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Linux Arpeggiators, Part 2

Part 1 of this series introduced arpeggiators in general and profiled the QMidiArp application. This week we conclude our survey with a look at two more arpeggiators for Linux musicians: Hypercyclic and Arpage. more>>

image of the opening to a Mozart piano piece, K545

Linux Arpeggiators, Part 1

In my last article I looked at performance loopers for Linux. This week I begin a 2-part review of similar applications called arpeggiators. more>>

Flinks-Speed-Reading Web Browser

Flinks—Speed-Reading Web Browser

I'm always on the lookout for original projects, and this particular application really took me by surprise. According to its Web site, “Flinks is a text-mode flashing word Web browser. It is intended for speed reading and/or skimming Web pages and text.” more>>

OpenOffice.org

The Small Picture: More OpenOffice.org Extensions

Every few weeks, I like to browse the OpenOffice.org Extensions site to see what is available, and what people are using.

New extensions that are both useful and well-designed seem to be getting few and far between. However, if you search patiently, you can still find extensions worth trying. more>>

Crafting Digital Media book

Crafting Digital Media: A Book Review

I don't usually write book reviews, but this one is special. My friend and colleague Daniel James has written an introduction to the world of media production with Linux, or as the subtitle describes it, "A manual for creative media on a modest budget". I'll put the spoiler right up front: This book is wonderful and is an essential read for all artistically-inclined Linux users. Read on to find out why I think so. more>>

Touch Book

A Review of the Always Innovating Touchbook

Take an ARM Processor (the OMAP3530) add a touchscreen and Linux and a quart of uniqueness, and what do you get? A Touchbook from Always Innovating, that's what. more>>
OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org vs. Microsoft Office

Nobody disputes that Microsoft Office is king of the hill in office suites, but if you put marketing and market share aside, how does OpenOffice.org compare? more>>

At the Forge - 2009 Book Roundup

A look at the publications Reuven recommends on Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, Git, Web development and more. more>>

The Goggles, They Do Something

How do video goggles designed for gaming on Windows stack up to a Linux geek's desktop? Find out below. more>>

Nokia N900: First Look

The Nokia N900 has just started shipping and there are already a number of reviews of the device out on the net. I've had the opportunity evaluate a pre-release N900 for a few weeks now, and while you can expect a full review in an upcoming issue of Linux Journal, I wanted to give you a quick look into what the N900 is like from the perspective of your average Linux geek. more>>

3 recent OpenOffice.org extensions

Although I do most of my professional writing in Bluefish, I usually use OpenOffice.org at least once a day. Consequently, I keep a close eye on the OpenOffice.org Extensions page. more>>

VMWare

Virtualization Shootout: VMware Server vs. VirtualBox vs. KVM

A comparison of three virtualization solutions: VMware Server, VirtualBox and KVM—each has its strengths and weaknesses. more>>

OpenOffice.org: The Limits of Readability and Grammar Extensions

OpenOffice.org: The limits of readability and grammar extensions

As a professional writer, my software needs are simple. Give me a text editor -- preferrably Bluefish, but vim or OpenOffice.org Writer will do -- and I have all I need. more>>

KOffice 2.0

KOffice 2.0

The long-awaited upgrade to KOffice has arrived. It looks good and provides a great base for its future evolution. more>>
Kindle 2

The Kindle 2

A review of the sleek, slim, sexy successor to the Kindle. more>>
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