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As a Linux user, I have had to learn my way around the monochromatic terminal. At first I was scared of the command line, yet on Linux you cannot depend from a GUI (Graphical User Interface). As I have learned through my experience in Linux you have to learn how to use the command line, which brings the awesome introduction to true prower via the command line. Here are my top 3 command line favorites.
Swiss File Knife
This is the Swiss File Knife (SFK), a command line multi function tool created by StahlWorks Technologies, http://stahlworks.com/ . SFK was made to make things easy.File exchange between machines, find duplicates, find and replace text, list directory tree sizes, and tons of other functions for daily tasks -it’s all contained within a single application. Forget about installing dozens of tools on every new machine, missing admin rights, missing package dependencies, user account configurations and endless time wasting in general. Briefly, the shell commands `./configure; make; make install’ should configure, build, and install this package. (Make sure you have G++ on your Linux system). To run this program type “sfk” in the Terminal.
Tiny BASIC is the specification of the most minimal BASIC. Actually there is not much to choose from, because the next smallest specification is the Small BASIC standard, and this does not provide a small language at all. The Tiny BASIC specification was written by Dennis Allison and was published in the People’s Computer Company newsletter in December 1975. The specification was necessary because of the need to have a small interpreter which can fit into 2 KB of memory. TinyBASIC was one of the first programming languages for the microcomputers. To compile tinybc in Linux, type make in the terminal. To install tinybc, as root type make install, and to remove the installation, type make remove. The installation also copies the examples to the directory: /usr/share/doc/tinybc . To run type “tinybc” in the terminal.
Basically Nethogs is checking what programs and services are using the Internet. Why is this useful? Well when you have a slow Internet connection, you can check which program is the culprit of using up your bandwidth. Nethogs is the only program that is included in the Ubuntu repositories, and can easily be installed. To run this program type “sudo nethogs wlan0” (<— if you have a working wireless card. Otherwise type “sudo nethogs” to get the Ethernet cable) in the Terminal.
ZonColor is a super-theme-pack of 16 GTK3 themes, 21 icon theme variants, and a bunch of matching wallpapers - all designed to be mixed and matched.
Review: Portal on Linux (BETA)
Want some cake? Want to beat some puzzles? Want an awesome loving robot? Then Portal is for you. Portal the awesome psychological puzzle game is now available on Linux (as a BETA)! We didn’t have this game until it was available on Linux, we decided to buy it and here are the results.
Donate your brain to Aperture Science, really, its possible
The game starts off with a small room (with glass walls). Also there is the reassuring, loving (and malfunctioning) voice of GlaDOS (← the Antagonist). Then you walk through the science of boxes and buttons. Let us explain this with an equation:
BOXES + BUTTONS = OPEN DOORS
Ok so that really doesn’t impress you right? But wait until you get some cake, really, real chocolate cake! The puzzles augment in difficulty while you continue to play the game.
Physics in Portal are the coolest thing I have ever seen! The people at VALVE have the most incredible imagination. Here is an example: If you dive from a high point into a portal on the ground which leads to another portal on the wall the inertia will push toward another point on the room. This impressed us so much.
Portals (blue and orange)
CAKE!!!! (Just wake 2-3 days for shipping)
Commentary by the creators
10/10 “One of the best games, which is a must HAVE on your collection of Steam games”