Linux Application Management

  • A Guide to Wrangling PDF Files

    PDF files are a main stay of distributing and sharing documents across platforms. As such, every Linux user needs the tools and know-how to manage, create, and view PDF files.
    By M D Albertson Jr October 23, 2011 

  • What Are the Best Apps for Linux?

    While you probably won't see Linux software on disc in a computer store or listed on Amazon, the truth is that there are thousands of excellent applications available, many for free!
    By Christian Cawley September 30, 2011 

  • Add and Remove Programs in Linux

    Open source distros are quite different to Windows, so if you're getting ready to use Linux for the first time you will probably be unaware of the various ways in which you can add and remove software, as well as generally manage Linux applications...
    By Christian Cawley September 30, 2011 

  • Slideshows to Go!

    Remember your Uncle's Bobs endless slideshows? Think of all the hours he had to put in converting his negatives into a projector friendly format. Today, thanks to digital photography and the universe of open source sideshow software, you can produce...
    By Charles M Bowen August 31, 2011 

  • Understanding Linux Virtualization Options

    There are many ways to run Linux, natively, from a live CD or even in a virtual machine, which is a increasingly popular option. Better still, you can run other Linux distros from within a VirtualBox VM within Linux!
    By Christian Cawley July 30, 2011 

  • Best Security Applications for Linux

    A common believed myth is that Windows is heavily vulnerable whereas Linux is not. In fact, both operating systems have their own strengths and vulnerabilities. You should carefully assess the threats posed to your Linux security systems and fill them...
    By nancydehra July 7, 2011 

  • Exploring the Compatibility of Microsoft Word and Open Office Writer

    When you prefer Linux, but most of the people you work with use Windows and the seemingly universal Microsoft Word, can you rely on Open Office.Org, the open-source office suite? This two-part series will look at where OOO Writer and MS Word play...
    By rdubas July 6, 2011 

  • Compatibility Between Microsoft Word and Open Office Writer: Advanced Functions

    Microsoft Word is often seen as the de facto word processor. However, as every Linux user knows, there are fine alternatives such as Open Office Writer. Yet, how does OOO Writer compare with MS Word in being able to correctly open a document with advanced...
    By rdubas July 6, 2011 

  • Puppy Linux: Standard Applications

    Aside from its small size and performance, Puppy Linux has the added advantage of including a comprehensive suite of applications that makes this Linux distribution one of the most complete "out of the box" solutions for any user.
    By MiAGon July 5, 2011 

  • Puppy Linux: Installing New Applications

    Despite its small size, Puppy Linux is surprisingly versatile in its ability to grow with your needs. Its PETget package manager brings simplicity and ease to the installation of additional programs: whether for supplemental purposes or as a means...
    By MiAGon July 5, 2011 
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