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Yarock is a Qt-based music player with a compact and simple interface, with support for music collections using SQLite, album covers, smart playlists, Internet radio, Last.fm integration.

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The games for Linux on Steam have been enriched today with the launch of three more titles: Pirate Hell, a shooter game set in the age of pirates, Crowntakers, a combination of strategy and role-play, and Winged Sakura, an anime-themed strategy defense game. All three games are for single-player only.

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Football Manager is a popular series of football management simulation games, which allow you to have pretty much total control over your team’s tactics, finances, training and performance.

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Football Manager 2015 is the second installment of this franchise on Linux, the first being Football Manager 2014. The game is available for 49,99€ on Steam.

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Calibre, the free e-book reader and manager available for multiple platforms, including Linux, has been updated today and ships with bug fixes and several new features.

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This weekend Tropico 5 will be available on Steam for a 50% discount, at a price of 22,49€ from 44.99€. The promotion ends November 10. Tropico 5 is the fifth installment in the Tropico series, a well-known franchise of construction and simulation games that takes place on a Caribbean island.

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Exaile has been a bit quiet in the past two years with maybe only one or two stable releases, but nevertheless, it’s one of the full-featured music players for GNOME which are on par with applications like Rhythmbox or Banshee in terms of features. However, over the past two months a new stable release, 3.4, has been put out under the slogan “We’re not dead yet”, as well as an incremental 3.4.1 release, which shipped on November 1. To be honest, Exaile has so many features that I could go on writing a lot more than an article to cover them all, so let’s have a look at some of the most notable ones.

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Flow ‘N Play is a new video player written in Qt which features a pretty slick and simple interface which provides only the basic features for playing movies.

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Stunt Rally, a free, beautiful 3D rally game for Linux based on VDrift and OGRE, has reached version 2.5, bringing new game features and a few bug fixes.

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K3b 2.0.3 has been released earlier today, bringing a number of bug fixes and improvements to this burning application. This is the first incremental release since 2011, after over three years in which everything was quiet regarding the development of K3b.

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Dust Racing 2D is a simple 2D racing game that uses OpenGL and it’s written in Qt/C++.

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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is a role-playing game which has finally made it to Steam earlier today. The game takes place in a fantasy universe called the Spine of the World and features single-player, multi-player and co-op modes.

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The Steam Halloween Sale is a new promotion which includes games fit for the Halloween theme, which will last until November 3rd. Tens of titles for Linux are included as well, and come at discounts as high as 90%.

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LibreOffice 4.3.3 has been officially released earlier today, being an incremental bug fix release over the stable 4.3.x series.

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