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9 Top Alternative Linux Music Players Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 26 2010 @ 07:49 AM EDT
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Reinventing the wheel is sometimes viewed as a significant barrier to the development of open source software. Critics point out that if developers simply collaborated more with each other, instead of creating yet another Linux distribution or programming another text editor, this would help to simplify matters for users, and actually significantly advance the development of established open source projects.

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6 of the Best Free Linux Mega Drive Emulators Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 22 2010 @ 03:56 PM EDT
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The Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis) was a leading 16-bit video game console system. The console was developed by Sega Corporation in 1988. By current console standards, the Mega Drive's specification seem positively pedestrian. However, at its launch the console's specifications surpassed competitors in many respects. Demand for the Mega Drive took off with the release of the classic game, Sonic the Hedgehog.

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4 of the Best Free Linux Econometric Software Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 19 2010 @ 02:09 PM EDT
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Econometric software is statistical software that is specialised for econometric analysis. This type of software offers regression analysis including time-series analysis and cross-sectional analysis. Modern econometric software enhances the process of model formulation, estimation and validation, and provides helpful graphical information as well as tables of output. They are important tools in the analysis of stock markets, budget planning, and aid in decision making by policy makers.

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8 of the Best Free Linux Usenet Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 15 2010 @ 02:18 PM EDT
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Usenet is a worldwide distributed Internet discussion system. It was founded in 1980 to enable users to read and post public messages to various newsgroups. As such, it predates forums, blogs, instant messaging and P2P networks.

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5 of the Best Free Linux Content Control Software Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 12 2010 @ 12:03 PM EDT
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Content control software, also commonly known as web filtering software, is software which is designed and optimised to determine what content can be viewed by the user. This software is particularly relevant to information supplied by a web browser.

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6 of the Best Free Linux Application Launchers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, June 07 2010 @ 04:12 PM EDT
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Application launchers play an integral part in making the Linux desktop a more productive environment to work and play. They represent small utilities which offers the desktop user a convenient access point for application software and can make a real boost to users' efficiency.

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5 of the Best Free Linux Logfile Viewers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 05 2010 @ 10:03 AM EDT
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A server log is a log file which is created and updated by a server. A common example is an access log generated by Apache (open source web server software), which provides a history of web page requests. However, Apache does not only capture information to that access log. There is also information captured in its error log as well as a process id file, script log and a rewrite log.

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9 of the Best Free Linux Terminal Emulators Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, May 31 2010 @ 03:17 AM EDT
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A terminal emulator is computer software which emulates a dumb video terminal within some other display architecture.

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8 of the Best Free Linux Video Editors Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 29 2010 @ 05:08 AM EDT
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Video editing is the process of editing motion video footage. In the new age of personal video, video editing is becoming a central function of the desktop, with the popularity of video editing software ever increasing.

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11 of the Best Free Linux Plotting Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 22 2010 @ 12:45 PM EDT
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A plotting tool is computer software which helps to analyze and visualize data, often of a scientific nature. Using this type of software, users can generate plots of functions, data and data fits. Software of this nature typically includes additional functionality, such as data analysis functions including curve fitting.

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