Linux

Software for Linux Devices

Planet M.U.L.E.

Planet M.U.L.E actually has had a long history. The original game was released back in the 1980s for the Atari 800 console. At that time, this was one of the few machines that allowed multi-player functions; featuring four ports. Today, the game has been remade with improved graphics as well as gameplay. Nevertheless, it stays true to the classics and ensures plenty of fun times ahead. The best part is that the game is offered absolutely free and works great on a Linux, Mac or Windows system. In the game, you play the role of a space traveler that's colonizing a planet. You'll need to use the planet's resources to make money and set up your colony. Certainly, a neat little game to try out.

Tiny and Big: Up That Mountain

Tiny and Big might still be in its Beta stages but it's already generating a fairly good buzz among many gamers. For one, the game features beautiful graphics, lovable characters and a cool gameplay; pretty much everything you could possibly want from a game! Created by Black Pants Game Studio, it became a 2011 Student Showcase Finalist. Its amazing graphics, quirky gameplay, and odd storyline add to the beauty of the game. In fact, it's hard to let this one pass by without even trying it out for yourself. The game is available for free download in various formats, including Mac, Linux and of course, Windows. Check out this game now!

TeamViewer

For many people, TeamViewer needs no introduction. It's considered as one of the most efficient tool available for file or screen sharing. The program allows users to easily share their screens or provide remote access to colleages or friends. With the help of this software, it's easier to access a co-worker's computer if they need help fixing something on the computer. It's also possible to share your screen with a friend or pretty much anybody who has the program installed on their computer as well. The program was developed by GmbH, a German company that was founded in 2005. It's available for free download with Version 6 as the latest stable version available.

Octave

Need something to help you understand all those complicated math equations in a breeze? Octave can help you out in that department. If you think that MatLab is awesome and want a similar type of software minus the dent in your pocket, Octave is your man. The program is the open source version of the commercial math program, MatLab. Despite being offered absolutely free, Octave still manages to stand up to its expensive counterpart. It provides an easy way for you to solve linear and non-linear mathematical problems. The program also works together with its paid counterpart so using it is a breeze if you are already familiar with the former. Solving math problems has just become so much easier with this cool new program. Check it out.

Alchemy

So here it is. A little-big free application that, from what I see, already has some dedicated followers; me included. Alchemy is an experimental drawing application with an aim of letting us visually explore a wider range of possibilities. Think of it as your pen and a napkin at the time when you are searching for some long awaited inspiration at the local cafe; a pen and a napkin with an addition of some amazing features that will transform your thoughts into the most creative outcome.

Open Sonic

If you are a big Sonic the Hedgehog fan and enjoy the many titles that was released under Sega back in the day; you'll be glad to know that now there's a free version that you can download and play. Open Sonic is a free Sonic game that reflects the original style of gameplay (along with some modern twists). The game is released by opensnc.sourceforge.net. The cool thing about this game is that it contains almost everything that you've come to love from playing this blue hedgehog. The graphics are great and you carry almost every skill that Sonic and his friends have. Enjoy this awesome open source version of Sonic and his friends. You'll definitely have a grand time getting in touch with your inner kid.

OpenSong

OpenSong is a simple but very useful software for managing lyrics, chords, lead sheets as well as presenting them during performances or gatherings. Perfect for musicians; this music managing software is available as a free download online. The program works for a variety of systems including Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX; giving the user great flexibility and convenience when it comes to presenting their music to a crowd or group.
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Audacity

Audacity is an user-friendly, free & open source audio editor. It is currently available for almost all operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and others. The software gets great reviews and ranks up there with some of the best in it's genre because of it's "clean interface, excellent features, and support for 32-bit floating-point audio" (and a great price - FREE! - if I may add). With Audacity, you can easily record/import audio, edit the files, add effects, and export to your desired file format.

Inkscape

Inkscape is a great free & open source alternative to expensive Adobe & Corel programs. It has similar capabilities to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. If you’ve ever thought about learning graphic design on your own, Inkscape is the program to have. It not only has a full range professional features, but it’s extensive user documentation & multitude of tutorials available online will never let you get lost.