Software and Games for linuxMint by just a click Part-I-

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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.

  • wesnoth-all : One of the best turn by turn strategy game of the world (ttf-sazanami-gothic is recommended).

- 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.

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