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5 Free Linux Kids Games + 1 Extra Available On Ubuntu

Potato Guy/KTuberling KTuberling is a drawing game designed for small children. It is essentially an editor wherein the child can

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ReactOS is a computer operating system intended to be binary compatible with application software and device drivers made for Microsoft

ReactOS 0.3.10

Aleksey Bragin announced the 0.3.10 release of ReactOS, the Free Software replacement for Microsoft Windows(TM). It features a new Universal

Linux Mint

Linux Mint 7 Review

Linux Mint’s purpose was always to be a very user-friendly, simple, and up to date Linux and GNU desktop distribution.

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Vector Graphics Editors

Top 3 Linux Vector Graphics Editors

Inkscape

An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.

Karbon14

Karbon is a vector drawing application with an user interface that is easy to use, highly customizable and extensible. That makes Karbon a great application for users starting to explore the world of vector graphics as well as for artists wanting to create breathtaking vector art.

Xara Xtreme

Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X.

Formely known as Xara LX, it is based on Xara Xtreme for Windows, which is the fastest graphics program available, period. The Xara Xtreme source code was made available open-source in early 2006, and is being ported to Linux.

Linux Kids Games

5 Free Linux Kids Games + 1 Extra Available On Ubuntu

Potato Guy/KTuberling

KTuberling is a drawing game designed for small children. It is essentially an editor wherein the child can drag and paste eyes, ears etc onto the picture of a guy shaped as a potato. The game can also spell out the names of the objects that we drag and place on the screen. It will speak in the language that you choose. This will help you to develop your vocabulary in any foreign language. In addition to the potato guy, you can create other themes like building a town. The game does not have a winner and is played for fun.

GCompris

GCompris is a collection of games created for children aged 2-10. The full version of the software is available for free on Ubuntu. You can start a game by simply clicking on the appropriate icon on the screen. The games are simple and include reading practice, letter identification and counting numbers. Through appealing graphics and professional soundtracks that accompany every game, you can enhance your numerical and verbal skills along with entertainment.

Bouncy The Hungry Rabbit

This is a simple game where you are the rabbit. You want to eat the tasty vegetables in a garden without the farmer noticing. You can hide behind objects and move around to escape from the farmer. Although the game is designed for kids, adults can also play the game because the ‘hard’ level is truly challenging.

Wormux

Wormux is a funny game played on a 2D map. The players choose their teams which can be animals like dragons, chickens, bulls etc or even aliens. The teams play with the weapons you choose which may vary from dynamites to baseball bats. The goal of each team is to exterminate the other teams. You win when your team survives and all others are killed. Although the game is being developed further, it is already very much playable.

Frozen bubble

In this game, you shoot balls into another set of balls and when the adjacent shot balls are of the same color, they fall and you score. You win when the top wall is devoid of balls. This is a game of speed because if you do not hurry, the top wall will automatically push the balls down which then strike the launcher and you lose.

Fizzball

Fizzball is a funny single-player game where you play with a ‘fizzball’ on the screen. You are on an island and your task is to rescue the animals and keep them in a nursery. You do this by hitting the animals in the field with a small ‘fizzball’. In doing so, you may have to overcome obstacles such as fences. As you grab animals, you earn points and these points (coins) are used to feed the animals you grab. As you collect more animals, your ball grows in size and you can capture bigger animals with the ball. This game has 180 levels of animal rescuing and 40 special bonus levels.

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ReactOS is a computer operating system intended to be binary compatible with application software and device drivers made for Microsoft Windows NT versions 5.x and up (Windows 2000 and its successors). It is claimed to be composed entirely of free software, by means of a complete clean room reverse engineering process, with an extensive on-going audit, being undertaken to protect against claims made by those outside the project.

Although the project is in the alpha development stage as of 2009, many Windows programs already work well. While the ReactOS kernel has been written from scratch, the userland is partially based on the Wine compatibility layer for Unix-like operating systems.

ReactOS is primarily written in the C programming language. Various components of ReactOS are licensed under the GNU General Public License, the GNU Lesser General Public License and the BSD License.

ReactOS 0.3.10

Aleksey Bragin announced the 0.3.10 release of ReactOS, the Free Software replacement for Microsoft Windows(TM).

It features a new Universal ATA driver as the default disk driver that allows support for Serial ATA and partitions greater than 8GB.
Also there’s a lot of work done on increasing USB compatibility.

