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4 open source tools I used to write a Linux book

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I spent the past year or so writing Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches, which is designed to introduce desktop Linux to non-technical users. This is a rundown of the tools I used to create the book, with the HUGE caveat that tools are just that—tools. They don't actually do any work or planning for you. However, the right tools make the work much easier. These are the tools that were right for me.

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Games: Prodeus, Obversion, and Aquamarine

  • Awesome looking FPS 'Prodeus' Early Access release slips to Summer, new trailer is up

    Retro-inspired with plenty of modern tricks, Prodeus looks bloody awesome! Sadly though, we have to wait a bit longer to frag as the Early Access date has slipped. In a big update on Kickstarter, the team explained that while it's come far they're just not there yet, so they've pushed Early Access until Summer this year. The extra few months will be used to "deliver an amazing game" and "polish the game to get it to release quality".

  • Obversion is a slow, peaceful and satisfying first-person puzzler out now

    Obversion from former-Google developer Adrian Marple is out now, I played through a bunch of it and found it delightful. Visually simple, mechanically very straightforward too but it's also very accessible. You can play the entire game with a gamepad or mouse/keyboard - the choice is yours. The idea of each level is simply to reach the exit, you do this by manipulating the environment by creating and destroying certain blocks. Even if you get something wrong, you can undo entire moves at the tap of a button making it quite peaceful and relaxing even when you're stuck as you're free to experiment at your own pace.

  • Aquamarine, a story-driven quiet survival adventure set in an alien ocean

    Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, Aquamarine looks like a very sweet survival adventure about exploring an alien ocean. In development by Moebial Studios with a plan to release for Linux, macOS and Windows in Q4 this year, Aquamarine is a small-scale story-driven adventure inspired largely by the psychedelic sci-fi of the '70s and '80s. With gameplay combining elements of old-school roguelikes and the survival genre with the exploration and puzzle solving of classic point-and-click adventures.