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Packages for LibreOffice 3.6.5, calibre and steamclient, and lots of movement on the horizon

Yes, I finally got rid of the flu – but it took a week. I lost some weight (and I am not overweight so I am looking starved now), I still have a bad cough and my lower back muscles are strained and painful because of the continuous coughing. Otherwise I am fine. I had […]

Steam for Linux Beta opens to everyone

  The Steam for Linux beta program has just opened its doors to the general public. When I looked, there were 48 games in the Steam catalogue, paid-for ans well as free-to-play. Part of opening up the Steam for Linux beta is moving their bug tracker to Github, which allows for a better interface than […]

Valve’s Steam client for Linux

For people who visit this page – it was written a long time ago. The requirements to run Steam on Slackware are a lot lighter nowadays! Most important: PulseAudio is no longer required! All you need is a package for OpenAL (to play audio) and flashplayer-plugin (in order to watch the videos in the Steam Store). […]

Rebuilt multilib gcc compiler suite for slackware-current

There were many updates for Slackware-current last night. One of them was a rebuilt gcc compiler suite, and therefore an updated multilib compiler set was due as well. The new multilib gcc packages are now online, The set of 32-bit “compat32″ packages for slackware64-current has also been refreshed. The gcc packages had to be rebuilt because of […]

Sourdough weekday adventures

 Time for another lesson in baking a tasty sourdough bread. Sourdough breads are all the breads I eat nowadays. My son wanted me to “score” the bread in a smiley pattern but it turned out more like a Hallowe’en monster… Anyway, this sourdough loaf was created using another rhythm than my usual “bake one sourdough bread during […]