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The First Ubuntu 12.04 Beta to Be Released Next Week

According to a development update posted on Ubuntu Fridge by the Ubuntu developer Daniel Holbach, Ubuntu 12.04 is on its way to release the first beta next week, on February 29, after the user interface f

Kubuntu 12.04 Alpha 2 With KDE Plasma Netbook - Overview & Screenshots

With Unity getting most of the attention lately in Ubuntu and the feature-freeze coming in tomorrow, I decided to take the latest <a href="http://www.kubuntu.org/">Kubuntu</a> alpha for a spin and see how KDE 4.8 for netbooks looks and behaves. But first, a little about 12.04 as a whole.

Battle for Wesnoth 1.10 Review - Universe of Wesnoth, Reloaded

I’m used to making a review for each of the new major Wesnoth release, and so it is no exception with the latest version.

MegaGlest 3.6.0 Released - Overview, Installation & Screenshots

MegaGlest is a free, open-source real-time strategy game set in a medieval fantasy universe, based on a 3D engine, with support for single player, multi player, and mods. It’s available on Linux, Windows, and, starting with this release, also OS X.

10 Console Music Players for Linux

CMus This is one of the best, feature-rich players for console. Build using ncurses and thus offering a text user interface, CMus has several view modes, organizes your music by artist/album, provides playlists and a library view, a filebrowser, it allows searching, Last.fm/Libre.fm scrobbling via this script, and it uses Vi-like keyboard shortcuts.

Marlin File Browser for GNOME - Overview

Marlin is a relatively new file browser for GNOME somewhat similar with Nautilus when it comes to features, but with a different default interface.

Taking Screenshots with Shutter in Ubuntu

For those of you who didn’t hear about it before, it’s probably time you have a look at it. Shutter is probably the most powerful screenshot-taking application available for GNOME, including countless features and several useful tools to take screenshots and manipulate them in any way possible.

IM from the Terminal: 2 Great Applications

This article is about two popular IM (Instant Messaging) clients that can be used in a terminal instead of a graphical environment. Both have advanced features and are based on the ncurses library.

Xonotic 0.5 - Free Shooter Based Off Nexuiz

Xonotic is a free first-person shooter game for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The Xonotic project started as a fork of Nexuiz, a game which was popular for many years on Linux.

20 File Managers for Ubuntu

Dolphin | Homepage Dolphin is the default file manager in KDE and it features an easy to use interface, tabs, previews, three view modes (icons, details, columns), vertical window splitting, file and folder sorting, service menus, tags, two-mode location bar.

20 Text Editors for Linux [Overview & Screenshots]

First of all, I’d like to point out this article doesn’t include full-fledged IDEs, I’ll leave those for another article. So in conclusion you won’t find here Emacs, nor Vim or Eclipse and so on.

ISO Master for Linux - Yet Another GUI ISO Creator

ISO Master is a free, open-source application that allows the creation of ISO9660 images, as well as reading and extracting files and directories from an ISO image.

Book Overview: Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition

Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition: Covering 10.10 and 11.04 (6th Edition) is a book written by Matthew Helmke, Andrew Hudson and Paul Hudson.

10 More Great Tools for the Terminal

First of all I’d like to thank TuxArena’s readers for giving good feedback in the first part of this series, which overviews 15 of the tools I consider particularly useful in a console. This article overviews 10 more such tools, and most of them were suggested by you. Screenshots included.

Top 7 Paint Programs for Ubuntu

I didn’t include here applications like GIMP or Krita since they are full-fledged image manipulation applications, not just simple painting programs, nor Scribus or Inkscape since they serve different purposes.

15 Great Tools for the Terminal

cmus cmus is a music player that I admire the most when it comes to command-line because it’s really powerful and has a lot of nice features. It is built with ncurses and therefore providing a text-user interface. cmus is indeed feature-rich, with several view modes and Last.fm song submission support via scripts.

20 Best GNOME Applications

After the overview of 20 best KDE applications, it’s time to have a look at what GNOME has to offer, right? This article overviews 20 of the GNOME applications which are, in my opinion, the best in their category. Only a single application from each category is included, and screenshots are attached.

20 Best KDE Applications

It’s not easy to put up a list of “best” applications which do something, however there are some highlights in each category which really deserve to be mentioned. In this article I will overview 20 KDE applications which I believe are best in their niche, one application from each important category, in no particular order.

Gnac - Simple and Effective Audio Converter for GNOME

Gnac is a graphical audio converter for GNOME with support for encoding/decoding to and from various formats, including the free formats FLAC and Ogg, WAV, MP3, M4A or SPX.

MegaGlest Amazing Strategy Game (Overview with Screenshots and Installation in Ubuntu)

MegaGlest is based upon the original Glest engine, but offers a lot of new features and capabilities, extending the original Glest (which is rather poor in options in my opinion) to a whole new game, including support for graphical resolutions, new factions, tech trees, tilesets and maps.

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