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Expert tips to play games on your Linux machine

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Software — TheLinuxBlog.com at 12:52 am on Friday, March 20, 2015

This is the guest post by Fredrick Cameron and Dirt Bike Games 365!

Linux is the leading operating system on servers around the world, yet it is used on only 1% of desktop PC’s. Linux is free and open source collaboration – meaning it is available to anyone and can be modified, distributed or just used. Due to its rarity on desktop PC’s it has not been well catered for the massive games market. However, it is now possible to play games on Linux. In fact, the system is now so good that you may question whether you need a Windows PC to play games.

Linux is a top-choice for high-performance computing these days. The operating system has come a long way, and because it is “open-source”, users can easily change its code and make it suit their gaming needs. Also, you don’t need a licence to use Linux. It also prides with a smooth infrastructure, and it can run on every form of relevant piece of hardware. Linux is becoming more and more user friendly and the following tips will allow you to play any modern PC game on your Linux system:

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Shell Script Input Parameters

Filed under: Shell Script Sundays — TheLinuxBlog.com at 8:00 am on Sunday, March 1, 2015

When writing shell scripts, it is often useful to have some type of input parameters. There are a few ways to do this, and it turns out I’ve written about two of the main ways before. The first is the Shell Script to get User Input post which is essentially using read, and the second is Creating Script Parameters with GetOpts. I’ll also cover a quick and dirty way of getting input into a shell script. From this you’ll be able to see the differences and decide what input method is best for your situation.

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