Free Turn-Based Strargy Game `Freeciv` 2.4.0 Released

Freeciv is a free and open source turn-based strategy game inspired by Sid Meier’s Civilization. The game supports both single-player and multiplayer game modes and is available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X*, Android and there’s even a HTML5 version you can play using only a web browser.The game supports up to 126 players, AI […]

Cross-Platform Android x86 Emulator `Genymotion` Sees New Release

Genymotion, a fast, cross-platform Android emulator that comes with pre-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images, has been updated recently, getting new features such as multi-touch gestures as well as many bug fixes.Pre-configured virtual devices available with Genymotion: Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.1.1 and 4.2.2, Nexus 7 with Android 4.1.1 and 4.2.2, Galaxy S4 […]

Free RTS Game 0 A.D. Sees New Alpha Release

0 A.D., one of the best free, open source real-time strategy games, has reached alpha 14, codenamed “Naukratis”. The new release features a brand new building type (with models for all factions), exponential armor and realistic health along with other gameplay changes as well as many graphics, sound and user interface improvements.0 A.D. is an […]

Avidemux Video Editor Reaches Version 2.6.5

Avidemux, a cross-platform video editor especially useful for simple tasks like cutting a video, encoding and so on, has recently reached version 2.6.5.The application can be used to apply various filters, transcode videos into many formats, insert (“muxing”) or extract (“demuxing”) audio streams from video files and more.Another interesting feature is its scripting support, for […]

E-book Management App `Calibre` 1.0 Released

Calibre is an open source tool to manage e-books, which features e-book syncing with popular e-book readers, library management and e-book conversion between various formats. The application is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.The latest Calibre 1.0, released recently, features a new cover grid view of the books available in the Calibre library, […]

Tribler BitTorrent Client Sees New Release [Ubuntu PPA]

Tribler is an open source, decentralized peer-to-peer client based on the BitTorrent protocol, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.Like other BitTorrent clients, Tribler features a search box you can use to find content however, the search results come directly from other peers, without using a central server and this makes it immune to [...]

AeroFS Makes Cloudless, Secure File Sync Easy

AeroFS is a private file synchronization tool, somewhat similar to BitTorrent Sync, which synchronizes the data directly between clients, without using a central cloud server. The AeroFS client is available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and Android.The tool is free for personal use (1-3 teammates), with unlimited syncing and 1 collaboration folder or, if [...]

Wine 1.6 Released With ~10,000 Changes

After 16 months of development, a new stable Wine version has been released: 1.6, bringing around 10,000 changes, including full support for window transparency, a new Mono package for .NET application support well as a new Mac driver.Among the changes in the latest Wine 1.6 are:Window transparency support, including both color keying and alpha blending [...]

BitTorrent Sync Beta Adds File Versioning, Android App [PPA]

BitTorrent Sync, a secure peer-to-peer file synchronization tool available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and NAS devices, has entered beta status. The beta release includes various enhancements, including a new file versioning feature called SyncArchive as well as a new Android app. An iOS application is expected to be released soon.The BitTorrent Sync Android app [...]

Genymotion: Fast, Easy To Use Android (x86) Emulator With OpenGL Hardware Acceleration Support

Genymotion is a fast Android emulator which comes with pre-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images, great for application testing. The project has evolved from the old AndroidVM and compared to it, Genymotion comes with a new player design, installer and more.According to its developers, “the product is aimed at replacing the Android Emulator [...]

File Sync App `SparkleShare` 1.1.0 Released, Install It In Ubuntu

SparkleShare, an open source file synchronization and collaboration tool similar to Dropbox, has been updated to version 1.1.0 recently, receiving many bug fixes and tweaks.SparkleShare is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX and it uses GIT version control under the hood so setting up a host is pretty easy. Besides using it on your [...]

Sikuli (Atomation Tool Using Images) 1.0.0 Released

Sikuli is a tool available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X which automates tasks using images: you take a screenshot of what you want to click, right click, hover, drag and drop and so on and Sikuli performs those actions automatically, when you need it, either by using the GUI or running it via [...]

Free DJ Software `Mixxx` Sees New Release

After more than a year of work, Mixxx 1.11.0 has been released recently, featuring a new beat detector, colored 3-band waveforms and many other new features as well as various bug fixes and performance improvements.Mixxx is an advanced free / open source DJ software for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Among its main features [...]

BitTorrent Sync: Secure File Sync Between Computers Using P2P Technology [Public Alpha]

BitTorrent Sync, a free to use (but not open source) tool that can be used to automatically synchronize files between computers using the BitTorrent protocol, is now available for all as public alpha. The application runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and NAS.The tool, which has been in closed alpha for the past four [...]

Cloud Sync Tool `Seafile` 1.6.0 Gets Improved Collaboration Features

Seafile, an open source cloud synchronization and collaboration tool, somewhat similar to Dropbox, ownCloud or SparkleShare, that you can install on your own server, has been updated to version 1.6.0 recently, getting some interesting new features such as a Wiki module and more.For more about Seafile (features, etc.), see our initial article.According to the Seafile [...]

Firefox 20 Lands In Ubuntu, Brings Per-Window Private Browsing, New Download Manager

Firefox 20, released a couple of days ago, has just landed in all supported Ubuntu versions. The new Firefox version brings a few long-awaited features such as per-window private browsing and a new download manager.Firefox 20 introduces per-window private browsing: accessing File > New Private Window, you’ll get a window for private browsing that doesn’t [...]

Open Source Real Time Strategy Game `0 A.D.` Alpha 13 Available For Download

The thirteenth alpha version of 0 A.D. has been released yesterday, bringing a new civilization: Mauryan Indian, new songs, AI improvements and more. 0 A.D. is an open source, historical real-time strategy game developed by Wildfire Games, that can be played on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.Changes in 0 A.D. Alpha 13 “Magadha”:new Mauryan [...]

Open Source FPS Game `Red Eclipse` 1.4 Brings Graphical And Gameplay Enhancements

Red Eclipse is a cross-platform, open source first-person shooter game that supports both single (against bots) and multi-player modes. The game runs on the Cube Engine 2 and it’s very flexible, allowing players to extend the existing game modes (Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, etc.) with “mutators”, changing how the game is played.Red Eclipse 1.4 “Elara [...]

Try TextAdept, A Fast, Cross-Platform Text Editor That Comes With GTK And Ncurses Interfaces

TextAdept is a fast, minimalistic text editor that can be extended through Lua. The application is free, open source and runs on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.TextAdept features unlimited split views, support for over 80 programming languages, powerful snippets and key commands, code autocompletition and API lookup and is entirely keyboard driven.Since our last TextAdept [...]

Popular Remote Desktop Tool TeamViewer 8 Beta For Linux Updated, Should Now Work Properly On Ubuntu

TeamViewer is a popular application for remote control, desktop sharing, file transfer, online meetings and more, that’s available for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Android and iPhone. The application is free (freeware) for personal use only!The Linux version uses Wine which comes bundled with it (it doesn’t require the user to install Wine, like the old [...]