Sunday, 4 December 2011

Free Brushes For GIMP

GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) has to be one of the best graphics editors for Linux that I have came across. A lot of people that I know choose not to use GIMP and prefer Photoshop, due to the wide range of downloadable brushes, and extra add-ons etc.

What they do not realise is that there are thousands of downloadable brushes that are also available for GIMP too. Below are a collection of some of the best ones that I find myself using.

To download the following brush sets, simply click on the image to download the ZIP file. To install them, just copy the contents of the ZIP file into your GIMP Brushes directory (~/.gimp-2.6/brushes/)

Download: GIMP Edge

Download: Grunge - Set 3
GIMP Grunge

Download: Urban Scrawl
Urban Scrawl

Download: Inner Universe
Inner Universe GIMP
If you would like to add any of your own personal favourites to this list, then please leave them in the comments below, and I'll add them to the list!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Gweled: A Bejewels Clone For Ubuntu

Gweled is a free version of the popular game "Bejewels" that is available for Linux. If you have never played the game before, the idea is to swap around the jewels to make a chain of three or more. I have to warn you all, this is a very addictive game!

To install, you will need to add the correct repository, then install the correct package:
apt-add-repository ppa:dnax88/gweled
apt-get update
apt-get install gweled

GweledThis game has three different modes: Normal - You play until you've ran out of moves. Timed - The aim is to score as many points before the timer runs out. And Endless - Play until you get bored!

How good are you? Have a play on Timed, and post your high-score!

Google Chrome Wallpapers

Are you a fan of Google chrome? Yeah, who isn't! With these wallpapers, you can spice up your PC with a touch of Google. Clicking on one of the below wallpapers will take you to the full sized image.

Google Chrome Background
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Linux Chrome Wallpaper
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If you're more of a Firefox fan, then why not take a look at our Firefox Wallpapers post? If you have any other wallpapers that you would like to add to this collection, then please leave a link to them in a comment!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Nyan Cat Telnet

This must be the best thing since! The most loveable (Or most hated?) cat is now here via telnet. Simply open up your terminal, and enter the following command:

This is known to work in the classic Gnome Terminal, xTerm, Terminator & PuTTY. Or, if you prefer net cat, the following command will also work:
nc -v 23

Pretty neat huh? If you would like to know how this is done, you can check the source code out on Github. Have fun!