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Creating Games with Pygame  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, July 27 2004 @ 12:15 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod

HowtoFrom Linux Journal:

Python is an excellent language for rapid application development and prototyping. With Pygame, a wrapper built around SDL, the same can be true for games. In addition, because its built on top of Python and SDL, Pygame is highly portable. The only downside is it can be too slow for some computationally intensive types of games. If your game is too slow, the particular sub-routine(s) bringing down your execution speed can be rewritten in C/C++.

This article is intended to be a short introduction and by no means covers all there is to know about Pygame. Using a simple Space Invaders-type game, I present what I feel are the fundamentals of Pygame.

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The Linux (Multiple) Virtual Desktops Unleashed - Part 2: Tutorial  View Printable Version 
Monday, June 07 2004 @ 10:48 AM CST
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Learn how to configure and how to use the Linux Virtual Desktops in Part 2 of MozillaQuest Magazine's ( interesting and informative tour of the Linux Virtual Desktops: The Linux multiple-desktops feature, more correctly the Linux Virtual-Desktops feature, is tremendously useful and handy. In Part 1 . . . the . . . Overview, we introduced you to the Linux Virtual Desktops. There, we noted that having virtual desktops is much like having up to sixteen different computers in one. You can open one or more programs in each virtual desktop.

Today in Part 2, this Linux Virtual Desktops Tutorial, we will add more virtual desktops to the configuration and open more than the thirteen windowpanes opened in the Part I Overview. We also will organize the arrangement of applications across the virtual desktops by tasks.

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CLI for noobies: network tools, can you dig it?  View Printable Version 
Monday, May 24 2004 @ 10:07 AM CST
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This week we're going to take a look at three command line tools which can sometimes help resolve Internet connectivity issues. But first, you lazy louts, you have to get up out of that comfortable but mind-numbing GUI hammock you've been napping in and exercise your typing fingers. If you need additional motivation to break your GUI addiction, consider the fact that Microsoft recently patented the act of double-clicking your rodent. Enough said.

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How to Create a Simple Web Page with Mozilla/Netscape Composer - Part I. Getting Started  View Printable Version 
Monday, April 26 2004 @ 10:02 AM CST
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Learn about the Mozilla/Netscape Web page Composer and how to use it. MozillaQuest Magazine ( reports: Use Mozilla/Netscape Composer to design, create, and edit Web pages. It's easy to create a nice looking and informative Web page. Moreover, you can do it with Free and Open Source software (FOSS) Web page editing programs [including] the Mozilla Composer . . . these programs come in Apple Macintosh, BSD, GNU-Linux, Microsoft Windows, and UNIX versions. The Mozilla Composer is part of the Mozilla browser suite.

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Cooking with Linux: Francois, Can You Keep a Secret?  View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 18 2004 @ 02:12 AM CST
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Marcel Gagné walks you through the setup of GNU Privacy Guard for your user, and then shows you how to configure both KMail and Evolution to handle sending and recieving encrypted/signed messages.

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Python Modules you should know: pexpect  View Printable Version 
Monday, April 27 1998 @ 09:44 PM CST
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HowtoPexpect is a pure Python module that makes Python a better tool for controlling and automating other programs. Pexpect is similar to the Don Libes Expect system, but Pexpect as a different interface that is easier to understand.

It runs programs and watches output. When output matches a given pattern Pexpect can respond as if a human were typing responses.

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