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Host Windows games on a Linux server

Don't you hate running an extra computer with Windows on it just to start up the server application of an old game? Or do you want to host a server for a game but there is no Linux binary available?…

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Youtube and SoundCloud without Flash on Linux

Yeah right - that's the title! And that is what I wanted to achieve this time. My regular readers know that I am running Slackware64 -current since...years. One thing that has always bugged me was Firefox not having H.264 and…

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Pidgin + WhatsApp on Slackware

WhatsApp is a nice little tool to stay in contact with your friends, privacy issues set aside. The only problem I have with it so far is that it only runs on my phone. I'm at my computer very often…

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Rigs of Rods on Slackware64 -current

Update December 2016: The new package¬†jsoncpp is now needed to display the ingame server browser. Update June 2016: New versions of "Rigs of Rods" are being built regularly now, see more. The instructions below are still valid. I was able…

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Convert Audible .aax/.aa audiobooks to mp3

Recently amazon's Audible audiobook store had a great deal - one could get Stephen Hawkings "A brief history of time" entirely for free when using the code "Hawking" in the store. However, Audible uses a DRM mechanism. So in order…

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Stereo to 5.1 surround upmix in VIA HD Audio Deck

Recently, my C-Media CM6206 soundcard from china died and so I was forced to use the integrated soundchip of my motherboard, a VT1705 from VIA. What the C-Media software could easily handle was using a stereo source and upmix it…

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