News Category: Desktop

My quest for a Linux audio player

By Peter EnseleitÂ¬â  Before evaluating the Linux audio players, I considered what I wanted from them. I listen to MP3 and Ogg Vorbis music files, CDs, MP3 streaming Internet radio stations, and podcasts. Someday I may also want access to FLAC music files, RealMedia and Windows Media streaming...
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BitTorrent for Linux

By Mark SobellÂ¬â  This article is excerpted from the newly published book A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming. Unlike protocols such as FTP, BitTorrent groups multiple files into a single package called a torrent. For example, you can typically download several...
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File managers For Linux

By Michael M. MurphreeÂ¬â  I tested these utilities on a Debian-based system. Debian's apt utilities made it easy to find and install a dozen file managers in about 15 minutes. I found filers for the console, for X Windows, and even a few with their own desktop managers. All provided the simple...
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Advanced XML-based typesetting and printing

Author: Advanced XML-based typesetting and printing Last time we introduced you to the simple tools you can use to do typesetting with the Document Style Semantics and Specification Language (DSSSL. In this concluding look at the topic, we'll look at some more advanced techniques, and at how to...
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Putting together PDF files

Â¬â  By Scott Nesbitt Joining PDFs the Ghostscript way Ghostscript is a package that enables you to view or print PostScript and PDF files to other formats, or to convert those files to other formats. It's a popular tool among Linux users, but what many people don't know is that Ghostscript is...
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Antivirus solutions for Linux

By JT Smith There are a growing number of companies and GNU Projects coming forward to provide Linux antivirus products. The Open Antivirus Project aims to provide open source solutions to multiple antivirus needs, including squid-vscan (virus scanning with squid), samba-vscan (on-access virus...
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Santa Slays Costs with Open Source, Linux

"Notice anything different?" asked "Pops" Kringle, as we walked through the front hall of the North Pole Toy Works -- where he wore a number of hats including both CEO and CTO -- during my annual visit. The spaces on and in front of the ice-white walls were liberally festooned with a mix of sample...
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