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Smart Typewriters - Tools for (budding) novelists


When writing fine literature, specialized word processors can help you stay on task, allowing you to shape your suspense-laden storyline and characters. To this end, we're examining four free authoring tools.

anyka, 123RF

Minimal Mail - An overview of the IMAP client Trojitá


Trojitá is new to the scene of email clients, but it already stands out for its intuitive interface and speed. Even so, this client is still missing some essential functions.

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Smart and Fair - The modular smartphone Fairphone 2


The Fairphone 2 strives for a balancing act. As an open platform it offers easy repair and freedom of choice in terms of its operating system, while trying to ensure raw material mining and production take place under fair conditions.

Andrea De Martin, 123RF

Web Spy - Downloads and analysis with HTTPie


The ultra-slim web server HTTPie turns out to be an elegant synthesis of curl and wget, making it ideal for use with pipes.

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Being Productive - Linux has long since transcended the experimental stage


There is the idea that Linux and, by extension, Ubuntu, is only good for developers and experimenting. This perception is wrong.

Frank Straube, 123RF

All Inclusive - Working with Makagiga, the digital office


Makagiga is an integrated solution that takes on numerous tasks in the day-to-day office setting. It also replaces several of the small tools that are part of your desktop.

Paul Aniszewski, 123RF

Path Finder - Using Routino as a free offline route planner


Routino is an offline route-planning application that uses OpenStreetMap data to calculate efficient and convenient routes. We discuss what this software can do.

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Keeping Active - Practical uses for KDE Plasma Activities


KDE Plasma Activities remove the limitations of having a single desktop and allow you to have multiple environments with their own sets of launchers for applications, files, and URLs, each customized for a single purpose.


Strong and Lightweight - Putting the KDE Slimbook through its paces


The KDE Slimbook bolsters the ranks of Linux notebooks with this good-looking and powerful Ultrabook.

Installation Party - Installing Ubuntu 17.04


Ubuntu 17.04 offers almost no changes to the installation process. But, in case you are new to Ubuntu, we'll walk you through upgrading or installing the latest release.

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DVD/CD: Ubuntu 17.04 - Zesgty Zapus, 32 & 64 bits

Essentials: Ubuntu’s repositories come with literally tens of thousands of packages. With so many apps to choose from, sometimes you may not know what to look for when searching for a tool for a...

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