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The passing of FiftyOneFifty

It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.

hpr1594 :: Steam and wine with linux

How to coax a windows-only steam game to work under steam in GNU/Linux.

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Hosted by Andrew Conway on 2014-09-11 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: linux,gaming,wine,steam,slackware.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (3)

This isn't about my worshiping of Bacchus by playing games on linux in a sauna (that's for a future show) but instead about getting a Windows-only Steam game to work on a recent 64 bit linux distro. I'm using Slackware, but I suspect the pitfalls and solutions I encountered would be similar on other distros.

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Comment #1 posted on 2014-09-16T12:46:33Z by johanv

Linux for the kids

I really like it that you introduce your kids to Linux. I try to do that as well. I installed a Doudou-Linux box for my 4yo son, and he's finding his way pretty well (

I hope he won't get stuck into the Windows world after some time just because my wife doesn't want to abandon Windows. She's a teacher, and teachers often tend to love Microsoft Office.

I guess I will have to make sure that there is always something on the Linux box that is more interesting than the Windows stuff. Shouldn't be too hard, I suppose.

Comment #2 posted on 2014-09-17T00:52:08Z by FreeLikeGNU

Open Spades

After listening to your article I did some research and found there is FOSS alternative called OpenSpades:

There are Linux build instructions here:

Comment #3 posted on 2014-09-20T11:54:57Z by Andrew Conway

Johnv - children start out open minded - sounds like we're both keen to stop our children from sliding into the closed world!

FreeLikeGNU - thanks, I wasn't aware of that and will check it out and tell my son about it.

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