Dave Jones weighs in with an informative explanation of chess
apps runnung on Linux, focusing on four chess interfaces, which
allow you to play opponents over a network or the Web:
"It used to be that to find human chess opponents you
had to visit your local chess club for a game. With the creation of
the first Internet Chess Server (ICS) back in 1992, chess against
humans could be played from the comfort of your own home. Linux
users need a break, from their daily system administration,
wordprocessing and programming chores, like everyone else. What
better way of having some fun by playing a friendly game of chess
with someone who lives in a different continent. Nowadays ICS is
extremely popular with hundreds of people to play chess ranging
from Grandmasters to absolute beginners."
"The focus of this review is to compare and contrast the four
main Linux chess interfaces on the Free Internet Chess Server.
Although no longer released under the GPL, FICS is the most popular
non-commercial chess server on the net."
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