deskTOPia: tablaunch Quick launcher for the desktopAug 31, 2005
Desktop icons are not the only way to launch programs; in fact, a kicker that is not hidden by a muddle of windows is often preferable. Tablaunch is a flexible and attractive program launcher for the Linux desktop.more »
KTools: KMobileTools Accessing your mobile phone with KDEAug 31, 2005
Composing text messages on a mobile phone isn’t easy. A handy application called KmobileTools helps you manage your SMS messages and calls.more »
Command Line: User Accounts Command line user managementJul 31, 2005
Linux is a multiuser system: many users can work at the same machine at the same time on separate accounts. In this month’s column, we take a close look at how to create and manage Linux user accounts from the command line.more »
DeskTOPia: JWM JWM Window ManagerJul 31, 2005
JWM is a window manager for Linux users who demand an efficient GUI and are not afraid to fire up an editor to get it. If this sounds like the kind of tool you are looking for, read on to discover more about JWM.more »
Inkscape Vector Graphics Vector graphics with InkscapeJun 30, 2005
When it comes to drawing with the computer, professionals often opt for vector graphics. Inkscape brings the power of vector graphics to Linux users. Our workshop demonstrates how to use the program.more »
KTools: Konqueror 3.4 Working with Konqueror 3.4Jun 30, 2005
Following in the tracks of previous invaders such as Navigator and the Internet Explorer, Konqueror is on a mission conquer the Internet. The KDE 3.4 version of Konqueror is a truly versatile tool that feels at home on the web.more »
DeskTOPia: xdesktopwaves Making waves with xdesktopwavesJun 30, 2005
If even the most imaginative desktop background is starting to bore you, it’s time for a change. xdesktop waves allows you to change your desktop into a water scape. You can add rain and storms or just drag your mouse to liven things up.more »
ExtendedPDF Creating full-featured PDFs in OpenOfficeMay 31, 2005
The PDF format has many useful features that make it easier for readers to find their way around large documents, but the native PDF export function in OpenOffice doesn’t allow many of these elements. We’ll show you how to create better PDFs in OpenOffice with the ExtendedPDF macro.more »
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