This article by Daniel Bartholemew originally appeared in TUX Magazine, Issue 14.
We know you "could" create web pages by just typing HTML into a text editor or word processor. For those of us that have done this, we also know how much we don't want to ever have to do it again. There are many expensive tools that allow you to create pages without even knowing how to spell HTML. But, expensive may also not be something you are looking for.
This article by Donald Emmack first appeared in TUX Magazine, Issue 13.
If you have ever used a word processor to create a newsletter you probably felt like someone tied at least one of your hands behind your back. While word processors are very important tools (and Linux systems tend to come with their share) they aren't designed to give you the kind of control you need for a newsletter.
This article by Jes Hall originally appeared in TUX Magazine Issue 11.
While KDE has a reasonable default look and includes lots of ways to customize it, many people are always looking for one more thing you can change. In this article Jes talks about wallpapers, icon themes, mouse cursors, color schemes, splash screens and themes.
The web site KDE-Look.org supplies the pieces and Jes tells you want you can do. Download the PDF below.
This article by Jes Hall originally appeared in TUX Magazine, Issue 10.
There are an assortment of programs for Linux that do various types of Instant Messaging. Gaim seemed to have the head start is the "do everything" category and has been my tool of choice for using a secure Jabber server. If, however, you want to stick to KDE applications, Kopete is the "approved" answer.
This article by Ryan Paul originally appeared in Issue 8 of TUX Magazine
Let me go out on a limb and say that organizing information is a fairly serious problem for all of us. Sometimes it is just a list of notes which you can easily handle with a text editor or KJots but many times you want to put together different types of information that is related. For example, some text copied from a web page or file, some graphics files, along with some annotations.
This article by Matija Suklje initially appeared in TUX Magazine, issue 7.
There are a whole lot of MP3 players out there. Few will also play Ogg Vorbis files. The iRiver devices are among the few. Virtually all, of course, "talk" to your Windoze system. But, we are about Linux. In this article, Matija explains how to get your iRiver device talking to your Linux system.
This article by Dimitry Kirsanov originally appeared in TUX Magazine, Issue 6.
Most people seem to think of programs such as Tux Paint, the GIMP, or Adobe Photoshop when you start talking about drawing something. That's natural as they are more like the way someone would draw by hand. We learned to use crayons, colored pencils and water colors first. When we converted to the digital world, we used these programs to continue with that type of drawing.
This article by Phil Barnett was published in TUX Magazine, issue 5.
While Linux is more secure against an invasion over the Internet, more is not necessarily enough. A firewall, software that allows you fine-grained control over your connection in and out of your computer, is the next step in increasing security. While Linux has had built-in firewalling software for many years, configuration of that software was a combination of a lot of research and some cryptic commands.
This article by Michael J. Hammel originally appeared in Issue 1 of TUX Magazine
The GNU Image Manipulation Program (the GIMP) has been called "Photoshop for Linux". While the GIMP is not just for Linux and is not an Adobe Photoshop clone, it is a very powerful image manipulation program. It is clearly on the other end of the spectrum from TuxPaint as far as capabilities.
In this first article, Micheal offers a tour of the cabilities. If you are like me, the GIMP seemed intimidating because it has so many capabilities. This article will help you get more comfortable with all the possible things you can do without getting buried in details. In subsequent articles we will explore some specific capabilities.
Download the attached PDF.
Written by Scott Stahl, this article originally appeared in Issue 2 of TUX Magazine.
OpenOffice.org is probably the most popular office application for the Linux desktop. It also continues to become more and more popular on other platforms including Microsoft Windows.
In this basic article, Scott Stahl shows you how to increase your productivity by using cut, copy and paste plus the all-important undo. If you think cut and paste is limited to text, this article is a must read. Download the attached PDF file.