Curious to find out? Then, why not test yourself using the Linux program typespeed, a fun terminal-based game that scrolls words across the screen giving you the opportunity to type them correctly before you miss too many.
Typespeed is free in the Ubuntu repository. Use Synaptic or the command line to install it.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install typespeed
Then, enter typespeed at the command prompt to begin.
Typespeed is simple, self-explanatory, and includes a menu-guided interface. Select option 1 “Test Your Speed” to begin.
Words will scroll horizontally across the terminal from left to right. You must type them correctly in order to make them disappear before they reach the right side of the screen and count as misses.
At first, a few simple words appear, but typespeed increases the number of words and their scrolling speed as the program adapts to your typing. If you miss ten words, then the game is over and your results are shown.
You can select a variety of word lists to practice with, such as English words or UNIX commands. The list you select will determine which words appear.
A high-score system keeps track of your scores and applies encouraging epithets.
Typespeed is excellent as it is, but to improve a good idea, a network mode is included! This allows you and a friend to compete over a network to prove who is the superior typist. One player starts the typespeed server, and the other player connects as a client.
Both players receive the same words. Whoever exhibits the best typing skills wins.
Results are displayed for both players to facilitate gloating.
Typespeed is fun! This is the type of program that executes a simple concept well, so those seeking to practice typing should be happy.