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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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5 of the Best Free Linux MySQL Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, May 17 2010 @ 01:34 PM EDT
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MySQL is a relational database management system. It provides a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL is the most popular open source database, and is the database component of the LAMP software stack. LAMP consists of the Apache web server, MySQL and PHP, the essential building blocks to run a general purpose web server. MySQL is used and championed by many large organizations including Google, Facebook, BBC, Intel, Sun, SAP, Dell, AMD, Novell, Veritas and many others.

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16 of the Best Free Linux Game Engines (Part 2 of 2) Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 11 2010 @ 03:12 PM EDT
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Developers who want to accelerate game development benefit enormously from tools known as game engines. This type of software application helps games to be coded efficiently and easily without compromising on its quality. Game engines employ state-of-the-art technology to ensure that developers can concentrate on generating new scenery, models, and sounds, or to put an alternative spin on existing game material.

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16 of the Best Free Linux Game Engines (Part 1 of 2) Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 09 2010 @ 04:04 AM EDT
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Game engines offer huge benefits to game developers. The main functionality they provide is the library of core functions used in a computer game. This often includes a realtime rendering engine for 2D or 3D graphics, physics engine with collision detection, a character animation system, scene graph, sound, artificial intelligence, threading, networking, input, streaming localization support, debugging tools, integration with languages, and the provision of performance monitoring and optimization tools.

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24 Extra Hot Free Linux Games (Part 3 of 3) Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 04 2010 @ 01:56 PM EDT
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For many individuals, computer gaming is nowadays an essential part of everyday life. This should not be seen as a negative. Whilst violent computer games have sometimes been identified as contributory factors in criminal activity, and undeniably they can be very addictive, it is important to recognise the real benefits that games offer besides simply providing a means of great entertainment.

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24 Extra Hot Free Linux Games (Part 2 of 3) Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 02 2010 @ 11:26 AM EDT
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A proverb that often springs to mind during the day is that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Breaking up the monotony of the daily grind (also known as work) cannot be underestimated. Computer games are a great form of entertainment, less passive that watching the TV, just as challenging as completing the Times crossword, but much more fun.

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24 Extra Hot Free Linux Games (Part 1 of 3) Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, April 30 2010 @ 04:30 PM EDT
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If Linux is going to make significant strides in increasing market desktop share, it needs to be able to compete with Windows in all areas. The average computer user typically just wants a single operating system to use for their work, to surf the net, to keep in contact with family and friends, and to have some fun. Having to reboot between operating systems is frankly too inconvenient for many users, as well as being perceived as too difficult. Whilst you can run many Windows software from Linux (e.g. by using virtualisation software, or Wine), again this simply appears to add to the complexity of using the PC. Furthermore, whilst Wine does allow some of the hottest Windows games to run under Linux, it is inevitable there will always be some incompatibility issues.

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6 of the Best Free Linux Simple Backup Software Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 25 2010 @ 05:19 AM EDT
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Surveys suggest that up to 90% of home computer users do not back up their data. That is a pretty frightening statistic bearing in mind how valuable and precious users' files are. Computer users who do not backup their files are at risk of losing all of their personal and irreplaceable documents. The hard drive in a PC can malfunction at any time, sometimes without any warning at all. Alternatively, the computer's hard disk can be damaged by an accident, a fire, flood, power cut, or infected by a virus.

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24 More of the Best Linux Commercial Games (Part 3 of 3) Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, April 17 2010 @ 04:29 PM EDT
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There is no denying the huge selection of open source games available for Linux. Playing through all of these games would entertain many gamers for years. Nevertheless, there is still a massive market for commercial games. If Linux is ever going to usurp the desktop market, it needs a regular source of native high quality games that rival commercial games available on Windows.

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24 More of the Best Linux Commercial Games (Part 2 of 3) Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 11 2010 @ 01:02 PM EDT
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Why spend your hard earned money on proprietary software when open source software provides a similar (or better) amount of functionality? That's a very good question.

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