LinuxLinks has a new article up examining chess software:
Linux chess software generally is separated into a “front end” application and a “chess engine”. There is a wide range of chess-playing software for Linux, which can defeat most master players under tournament conditions. Computer chess has been a phenomenal success, aiding chess analysis, and allowing players to play when no human opponents are available. Other types of chess software include chess databases and tournament managers. Chess databases provide a convenient way to store your own games, a time-efficient method to study, and offers access to statistics about your own games and of titled chess players.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 10 top chess applications, identifying our favorite front ends, chess engines and chess databases.