The Ultimate Time Waster

Today I have for you something guaranteed to lower your productivity:

Wesnoth.

This game is one of those free software apps that is of the quality of a proprietary application. Wesnoth is essentially a MO-RTS (multiplayer online real-time strategy) game. It offers two modes: campaign and multiplayer.

In campaign mode, you can pick a storyline from those installed to play. You then are able to play the game in multiplayer ...

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One reason why you should use free and open source software

Today I'm going to take it all the way back to FOSS fundamentals and look at one question which a lot of people who are unfamiliar with free and open source software ask.

If you already know the FOSS basics (I guess the majority of our readers here), you might want to skip over this one, it's pretty basic.

In particular, one question often arises - why should I ...

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Switching from MS Word to OOo Writer

OpenOffice.org is a brilliant office suite, and in a lot of cases can make a very suitable alternative to Microsoft's dominant product.

Nevertheless, OOo can be a bit daunting initially, as sometimes exactly how you perform a particular task can differ between Microsoft's suite and our favourite Free one.

Linux Forums have a great post about switching from MS Word over to OOo Writer and it goes ...

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Tips & tricks: make a bootable GRUB CD-ROM

For the uninitiated, GRUB is the Grand Unified Bootloader. It's a little tiny, but important, bit of software that allows you to actually boot into Linux, BSD and all sorts of other operating systems (it even 'chainloads' Windows in a dual-boot environment).

It's great when it's working fine, but occasionally you might lose it. If you're doing a dual boot, and you reinstall Windows, for example ...

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