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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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http://rpcalc.bellz.org/index.html

 

Prometheus - an open-source service monitoring system and time series database:

http://prometheus.io/

 

Gambas is a full-featured object language and development environment built on a BASIC interpreter:

http://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html

 

Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers:

http://kubernetes.io/

 

"... CRIU is a software tool for Linux operating system. Using this tool, you can freeze a running application (or part of it) and checkpoint it to a hard drive as a collection of files. You can then use the files to restore and run the application from the point it was frozen at ...":

http://criu.org

 

"... StackStorm Community is a powerful automation tool that wires together all of your apps, services and workflows ...":

https://stackstorm.com/

 

RethinkDB is the first open-source, scalable JSON database built from the ground up for the realtime web:

https://www.rethinkdb.com/

 

"... D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity ...":

http://dlang.org/

http://dlang.org/

N1 - mail client: https://www.nylas.com/N1/

App Grid is an alternative to the Software Center:

http://www.appgrid.org/

 

"... rsnapshot makes it easy to make periodic snapshots of local machines, and remote machines over ssh ...":

http://rsnapshot.org/

 

Ampache - a web based audio/video streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music&videos from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device:

http://ampache.org/

"... Mbox introduces a novel sandbox usage model; when executing a program in the sandbox, Mbox prevents programs from modifying the host filesystem while giving them the impression that they are in fact making those modifications ...":

https://pdos.csail.mit.edu/archive/mbox/

 

"... LiteStore - a lightweight, self-contained, RESTful, multi-format NoSQL document store server ...":
https://h3rald.com/litestore/

 

"... saldl - a multi-platform command-line downloader optimized for speed and early preview ...":

https://github.com/saldl/saldl

FrostWire - YouTube downloader, BitTorrent client and media player:

http://www.frostwire.com/

 

SAWS - a Supercharged AWS CLI:
https://github.com/donnemartin/saws

 

oVirt is a production-ready virtual machine manager for the datacenter that also provides an awesome KVM management interface for multi-node virtualization:

http://www.ovirt.org/

 

The Irrlicht Engine is a cross-platform high performance realtime 3D engine written in C++:

http://irrlicht.sourceforge.net/

RPGboss:

http://rpgboss.com/

 

Stencyl starter is a game creation platform:

http://www.stencyl.com/

 

Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories:

http://twinery.org/

 

"... SwiperProxy - a lightning-fast, open source web proxy that is easy for you to run and customize ...:"

https://swiperproxy.github.io/

 

Mattermost is an open source, on-prem Slack-alternative:

http://www.mattermost.org/

 

"... ScyllaDB - world's fastest NoSQL column store database ...:"

http://www.scylladb.com/

"... Jaro Mail is an integrated suite of interoperable tools to manage e-mail communication in a private and efficient way, without relying too much on on-line services, in fact encouraging users to store their email locally ...":

https://www.dyne.org/software/jaro-mail/

 

"... Monkey X free is a next-generation games programming language that allows you to create apps on multiple platforms with the greatest of ease ...":

http://www.monkey-x.com/

"... Apache Pig is a platform for analyzing large data sets that consists of a high-level language for expressing data analysis programs, coupled with infrastructure for evaluating these programs ...":

http://pig.apache.org/

 

"... pigz, which stands for parallel implementation of gzip, is a fully functional replacement for gzip that exploits multiple processors and multiple cores to the hilt when compressing data ...":

http://www.zlib.net/pigz/

Libgdx is a Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all supported platforms:

https://libgdx.badlogicgames.com/

"... PostInstallerF will install all the software that Fedora doesn't include commonly, after running Fedora for the first time ...":

https://github.com/kuboosoft/postinstallerf

pev - the PE file analysis toolkit:
http://pev.sourceforge.net/

 

HaxeFlixel is a 2D Game framework that lets you create cross-platform games easier with free, open source technology:
http://haxeflixel.com/

 

Overlap2D is an open source game UI, level and content editor:

http://overlap2d.com/

 

"... YARA is a tool aimed at (but not limited to) helping malware researchers to identify and classify malware samples. With YARA you can create descriptions of malware families (or whatever you want to describe) based on textual or binary patterns ...":
https://plusvic.github.io/yara/

 

CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test and package software:
http://www.cmake.org/

 

Rainbowstream - terminal-based Twitter client:

http://www.rainbowstream.org/

https://github.com/DTVD/rainbowstream

 

PMD is a source code analyzer. It finds common programming flaws like unused variables, empty catch blocks, unnecessary object creation, and so forth. It supports Java, JavaScript, XML, XSL:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pmd/

"... Kite is a webmail designed to look a lot like gmail and to be easily deployable on a single server ...":

http://khamidou.github.io/kite/

 

