Software http://www.linuxjournal.com/taxonomy/term/17/0 en SoftMaker FreeOffice http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/softmaker-freeoffice <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/softmaker-freeoffice" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12028f8.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="113" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/large-550px-centered/u1000009/12028f8.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache-large-550px-centered" /> <p> The bottom line on SoftMaker <a href="http://freeoffice.com">FreeOffice 2016</a>&mdash;the updated, free, full-featured Office alternative to the expensive Microsoft Office suite&mdash;is this: no other free off<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/softmaker-freeoffice"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/softmaker-freeoffice#comments Desktop Office Products Software Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:20:20 +0000 James Gray 1339089 at http://www.linuxjournal.com The Usability of GNOME http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/usability-gnome <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/usability-gnome" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11757f3.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="196" height="254" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I work at a university, and one of our faculty members often repeats to me, "Software needs to be like a rock; it needs to be that easy to use." And, she's right. Because if software is too hard to use, no one will want to use it. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/usability-gnome"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/usability-gnome#comments Desktop Software Usability Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:49:20 +0000 Jim Hall 1338622 at http://www.linuxjournal.com New Products http://www.linuxjournal.com/slideshow/new-products-6 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image" width="456" height="273" alt="" src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/nodeimage/story/11776f4.jpg?1419277702" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter-->New Products for December 2014. http://www.linuxjournal.com/slideshow/new-products-6#comments Books Hardware Products Software Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:49:30 +0000 James Gray 1338563 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Readers' Choice Awards 2014 http://www.linuxjournal.com/rc2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image" width="192" height="192" alt="" src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/nodeimage/story/ReadersChoice2012_logo-square_0.jpg?1417556093" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> It's time for another Readers' Choice issue of <em>Linux Journal</em>! The format last year was well received, so we've followed suit making your voices heard loud again. I couldn't help but add some commentary in a few places, but for the most part, we just reported results. Please enjoy this year's Readers' Choice Awards! <span class="read-more"><a href="/rc2014"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/rc2014#comments Cloud Hardware HPC Linux Journal Mobile Readers' Choice Security Software SysAdmin Virtualization Web Development Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:36:40 +0000 Shawn Powers 1338515 at http://www.linuxjournal.com New Products http://www.linuxjournal.com/slideshow/new-products-5 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image" width="640" height="431" alt="" src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/nodeimage/story/11763f8.jpg?1416606564" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter-->Please send information about releases of Linux-related products to newproducts@linuxjournal.com or New Products c/o <em>Linux Journal</em>, PO Box 980985, Houston, TX 77098. Submissions are edited for length and content. http://www.linuxjournal.com/slideshow/new-products-5#comments Books Embedded Hardware Products Software Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:49:55 +0000 James Gray 1338497 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Designing Electronics with Linux http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/designing-electronics-linux <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/designing-electronics-linux" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11486oreganof4_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="117" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> In many scientific disciplines, the research you may be doing is completely new. It may be so new that there isn't even any instrumentation available to make your experimental measurements. In those cases, you have no choice but to design and build your own measuring devices.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/designing-electronics-linux"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/designing-electronics-linux#comments Design Electronics HOW-TOs Simulation Software Wed, 22 May 2013 20:28:41 +0000 Joey Bernard 1085187 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Trying to Tame the Tablet http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/trying-tame-tablet <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/trying-tame-tablet" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11431f1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="219" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Like many folks, I received a shiny new Nexus 7 tablet for Christmas. This brought me great joy and excitement as I began to plot my future paperless life. For most of the evening and an hour or so the next day, I was sure the new Android tablet would change my life forever. Sadly, it wasn't that easy.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/trying-tame-tablet"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/trying-tame-tablet#comments Hardware HOW-TOs Mobile Software Wed, 08 May 2013 18:50:57 +0000 Shawn Powers 1084590 at http://www.linuxjournal.com New Products http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1084332 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image" width="543" height="362" alt="" src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/nodeimage/story/11435f5_0.jpg?1361383546" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Please send information about releases of Linux-related products to <a href="mailto:newproducts@linuxjournal.com">newproducts@linuxjournal.com</a> or New Products c/o <em>Linux Journal</em>, PO Box 980985, Houston, TX 77098. Submissions are edited for length and content.</p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1084332#comments Books Hardware HPC Products Programming Software Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:06:46 +0000 James Gray 1084332 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Interfacing Disparate Systems http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/interfacing-disparate-systems <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/interfacing-disparate-systems" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/hands.