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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
Contributed by: sde

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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Exciting New Terminal Emulators Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 10 2014 @ 08:39 AM EDT
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Even though Terminator meets all my needs, I am always on the look out for new terminal emulators that might offer a different way of working. In this article, I explore three new terminal emulators. Each of these open source applications are a long way from the finished article. The software featured here are not stable, not feature complete, and should not be used in a production environment. But they have real potential.

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The Best Lightweight Graphical Email Clients Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, August 02 2014 @ 03:37 PM EDT
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Email clients offer a variety of features. Many email clients offer a slew of features, some stick with just the basics. At the end of the day, what is important is that you find an email client that offers what you need, it is reliable, and works well on your computer. Thunderbird is widely regarded as an exceptional open source desktop email client, especially on Linux. It is highly customizable, has a rich set of features, and is geared for both novices and professional users. My only real disaffection with Thunderbird is that it can feel a bit sluggish on inexpensive hardware. If you are looking for an alternative first-rate graphical email client that works with limited system resources, you have come to the right place.

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Excellent Free Distraction-Free Tools for Writers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 20 2014 @ 02:40 PM EDT
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Fans of the typewriter remain a vehement group. They view the typewriter as something really special, a tool which makes the connection between languages. One of the attractions of a typewriter is that it offers a distraction-free alternative of modern day methods for producing a document. They challenge the writer to concentrate on what really matters - the content. They force the writer to think.

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Pick of the Bunch: Console Internet Applications Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 13 2014 @ 02:05 PM EDT
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I would be the first to concede that Linux users will never be satisfied being denied access to a desktop environment. Linux users have a choice of many different desktop environments, all with their own different styles and strengths. Which desktop environment is best invokes strong feelings. Personally, I have no strong feelings for or against any of the environments available. This is predominately because I still spend a lot of my time either using the Linux console, or, when in X, I end up at a terminal emulator, mostly Terminator.

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Mobile Phone Management Made Easy Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 06 2014 @ 01:33 PM EDT
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Mobile phone users should not regard their computer only as the means of recharging their phone, or transferring files to and from the phone's storage. There's a lot more than you can do with your Linux box. This article illustrates some good open source tools that let you manage your mobile phone.

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Easy File Comparisons With These Great Free Diff Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 28 2014 @ 07:21 PM EDT
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File comparison compares the contents of computer files, finding their common contents and their differences. The result of the comparison is often known as a diff. diff is also the name of a famous console based file comparison utility that outputs the differences between two files. The diff utility was developed in the early 1970s on the Unix operating system. diff will output the parts of the files where they are different.

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9 ASCII Games You'll Want to Play Again and Again Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 21 2014 @ 11:50 AM EDT
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Text-based games often receive little coverage in the Linux press. However, there are some real ASCII gems out there waiting to be explored which are immensely addictive and great fun to play.

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12 Remarkable Free Shell Scripting Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, June 13 2014 @ 06:06 AM EDT
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The focus of this article is to select the finest shell scripting books which are available to download for free. Many of the books featured here can also be freely distributed. So get reading, learning and sharing.

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