June 1, 2006

Linux intro piece

What is Linux?
basics
kernel
userspace
history
What is a distribution?
What is a live CD?
What's a boot manager?
What's a desktop environment?
GNOME
KDE
Xfce
Black Box
IceWM
others
What's the command line?
Which distribution should I use?
Can I buy a computer with Linux already installed?
Where can I get more free software?
How do I know if some specific hardware works with Linux?
Where can I go for support?
Sites
IRC
LUGs
What are some good books on Linux?
How do I work with Linux and a handheld Palm OS or Pocket PC PDA?
KPilot
Jpilot
How do I work with USB thumb drives?
How do I work with my digital camera?
Digikam
gtkam
gPhoto2

What software is available for:
office suites
OpenOffice.org
StarOffice
KOffice
ThinkFree Office
word processing
AbiWord
TextMaker
OOo Writer
KWord
spreadsheet
Gnumeric
KSpread
OOo Calc
presentation
OOo Impress
KPresenter
MagicPoint
drawing
desktop database
OOo Base
email client
Thunderbird
Evolution
KMail
Sylpheed
Opera
Pine, Mutt, Elm
others
instant messenger
Gaim
Kopete
AIM
Yahoo Messenger for Unix
others
IRC client
X-Chat
KVirc
BitchX
others
Web browser
Firefox
Galeon
Konqueror
Opera
Nautilus
Epiphany
command-line browsers
others
Web design
Quanta Plus
Bluefish
NVU
music player
MPlayer
XMMS
Noatun
amaroK
RealPlayer/Helix
ripping CDs
Grip
Audacity
cdparanoia
others
burning CDs
K3b
others
movie player
games
Linux Game Tome
text editor
Graphical
Gedit
Kedit
Kate
KWrite
Console
Vim
Emacs
Nano
others
graphics editor
the GIMP
ImageMagick
SodiPodi
others
3-D graphics
Blender
others
VoIP client
Skype
Gizmo
File sharing
Samba
FTP
SSH
P2P
LimeWire
others
security
Firewall
Antivirus
Intrusion detection
Security scanning
Network monitoring
Port scanning
Protocol analysis
Encryption
SELinux, Bastille
financial management
Gnucash
others
tax filing
any?
programming
project management
newsgroup reader
Pan
KNode
Opera
RSS reader
contact manager
Evolution
Kontact
FTP client
gFTP
wGet
Videoconferencing
GnomeMeeting
Compressing/decompressing files
tar
Ark
OCR
Scanner
Xsane
Kooka
PDF reader
Acrobat Reader
Xpdf
GhostView
Backup
Flash
Flash Player
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