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7 of the Best Free Graphical User Interfaces for R Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 13 2011 @ 08:49 AM EST
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R is an open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It consists of a language together with a run-time environment with a debugger, graphics, access to system functions, and scripting.

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6 More of the Best Free Linux Blog Software Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 12 2011 @ 08:31 AM EST
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Our article entitled 8 of the Best Free Linux Blog Software highlighted our personal picks in the blogging world. Many of those applications receive frequent coverage in Linux publications. However, since that article was written in February 2009 there have been a number of other blogging tools that have been seen significant development. From feedback from our readership, we have also identified other blogging software that are definitely worth trying.

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7 of the Best Free Linux Compression Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 26 2011 @ 06:09 AM EST
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Data compression is the process of storing data in a format that uses less space than the original representation would use. Compressing data can be very useful particularly in the field of communications as it enables devices to transmit or store data in fewer bits. Besides reducing transmission bandwidth, compression increases the amount of information that can be stored on a hard disk drive or other storage device.

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5 of the Best Free Linux Port Scanners Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 20 2011 @ 03:27 PM EST
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A port scanner is a utility which probes a server or host to verify if the virtual ports of a system are open or closed. Ports allow different applications on the same computer to share network resources simultaneously.

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5 of the Best Free Linux Robotics Software Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, February 14 2011 @ 03:11 PM EST
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Robotics is the branch of artificial intelligence concerned with the study of robots, automatically guided machines which are able to carry out tasks and functions on their own. Robotics covers a wide spectrum of areas including the design, construction, operation and manufacture of robots.

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6 of the Best Free Linux Dictionary Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 06 2011 @ 02:15 AM EST
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Many people use a traditional dictionary primarily for checking the spelling of a word. However, lots of computer software includes built-in spelling checking, often on-the-fly. The tools featured in this article offer far more functionality than mere spell-checking. Here you will find software that can actually transform the way that you write.

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6 of the Best Free Linux Point-of-Sale Software Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 06:02 AM EST
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Point-of sale (POS) is the location where a transaction takes place. It also refers to the immediate capture of transactions and customer payment information when goods and services are purchased. This data can be obtained using many different devices such as a computer, cash register, barcode scanner, PIN pads, and magnetic card readers.

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8 of the Best Free Linux e-Learning Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 30 2011 @ 03:55 AM EST
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E-Learning has many benefits over traditional methods of learning. It enables individuals to study when it would otherwise not be practical. For example, a student may live in a remote location and be unable to relocate e.g. because of family commitments. It also allows the tuition to be self-paced or instructor-led, and is often more economical than traditional methods.

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7 of the Best Free Linux Password Managers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 18 2011 @ 03:38 PM EST
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As a computer user, you will no doubt have numerous passwords to remember. Some sites put restrictions on the choice of the password. For example, a site may insist on a minimum number of characters, capital letters, numerals, and other characters which make choosing the same password for each site to be impossible. More importantly, there are good security reasons not to duplicate passwords. This inevitably means that individuals will simply have too many passwords to remember. One solution is to keep the passwords in written form. However, this is also highly insecure.

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6 of the Best Free Linux Digital Forensics Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 17 2011 @ 03:46 PM EST
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We have extolled the virtues of open source software in many of our previous articles. The debate between open source and closed source software has often centered on factors such as freedom, reliability, interoperability and open standards, support, and philosophy.

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