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Fun to Play Open Source Real-Time Strategy Games Fight for Glory
RTS games have a large fan base since their inception. This game genre requires cunning, creativity, and the ability to devise innovative strategies to usurp your opponents. Some of the best known proprietary RTS series are Warcraft, Starcraft, Command & Conquer, and Age of Empires.

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  • pySoft
    pySoft is a tool for checking for new versions of software. It can check any software for which an appropriate checker script has been written. Scripts for several popular programs are included.
  • Qryptix
    consists of a PAM object and utilities for session- and key-management for encrypted home directories using the International Kernel (CryptoAPI) patches for Linux. It simplifies login/logout, mounting/unmounting, and key generation and changing
  • qtcpufreq
    qtcpufreq is a administrative tool for cpufreqd. It allows a easy administration of the cpufreqd daemon on GNU/Linux systems.
  • RACE
    Remote Administration in distributed Computing Environments: a system designed to help system administrators in the distribution and configuration of software on a huge number of distributed computers over a TCP/IP network
  • Raider
    Raider is a tool to automate linux software raid conversion. It is able to convert a single linux system disk in to a software raid 1, 4, 5, 6 or 10 system in a two-pass simple command.
  • Ramona
    Ramona is an enterprise-grade runtime supervisor that allows controlling and monitoring software programs during their execution life cycle. It provides supervisor/console functionality of init.d-like start/stop control, continuous integration (e.g. unit/functional/performance test launcher), deployment automation and other command-line oriented features.
  • read-edid
    read-edid elucidates various very useful information from a conforming PnP monitor.
  • releaser
    Releaser is a set of scripts to automate and manage the tasks related to software package releases. It is designed to be modular and to make it easy to both select a particular set of actions associated with releases of a particular project (such as changelog generation, uploading of tarballs, posting announcements to mailing lists), and create new actions that integrate seamlessly into the process. Its status is still somewhat experimental, but the most basic functionality is there.
  • RO
    RO (Repository Observer) is a complex tool that watches over systems and tied repositories.
  • rpmstrap
    rpmstrap is a tool for bootstrapping a basic RPM-based system. It is inspired by debootstrap, and allows you to build chroots and basic systems from RPM sources. At present rpmstrap can build basic Fedora Core 2, Fedora Core 3, Fedora Core 4, Yellowdog 4, CentOS 3, CentOS 4, Mandriva and Scientific Linux systems. It also has support for custom RPM-based systems managed by PDK.
  • runsuid
    runsuid runs a script with another effective user-id / group-id.
  • schedtool
    can be used to query or alter a process' scheduling policy under linux
  • Sdbgrey
    Sdbgrey is a simple (less than 100 lines of shell script) greylisting policy server for Postfix. It is based on from the {ostfix distribution. It requires MySQL and libsdb with MySQL support.
  • segatex
    segatex is a tool to configure SELinux policy with the help of GUI. Just push a button and it will generate a .te file in the same directory. You can then edit your .te file, make a module, and install.
  • ServDoc
    describe your system with just one command without the need to configure the documentation of ervery software on your system. The idea of ServDoc is to provide a documentation-module for every (or at least for many) standard software
  • si
    displays information about the local computer from data gathered from the /proc filesystem, a readable interface to kernel memory
  • SlackUpdate
    SlackUpdate is a bash script that can be used to check for, download, and install Slackware updates.
  • Snoopy Logger
    Snoopy is designed to aid a sysadmin by providing a log of commands executed. Snoopy is completely transparent to the user and applications. It is linked into programs to provide a wrapper around calls to execve(). Logging is done via syslog.
  • Sudo
    Sudo (su "do") allows a system administrator to give certain users (or groups of users) the ability to run some (or all) commands as root or another user while logging the commands and arguments.
  • swbis
    The swbis project is a from-scratch implementation of the POSIX spec IEEE Std 1387.2-1995 which describes a format and utilities for software packaging. The scope of the POSIX spec includes a package format, meta-data file format, and utilities for package creation, installation, query, listing, and verification.
  • sybadmin
    a set of bash scripts useful for Sybase ASE administration
  • sysstat
    contains the sar and iostat commands for Linux. The sar command collects and reports system activity information. This information can also be saved in a system activity file for future inspection. The iostat command reports CPU statistics and I/O statistics for tty devices and disks. Read more
  • System Call Tracker
    allows you - the 'root' user - to track invocations of system calls across your Linux system
  • System Configuration Collector Server
    System Configuration Collector (SCC) collects configuration data of systems in snapshots. The structure of the snapshot allows SCC to compare a snapshot with the previous one and detect changes in the configuration. Upon detecting changes, scc adds the differences to a logbook. The snapshot and the logbook are converted to HTML for local inspection.
