This article by William Kendrick and Melissa Hardenbrook was originally published in TUX Issue 3.
TuxPaint is a paint program for kids. That doesn't mean it has not capabilities but, rather, it is just very kid-friendly. A combination of visual prompts and sounds make it something that will both entertain kids for hours and actually allow them to create something they might want to save.
This article talks about installation and configuration and then shows you what TuxPaint can do for anyone not ready to try to understand the ins and outs of the GIMP.
Download the attached PDF.
Some Web sites offer a label that says, “optimized for Internet Explorer” or “optimized for Netscape Navigator”. Generally, what this label really means is that the Web site is not standards-compliant and may not work properly in other browsers.
Here's a crash course in your choices for Ethernet connectivity--what are hubs, routers and switches, and when should you use which?
by Phil Hughes
I recently was explaining to a friend some information on Ethernet connections and realized I should share it with TUX readers as well. Although this article is in no way Linux-specific, the information it presents is likely to be useful to anyone who has multiple computers.
If you have anything more than one computer with a dial-up phone connection, you likely have your computer connected to other
Does your computer or network appear to be under attack? Here's some information from a new book that can help you determine what to do and who to tell when someone is cracking your system.
by Steve Suehring and Robert Ziegler
Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Chapter 9, "Intrusion Detection and Response", of Linux Firewalls, 3rd Edition, written by Steve Suehring and Robert Ziegler and published by Novell Press. ISBN: 0-672-32771-6
Never used a spreadsheet before? Here's how to get started by using OpenOffice.org Calc. [This article initially appeared in TUX, issue 4.]
by Kevin Brandes
Many office environments make extensive use of spreadsheets. The reasons why are no mystery, as spreadsheets allow you to collect large amounts of data and, more important, allow you to try out a series of hypothetical situations to see their impact in your specific situation.
If you've been a computer user for some time, it is likely that you have used at least one type of spreadsheet application or another. For those of you that have used other spreadsheet applications in the past and simply want to become acquainted with OpenOffice.org's Calc application, you'll probably want to skip to section two, or if you're more adventurous, simply open up OpenOffice.org and start doing what you need to do.
Mango Parfait introduces herself and answers her own questions with astounding facility, and invites you to ask her your own questions. Don't be shy. There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers. [This article initially appeared in TUX, issue 2.]by Mango Parfait
Hi. My name is Mango Parfait, or Mango-Pafe in my native language. The publisher of TUX wisely hired me to answer any questions you have about Linux. Ask anything about using Linux, installing Linux, how to fix things when they don't work in Linux and anything else. In fact, feel free to ask me anything at all—except my age. That's not polite.
Whether you want to save disk space or create a CD with ten hours of music, KAudioCreator can help you out.by James Gray
This article was originally featured in TUX issue number 1. For more articles like this, make sure to subscribe to TUX today!
KAudioCreator is the standard, KDE-based tool for ripping and encoding digital audio tracks from your compact discs. “Hmm, ripping and encoding are Greek to me”, you say? Let's put it another way then. KAudioCreator is a program that reduces the file size of CD-quality digital audio tracks up to ten-fold, using powerful compression technologies like MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC. Furthermore, it does this without a substantial loss of sound quality. Smaller files mean you can pack tons more music onto your digital audio player or computer hard disk.