There are still bugs now and then, but as the developers say it
should allow more people to run ReactOS on real hardware

From the changelog:

  • Fixed inability to work with partitions bigger than 8Gb
  • Added possibility of installing into any of four primary partitions
  • Initial support for SerialATA controllers along with enhanced ATA support
  • Initial USB keyboards and mice support
  • Greatly improved network cards support (20 different NICs were tested successfully)
  • Increased stability in networking
  • A clone of MS paint application has been introduced
  • Initial support for MSVC compilation
  • Better cleanup of system resource usage
  • Synchronization of most of the Wine usermode DLLs and some Win32 subsystem code shared with Wine
Linux Mint

Linux Mint 7 Review

Linux Mint’s purpose was always to be a very user-friendly, simple, and up to date Linux and GNU desktop distribution. Besides being based on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope (and early on, really just a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, and Linux 2.6.28, it also incorporated the highly popular open source technology of Gnome 2.26, and Xorg 7.4.

Linux Mint 7 is nicknamed “Gloria” and it delivers on the ever-escalating promise of Mint–by giving users improvements that weren’t really there to any significant degree with Mint 5 and Mint 6, which seemed for all intents and purposes to be versions of Ubuntu with a more blue and less green look and, to some (but not all) users, a little bit of an easier installation process.

So, what special stuff has come along with Mint 7?

The mintMenu allows you to filter the applications list so that you can quickly access what you’re searching for.
“Suggestions” feature: When filtering yields no results, the Mint 7 menu shows a list of suggestions relevant to what you are searching for.

So, what these two new features mean for you is that it’s now easier to easier to install new packages and applications while you’re “on the run” and also to search the repositories or your portal straight from the menu.

Speaking of the menu, now it can be opened from your keyboard. You simultaneously press the left Control key and the left Super key (Windows key). You can, as you might expect, configure this so that you are able to re-assign it any key that you desire. Furthermore, the menu will close by itself when you press either Escape or the Super key.
Your favorite applications now come pre-filled, with commentaries beneath the applications. While this ability has been around with Mint’s previous versions, now it’s much more up-front so that a lot more people actually know about it.

Mint, with its version 7 “Gloria”, has now evolved into one of the most user-friendly OS distributions out there. You’re getting the custom desktop and menus plus a handful of one of a kind configuration tools, and simple web-based installation interface. Mint is evolving so well and so dramatically due to the fact that the users and developers of Mint are constantly talking to each other.

So, Linux Mint is much more community driven than the average OS distributions. Users have experienced posting forum ideas and seeing them implemented in the latest Mint only a week later–although it must be remembered that there is a potential downside to this, as it’s analogous to the “rush to market” approach that has made Microsoft so huge but also so full of bugs and the need to constantly send users updates via the Internet. But satisfied Mint users love the speed of innovations and the excitement of the seat-of-your-pants interaction.

Linux

Reasons Why Linux is Better than Windows For Servers

A server is nothing but a software which offers services to the program and devices. There are several different types of servers which include things like web servers, database servers, cloud computing servers, file servers, mail servers,application servers, DNS servers, etc. Over the years we have seen the Unix operating system has improved and are distributed to the forefront. Today, the highest percentage of servers on the internet and data centres which works around like the running Linux based operating system.

operating system.

Free and open sources

Linux is free and open-source, which will allow you to be used to help create Linus. You can check the code to help locate the bugs which can help you explore security vulnerabilities which will allow you to code your machines. They are easily developed to help install your programs into Linux operating systems which allows the programming to interface with your needs. Linus also can be easily tailored to which allows you to suit your needs.

Stability and reliability

Linus system is one of the most stable, and there are many determinants which include management of system and programs configurations, process management, security implementations, among others. You can also easily identify the system and program which can be configured into the file and effects without having to see any changes while rebooting. It also offers some efficient and reliable mechanisms for process management. Linus is a secure and highly restricted influence from the external source, which can be destabilised as a server.

Security

 
Linux is one of the most secure kernels which makes Linux based operating systems secure and suitable for servers. It is useful to help ensure that the server is able to accept the requests for the servers and enjoy remote clients who is vulnerable to access to some ports. The Linux implements a variety of security of mechanisms to secure the files and services from attacks and abuses.

Flexibility

Linus is powerful and flexible, which can be tuned in to match your service needs. It allows you to do everything that you can, which can help you with the GUI (Graphical user interface). It offers thousands of utilities and tools which one can choose from to help them perform system startup and allows you to manage services, mange networks and disks to install software, monitor performances and can have a secure server. Linus also makes sure that you can choose to install any binary files from source code. This is one of the most powerful standard programs which is present in Linux programs that can provide you with a consistent environment for running the programs which helps you interact well.