Software and Games for linuxMint by just a click Part-I-
This article provides you supplement software to enhance your LinuxMint. You can install these packages by just clicking image (apt://) and then the installation will be launched. This is not a security breach, since these packages are installed using apt-get and your configured repositories.
- Essential software
The tools listed below are the ones that really miss to the default setup of LinuxMint. You should not hesitate to install them :
alltray : This small software allows you to create a notification icon for any software (this is great with FileZilla and Totem).
comix : A comics archive reader. It is a great tool to display images from an archive without extracting it.
Dvdrip : A tool to backup your DVD movies as DivX by using transcode. It is very simple and really powerfull.
Easytag : A great tool to edit your MP3 and Ogg Vorbis ID3 tags.
filezilla : A great FTP client.
fortunes : The fortunes cookies to enlighten your day.
liferea : Gnome RSS feed reader.
miro: Miro is a free HD video player. It can play almost any video file and offers over 6,000 free internet TV shows and video podcasts.
Nautilus-open-terminal : allow you to open a terminal from the Nautilus context menu.
ttf-xfree86-nonfree : Multiverse non-free fonts.
unrar : This tool allows you to extract RAR archives.
Unace : This tool allows you to extract ACE archives.
Vim-gnome : The Gnome user interface for my favourite text editor: Vim.
Wine : A free implementation of the Windows API. Allow you to play many Windows games.
Xchat : IRC client.
agave : This software is a colour composer, it allowes you to find colours that go well together
kompozer : A WYSIWYG HTML editor to create your Internet site.
amsn : A MSN Messenger for Linux.
gnochm : Microsoft Windows help files reader.
drapes : A little software that take place in the notification area and regularly change your background by picking in your image library.
subtitleeditor : This tool is a great subtitle editor that can be used to resynchronize subtitles with the video.
- VLC media player : VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac …) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
-Bitorrent and p2p applications:
- Vuze (Azureus) : Vuze is the easiest way to find, download, and play HD videos -the most powerfull p2p bittorrent app in the world.
- Email softwares :
Thunderbird : The e-mail client made by Mozilla. is a popular free, cross-platform e-mail, RSS and newsgroup client.
-Backup tools :
- BackupPC BackupPC is a free backup software suite with a web-based frontend. It is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux.
- 2D games
Atomix : A thinking game where you must build molecules using atoms… Review your chemistry and have fun.
Beneath-a-steel-sky : A point-and-click in a science-fiction universe.
btanks : A tanks battle multi-player game with a cartoon touch.
defendguin : Defender for linux… Save the penguins !.
fillets-ng : A commercial reflexion game became free. You guide a couple of fish across various levels.
Flight-of-the-amazon-queen : A point-and-click where you are a pilot flighting over the amazon jungle.
flobopuyo : A Puyo Puyo clone, a well known Tetris-like.
freeciv-client-gtk : A Civilization
frozen-bubble : A nice puzzle game where penguins replace Bubble Bobble ghosts.
gweled: A puzzle game really nice, for coffee pauses :
mirrormagic : A thinking game where you use mirrors to reflect a laser ray.
njam : A multiplayer PacMan (but you can also play alone). If you are into oldies, this game is for you.
Pathological : A thinking game where to need to match balls of the same colours.
pingus : A game where you must save a bunch of stupid little pets…. black, white, and yellow ;) (nope, not the blue, white and green ones).
powermanga : A shoot-them-up with a quite slow rhythm, but it is really addictive. You can by new weapons, new ships, … And the graphics are beautiful.
ri-li : A game where a train must get its wagons back in a rail-road maze.
wormux : Worms for Linux.
xwelltris : A 3D tetris. Strange.
- 3D accelerated games
Alien-arena : A FPS where aliens fight humans.install the newest version by just a click
Chromium : A great OpenGL shoot-them-up.
glest : A Real Time Strategy game really nice.
gltron : A 3D tron game. Beautiful.
Lincity-ng : A SimCity clone for Linux.
nexuiz : A quality FPS.
extremetuxracer : One of my favorite game, involving Tux and a beautiful music.
Supertux : A super-mario like where Tux is the heroe.
supertuxkart : A Super Mario Kart clone where Tux is the heroe.
torus-trooper : A wired 3D shoot-them-up. Very fast, very fun and very addictive.
tremulous : A FPS where many species are at war.
vegastrike: A space combat simulation in the spirit of Wing Commander Privateer, X2 : The threat…
See you in Part II of this article.
Software and Games for linuxMint by just a click Part-I- by M. Zinoune is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Netherlands License.