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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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5 of the Best Free Linux Font Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 09 2011 @ 11:51 PM EST
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In the days when Linux was a fledgling operating system, font handling was often identified as a major weakness. Fortunately, the situation is considerably better these days, with a better quality of user interface typography.

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5 of the Best Free Linux System Cleaning Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 04 2011 @ 05:24 PM EST
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Many readers will have witnessed their computer system becoming progressively slower in use over time. This particularly affects Windows so much so that over time it can feel like the machine is running at half speed. This is in part due to users continually installing more applications, and not performing system maintenance.

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5 More of the Best Free Linux Twitter Clients Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 25 2010 @ 02:46 AM EST
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Twitter has seen an extraordinary increase in the number of tweets, brief posts of 140 characters. That's right, an absurd constraint, with no pictures, video, or audio. Nevertheless, these short messages seems to bring out the best in humour, understanding, and observation, with tweets often sticking to the facts. 25 billion tweets were made in the past year alone using this text message service by over 100 million people around the world!

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