Lumail is a modern console-based email client:

http://lumail.org/

tcpflow is a program that captures data transmitted as part of TCP connections (flows), and stores the data in a way that is convenient for protocol analysis and debugging:

https://github.com/simsong/tcpflow

Fervor - a graphical, modeless, cross-platform text editor:
https://github.com/jangler/fervor

"... DNSCrypt is a protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. It prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven't been tampered with ...":
http://dnscrypt.org/

Spriter free:

http://www.brashmonkey.com/spriter.htm

 

JOSM is an extensible editor for ​OpenStreetMap:
https://josm.openstreetmap.de/

 

easystroke is a gesture-recognition application:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/easystroke/

 

"... Corebird is a modern, easy and fun Twitter client ...":

http://corebird.baedert.org/

 

Galaxy Forces 2 - a 2D multiplayer space shooter game:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/galaxyv2/

Endless Sky - a space exploration and combat game similar to Escape Velocity:

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

 

Viper is a binary management and analysis framework dedicated to malware and exploit researchers:

http://viper.li/

 

OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution:
http://www.openvas.org/index.html

 

Turbulenz is an HTML5 game engine and server-side APIs available in JavaScript and TypeScript for building and distributing 2D and 3D games that run on platforms that support HTML5 features such as modern browsers without the need for plugins:
https://github.com/turbulenz/turbulenz_engine

 

Freeminer is a Minecraft-inspired sandbox game:

https://github.com/freeminer/freeminer

 

"... NASC ... Its an app where you do maths like a normal person. It lets you type whatever you want and smartly figures out what is math and spits out an answer on the right pane. Then you can plug those answers in to future equations and if that answer changes, so does the equations its used in ...":
http://parnold-x.github.io/nasc/

 

Malheur is a tool for the automatic analysis of malware behavior (program behavior recorded from malicious software in a sandbox environment):

http://www.mlsec.org/malheur/

 

mitmproxy is a console tool that allows interactive examination and modification of HTTP traffic:
https://mitmproxy.org/doc/mitmproxy.html

 


NetworkMiner Free is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT). NetworkMiner can be used as a passive network sniffer/packet capturing tool in order to detect operating systems, sessions, hostnames, open ports etc. without putting any traffic on the network:
http://www.netresec.com/?page=NetworkMiner

 

tcpdump - a powerful command-line packet analyzer:

http://www.tcpdump.org/

 

"... Malcom is a tool designed to analyze a system's network communication using graphical representations of network traffic, and cross-reference them with known malware sources. This comes handy when analyzing how certain malware species try to communicate with the outside world ...":
https://github.com/tomchop/malcom

Minilens:

http://kobuge-games.github.io/minilens/

 

Craft:

http://www.michaelfogleman.com/craft/

 

OpenDungeons is an open source, real time strategy game sharing game elements with the Dungeon Keeper series and Evil Genius. Players build an underground dungeon which is inhabited by creatures. Players fight each other for control of the underground by indirectly commanding their creatures, directly casting spells in combat, and luring enemies into sinister traps:

http://opendungeons.github.io/

 

Tahoe-LAFS is a Free and Open decentralized cloud storage system. It distributes your data across multiple servers. Even if some of the servers fail or are taken over by an attacker, the entire file store continues to function correctly, preserving your privacy and security:

https://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs

 

Arx Libertatis is a cross-platform, open source port of Arx Fatalis:

http://arx-libertatis.org/

 

ioquake3 is a free software first person shooter engine based on the Quake 3: Arena and Quake 3: Team Arena source code:

http://ioquake3.org/

Browsersync:

http://www.browsersync.io/

 

OpenAge - free clone of the Age of Empires II engine:

http://openage.sft.mx/

Sup is a console-based email client for people with a lot of email:

http://supmua.org/

 

Notmuch:

http://notmuchmail.org/

Eric is a full featured Python and Ruby editor and IDE:
http://eric-ide.python-projects.org/index.html

 

Elkarbackup:

http://elkarbackup.github.io/

 

ZinjaI is a free C/C++ IDE:
http://zinjai.sourceforge.net/index_en.php?page=portada_en.php

 

Pritunl free VPN server:
http://pritunl.com/

 

SoftEther VPN:
https://www.softether.org/1-features

 

sshuttle:

https://github.com/apenwarr/sshuttle

 

GitPrep - a GitHub clone:

http://gitprep.yukikimoto.com/

 

Glastopf:

https://github.com/mushorg/glastopf

 

Sensu Core is an open-source monitoring framework:

https://sensuapp.org/#features

 

Cowrie is a medium interaction SSH honeypot designed to log brute force attacks and, most importantly, the entire shell interaction performed by the attacker:
https://github.com/micheloosterhof/cowrie

 

"... Shinken is a monitoring framework. It's a Python Nagios® Core total rewrite enhancing flexibility and large environment management ...":

http://www.shinken-monitoring.org/

 

