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like that topic says and it's around about 6h when this new version is released in steam when i write down this.

steam page whete you can get this game:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1213210/Command__Conquer_Remastered_Collection/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAc2rMlOOYc
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General Discussion / Re: Really loving Linux today...
« Last post by DQSII on June 04, 2020, 02:25:53 AM »
Ive got my few windows programs contaned in wine so i have no need to rely on microsofts os when i installed the may 2004 upgrade it bricked my system and made it constantly lockup and kinda irritated me so i installed debian with luks and lvm and got my few peices of windows software working in wine
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Ubuntu is pretty awesome, but some things they do just don't make sense. For example, they modify the GNOME desktop to resemble something closer to the old Unity 7 desktop, which is fine, but if you're going to use GNOME, why not offer the default experience too?


GNOME purists will likely go with a more direct approach and completely reinstall the GNOME desktop without the Ubuntu tweaks. My approach is a lot less risky and still keeps the Ubuntu defaults in tact, and whatever changes made can be undone just as easily.


Providing you're not afraid of a little terminal copy and paste, here are a few things I like to install after a fresh copy of Ubuntu...

1.) The GNOME Weather Application


The GNOME Weather Application is useful for, well, weather. Handy for knowing how the day's going to be so you know if you'll need a jacket, shorts, or an umbrella for the day. Quicker than checking a website, as it's widget is tucked away in notifications.

*This will not only restore the app itself, but restore the widget in the notifications panel under the calendar.


To Install
Code: [Select]
sudo apt install gnome-weather
To Remove
Code: [Select]
sudo apt remove gnome-weather
To Purge (Removes EVERYTHING relating to the package. Useful if you messed up a configuration for the application.)
Code: [Select]
sudo apt purge gnome-weather
2.) The GNOME Clocks Application


GNOME Clocks is useful for those who need to keep track of different time zones. I live in the Chicago area now, but have made friends in the Las Vegas area when I was growing up. So having this handy in my notifications tray ready to go helps me know exactly what time it is.

*This will not only restore the app itself, but restore the widget in the notifications panel under the calendar.


To Install
Code: [Select]
sudo apt install gnome-clocks
To Remove
Code: [Select]
sudo apt remove gnome-clocks
To Purge (Removes EVERYTHING relating to the package. Useful if you messed up a configuration for the application.)
Code: [Select]
sudo apt purge gnome-clocks
3.) Default GNOME Wallpapers



I really like that GNOME wallpaper that changes throughout the day. NOTE: The gif image above does NOT do it justice. It was a bummer to find that Ubuntu excluded it from their distribution. Let's get those wallpapers back by entering the following...

To Install
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sudo apt install gnome-backgrounds
To Remove
Code: [Select]
sudo apt remove gnome-backgrounds
To Purge (Removes EVERYTHING relating to the package. Useful if you messed up a configuration for the application.)
Code: [Select]
sudo apt purge gnome-backgrounds
4.) GNOME Extensions Manager


I don't see why Ubuntu chose to exclude this feature/tool, but this is for those who want a simple application that manages extensions without the added features of GNOME Tweaks. This tool can be used to disable Ubuntu's extensions such as the Dock, AppIndicators, and Desktop Icons. To acquire, enter the following...

To Install
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sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-prefs
To Remove
Code: [Select]
sudo apt remove gnome-shell-extension-prefs
To Purge (Removes EVERYTHING relating to the package. Useful if you messed up a configuration for the application.)
Code: [Select]
sudo apt purge gnome-shell-extension-prefs
5.) GNOME Tweaks


You'll need this easy to use GUI tool to get rid of the Ubuntu Yaru theme and various other modifications Ubuntu made.

To Install
Code: [Select]
sudo apt install gnome-tweaks
To Remove
Code: [Select]
sudo apt remove gnome-tweaks
To Purge (Removes EVERYTHING relating to the package. Useful if you messed up a configuration for the application.)
Code: [Select]
sudo apt purge gnome-tweaks
There's a ton more you can do to modify Ubuntu, but this is meant to be a quick list of terminal commands that restore some of the features of default GNOME. Enjoy!
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General Discussion / Re: Really loving Linux today...
« Last post by Crimson on June 03, 2020, 07:32:39 PM »
I'm not sure if it's worse, but it certainly is more noticeable and in your face about it. I mean, when Microsofts own update tool gets blocked by their own built in anti virus program, you know something's wrong.



On the other hand, I just had a customer walk in today, purchased a Lenovo Yoga 12, and requested Ubuntu be put on it. Haven't had that happen in a long time. And this wasn't some geeky dude either, it was a middle aged mother needing the laptop to better manage her Google Drive without being limited like she currently is on her Chromebook. Linux lover!? Manages her own data!? Kudos to you lady, you got it!
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General Discussion / Re: Really loving Linux today...
« Last post by Kalthrix on June 03, 2020, 07:00:42 PM »
Interesting. I made some comments on building old XP installs for custom purpose in that other thread...I suppose that's impossible now? Can one install whatever current windows on an offline computer? I haven't bought a computer with anything preinstalled since 1992. Perhaps I should ask if regular people even use an offline computer?

It's still possible to install Windows 10 offline with a local account. OOBE just pesters you with creating a Microsoft account and then asks again confirming that you wanted to create a "limited account". After, you're good though... until it hits the internet the first time. OOBE will relaunch "Now that you're connected..." and bother you one final time about logging in with a Microsoft account. If you do, it will convert the local account to an online account tied to your Microsoft account. If not, the message is gone supposedly forever. At least haven't had it come back up.

Still kind of annoying how much they're pushing it though, and that was with 1909. Supposedly, per Crimson it's even worse now. 2004 is blocked in my work environment, so might have to see what's changed on one of my spare laptops.:(
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General Discussion / Re: Really loving Linux today...
« Last post by CwF on June 03, 2020, 02:37:46 PM »
Interesting. I made some comments on building old XP installs for custom purpose in that other thread...I suppose that's impossible now? Can one install whatever current windows on an offline computer? I haven't bought a computer with anything preinstalled since 1992. Perhaps I should ask if regular people even use an offline computer?
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General Discussion / Re: Really loving Linux today...
« Last post by Kalthrix on June 03, 2020, 01:30:33 PM »
Only way you can create a local account now without first setting up a Microsoft account. Drives me crazy. Now that you're online...smh

Also, forced PIN creation. Used to be optional to close out that of that prompt and just use your password. Hasn't been for some time. Just tick the checkbox to use an alphanumeric phrase and set it to literally the same thing as my password. Whomever thought that a PIN by itself (not used in combination with a password) was secure should seriously be fired as they have literally no clue about security. Also, why forced? Why can't that be optional? I don't want a PIN. The whole concept of forcing users to create a PIN is stupid!  >:(

Fortunately, only have to deal with Windows on my work computer. Have been through the process numerous times and it just supports my opinion that Linux is ultimately the better choice.
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General Discussion / Really loving Linux today...
« Last post by Crimson on June 03, 2020, 01:08:57 AM »
...seriously. The new Windows 10 v2004 update is even more forceful with their MS Account garbage. Although I will admit, data backup is a major problem with 99% of people (not a made up figure, seriously, back up your #@$%& data and stop blaming the technician for your lack of responsibility!), and having an MS Account is a great practice for most of these cretins. I still have to say that MS is going WAY too far with their push for MS Accounts. If people don't want it the first time, STOP pushing them into a corner with your continued harassment and unsolicited "advertisements"! *Stop ranting Crimson, this is supposed to be why we love Linux.


I'm so proud and happy to be off the Microsoft bandwagon. Linux doesn't nag us about creating accounts we don't need. Linux doesn't force updates we don't want. Linux gives us control. Linux gives us freedom. Linux gives us choice. Linux doesn't even force us to pay for these liberties. If you've found your distro of choice, consider throwing some coin their way. Those boys work hard for what we sometimes take for granted and they deserve more than what MS TAKES away from people.



I was so furious today while loading up new Windows systems. Whenever you perform a fresh copy of Windows, there's a "Cortana Special" that greats you every time a PC boots Windows after install. "Hey there, I'm Cortana, and I'm here to help." has been pounded into my head so bad I hear that thing in my sleep. Since before the v2004 update, there have been ways to get around the "Would you like to setup a MS account" phase. Now they're all gone! The ONLY way left is to be sure you're not connected to the internet. Even after that, as soon as you connect your local account to the internet, that demon child pops back up from no where and harasses you to switch. Wow! Just.....WOW! Let me do my job please! Jeeze! *Dang it Crimson, you're ranting again!



*SIGH. Anyway, I'm so happy that Linux exists. It's a literal breath of fresh air from the constant bombardment MS calls an operating system. Live Long Linux!
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Gaming and Steam / Re: Chex Quest HD - free remake of old dos game
« Last post by Spatry on May 29, 2020, 03:16:19 PM »
LOL sort of reminds me of the old cereal box video games which came out in the 90's LOL. Cool stuff indeed.
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Gaming and Steam / Chex Quest HD - free remake of old dos game
« Last post by aDewil on May 29, 2020, 07:31:13 AM »
this game stays always free as possible.

steam page where get game:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/804270/Chex_Quest_HD/
can be found screenshots and trailers too.

how to get other characters:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2101529303

frame limiter setting change:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2101988425

game FAQ is here:
https://www.chexmix.com/faq/
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