Linux gaming, part four: massive multiplayer online games

June 26th, 2007 | Games, Linux by th | 28 Comments

Massive Multiplayer Online Games are hugely popular nowadays, especially thanks to the World of Warcraft which brought online gaming to the mainstream. So what’s the state of online games on Linux?

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CSS showcase: ten cool websites

June 22nd, 2007 | CSS, Web by th | 4 Comments

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. CSS is a style-sheet language used to style documents written in a markup language, such as HTML and XHTML. Web developers both love and hate CSS - It is unarguably a wonderful and easy language to present XML documents (Like web-pages), but the most common grief for the developers using CSS is the compatibility problems between the browsers. However, skilled designers can do amazing things with CSS, and here is a little showdown of ten good websites to look for inspiration if you run out of design ideas.

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Linux gaming, part three: strategy games (continued)

June 21st, 2007 | Games, Linux by th | 35 Comments

As many readers pointed out, there are many cool strategy games available for Linux that weren’t mentioned in the part two. These games are simply too good to be missed, so here’s take two for the strategy games.

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Linux gaming, part two: strategy games

June 19th, 2007 | Games, Linux by th | 41 Comments

Part one covered first person shooters on Linux. Blizzard just announced Starcraft 2 for Windows and Macintosh, but how’s the strategy gaming on Linux?

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Zend Framework preparing for the 1.0 release

June 17th, 2007 | PHP, Web by th | No Comments

Although there are a lot of frameworks available for PHP 5, most notably upcoming Zend Framework 1.0 will be important release as it’s officially supported by Zend. Previous attempts to create reusable components for PHP, like the PEAR-repository (sort of) failed to impress developers. A common problem with the PEAR components is the long dependency tree, to use some relatively small component from PEAR, one might need to include thousands of lines of code to actually use the component. Also since it’s pretty open and loose repository, all components don’t receive same amount of Q&A. From time to time, the components might lose their maintainer and slowly fade away.

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Linux gaming, part one: first person shooters

June 16th, 2007 | Games, Linux by th | 31 Comments

Linux might not have as much games as Windows (or game consoles) but people enjoying this wonderful open source operating system can have fun with games too, as there are a lot of free games for Linux available, even some huge commercial ones. Even Linux games are a niche market, Linux gaming has got a pretty colorful history so far. So what’s the state of Linux gaming?

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June 16th, 2007 | Kahvipapu by th | 1 Comment

And what a fine roast it’ll be. “Kahvipapu” is a Finnish word, and means “Coffee bean” in English.