Best Free Software for Linux: Page 5 of 10

Best Free Games for Linux

Best Free Backgammon for Linux

GNU Backgammon houses the all powerful GnuBG neural network engine in an ambitious freeware project with a wealth of advanced options and capbilities. It is a highly enjoyable powerplay program to delight all backgammon enthusiasts and a must-have for anyone with more than a passing interest in the game. (Review)


Best Free Billiards and Pool Game for Linux

BillardGLBillardGL , a brilliantly crafted open-sourced freeware game that affords play of either 8-Ball or 9-Ball. The 3D graphics are second-to-none and the physics appear to be flawless.

The user interface is simple and the controls straightforward. As you assess your next shot, you can view the table layout from any perspective you want, roaming and zooming and peering. (Review)


Best Free Breakout Game for Linux

LBreakout2LBreakout2 , an extremely polished Breakout Clone features a two-player mode (local or over the internet or LAN), fine animations and graphics, excellent controls, the ability to save a game, a level editor, and a turbo key.

This game gets regular Level Set updates. The fun continues well beyond when you have mastered the 50+ levels. (Review)


Best Free Computer Chess for Linux

PyChessPyChess , with this program, you can play against the GNU Chess engine or lots of other chess engines, such as the Crafty engine. You can also play Internet chess by connecting to the FICS servers.

It allows for saving games in the PGN, EPD and FEN chess file formats so that you can always return to continue with the games or analyze them. It also offers opening books and other useful features including undo moves, hint and spy modes, sound and animation effects." (Review)


HOXChess , a well designed open source Chinese Chess application with highly configurable user interface and multi engines for you to choose from. You can also easily connect to multi remote Xiangqi servers to play the game online. (Review)


Best Free Computer Go for Linux

PANDA-glGo , 2D and 3D boards, adjustable board size and engine strength, play online or offline, etc. (Review)


Best Free First-Person Shooter for Linux

Urban TerrorUrban Terror , described as fun over realism by the creators, the game has fast paced, intense game-play. Urban Terror doesn't throw realism to the wind mind you, but rather tries to enhance game-play with elements like powerslides and wallhops.

Five different game types, over a thousand servers, plenty of players to go around and no waiting for people to show up. (Review)


Best Free Hearts Game for Linux

Gnome Hearts , various rule sets including Spot Hearts, Omnibus Hearts with configurable play rules, backgrounds and card styles. (Review)


Best Free Jigsaw Puzzle for Linux

Picpuz , create and solve puzzles, save and open puzzle files, set tile sizes, solving a puzzle by swapping pieces or with a helpful solver. (Review)


Best Free Lemmings Game for Linux

Pingus , play a free clone of the popular Lemmings game and guide as many penguins as possible to build bridges, climb, bash and use their talents to reach home before they fall into traps. Optional sound effects and music, plenty of level sets and even a level editor are available for challenging your skills.


Best Free Match-3 Puzzle for Linux

Frozen BubbleFrozen Bubble , designed with colorful 3D rendered penguin animations and 15 stereo sound effects, Frozen Bubble comes with editable 100 levels for 1-player game, or hours and hours of 2-player game. You can also choose to have multi-player game over the local area network or Internet.

Play this game with the left or right key to aim your shot and up key to fire. Hone your skills in speed and accuracy before the bubbles get frozen! (Review)


Best Free Physics Game for Linux

Numpty PhysicsNumpty Physics , an excellent open source and multi-platform physics game with 35 built-in levels. It has more to offer than the free prototype of Crayon Physics Deluxe.

You're able to draw custom shapes and have access to all levels at once, so you don't have to worry if you get stuck at a level. The sketches look more like what a 3-year old has drawn and don't have the professional feel of Crayon Physics. But who cares? I'm also not an artist! (Review)


Best Free Pipe-Building Puzzle for Linux

PipeWalker , solve this casual puzzle in building a piping or network system by connecting all scattered pieces with your logic and skill. With support for four map sizes, themes and auto save, it has multiple levels for you to figure out. A binary package is available here for Ubuntu and compatible distros.


Best Free Reversi for Linux

KReversi , 7-level of difficulty, clean and helpful interface, show legal moves and last move, undo moves, hints, animation, etc. (Review)


Best Free Sandbox Game for Linux

Dwarf FortressDwarf Fortress is so horrendously in depth. It's nearing insanity, everything from the dynamic flow of water in the moats to several dozen types of ore, gems and utility stones by the book. You can spend anything from minutes to hours playing this 'uber' creative game.

For the first few hours there is a steep learning curve - you'll probably be unsure of what you're doing. However, the Dwarf Fortress Wiki or captnducks video tutorials may come in handy. (Review)


Best Free Simulation Game for Linux

OpenCity , a 3D city simulator like a classic SimCity game for you to construct a city divided into residential, commercial and industrial zones. You can connect them by building roads, provide the city with necessary goods and watch it grow up with the power you supply.


TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator) , a multi-platform car racing simulation game allows you to drive different cars in races against computer opponents or human players. The game play allows different types of races from a simple practice session up to the championship while the simulation features a simple damage model, collisions, tire and wheel properties, aerodynamics and more. (Review)


Best Free Sudoku Puzzle, Generator and Solver for Linux

HoDoKuHoDoKu , an open source program allows you to generate sudoku puzzles in five different and configurable difficulty levels. It also includes a solver and an analyzer to help you solve the puzzles.

