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Tips – Huge discount on Linux steam games

When summer arrives, many games sites starts to sell out cheap games. We have found several games that works perfectly on Linux.

All games comes from  Green Man Gaming and needs steam.

Left 4 Dead Bundle

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This pack contains:

  • Left 4 Dead
  • Left 4 Dead 2

£22.99 £5.74

 

 Half Life Complete

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This pack contains:

  • Team Fortress Classic
  • Half-Life: Opposing Force
  • Half-Life
  • Half-Life: Blue Shift
  • Half-Life 2
  • Half-Life: Source
  • Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
  • Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
  • Half-Life 2: Episode One
  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two

£26.99 £6.74

 

Valve Complete Pack

(This pack contains few games that only works on win though)

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This pack contains:

  • Counter-Strike
  • Team Fortress Classic
  • Day of Defeat
  • Deathmatch Classic
  • Half-Life: Opposing Force
  • Ricochet
  • Half-Life
  • Counter-Strike: Condition Zero
  • Half-Life: Blue Shift
  • Half-Life 2
  • Counter-Strike: Source
  • Half-Life: Source
  • Day of Defeat: Source
  • Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
  • Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
  • Half-Life 2: Episode One
  • Half-Life Deathmatch: Source
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Portal
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Portal 2
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

 £49.99 £16.99

voucher code

You can also make these deals even more extreme by abusing the below 15% voucher code:

ENCORE-IFDSAL-E15OFF
Code comes from GMG blog

 

bumblebee foresight

Hard to install and use bumblebee in Foresight?

bumblebee foresight

someone told me once that users thought it was hard to install and use bumblebee for Nvidia optimus cards in Foresight.

So we listened and took care of it.

Now you only need to run two commands in terminal and reboot, and you are done. No need to edit files or similar.

Read all about how you install it here: Bumblebee

There is probably no easier way to install it somewhere else either. Sure you can bake in so you run one command to make 2 things. But we believe that you can handle 2 commands  :)

HOWTO – adblock midori browser

adblock midori

It’s time to learn how to add and activate Advertisement Blocker in midori browser. Open up Preferences from the menu midori Go to Extensions tab and choose Advertisement Blocker

Advertisement blocker
Advertisement blocker

Click on configure icon on the right side adblock midori   Activate EasyPrivacy and Easylist. Also possible to go those sites and add even more blocklists. But these two should be enough to block most of the common ads. Restart midori browser and you will see less ads from now on. Everytime you start midori, it will look for updates for the blocklist. Now you have a working adblock midori.

Borderlands and Borderlands 2 on sale – Save 80%

Now you can buy Borderlands and Borderlands 2 for a discount of 80%.

Get it from: Green Man Gaming

Prize: £39.94 £7.98

Borderlands Bundle contains:
Borderlands Game of the Year
Borderlands 2


Borderlands Game of the Year includes:
Borderlands
Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned
Borderlands: Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot
Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
Borderlands: ClapTrap’s New Robot Revolution

Third party DRM: Steam

This game requires a free Steam account to play.

Description

Borderlands Bundle contains:

  • Borderlands Game of the Year
  • Borderlands 2

Borderlands Game of the Year includes:

  • Borderlands
  • Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned
  • Borderlands: Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot
  • Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
  • Borderlands: ClapTrap’s New Robot Revolution

With its addictive action, frantic first person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op, Borderlands is the breakthrough experience that challenges all the conventions of modern shooters. Borderlands places you in the role of a mercenary on the lawless and desolate planet of Pandora, hell bent on finding a legendary stockpile of powerful alien technology known as “The Vault.”


Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 follows the story of four new Vault Hunters as they fight to free Pandora from the clutches of Handsome Jack, the brilliant, charismatic, and utterly despicable CEO of the Hyperion Corporation. Players will fight across the whole of Pandora to stop Jack from awakening an ancient alien evil known only as “the Warrior.” Their quest will bring them into contact with some familiar faces from the old game – most notably, the original four Vault Hunters: Roland, Lilith, Brick and Mordecai. They, along with some brand new characters, will help players defeat Jack, destroy the Warrior, and save Pandora.

