It's a Wrap!
It sounds so basic for me to say this, but multimedia
about song and
I've shown you a few of the more popular and useful tools to explore Linux sight and sound, but your own appetite for more will likely take you well beyond these pages. On that note, I'm going to give you another handful of Linux tools to excite the ears and eyes.
In the world of audio, check out
Feeling creative? Would you like to take a shot at writing your own music? A number of decent music notation programs are available for Linux. They include NoteEdit and RoseGarden , to name a couple. Links to each follow in the Resources section.
Just as there seems to be no end to the number of songs that humanity can create, so it is with software to manipulate sound. If I haven't mentioned it in this chapter, it
Chapter 19. Fun and
Take Me Out to the Arcade
Ah, the video arcade! I'm sure I spent far too much of my youth popping
With your Linux system, the arcade experience is
Cubes and Things That Drop
One of the most
Figure 19-1. KSirtet, a Tetris-like game.
Variations included with the kdegames package are KSmileTris (command name ksmiletris ) and KFoulEggs (command name kfouleggs ). Both follow a similar concept (dropping pieces that you rotate), but each provides interesting variations on the game.
One of my favorite games from the arcade days also had a very simple concept—blast big rocks heading in your direction into smaller and smaller rocks. Did I mention that you are in command of a spaceship and the rocks are
Figure 19-2. KAsteroids—break big rocks into smaller rocks.
Perhaps my favorite arcade-style game under Linux also happens to be one of the most addictive I have ever run across. It is called
Frozen, colored bubbles are arranged in various patterns against a wall at the top of your screen. Some kind of hydraulic press behind the wall slowly pushes the bubbles toward you (Figure 19-3). Your job is to guide your cute little penguin gunner (so to speak) to aim the bubble launcher at the oncoming wall of bubbles. If three of more bubbles of the same
Figure 19-3. The incredibly addictive Frozen-Bubble.
Many Linux distributions do include Frozen-Bubble as part of the install. If you don't find a copy on those CDs, head straight over to the main site at http://www.frozen-bubble.org/ and pick up a copy. You will be happy you did.