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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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"... maybe - see what a program does before deciding whether you really want it to happen ...": https://github.com/p-e-w/maybe Abricotine is an open-source markdown editor built for desktop: http://abricotine.brrd.fr/
"... Zed is a fully offline-capable, open source, keyboard-focused, text and code editor for power users ...": http://zedapp.org/
WbBrowse - web browser: http://wbbrowse.com/
Dragonfly Navigator - a simple and efficient two pane file manager with job queueing: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dragonflynavigator/ Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from cameras: http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/WebHome

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration:

http://www.webmin.com/

"... Baserock aims to be a great way to build custom appliance systems with Linux ...":

http://wiki.baserock.org/

 

"... With TheMaker you can create, edit and preview websites ...":

http://www.makercms.org/

 

"... MonoGame - One framework for creating powerful cross-platform games ...":

http://www.monogame.net/

 

"... RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R ...":

https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/

Locationmagic - track your Linux laptop using just WiFi networks around you:

http://locationmagic.org/

Do update, man! Almost all is outdated or non free now.

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"...Surfraw provides a fast unix command line interface to a variety of popular WWW search engines and other artifacts of power ...": http://surfraw.alioth.debian.org

Tracks:

http://www.getontracks.org/

 

"... Juno is a powerful, free environment for the Julia language ...":

http://junolab.org/

eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise cryptographic stacked filesystem for Linux:
http://ecryptfs.org/

 

XtreemFS is a general purpose storage system and covers most storage needs in a single deployment:
http://www.xtreemfs.org/

 

Elephant is a notetaker with a classic interface:

http://elephant.mine.nu/

"... UrBackup is an easy to setup open source client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backups accomplishes both data safety and a fast restoration time ...":

https://www.urbackup.org/

 

Sismics reader:

http://www.sismics.com/reader/#!/home

"... Mondo Rescue is a GPL disaster recovery solution. It supports Linux (i386, x86_64, ia64) and FreeBSD (i386). It's packaged for multiple distributions ... It supports tapes, disks, network and CD/DVD as backup media, multiple filesystems, LVM, software and hardware Raid ...":

http://www.mondorescue.org/

 

"... MyPasswords is a very light-weight, secure and easy-to-use password manager ...":

http://mypasswords.ehsunbehravesh.com/

"... Powermanga Linux is an arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites : 60 different enemies, 40 meteors, numerous weapons, many end of level baddies, spaceship power-ups and lots of other surprises ...":

http://sourceforge.net/projects/powermanga/

 

"... Pushover ... is a puzzle game where you have to manipulate dominos that they all fall in a chain reaction according to vertain rules ...":

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pushover/

"...Batis is a way to distribute and install desktop applications on Linux. Users can get up to date software directly from the authors, whichever Linux distribution they use ...": http://batis-installer.github.io

"... QComicBook is a viewer for comic book archives (.cbr, .cbz and alike) containing jpeg/png/xpm/gif/bmp images, which aims at speed, convenience and ease of use ...":

http://qcomicbook.org/

 

"... Novacut is a collaborative video editor that aims to bring the agile, distributed workflow pioneered by free software to professional movie and TV production ...":

https://launchpad.net/novacut

Forays into Norrendrin is a traditional roguelike game, with a focus on a streamlined experience and tactical combat that requires difficult choices:

http://forays.github.io/

 

FireHOL is a language (and a program to run it) which builds secure, stateful firewalls from easy to understand, human-readable configurations:

http://firehol.org/

 

The Network Diagnostic Tool is a client/server program that provides network configuration and performance testing to a users desktop or laptop computer:

http://software.internet2.edu/ndt/

 

"... Web sites are made of lots of things — frameworks, libraries, assets, utilities, and rainbows. Bower manages all these things for you ...":
http://bower.io/

 

"... Coppermine is an easily set-up, fast, feature-rich photo gallery script with mySQL database, user management, private galleries, automatic thumbnail creation, ecard feature and a template system for easy customization to match the rest of a site ...":

http://sourceforge.net/projects/coppermine/

 

Pandora FMS free version - monitoring software:

http://pandorafms.com/Producto/Producto/en

http://pandorafms.com/Soporte/features/en

 

Childsplay is a collection of educational activities for young children:

http://www.schoolsplay.org/

 

Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor:

http://geuz.org/gmsh/

 

Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler:

http://www.wings3d.com/

 

xinco is a powerful Web-Service based Information and Document Management System for files, text, URLs and contacts, featuring ACLs, versioning, full text search, an FTP-like client (easy install, J2EE+MySQL/PostgreSQL):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xinco/

 

"... OpenNMS is the world’s first enterprise grade network management application platform developed under the open source model ...":

http://www.opennms.org/

 

Scalix Community Edition:

http://www.scalix.com/products-communityedition

Terra is a new low-level system programming language that is designed to interoperate seamlessly with the Lua programming language:

http://terralang.org/

 

WriteType is a free program that helps students experience success in writing:

http://writetype.bernsteinforpresident.com/

 

Golems is a 3D recreational physics simulator:

http://www.golemgame.com/index.html

 

JVGS is a free, minimalistic platform game:

http://jvgs.sourceforge.net/

 

TaskWarlord is a coding game with a futuristic computer world where players need to provide Lua code to make their armies do the right thing - which is of course to win:

https://github.com/JonasT/TaskWarlord

 

"... Liquid War is a unique multiplayer wargame ... You control an army of liquid and have to try and eat your opponents ...":

http://www.ufoot.org/liquidwar/v5

 

QGIS - a free and open source geographic information system:

http://www.qgis.org/en/site/

 

World Wind is a free, open source API for a virtual globe:

http://goworldwind.org/

Cutegram is a free and opensource telegram client:

http://aseman.co/en/products/cutegram/

xwax is an open-source Digital Vinyl System:

http://xwax.org/

 

Gogs - Go Git Service:

http://gogs.io/

Endless Sky - a space exploration and combat game:

http://endless-sky.github.io/

 

Graphviz is open source graph visualization software:
http://www.graphviz.org/

 

"... Nikto is a web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6700 potentially dangerous files/programs, checks for outdated versions of over 1250 servers, and version specific problems on over 270 servers ...":
https://cirt.net/nikto2

 

"... Bazaar is a version control system that helps you track project history over time and to collaborate easily with others ...":

http://bazaar.canonical.com/en/

 

P3Scan - proxy-server for email clients:

http://p3scan.sourceforge.net/

 

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration:

http://www.webmin.com/

 

Wapiti allows you to audit the security of your web applications:
http://wapiti.sourceforge.net/

 

"... Plone is the premier Python-based CMS ...":

https://plone.org/

 

simon is an open-source speech recognition program:
http://simon-listens.org/index.php?id=122&L=1

 

TUTOS is a tool to manage the organizational needs of small groups, teams, departments ...:

http://www.tutos.org/

 

XWiki Enterprise is a professional wiki that has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins and a highly modular architecture:
http://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/

 

LifeType is an open-source blogging platform with support for multiple blogs and users in a single installation:

http://lifetype.net/

Desk - lightweight workspace manager for the shell:

https://github.com/jamesob/desk

BorgBackup is a deduplicating backup program. Optionally, it supports compression and authenticated encryption:

http://borgbackup.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

Duck - Cyberduck for the command line interface:

https://duck.sh/

 

"... Picat is a simple, and yet powerful, logic-based multi-paradigm programming language aimed for general-purpose applications ...":

http://picat-lang.org/

BlueProximity - add security to your desktop by automatically locking and unlocking the screen when you and your phone leave/enter the desk:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/blueproximity/

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