Key Features

  • All-New Characters and Classes:Four all new playable classes including the Siren, the Commando, the Gunzerker and the Assassin. Step into the role of the Gunzerker, whose highly deadly skills allow him to dual-wield any two weapons found in the game. Not only that, you will build on that skill to do more things with two guns than you ever imagined possible. Dual machine guns? Cool. Dual rocket launchers? Of course! Dual Sniper Rifles? Sure, if that’s your thing! Want to try other styles? More tactical perhaps? There are multiple classes to choose from!
  • Play Online with Friends:Share your adventures with friends both online and via LAN through a seamless system enabling you to drop in and drop out of a campaign without ever having to restart the game.
  • World Connected Story:Left for dead in the frozen tundra of Pandora, begin your quest of revenge and redemption as the story drives you closer to the Hyperion Corporation and its evil founder, Handsome Jack.
  • New Badass Gun System:Millions upon millions of possible weapons means tons of new and innovative ways to engage foes on Pandora. Fire, electricity, corrosive acid, and more will all be at your disposal.
  • 87 Bazillion…Everything:In addition to the new gun system, you will lust after procedurally generated shields, grenades, Relics, class mods and much, much more. And you thought the original Borderlands had a ton of loot!
  • Brand new environments:From the arctic tundra, through the dangerous grasslands, past the mysterious corrosive caverns to beyond, discover more of the unpredictable world of Pandora at every turn!
  • Brand new enemies:Hulking, gorilla-like Bullymongs, vicious predatory Stalkers and the Hyperion mechanical army, run by Handsome Jack, are just some of the new enemies you will face.

 

Prize: £39.94 £7.98

Setup the perfect Foresight Linux

Perfect Foresight Linux

I will show you how to get the latest stuff in your Foresight Linux.

As for now, we can call it a perfect Foresight Linux.

We will erase these applications:

Evolution
Firefox (will be installed again)
OpenOffice
Gedit
Gcalctool
Transmission
Totem
Gnome-do (+ do-plugins)

We will install these applications:

Firefox
claws-mail
LibreOffice
medit
galculator
qbittorrent
vlc (+firefox plugin)

Why?

You will get newer applications and they have more features than the applications we are removing. The system will feel more updated and will be alot more updated. And you can call it for the perfect foresight linux.

A bit of explanation

Firefox > Firefox
Just changing to a newer firefox that’s not available in fl:2-devel label.

Evolution > Claws-mail
Evolution is useful, but many bugs have been spotted and fixed in newer versions. as we are still using gnome2, then we can change application instead.
Don’t forget to look at: HOWTO – Setup Claws-mail the best way

OpenOffice > LibreOffice
To get more recent version and use LibreOffice instead.

 Gedit > Medit
Medit is heavily customized and can either make it very thin or very powerful. Also remembers the documents you had opened before.

 Galctool > Galculator
Get a fresh calculator instead.

Transmission > Qbittorrent
A nicer layout and more updated torrent application.

 Totem > Vlc
Vlc can handle alot more and more popoular than totem. Also easier to find help if needed. Also we will use vlc as playback for some videos in firefox.

Let’s get started

We are asuming you are using gnome and fl:2-devel label. Make sure you are using latest updated system, or npapi-vlc won’t be available and you end up with a error that it doesn’t exist. So we start to make sure we are updated.

sudo conary updateall

To find out if you are using fl:2-qa or fl:2-devel label, open terminal and write:

conary q group-gnome-dist --labels

Now you can see if it has fl:2-qa or fl:2-devel in the line.

[tforsman@localhost ~]$ conary q group-gnome-dist --labels
group-gnome-dist=foresight.rpath.org@fl:2-devel/2.5.5+2014.06.02-0.1-2[~!gcc.core]
[tforsman@localhost ~]$

If you need to change to development label, read this.

Now we will edit your system-model file.

Let’s start with open the file,

sudo gedit /etc/conary/system-model

How the file should look like

I added a file here to see how it should look like: system-model

If you run 32bit system, change the name of firefox-64 to firefox-32 instead.

Save your system-model file and close it. You shouldn’t change anything above the comments line that starts with #

Now update your system.

sudo conary updateall

All done. Now you got a bit more updated system with common applications you probably use. So now you have a perfect foresight linux system :)

perfect foresight linux

 

Also some users doesn’t like banshee. You might want to do something with that one.

sudo conary erase banshee banshee-community-extensions

Then install something smaller.

sudo conary install guayadeque

Homepage: Guayadeque

Additional applications

Maybe you need some more applications to get going.

Wine – To install windows applications.
Dropbox – A cloud based storage.
Teamviewer – To get help from me? :)
Spotify – To play music from an application

To install all of those, open terminal and write:

sudo conary install wine wine-gecko dropbox teamviewer spotify

 

Conclusion

This is only based on what I think you should do with your Foresight system. So you can exclude some applications, if you want.

But I call my system perfect foresight linux system :)

If you feel like I’m missing something. Feel free to comment about it.

Libreoffice 4.2.4 is available in Foresight Linux

Now you can easily install latest stable release of libreoffice 4.2.4 for foresight linux.

libreoffice foresight linux
libreoffice foresight linux

Better document file formats

Round-trip interoperability with Microsoft OOXML, particularly for DOCX, as well as legacy RTF, has also improved considerably. A new import filter for Abiword documents has also been added.

