PDF format is essential to Scribus. Although Scribus can produce perfectly good content for the web, it is designed to produced high-quality printed material, and PDF is the standard format at most printing houses, aside from the occasional one that still prefers Postscript. more>>
All-in-one Linux-based network servers aren't a new concept. Distributions
like Clark Connect have been around for many years and fit their
niche quite well. Lately, however, there seems to be a new batch of
all-in-one solutions that offer a similar business model.
Engineers are some of the heaviest number-crunchers around. If you are a
grad student, post doc or undergrad, you usually get whatever is lying
around as your work machine. Also, depending on how inflexible your
local IT department is, you may be forced to use one of the
commercial operating systems around these days. more>>
I may not be Steven Spielberg, but every time I see a rerun of Gumby, I'm convinced I could be a famous producer. With Linux, I don't even have to get a fancy movie set. I can make my own science-fiction adventure film with nothing more than a Webcam and a streak of bizarre creativity. more>>
Digital music and, more recently, digital video and digital books,
have changed the way we consume media. Comic books are no different,
and with the advent of tablet computers, digital comics are becoming
more and more popular. more>>
Live DJs chasing a simplistic but attractive application are going to
love Giada. At the same time, Giada also covers something I've been
wanting for a year now, which is a way to trigger individual
samples from a computer keyboard simply in real time.
According to the documentation:
No, I'm not talking browncoats and spaceships. Unfortunately, that ship
has sailed. If you're the musical type, however, installing a Firefly
Media Server is fairly simple. It was renamed from mt-daapd, so your
distribution still might call it that. After a quick install, visit the
Web configuration, usually at http://localhost:3689 with the default login
mt-daapd and password mt-daapd. more>>
Did you learn all your Linux console skills from books or from forums?
Or, did you peek over someone's shoulder to see the real action?
Once in a while, we stumble upon new projects that deserve some attention,
What's the reason for this command-line "peep show"?
To spread GNU Linux command-line knowledge.
Hurricane season is well underway, and if you're an information junkie like me, you like to watch storms progress even if you're thousands of miles away from the tropics. I was looking for a good hurricane tracking software package for either my phone or Linux desktop, and I realized everything I'm looking for is available on a simple webpage. more>>
If you are an Ubuntu user and a fan of the new Unity interface,
you might be interested in a new lens in development by David Callé.
The Books Lens provides a real-time search interface for e-books.
It currently interfaces with Google Books, Project Gutenberg and
Forgotten Books. By the time you read this, that list probably
will have grown.
One area that chews up a lot of cycles on machines around the world is
CFD. What is CFD? CFD is short for Computational Fluid Dynamics. The
general idea is to model the flow of gases and liquids (or fluids) as
they interact with solid surfaces. more>>
Xbox Media Center (XBMC) is one of those projects whose name makes less and less sense as time goes on. Sure, people still are using XBMC on an actual Microsoft Xbox, but for the most part, XBMC now is run on computers. In fact, recent versions of XBMC installed on an ION-based nettop makes just about the perfect media center. more>>
The folks over at www.literatureandlatte.com have a rather nifty writer's tool called Scrivener. For years, it's been an OS X-only program for novelists and screenwriters that acts like a project management tool for big writing projects. more>>
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