Relive a classic, penguin style

How long did you use to spend sitting in front of a PC or NES playing the classic Lemmings? Don't lie. That's right, countless hours.

Well, prepare to do it all over again in the open-source game Pingus.

Pingus is not just a Lemmings clone, it is a complete redesign from the ground up. New levels, new action commands, and the entire theme based on penguins is what ...

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Use scp to securely transfer files

OpenSSH is a great tool for remotely logging in to other computers in a secure manner and then being able to use them from anywhere around the world. What the ssh command doesn't offer you normally however is a way to securely transfer files between your local machine and the remote machine.

That's where scp comes in. It stands for Secure Copy and piggybacks off the SSH infrastructure ...

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Introducing Upstart

Since the days of early Unix, systems have always had different methods of starting up, shutting down, and managing jobs. Throughout the development of Linux distributions, many saw the usage of System V init, the most common starting system, to be suitable. Distributions have a system that one way or another is compatible with this System V initialization.

Then came the time when distributions began to split apart more and ...

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Google to launch more applications for Linux

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As companies go, Google is often pretty Linux-friendly and pro-active about making their products work with Linux. Obviously, it helps that most of their products are web-based, but we already have a couple of desktop offerings for Linux from Google, such as Picasa and Google Earth.

The unofficial Google Operating System blog is reporting that Google are making plans to launch more desktop applications for Linux:

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