. SubDownloader follows the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) priciple. You just want to watch a good movie, right?! So, subtitle searching and matching for ... Read More »

Linux File System Test for USB Media

So you got yourself a shiny new USB drive and are not too sure what file system to format it with. Sure, FAT is great for compatibility reasons with other operating systems, but there are better… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More »

Wikidata – Wikipedia’s Game-changer

Follow @LinuxUserMag Media coverage of problems with Wikipedia is usually quite political. Questions over Wikipedia’s editorial control, bias in certain sensitive articles, wholesale copying of content by lazy students; all these innuendos seem to accompany the very mention of the world’s most famous online encyclopaedia. But whatever your opinions of Wikipedia politics, it’s hard to deny the technical achievements of ... Read More »