TUX Magazine Has Ceased Publication
Sun, 15 Apr 2007 15:30:38 -0400
TUX Magazine ceased publication after issue #20. Download past issues here.
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Creating Web Pages with Nvu
Mon, 26 Feb 2007 22:13:02 -0500
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.
Mango Parfait -- from TUX 12
Wed, 14 Feb 2007 09:21:06 -0500
This Mango Parfait column appeared in TUX Magazine issue 12.
I couldn't figure out how to classify it. It is a How-To but it is an Opinion but ... I picked Opinion to warn people that if they think Gnome is great and KDE sucks they will probably not be able to handle her humor. On the other hand, if a Gnome user wants to know how to set up working directories in applications links, set up a multi-boot system, or think front page is something from a proprietary software company rather than a adjective and noun, you will probably find this article useful.
Using Scribus to Publish a Newsletter
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 19:58:54 -0500
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.
Customizing KDE with KDE-Look.org
Thu, 08 Feb 2007 20:37:24 -0500
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.
KDE Instant Messaging
Sun, 04 Feb 2007 20:32:53 -0500
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.
Promoting Free Markets
Wed, 31 Jan 2007 11:39:31 -0500
In this article which originally appeared in TUX Magazine issue 9, I talk about my experience with a web site that seemed to not be Linux-friendly. It turned out that the vendor was Linux-friendly and wanted to address the problem rather than pretend that "if it works with IE, it is correct".
Mon, 29 Jan 2007 07:22:42 -0500
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.
I've Got Piece Like an iRiver
Sun, 21 Jan 2007 19:38:47 -0500
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.
Fri, 19 Jan 2007 09:58:00 -0500
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.