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Episode 233 — Easy Game Installation on Linux Using DJL

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Category5 Technology TV Episode 233 3.5/5 with 2 votes


Originally aired on March 6th, 2012.

Starring: Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd.

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This episode is sponsored in part by: Liquid Image, Garden Gate Farms and Cordery Electric.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Eric has had quite the week of plumbing nightmares.
  • Eric's new contacts and his inability to see ... anything.
  • Viewership is up in Texas, and so Category5 has opened a Texas-based studio phone number: 254-5-CAT5TV (254-522-8588).
  • The release of Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview demonstrates the direction of the desktop paradigm.
  • Viewer Questions
  • Viewer Question: I've been watching the Category5 series on web development but didn't catch how big the canvas was on Christa's web site design. Is there a specific size you want to create?
  • Internet Explorer is a thing of the past.
  • Viewer Question: Call me weird, but isn't this why you'd want two versions of a web site design? One for low res and one for full quality?
  • The Windows 8 Consumer Preview does not run well on a virtual machine, but rather requires a full installation.
  • Viewer Question: How does AdBlock block advertising from a video stream?
  • Viewer Question: You warned about getting cold calls from people warning you that you have malware, and I had a call like that from my ISP, so I'm concerned. How would my ISP know if I had malware or not?
  • Viewer Question: What do you think of the current level of support for HTML5 in browsers?
  • Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom
  • Feature: Using DJL to install free games on Linux?
  • Installing DJL from the repositories.
  • Running the DJL Game Manager for the first time.
  • Finding games to install using DJL.
  • Installing games on Linux using DJL, a Valve Steam alternative for Linux.
  • Viewer Comment: DJL is not listed in the repositories for Debian.
  • Trying out Yo Frankie! on Linux, installed by DJL.
  • Backups. The importance, the concept, and the outstanding Clickfree backup device.
  • It's often important to get a backup drive that makes it easy to run your backups, otherwise you might end up not doing it.
  • Taking a look at the Clickfree C6 personal backup drive.
  • The amazing bit about Clickfree backups: full automation of your backups.
  • Offsite backup solutions on the cheap.

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