Archive for April, 2015

Linux Kernel 4.0.0 Released

📅 April 16, 2015
kernel4bLinux kernel reached version 4.0.0 a few days ago. Updates are rather minor given the major release number that a “4” would otherwise imply, but I have used it for myself on different systems with Xubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.1, and kernel 4.0.0 runs as smoothly as watching a penguin slide on ice during a nature program.

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Test Your Typing Prowess with Typespeed

📅 April 9, 2015
ts00bHow fast can you type?

Curious to find out? Then, why not test yourself using the Linux program typespeed, a fun terminal-based game that scrolls words across the screen giving you the opportunity to type them correctly before you miss too many.

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A Ghost is Typing! It’s randtype

📅 April 7, 2015
randtypeIt’s possessed!

(…Or your terminal seems like it.)

The program randtype will take text from standard input or from a file and simulate typing. The effect is mysterious and impressive for those new to randtype, and it is certain to put a smile on your face and make you think, “Neat!”

While randtype might not appear to be a super useful program, the novelty factor alone is worth a look.

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Asciijump – The Ski-jumping Terminal Game

📅 April 6, 2015
aj01Do you sometimes have the sudden urge to ski jump while at the command line? Linux has you covered!

The Ubuntu repository is filled with remarkable programs, and one such program is asciijump — an animated ASCII-art rendered ski-jumping mini-game that plays from within a terminal.

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