  • is a system information gathering script for linux systems. It in non-intrusive and simply gathers information from linux commands that are already available.
  • Tellu
    Tellu computer inspector collects hardware and software information from large computer client networks, and stores data in MySQL database.
  • The Fish
    The Fish is a GTK+ and ncurses based rc.conf editor.
  • Tunix
    Tunix is a toolkit to build your own small linux image, and boot from a floppy or flash card.
  • Turbulence
    Turbulence is a general BEEP server that provides many site administration features. Turbulence is built on top of the Vortex library and is extensible through modules and allows you to implement server side profiles that are used and combined later with other profiles through run time configuration. Turbulence is written to make it easy to develop and deploy BEEP profiles, allowing developers to provide a convenient configuration interface to site administrators and end users.
    UMLMON is a complete run time environment for User Mode Linux. There is a separate monitor daemon for every VM. It creates the run time environment and starts the VM by executing the UML kernel. The daemon also determines the arguments that are passed to the UML kernel, and includes special support to set up arguments for memory size, virtual disks, virtual network interfaces, and console channels in a convenient way. UMLMON also includes routines to do certain administration tasks like the creation of disks.
  • UnCT
    Universal Configuration Tool aims to be an extendable control panel for all Unix-like operating systems; it also aims to ease system administration by allowing company wide configuration changes and policies to be implemented in seconds.
  • UnixConf
    a System-Configuration-Tool for Debian (in future RedHat,SuSE,Open- & FreeBSD too) written in Shell-Script(sh/ash). It is a X/Dialog based Modular System-Tool created for Admins, to Configure your Base-System, Network, Servers,...
  • Untie
    Untie is a small tool used to create namespaces and lauch processes in them. It uses Linux's virtualization features. It allows the user to call clone with any flag as a parameter. Note that superuser privileges are needed to create namespaces.
  • USBManager
    USBManager is a simple and intuitive tool developed to help people who have a hard time managing their USB storage devices.
  • Usepackage Environment Manager
    Usepackage Environment Manager is a tool for managing the Unix environment for a multi-tool, multi-platform site. It is designed to simplify login scripts and allow administrators to control users' environments centrally.
  • userchroot
    userchroot is a small program which, in addition to doing a regular chroot, will also switch working directory once in chroot and drop privileges back to pre-suid values. It is intended to ease constructing chrooted user-driver services (running stfp-server in a restricted namespace for example). In order to conserve system resources, it is implemented in C. This makes it more suitable for higher load scenarios than scripts.
  • Userful MultiSeat
    (commercial) Userful MultiSeat is software which turns one Linux computer into 11 high performance independent computer stations using standard USB devices such as the HP t100, Wyse E01, MCT MWS 8820, and DisplayLink devices.
  • VARMon
    VARMon is a GNU licensed RAID manipulation / management tool for DAC960/DAC1164 controller family.
  • videogen
    a small and handy utility that generates XFree86 and/or fbset (Linux framebuffer device)
  • Virtfs
    based on the Virtual Services HOWTO and aids in creating and configuring virtual services/domains.With this package, you can host several domains on one single machine, configuring services (ie. FTP, SMTP/POP, etc..) for each individual domain
  • vlock
    vlock is a program to lock one or more sessions on the Linux console. This is especially useful for Linux machines which have multiple users with access to the console.
  • vsys
    vsys provides a safe mechanism for non-privileged users to execute privileged commands. This facility is especially important in virtualized environments, in which users are not only restricted but also isolated.
  • whichcap
    whichcap allows administrators to give user programs certain capabilites via sudo using a kernel patch 2.2.x.
  • xc
    xc is a simple and handy substitute to sudo.
  • xml2hostconf
    generates RPM packages, dhcpd.conf, grub files, kickstart files, and HTML documentation with XSLT. A system administrator of a RedHat/Fedora Linux network can specify the setup of all the computers in a single XML
  • xmodconfig
    xmodconfig is a graphical front end for xmodmap. It enables you to configure xmodmap files without using a text editor or any additional application such as xev.
  • Y2K Matrix
    a suite of utilities for testing a Linux/UNIX server for date and time issues after the year 1999

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