A few more Linux games benefit from consistent discounts on Steam, some of them stretching throughout the weekend as well. Doom & Destiny is a 2D single-player turn-based jrpg (Japanese role playing) fantasy adventure game in which you fight hundreds of enemies, explore the universe, use various spells and weapons.
MPV is a free and open-source media player that uses the ffmpeg backend, with a basic interface, yet support for all the formats that ffmpeg can handle (including MKV or AVI). In this article I will take a look at this player’s features, show some of the commands used to control it as well as give installation instructions for Ubuntu and Mint.
Linux doesn’t lack notes-taking applications at all, and Papyrus comes as a new addition to the large number of such programs.
Papyrus is a new, free, GPL3-licensed notes-taking application which tries to put emphasis on simplicity, with a clean, minimal interface, support for tabs, labels, and a few options to customize it. The first version, 1.0.0, is based on Qt 5 and was released earlier today.
Qomp (Quick Online Music Player) is a minimal music player written in Qt, with a basic interface, support for local files and online music streams.
Three Linux games benefit from consistent discounts on Steam during this weekend. Dead Island, a horror first-person action game taking place on a tropical island crawling with zombies, is available for 4,99€, with a 75% discount. The offer ends Monday, March 26. Dead Island has single-player and multi-player modes.
0 A.D., a beautiful, 3D real time strategy game developed by Wildfire Games, has reached Alpha 18 this Friday, getting features such as a new game mode, in-game technology tree, while the support for formations has been re-implemented (after it was dropped in A17). Alpha 18, codenamed Rhododactylos, comes with some new features, so let’s see what’s new in this release.
Internet Relay Chat has a history of over 25 years and it is still a widely used text-based protocol for chatting. In the Linux world, each distribution and major project has a chatting room, usually on Freenode, and here you can get online help, participate in collaborative projects, or just have a look at the latest discussions regarding the development of some project or application.
There are plenty of IRC clients out there for Linux, including console-based ones like the powerful Irssi, graphical ones like XChat, HexChat or the ones embedded in instant messaging clients. There are also web-based ones or clients available as add-ons for browsers, for example the ChatZilla add-on for Firefox.
In the following article I will briefly discuss about three clients for the KDE environment, leaving the others for a future article. All three of them come with features such as tabs, DCC, multiple networks or SSL.
TEA is a Qt-based text editor with support for tabs, syntax highlighting, spell-checking, editing support for Wikipedia or LaTex, as well as many configuration options. The latest release, 40.0.0, has been put out earlier today and it represents a major milestone.