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My four favorite graphical Chess clients for Linux

Aug 24, 2011, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Let me shortly summarize what that scenario is, before looking at the software: end users who, in almost all cases, have quite old computers that wouldn't bear a compiler even if I had the time to use it, without any continuous Internet access. That's why I only consider native Linux programs that are available as binary packages for the most common GNU/Linux distributions, that don't need Internet access to do their job, and use local chess engines with the same characteristics.

Over the years this choice has led me to the four applications presented below. Please note that, even if 'no need for the Internet' remains a must-have feature for me, all of these programs do let you play online with other users, either directly or through portals like the Free Internet Chess Server.

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