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Linux Means Business – Best Free Business Apps

The best business applications help an organization to improve how they run their operations, minimize costs, and improve workplace productivity. Sometimes business applications are thought to relate to office software suites which offer word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email applications. While office suites are very common, business applications extend far further afield.

11 Excellent Free Scorewriters – Compose, arrange, print, and publish music

A scorewriter (often known as notation software or music notation processor) is software used with a computer for creating, editing and printing sheet music.

Excellent No-Charge Linux Books – Learn About Linux – For Beginners

Many no-charge e-books are, frankly, little more than spam bait, often published only to entice you to purchase a book from the same publisher. Poorly written, and with very little original content. Whereas the recommended texts below are definitely worth downloading. They’ll teach you the basics about Linux and so much more. They’re the ideal starting point for your Linux adventures. And you don’t have to divulge any personal information to get your hands on them.

Excellent Free Roguelike Games

This article compiles a wide selection of roguelike games available for Linux. If you enjoy addictive gameplay with real intensity, I heartily recommended downloading these games. Don’t be put off by the primitive graphics offered by many of the games, you’ll soon forget the visuals once you get immersed in playing. Remember, in roguelikes game mechanics tend to be the primary focus, with graphics being a welcome, but not essential, addition.

9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications

This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

A Beginner's Introduction to Linux

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux. You’ll embrace a plethora of free open source software, with more choices than you could possibly imagine. There are hundreds of actively-maintained Linux distributions, dozens of different desktop environments, and tens of thousands of open source applications covering the whole gamut: games, multimedia and graphics tools, internet apps, utilities, development environments, and much more.

Simon Tatham’s Portable Puzzle Collection – Games for the Brain

There are some classic puzzles included in the Puzzle Collection. Implementations of quintessential puzzle games like Master Mind, Sudoku, and Minesweeper are featured. And there are lots of small puzzles that most people will never have played elsewhere. The diversity of the collection makes it a treasure trove.

Captain Holetooth – Explorative 2D Platform Game for Kids

Captain Holetooth is a small, action / adventure, platform game targeted at young children, primarily 4-8 year olds. The main goal of the game is to have fun.

Taisei – A Classy, Frenetic Shoot’em Up Game in the Style of The Touhou Project

Taisei is a top down perspective shoot’em up game in the style of the Touhou Project. It’s fast, furious, and good fun to play.

Minilens – Fun Open Source Puzzle Platform Game

Minilens is a fun open source puzzle-platform game set on post-apocalyptic Earth. The star of the show is Minilens, a robot that lacks the ability to jump. His task is to cleanse Earth of radioactive barrels, and at the same time collect the only life left on the planet — flowers.

Wizznic! – Highly Addictive Open Source Puzzle Game

This is an open source game inspired by the classic Puzznic, a tile-matching puzzle arcade game developed and produced by Taito in 1989. The game is way more than a clone of Puzznic. But like Puzznic, it’s a frighteningly addictive game. If you like puzzle games, Wizznic! is definitely a recommended download.

Success! Beelink S1 Running Linux – Courtesy of the Open Source Community

From limited testing, the Beelink S1 functions as an excellent, inexpensive Linux-based mini PC. The quad-core Celeron processor is more than capable of handling most desktop tasks. The Intel GD Graphics 500 video performs competently.

Beelink S1 Mini PC and Linux – Comedy Gold

  • https://www.ossblog.org/beelink-s1-mini-pc-and-linux-comedy-gold/; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Oct 19, 2017 5:33 AM EDT)
The Beelink S1 is a small, silent mini PC released in August 2017 retailing for around 300 dollars (250 euros). It’s produced by Shenzhen AZW Technology Co Ltd, a Chinese company that focuses on Android smart TV boxes, Intel mini PCs, and home cloud TV boxes.

Fun Packed Open Source Action Games

The following games represent our pick of the best action games. We only advocate open source games here.

Improve Your Mental Mettle with These Open Source Puzzle Games

Puzzle video games are a type of game that focuses on puzzle solving. A puzzle is a problem or set of problems a player has to solve within the confines of the game.

Shuffle the Decks with These Ace Open Source Card Games

Many of the biggest computer games concentrate on explosion-filled genres. But there’s still strong demand for good quality card games. It’s a neglected genre in the mainstream. Here are our picks of the best card games.

Have a Blast with Fun to Play Open Source Arcade Style Games

For anyone wanting to experience the excitement of blasting alien invaders from the sky, embarking on a monster hunt, or fighting a mortal enemy, the arcade had it all. Many of the classic arcade games have been reproduced by open source developers for PCs. There’s a huge range of open source games in this field. Arcade style games are a good fit for open source development, given that many of them were crafted when technical processing power was basic compared to today’s standards.

Asus Tinker Board – TinkerOS_Debian V2.0.1 (Beta version)

The Asus Tinker Board seeks to offer a good user experience for two different types of users, catering for both Linux and Android enthusiasts. While the latest Android release is no longer labelled a beta release, it still has some serious omissions. In particular, the lack of Google Play Store and a normal Android upgrade path. But on balance, I’m satisfied that Asus has met their objective of offering an attractive user experience for Android users. What about Linux users?

Asus Tinker Board – TinkerOS Android 13.11.0.5 – Anything Special?

Asus published their first beta Android release (version 13.11.0.2) for the Tinker Board back in April. It was an important step for this single board computer, as Android is a hugely popular operating system with a phenomenal range of open source and proprietary software available. While the initial release was withdrawn from Asus’s support website, Asus followed up the initial release with some minor updates (versions 13.11.0.3 and 13.11.0.4) boasting some fairly modest improvements.

Fun to Play Open Source Turn-Based Strategy Games

Many of the biggest computer games concentrate on explosion-filled genres. But there is a place for high quality turn-based strategy games. It’s a neglected genre in the mainstream, yet contains many marvelous titles. The genre might conjure thoughts of board games with dice and individualized pieces. But, now, they can use the latest technology to make more realistic and immersive experiences.

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