Here’s the follow-up to this article which overviewed 12 free, open-source games for Linux. Some really nice games were left behind in that article, but fear not, this is an overview of 5 more free games for Linux.
The next Ubuntu Long-Term Release, codenamed Trusty Tahr, will be released on April 17th, 2014 and will ship with several notable features, while mainly focusing on stable main components rather than bleeding-edge software, a very good decision which fits perfectly such a big release.
According to this announcement on Steam Community, Valve’s game Portal 2 Beta is now available on Steam for Linux. To access it in Linux, you will need to opt in to the beta from the Portal 2 properties in the Steam Library.
The overview includes only games which are completely free, with a permissive license for both the code and their content. I could not include here games like Urban Terror or Warsow, since their assets are not free, nor Steam games.
I must say, Hedgewars is a really beautiful experience, in that it perfectly resembles the feeling of the original Worms game, and adds a great online playing experience via the in-game online server browser, new weapons, sound themes and game modifiers.
Standing for TINT Is Not Tetris, that’s exactly what it is. A terminal-based tetris clone with highscore saving and 9 levels. Among the tetris clones for Linux, this one is one of my favorites.
NeonView, the free lightweight image viewer created by TuxArena, has reached version 0.8.2. This release brings a segmentation fault fix when there was no image in the current directory and NeonView was started without any arguments.
Cantata, a Qt-based music player for MPD (Music Player Daemon), has reached version 1.3.0 just yesterday, and a fix for compiling it in KDE, 220.127.116.11, was put out a few moments ago. This release comes with 87 fixes and improvements.
Nootka is a graphical application intended to teach classical score notation.
QuiteRSS made a very good impression on me because of the handy features it comes with and the pleasing look. It’s written with the aid of the Qt toolkit and gives the user the ability to organize the feeds in a tree-like structure, use tags, change the feed fetching interval and a lot of more features which I’m going to talk about in this article.
With Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu ships a solid desktop based on the work that has been done since 13.04, with few new features that are noteworthy, and no major changes. Saucy will be supported for 9 months, until July 2014. With 13.04 support ending very soon, Saucy is a good replacement to feature newer packages and a decent lifespan.
Alien Arena is a free, open-source first-person shooter built around the CRX engine, an open-source, Quake-based engine. It features a fast-paced gameplay taking place in a Sci Fi universe over dozens of maps. Alien Arena provides both single-player and multi-player modes.
SuperTuxKart Or STK for short, is one of the most popular racing games available freely and open-source on Linux. You can find install it in any major distribution with the default package manager.
Each Linux Mint release usually offers four flavors, to say nothing about LMDE: Mint Cinnamon, Mint MATE, Mint KDE and Mint Xfce. The MATE edition is based around a desktop environment forked from GNOME 2, featuring a similar interface and a familiar user interaction experience.
Here is an overview of 10 clones of the game after which a syndrome was named, some graphical and some running in a console. Hopefully you will find these useful (maybe while still watching out for the Tetris effect).
To be honest, KDE 4.10 is really a wonderful experience. And that’s even with my low specs graphics card from Intel. I read a lot of complaints over the Internet, mainly here, but for me the experience was great. It’s good to see such a feature-rich desktop keeping improving and heading towards the right direction, at least as far as I’m concerned.
In addition to this, the final artwork for the upcoming release 7.0 codenamed ‘Wheezy’ has been published too, just a few days after the Debian Installer RC1 was released. The artwork is based on a light-blue theme.
In this article I will overview several add-ons for Firefox which I consider useful and are also popular among Firefox users. The article is divided into two parts, the first one containing add-ons for users which are not necessarily tech-savy, while in the second I will mention add-ons for advanced users or web developers.
I made this review after a fresh install of Mint 14 Xfce ‘Nadia’ from the ISO DVD and a full sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.
0 A.D. is a strategy game that has been around for quite some time now, and it reached a decent level of completeness despite the fact that Wildfire Games are releasing only alpha versions.