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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). […]

Setting up Jack Audio in Slackware

If you are using your computer as a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) then the ALSA sound subsystem is just not up for the task. Musicians and audio professionals prefer to use Jack Audio on Linux. Let me quote from the Jack Audio web site: What is JACK? Have you ever wanted to take the audio […]

A journey into recording sound & video in Slackware

When it comes to audio and sounds in Slackware, we’re happy to have ALSA as the sound subsystem. It works reliably, and has done so ever since it replaced OSS in Slackware all those years ago. In due course ALSA got capable of dynamically mixing multiple sound sources – which is basically what a sound […]