Amanda Community Edition - open source backup and recovery software:

http://amanda.zmanda.com/

http://www.zmanda.com/download-amanda.php

 

Candy — a JavaScript-based multi-user chat client:

http://candy-chat.github.io/candy/

 

Prosody is a modern XMPP communication server:

https://prosody.im/

 

"... Cherokee is an innovative, feature rich, lightning fast and easy to configure open source web server designed for the next generation of highly concurrent secured web applications ...":

http://cherokee-project.com/

 

lighttpd - web server:

http://www.lighttpd.net/

 

OSSEC is an Open Source Host-based Intrusion Detection System that performs log analysis, file integrity checking, policy monitoring, rootkit detection, real-time alerting and active response:
http://www.ossec.net/

 

Consul:

https://www.consul.io/intro/index.html

 

Attic - a backup software:

https://attic-backup.org/

 

bareos:

https://www.bareos.org/en/

 

Archipel is a solution to manage and supervise virtual machines:

http://archipelproject.org/

 

"... Bro is an open source network security platform that illuminates your network's activity in detail ...":

https://www.bro.org/

 

DenyHosts is a script intended to be run by Linux system administrators to help thwart SSH server attacks (also known as dictionary based attacks and brute force attacks):

http://denyhosts.sourceforge.net/

 

Tupi - a design and authoring tool for digital artists interested in 2D Animation, offering an interface experience focused on 8-100 years old kids:

http://www.maefloresta.com/portal/about

"... Riemann aggregates events from your servers and applications with a powerful stream processing language. Send an email for every exception in your app. Track the latency distribution of your web app. See the top processes on any host, by memory and CPU. Combine statistics from every Riak node in your cluster and forward to Graphite. Track user activity from second to second ...":

http://riemann.io/

 

strongSwan - IPsec-based VPN Solution:

https://www.strongswan.org/

 

tinc is a VPN daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet:

http://www.tinc-vpn.org/

 

OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files:

http://openvz.org/Main_Page

 

Cabot is a free, open-source, self-hosted infrastructure monitoring platform:

http://cabotapp.com/

https://github.com/arachnys/cabot

 

Xymon is a system for monitoring of hosts and networks, inspired by the Big Brother system. It provides real-time monitoring, an easy web-interface, historical data, availability reports and performance graphs:

http://xymon.sourceforge.net/

 

Linux Malware Detect (LMD) is a malware scanner that is designed around the threats faced in shared hosted environments:

https://www.rfxn.com/projects/linux-malware-detect/

 

Fail2ban scans log files and bans IPs that show the malicious signs -- too many password failures, seeking for exploits, etc.:

http://www.fail2ban.org/

 

fwknop:

https://www.cipherdyne.org/fwknop/

 

Backupninja allows you to coordinate system backup by dropping a few simple configuration files into /etc/backup.d/:

https://labs.riseup.net/code/projects/backupninja

"... Auteria is a fantasy world within our real world. It is a free to play 3D multiplayer online game ...":

https://www.auteria.com/

 

GemRB (Game engine made with pre-Rendered Background) is a portable open-source implementation of Bioware's Infinity Engine:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gemrb/

 

free heroes2 engine - free implementation of Heroes of the Might and Magic II engine:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/fheroes2/

 

Nota - free startegic game:

http://nota.machys.net/

 

GlPortal is a puzzle game inspired by Valves Portal:
http://glportal.de/

 

Ultimate Stunts is a remake of the famous DOS-game stunts:

http://www.ultimatestunts.nl/

 

Tile racer:

http://tileracer.model-view.com/tl/index.php/news.html

 

Slam Soccer 2006 is a funny football game in 3D-comic-style:

http://www.bolzplatz2006.de/en/about.php

 

Zaz - puzzle game:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/zaz/

 

Terminal Overload is a home-made experimental free and open source multiplayer FPS game:

http://www.terminal-overload.org/

 

Babylon project - community created freeware space combat simulator based on the Babylon 5 universe:

http://babylon.hard-light.net/

 

Kobo Deluxe:

http://olofson.net/kobodl/

http://olofson.net/kobodl/download.html

"... MistServer open source is high performing and efficient media server ...":
http://www.mistserver.org/products/MistServer

Light Table - code editor:

http://lighttable.com/

 

TexitEasy is a free, cross-platform and open-source latex editor:

http://texiteasy.com/

 

Geogebra is a multi-platform mathematics software:

https://www.geogebra.org/

 

OpenFX is an Open-Source 3D modeling, animation and rendering suite:
http://www.openfx.org/

DataMelt is a free mathematics software for scientists, engineers and students. It can be used for numeric computation, statistics, symbolic calculations, data analysis and data visualization:

http://jwork.org/dmelt/#readme

"...Subuser turns a docker container into a normal program ...": http://subuser.org/index.html

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