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MakuluLinux: Awesome Debian-Based Distro Ships with MATE 1.8

MakuluLinux Mate Imperium Edition has been released a few hours ago, and being based on Debian Testing, I took it for a test drive.

10 More Great Free, Open-Source Games

Here is yet another overview of 10 free and open-source games for Linux. These are maybe not the most popular ones, but each definitely has a certain addictive tint to it.

Taking Kubuntu 14.04 for a Spin: What's Up in KDE 4.13?

Kubuntu versions usually ship with a pretty standard set up of KDE, and Trusty makes no exception. You will find the clean, default and usual KDE interface, but fear not, for it is highly configurable and you can practically make it look and behave in any way you like it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SMPlayer 14.3 Released [Ubuntu Installation]

One of the new changes in the latest release of SMPlayer is the version system, which changed and now follows a two-digit year and month number, in a similar way to Ubuntu for example. Hence, the latest version is 14.3, and was put out a few hours ago, while the previous version was 0.8.6.

A Look at Sunflower File Manager [Ubuntu Installation]

Although it describes itself as a minimalist file manager, I have only words of praise for Sunflower, since it rather gathers a lot of features in a compact interface, and I do believe it needs a bit more attention.

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