A new engine for Calc

Massive parallel calculations of formula cells using GPU via OpenCL are now possible thanks to our new formular interpreter.

Read more and download at wiki.foresightlinux.se

Last 90 days of security incapsula for foresightlinux.se

Incapsula is doing what it should do + more. I’m very pleased with incapsula and what it really do for foresightlinux.se

incapsula

Based on 90 days, we can clearly see that bad bots and comments are the worst problems out there. But it grabs them and keeping foresightlinux.se free from bad comments and hacking attempts.

You probably think it’s based on a few attempts only.

26 May – 2 June

If we only look under period May. 26 ,2014 – Jun. 2 ,2014

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As you can see, it’s alot of attempts every day. And last week it was a drop of 67%. So we are talking about 70+ comment spammer that incapsula blocks.

If it wasn’t for incapsula, I probably would have given up running this site.

Huge discount on Watch dogs – pc game uplay

Watch Dogs

Watch dogs

Now available for $39.84 for a uplay key.  -41% from original prize.

 

Product Description


All it takes is the swipe of a finger. We connect with friends. We buy the latest gadgets and gear. We find out what’s happening in the world. But with that same simple swipe, we cast an increasingly expansive shadow. With each connection, we leave a digital trail that tracks our every move and milestone, our every like and dislike. And it’s not just people. Today, all major cities are networked. Urban infrastructures are monitored and controlled by complex operating systems.

In Watch_Dogs, this system is called the Central Operating System (ctOS) – and it controls almost every piece of the city’s technology and holds key information on all of the city’s residents.

You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, you’ll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy…and more.

Use the city of Chicago as your ultimate weapon and exact your own style of revenge.

Features


HACK THE CITY
Watch_Dogs takes place in a fully simulated living city where, using your smartphone, you have real-time control over the city’s infrastructure. Trap your enemy in a 30-car pileup by manipulating the traffic lights. Stop a train, and then board it to evade the authorities. Narrowly escape capture by quickly raising a drawbridge. Anything connected to the city’s ctOS can become your weapon.

STREET JUSTICE
Living in inner city Chicago where violence is best answered by violence, you have the skills to take the fight to the streets. Take down enemies by delivering devastating blows with your baton, or experience a shoot-out like never before with a physics simulation that rivals anything in the shooter category. Overall, you will have access to more than 30 traditional weapons.

HIGH OCTANE
With help from Ubisoft Reflections, the acclaimed studio behind the award-winning Driver series, Watch_Dogs offers a stable bursting with horsepower. Get behind the wheel of more than 65 vehicles, each with state-of-art physics and handling, and explore the massive city while completing missions.

EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL
Disrupt, the all-new game engine dedicated to Watch_Dogs, uses advanced processing and graphics to deliver a stunning visual and an incredibly realistic experience. Disrupt gives you the power to affect the story, the city and the life of the population with your choices creating a ripple effect throughout the city.

DYNAMIC NAVIGATION
Watch_Dogs gives you the ability to not only use the city’s ctOS to your advantage, but the streets as well. In real-world Chicago, cut through one of the buildings or climb to the rooftops to catch your target.

 

 

System Requirements


Minimum

  • Supported OS: Windows Vista SP2 64bit, Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Video Card: 1024 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 (see supported list)
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card
  • This product supports 64-bit operating systems ONLY

 

Recommended

  • Processor: Core i7 3770 @ 3.5Ghz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video Card: 2048 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 or higher (see supported list)
  • Sound Card: Surround Sound 5.1 capable sound card
  • Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: nVidia GeForce GTX460 or better, GT500, GT600, GT700 series, AMD Radeon HD5850 or better, HD6000, HD7000, R7 and R9 series, Intel® Iris™ Pro HD 5200

 

Conclusion

So this is a huge prize drop from original prize. A huge discount with another word for Watch dogs.

HOWTO – Setup Claws-mail the best way

When you install claws-mail, you will only see text messages for all mails you have and will get. You need to load a plugin that will let you show mails as they were excpected.

This is how it looks like from beginning

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Open Configuration inside claws-mail, choose Plugins

Click on load and find fancy.so file.

Screenshot-Plugins

Then click on Close. Open Configuration again, click on Preferences, find Message View and click on Text options.

claws-mail

Make sure you choose “Select the HTML part of Multipart/alternative messages.

Then in same preferences, go to Plugins and highlight Fancy.

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There you can choose to “Enable loading of remote content and Display images.

Then click on Apply and Ok.

Now your mails will look normal again.

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This is the same mail as the first image in this post.

So now you got a great mail application and the mails look sane.

To install it in Foresight, open terminal and write:

sudo conary install claws-mail

I also recommend to load bogofilter and Notification from plugins. As bogofilter will help you against spam and notification will notify you with a popup window.