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Small Console Menu Utilities Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 20 2014 @ 02:20 PM EDT
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One of the great strengths of Linux is the whole raft of weird and wonderful open source utilities. That strength does not simply derive from the functionality they offer, but from the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with applications.

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Make Downloading Files Effortless Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, September 13 2014 @ 05:22 PM EDT
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A download manager is computer software that is dedicated to the task of downloading files, optimizing bandwidth usage, and operating in a more organized way.

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Free Office Suites that Cut The Mustard Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, September 07 2014 @ 02:55 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

Microsoft Office still dominates market share of office suites. Businesses have often rejected free Office alternatives. However, whether this will continue is uncertain. With the cost of a price plan for Microsoft Office, the average home user or small business will welcome a free alternative. Fortunately, there are some truly excellent free alternatives available for Linux (and other operating systems).

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Low-Spec Hardware? Try these Desktop Environments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, August 31 2014 @ 08:21 AM EDT
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I have selected my pick of desktop environments that are excellent candidates for older hardware. They typically run well on low-spec machines, even a system with a Pentium II 266MHz CPU, a processor that is now 16 years old. All of the desktops are released under freely distributable licenses. If your Linux box feels sluggish in general use, try one of the desktops featured below. It may just save you from discarding a perfectly good machine.

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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
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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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