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="158" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> When hearing the word interface, most people probably think of a Graphical User Interface or a physical hardware interface (serial, USB). If you dabble in scripting or are a serious developer, you, no doubt, are familiar with the concept of software interfaces as well.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/interfacing-disparate-systems"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/interfacing-disparate-systems#comments HOW-TOs Software Tue, 04 Sep 2012 20:37:40 +0000 James Litton 1047291 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Fade In Pro http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/fade-pro <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/fade-pro" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11193fadef1.jpg" alt="Fade In Pro screenshot" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="170" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When I switched from Windows to Linux, I found software to replace almost everything I had been doing in Windows. Most of the software I needed was in the repos, although I did pay for a couple commercial programs.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/fade-pro"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/fade-pro#comments Reviews Software Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:27:25 +0000 Charles Olsen 1032445 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Astronomy on the Desktop http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/astronomy-desktop <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/astronomy-desktop" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11193stellarf4.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="117" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Many people's initial exposure to science is through astronomy, and they are inspired by that first look through a telescope or their first glimpse of a Hubble image. Several software packages are available for the Linux desktop that allow users to enjoy their love of the stars. I look at several packages in this article that should be available for most distributions. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/astronomy-desktop"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/astronomy-desktop#comments Desktop Reviews Software Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:53:29 +0000 Joey Bernard 1031435 at http://www.linuxjournal.com You Need A Budget http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/you-need-budget <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/you-need-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/ynab3_icon.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="200" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>This time of year is often rough on finances, and although there are many money-management tools available for Linux, none are quite like You Need A Budget, or YNAB for short. Unlike traditional budgeting programs, YNAB focuses on a few simple rules to help you get out of debt and, more important, to see where your money is going.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/you-need-budget"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/you-need-budget#comments Software Tech Tips Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:38:00 +0000 Shawn Powers 1031209 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Basic Chemistry on the GNOME Desktop http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/basic-chemistry-gnome-desktop <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/basic-chemistry-gnome-desktop" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/avogadro.png" alt="Avogadro" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="128" height="128" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I've realized I've missed out on a huge area of computational science&mdash;chemistry. Many packages exist for doing chemistry on your desktop. This article looks at a general tool called avogadro. It can do computations of energy and gradient values. Additionally, it can do analysis of molecular systems, interface to GAMESS and import and export from and to several file formats.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/basic-chemistry-gnome-desktop"> more>></a></span> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/basic-chemistry-gnome-desktop#comments Desktop HOW-TOs Science Software Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:02:47 +0000 Joey Bernard 1029700 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Short Notices: News In Linux Audio http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/short-notices-news-linux-audio <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/short-notices-news-linux-audio" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/spec3d-icon.png" alt="A Spectrum3D screenshot." title="A Spectrum3D screenshot." class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="76" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>I hope all my readers enjoyed the best of the holiday season. I've been busy with the predictable confusions and minor crises that attend this time of year, but I managed to find time to jot down some recommendations for my readers. Go on, you've been good, give yourself a few extra belated gifts and don't worry if your budget's busted - it's all free software, you can't beat these deals.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/short-notices-news-linux-audio"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/short-notices-news-linux-audio#comments applications audio midi Music Software sound Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:24:05 +0000 Dave Phillips 1028518 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Four Hidden Tools in Scribus http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/four-hidden-tools-scribus <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/four-hidden-tools-scribus" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/Scribus_logo_9.png" alt="Scribus Logo" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="196" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Scribus is a powerful tool, but its menus are poorly laid-out. While you can usually find the features you most frequently use without any trouble, others may be hidden almost anywhere. From the Extras, Script, and Windows menus to the Document Setup dialog, useful features can be positioned almost anywhere, with only the most token regard for logic. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/four-hidden-tools-scribus"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/four-hidden-tools-scribus#comments HOW-TOs Scribus Software Wed, 02 Nov 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Bruce Byfield 1026250 at http://www.linuxjournal.com