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.
This is an overview providing 10 Linux open-source replacements for various commercial power tools, most of them available only on Windows.
I remember the first time I’ve encountered Dillo was when trying one of the older versions of Damn Small Linux, which at the time was pretty popular as a minimal distribution and came with this very small web browser.
Although limited, there is an increasing number of F2P (Free to Play) games available on Steam for Linux. Below is an overview of seven such titles, all available for free download via Steam.
This is an overview of 20 movie players available for Linux. Except the popular ones like VLC or Totem, I also overviewed several TV applications and several movie players for the terminal, which use ASCII characters for visualization, which is a really interesting option.
When it comes to console music players, there are pretty decent options out there, and MOC is one of them. Together with applications like mp3blaster or the powerful CMus program, MOC, which stands for Music On Console, uses the Ncurses library, with a text-user interface, support for playlist, shortcuts and more.
When it comes to taking notes, a simple text editor may do for some. However, Linux offers a wide range of specialized programs for this task, some of them shipping advanced features and powerful formatting and organizing tools.
Over the years, Kate received a lot of new features and many improvements, turning it into a feature-complete editor with support for a huge number of languages.
Since Steam was ported to Linux, which really is very beneficial for the Linux in general and for the Linux gamers in particular, games like Half-Life 2 or Counter-Strike found their way natively on the Linux platform. There are also the well-known shooters actively developed like Alien Arena, Xonotic, UrbanTerror or AssaultCube.
Terminal emulators, also called console or terminal applications, are programs which facilitate access to the shell, and usually offer user-friendly features like profiles, scrollback history, backgrounds and transparency effects, font configuration, tabs, mouse support and so on.
htop is an improved version of top, a complex process viewer which allows to visualize processes in real time, see memory and CPU consumption, send signals to processes, renice processes, and sort them by various options.
KTorrent is a full-featured, graphical BitTorrent client for KDE. It has a rich interface as well as support for magnet links, plugins, stopping/pausing and resuming downloads, extended torrent and peers information, system tray integration, plenty of configuration options.
Bluefish is a powerful text editor aimed towards developers with features such as syntax highlighting, indentation, support for projects, auto-completion and more.
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.