FreeCiv - the open source Civilization clone

In the world of turn-based strategy games, Civilization rules the roost. Or at least used to. I personally have spent a lot of hours over the years playing the original series (although I'm not much of a player any more, and never really was very 'good' by any decent standards).

So reviewing FreeCiv is sort of a bit of a nostalgia trip for me, but I'll try and ...

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Ultra quick start in Vim

Vim is a very powerful text editor. It is also quite an intimidating text editor to those that haven't used it before and if you're interested in just getting started with Vim and learning how to use it as a basic text editor, it can be quite daunting.

What I am going to attempt to give you today is an ultra quick start guide to editing files in ...

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QtEmu - another graphical Qemu launcher

A week ago, Jacob looked at GTK-based Qemu Launcher for providing a graphical frontend to starting open source virtualisation solution Qemu.

QtEmu screenshot

It is pretty comprehensive and has a GUI for creating new Qemu virtual machines and running existing ones. If you're not particularly a fan of meddling with the command line all the time, but still want to use Qemu as your virtualisation solution, QtEmu is an invaluable tool ...

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Burning CD and DVD ISO images with cdrecord

So, I've just successfully downloaded my image of Fedora 8, Werewolf (after one unsuccessful attempt) and I'm ready to burn it. It's a DVD ISO image and I downloaded it on my CLI only server.

So, how do I burn it from the command line? There are actually a couple of different programs you can use, but for this example I'm going to show you how ...

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