Games done with Unity3D run on Linux for a long time. Using it for game development on Linux however is still not possible. This may change soon. A Linux version of the Unity Editor already runs in their labs. Looking … Continued
This is a how-to for updating the BIOS of Dell Studio 15 Laptops without having Windows installed. It works with a Core i7 Studio 1557 but it will probably also work with other models – but be warned: It may … Continued
I’ve used loads of Linux distributions in the past. Each of them had its advantages and disadvantages – there’s simply no “perfect” OS… Gentoo and Debian basically don’t have any “releases” – updates come in frequently. When you wake up, … Continued
If you work on multiple Apache-based Web projects in parallel you probably know this problem: You have to set up a virtual host configuration for every single project on your development machine. It would be very nice to reduce the … Continued
rsnapshot is my favorite tool for doing automated distributed backups on Linux machines. It saves you a lot of headaches – and it finally replaced all those hundreds of hand-made backup scripts I previously used. rsnapshot itself is easy to … Continued
Webcams and Linux always lacked good drivers. One of the main problems was the missing standard for USB cams. Now this standard exists. It’s called “USB Video Class (UVC)” and you can get the spec here.
And a Linux driver is already work-progress. Logitech seems to be the first vendor being compliant to the standard. The Quickcam Fusion, Orbit, Pro for Notebooks, and Pro 5000 are supported. Guess one of the cams is the one I’m gonna buy.