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LinuxLinks: Group Tests Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 21 2009 @ 07:49 AM EST
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If you are interested in finding the best Linux software, we would strongly recommend that you check out our Group Tests portal page. It covers the vast majority of different software types, including games, business software, multimedia, utilities, networking and much much more.

LinuxLinks' Group Tests should be your first port of call!

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Nifty Free Image Viewers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 19 2014 @ 02:54 PM EDT
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One of my favorite adages is "A picture is worth a thousand words". It refers to the notion that a still image can convey a complex idea. Images can portray a lot of information quickly and more efficiently than text. They capture memories, and never let you forget something you want to remember, and refresh it in your memory.

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Compact Text Editors Great for Remote Editing and Much More Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 12 2014 @ 10:32 AM EDT
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All of these text editors are console based applications which make them ideal for editing files on remote machines. Textadept also provides a graphical user interface, but remains fast and minimalist.

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Excellent Subtitle Editors Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 05 2014 @ 12:29 PM EDT
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A subtitle editor is a type of computer software that lets users create and edit subtitles. These subtitles are superimposed over, and synchronized with, video. Subtitles can literally make the difference between being immersed in a movie or only watching the screen, trying to keep up with developments. Good subtitling does not distract but actually enhances viewing pleasure, and even native speakers can find subtitles useful, not only where the individual is hearing-impaired.

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Small Console Menu Utilities Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 20 2014 @ 02:20 PM EDT
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One of the great strengths of Linux is the whole raft of weird and wonderful open source utilities. That strength does not simply derive from the functionality they offer, but from the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with applications.

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Make Downloading Files Effortless Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 13 2014 @ 05:22 PM EDT
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A download manager is computer software that is dedicated to the task of downloading files, optimizing bandwidth usage, and operating in a more organized way.

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Free Office Suites that Cut The Mustard Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, September 07 2014 @ 02:55 PM EDT
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Microsoft Office still dominates market share of office suites. Businesses have often rejected free Office alternatives. However, whether this will continue is uncertain. With the cost of a price plan for Microsoft Office, the average home user or small business will welcome a free alternative. Fortunately, there are some truly excellent free alternatives available for Linux (and other operating systems).

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Low-Spec Hardware? Try these Desktop Environments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 31 2014 @ 08:21 AM EDT
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I have selected my pick of desktop environments that are excellent candidates for older hardware. They typically run well on low-spec machines, even a system with a Pentium II 266MHz CPU, a processor that is now 16 years old. All of the desktops are released under freely distributable licenses. If your Linux box feels sluggish in general use, try one of the desktops featured below. It may just save you from discarding a perfectly good machine.

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Powerful Command-line File Transfer Programs Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, August 25 2014 @ 10:17 AM EDT
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This article provides my pick of the best open source command line file transfer programs. The software featured here supports a number of different protocols. They offer shell-like command syntax, and are great for scripting purposes.

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Great Apps to Take Notes Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, August 16 2014 @ 01:16 PM EDT
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There is a wide range of competent note taking software for Linux, and it is difficult for a single article to provide coverage to them all. Instead, I have compiled this roundup of my pick of 5 excellent note applications for organizing, sharing, and taking notes.

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7 Document Processors
6 Lean Desktops
6 Desktop Search
9 Project Management
9 Groupware Apps
14 File Managers
10 Databases
21 Backup Tools
21 DVD Tools
21 Window Managers
21 Productivity Tools
9 Terminal Emulators
21 Financial Tools
21 Text Editors
21 Video Emulators
21 Home Emulators
42 Graphics Apps
6 CAD Apps
42 Scientific Apps
10 Web Browsers
42 Email Apps
12 Instant Messaging
10 IRC Clients
7 Twitter Clients
12 News Aggregators
11 VoIP Apps
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42 Best Games
42 More Games
21 More Games
21 Notable Games (1)
21 Notable Games (2)
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8 ASCII Games
9 Educational Games
42 Audio Apps
42 Video Apps
6 Screencasting Apps
80 Security Apps
9 System Monitoring
6 Family History Apps
11 PDF Tools
6 Music Servers
6 Collection Managers
7 Calculator Apps
8 Geometry Apps
Free Console Apps
14 Multimedia
Programming
8 Compilers
9 IDEs
9 Debuggers
7 Revision Control Apps
6 Doc Generators
'Free' Proprietary
21 Closed-Source Apps
Top Commercial Apps
42 Games
Free Web Software
21 Web CMS
14 Wiki Engines
8 Blog Apps
6 eCommerce Apps
5 Human Resource Apps
10 ERP
10 CRM
6 Data Warehouse Apps
8 Business Intelligence
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