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SlashGeek: What it’s like being an Ubuntu user

There's an article at SlashGeek that claims that tech writers get flak for using Ubuntu or recommending Ubuntu over other Linux distros. I've never experienced that myself, outside of 4chan's technology board. Does the same thing happen to Fedora users? Are we all supposed to be using gentoo or something?

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Eben Moglen: Freedom of Thought Requires Free Media

A compelling argument for free software. Learn more about re:publica and Eben Moglen.

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How to Play Cave Story + on Linux Steam


If you redeem the Cave Story + code from the HumbleBundle on Steam, you won't get the Linux version.

Here's what you do:

  1. Download and install the game from the HumbleBundle website
  2. Add the game as a short-cut on Steam via the "Add a non-steam game" option
  3. Then delete the short-cut, the game will appear as a downloadable Linux game on Steam as a part of your Linux library.
  4. But, if you download it, and try to play it, it just says "executable missing":
  5. So: merge the folder you installed which is in /opt, assuming that's where you installed it, with ~/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Cave Story+/

There, you can now play Cave Story + on Steam.

EDIT: With the small limitation that achievements won't work.