My four favorite graphical Chess clients for Linux
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"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.