While playing the game, you can select to view a summary of solving techniques and solution paths. When you click on a solution path, it highlights the steps on the corresponding grid to help you analyze the game. (Review)


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"... Sbopkg is a command-line and dialog-based tool to synchronize with the ("SBo") repository, a collection of third-party SlackBuild scripts to build Slackware packages ...":

"... Rambox - free and open Source messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one ...":


"... Tauon Music Box is a streamlined desktop music player for playback of local files ...":


bpkg is a bash package manager:

"... Blckbrd is an infinite blackboard on your desktop ...":

"... Katastrophe - command line tool to download torrents from ...":

"... quicksafe is a tiny Python script that provides a GUI text editor to edit notes that are then encrypted and stored within the script file itself. Thus notes encrypted with the system bring their own decryption and editing environment, capable of running anywhere Python/Tk can run, perfect for being archived, sent by mail or posted on the web ...":

"... Linuxbrew is a fork of Homebrew, the Mac OS package manager, for Linux ...":


"... Glances is a cross-platform curses-based system monitoring tool written in Python ...":

"... vitunes is a curses-based music player and playlist manager whose goals are: a minimalistic appearance, strong vi-like bindings, and quick playlist creation/management. vitunes does not strive to be a feature-rich media player, but rather a quick, vi-like media indexer and playlist manager, that just happens to be able to play the music it indexes ...":

"... Packet sender - award-winning free utility to send/receive TCP and UDP packets ...":


"... Cloud Commander - orthodox web file manager with console and editor. Will help you manage the server and work with files, directories and programs in browser from any computer, mobile or tablet ...":


slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier:


Krill aggregates feed items from all sources you specify, filters out those that interest you, and displays them as a live stream of clean, legible command line output:

"... Cyph secures your conversations against any threat, from lone hackers, to agencies armed with theoretical quantum attacks — no signup or downloads required ...":

"... 4Pane is a multi-pane, detailed-list file manager for Linux. It is designed to be fully-featured without bloat, and aims for speed rather than visual effects ...":


"... Curlew - easy to use, Free and Open-Source Multimedia converter for Linux ...":


"... Canto is an Atom/RSS feed reader for the console that is meant to be quick, concise, and colorful ...":


"... Butterfly is an open source in-browser nix terminal written in coffeescript and backed up by a python tornado server ...:"

"... Habitat is a new approach to automation that focuses on the application instead of the infrastructure it runs on. With Habitat, the apps you build, deploy, and manage behave consistently in any runtime — metal, VMs, containers, and PaaS ...":


Rainbowstream - a Twitter client in terminal:

"... Inform is a design system for interactive fiction based on natural language ...":

"... Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries. Flatpak is here to change all that ...":

Higgins - yet another application launcher for Linux:

"... Vineyard is a collection of tools and libraries designed to make managing Windows programs on Linux easier ...": Orb launcher - run portable apps on Linux: "... buku is a powerful cmdline bookmark management utility ...": "... googler is a power tool to Google (Web & News) and Google Site Search from the terminal ...": Translate Shell is a command-line translator: "... wemux enhances tmux to make multi-user terminal multiplexing both easier and more powerful ...": "... Using AppImageKit you can package desktop applications as AppImages that run on common Linux-based operating systems, such as RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, debian and derivatives ...": gyb - backup & restore Gmail: Droopy is a mini Web server whose sole purpose is to let others upload files to your computer:
ZeroNet - open, free and uncensorable websites, using Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent network: "... Gngr ... an old-fashioned new browser ...": AltYo - drop-down console: "... Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals ...": IT-Edit (Integrated Terminal Editor): "... M++ Player is a compact audio player that helps you listen to your favourite audio files quickly and with minimum effort, while offering support for playlists, audio file management, theming, viewing YouTube videos and lyrics, as well as other features ...": "... Vis aims to be a modern, legacy free, simple yet efficient vim-like editor ...": Fruho is an open-source, zero-configuration VPN manager:
Magarena is a single-player fantasy card game played against a computer opponent: "... Open Media Player is an online audio and video player that is hosted as a service. It utilises multimedia data from one or more places, creates a player, and then allows the player to be easily embedded in one or more sites ...":
ghostwriter is text editor for Markdown: yakyak - desktop chat client for Google Hangouts: "... Albert is a desktop agnostic launcher, inspired by the ease of use of OSX' Alfred launcher ...": "... Metiix Blockade - DNS-based ad block for your entire network ...":
"... Plank-Themer is a small program that allow you to change Plank Dock themes without any additional consumption of resources ...":
"... Hoodie enables you to express yourself through technology by making web application development very fast, easy and accessible ...":
"...PileMd is really beautiful Markdown Editor, looks like Preview ...":
Kaku is an online music player which supports many differnt platform Like YouTube, Vimeo ...:
"... HACER - a fast paced arcade game about digging deeper while avoiding bombs and explosions ...": moggio - a multi-source music player: