10 Great KDE Games

These are included in the KDE Games package and they can be installed separately by name in any major distribution out there. The official KDE games include mostly board, card or arcade games.

PaintSupreme: Powerful Commercial Image Editor for Linux

PaintSupreme is a powerful image manipulation tool available for Linux, with support for various painting tools, layers and effects, and written using Qt3. The paid version costs $5.99, however a trial version is available for those interested in a commercially supported alternative to Photoshop on Linux.

One Week Until Lubuntu 14.04: Lightweight, LTS, Tidy [Overview & Screenshots]

With Ubuntu 14.04 closing in to the release date, which is set for April 17th, I took Lubuntu for a spin from the daily live ISO image. Lubuntu is the most lightweight distribution in the Ubuntu family (the other one being Xubuntu which uses Xfce), using LXDE (Lightweight X Desktop Environment), as well as a set of applications intended to be low on resources.

5 Programs/Features Embedded in Emacs

Besides from being a powerful development environment, Emacs is cataloged by some as an entire operating system, since it provides many more features. Let’s have a look at some of the features that come with Emacs, which are pretty much programs in their own right, although included in Emacs.

Like Puzzle Games? Have a Look at Enigma

Reviewing a batch of free Linux games the other day, I stumbled upon Enigma, which immediately got my attention because of its simple rules, yet addictive game style. I found Enigma to be a great game, despite the fact that I’m not much into puzzle games.

Free, Open-Source Linux Games Part IV: 5 More

This is the fourth article in a series covering completely free and open-source games available for Linux, usually included in any of the popular distributions.

i7z: Monitor Intel i7, i5 And i3 Frequencies, Multipliers And More Under Linux

i7z is a tool that reports Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 CPU information about Turbo Boost, per core CPU frequencies, multipliers, temperature as well as times spent in the C0/C1/C3/C6/C7 states.

Prevent Your Laptop From Overheating With Thermald And Intel P-State

Linux Thermal Daemon (thermald) is a tool developed by Intel's Open Source Technology Center which monitors and controls the CPU temperature, preventing it from overheating.

Thermald tries to prevent the CPU from overheating without a significant impact on performance by using some specific Intel functions available in the Linux Kernel.

Evernote Linux Client `NixNote` 2 Beta Available For Download

Five months after the last alpha, NixNote 2 beta is finally available for download.

Pipelight 0.2.6 Released With Experimental 64bit Support, 2 New Plugins

Pipelight is a wrapper for Windows NPAPI plugins such as Silverlight, Widevine or Flash (the Windows version) which allows you to use these plugins in native Linux web browsers and thus, use services that aren't officially supported on Linux, such as Netflix (Silverlight), HBO Go (Widevine) and so on.

jAlbum Hits Version 12 [How to Install in Ubuntu]

jAlbum is a feature-rich web gallery creator written in Java which provides a 30-day trial, after which you can purchase a paid license to continue using it. Although not free, you get a powerful photo and video manager in return.

Kingsoft Office Suite for Linux - MS Office Alternative [Ubuntu Installation]

Development at Kingsoft Office for Linux started in 2012 and it is written using the Qt toolkit. The suite includes three main components: a word processor, a spreadsheet application and a presentation creator.

Star Conflict - Free Steam 3D MMO Space Simulation Game

In the past I looked at two other free games available on Steam for Linux, namely No More Room in Hell and Cannons Lasers Rockets.

The Latest Midori Browser Has Rewritten AdBlock, WebKit Improvements (Ubuntu Installation)

Midori is a GTK-based browser with a clean interface that resembles the one of Google Chrome, using the WebKit rendering engine, and offering plenty of the usual features browsers like Firefox or Chrome ship with.

Globulation 2 - Free 2D Strategy

Globulation 2 is a free 2D real-time strategy game for Linux with a different gameplay than the normal strategies, in which you build structures and have to defeat your opponent(s).

Yet Another 5 Free, Open-Source Games for Linux

In the past I had a look at 17 free games available for Linux, overviewed here and here.

4 Spreadsheet Alternatives to MS Excel

There was a time when office compatibility was a bit of a problem on Linux, but with the latest office suites out there available for Linux, this is not an issue anymore. The applications here mimic MS Excel’s behavior, so switching to one of them should be pretty straightforward.

Transmageddon 1.0, Snappy Player 1.0 Available In PPA [Ubuntu 14.04]

Quick update for Ubuntu 14.04 users: Transmageddon 1.0 and Snappy 1.0, both released recently, are available in the main WebUpd8 PPA.

XBMC 13 Beta 3 Ships with New Features [Ubuntu PPA for XBMC 13 & 14]

XMBC is a home theater application which runs in fullscreen, has a beautiful, modern interface, support for pictures, music and video collections and playlists, television and radio.

Canonical to Shut Down Ubuntu One

Earlier today, Jane Silber, the CEO of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announced in an official blog post that the Ubuntu One service will be closed, and those who have subscriptions will have their money refunded.

Install OpenTTD 1.4.0 in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

OpenTTD 1.4.0, a free clone of the Transport Tycoon Deluxe game, has seen a new release yesterday, on April 1, 2014.

Krita on Steam - Early Access Now Available

A few days ago I’ve overviewed Calligra, the KDE office suite, which also includes Krita, the powerful image editing tool.

Ubuntu One File Services Shutting Down, Code To Be Released As Open Source

Ubuntu One file services is shutting down. The news was just posted on the Canonical blog, which explains that among the reasons behind this decision is, as expected, the sustainability:

Organize Your TV Shows And Movies With FileBot

FileBot is an open source, cross-platform batch file renaming and organization tool for your movies, TV shows and music which comes with some interesting features such as: automatic subtitles download, fetching episode information via TheTVDB, TVRage and more.

SMPlayer 14.3.0 Released With Experimental Blue-Ray Discs Support

SMPlayer, the popular mplayer/mplayer2 GUI, has reached version 14.3.0, receiving improved fullscreen controls, experimental support for non-protected blu-ray discs and other changes.

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