Handy Linux Software

Posted on Tue 28 February 2017 in technology • Tagged with tech, linuxLeave a comment

Here is a list of linux tools ranging from Desktop search, user interface improvements, advanced image editing, etc.

Cerebro

Cerebro Launcher

If you're a Mac user, you've probably come to know and love Spotlight. Cerebro is off to a good start providing some of that functionality to the Linux (and ...

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Type Indian Languages on Linux using KMFL

Posted on Mon 25 April 2016 in technology • Tagged with tech, linux, language, keyboardingLeave a comment

The standard keyboards provided by Ubuntu / Linux Mint are enough to type many of the world's languages, including most of the Indian languages. Some of us, however, need customized options for typing non-standard languages. This article shows you how to use some of the familiar "Winscript" (keyman) keyboards used by some folk developing minority languages in India (and other countries).

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BookMali can also export PDFs for print

Posted on Fri 08 April 2016 in technology • Tagged with tech, BookMaliLeave a comment

Worshop coordintators can batch export PDFs for print. Simple books are possible at this point. To achieve more complex layouts, one would need to learn LaTeX typesetting language.

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BookMali can also export flipbooks for your website

Posted on Fri 08 April 2016 in technology • Tagged with tech, BookMaliLeave a comment

While its main purpose is to help workshop coordinators manage revisions, BookMali can also create books as well. This article shows some web versions that it can export, in batch!

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Separate your data from your (Linux) operating system

Posted on Wed 09 March 2016 in technology • Tagged with tech, linuxLeave a comment

It used to be that linux was only for the very brave at heart, or those who just linked to tinker with new technology. These days, there are some very stable options available for both new computer users and seasoned (Windows or Mac) users.

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BookMali: a tool for literacy workers

Posted on Mon 27 July 2015 in technology • Tagged with tech, software, BookMali, literacyLeave a comment

Those managing literacy programs know that it can be quite a job keeping up with the draft>edit>publish cycles. Moreover, as the goals of such programs increasingly focus on improving the quality of writing, a new tool was needed that could help us manage it all. BookMali helps us get from draft to publishing (print or online) and leverages Dropbox sync so that local writer can focus on the job at hand.

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Linux tools for Geeks

Posted on Thu 02 July 2015 in technology • Tagged with tech, dev, linuxLeave a comment

You know who you are... You'd rather open a terminal than click through a bunch of menus. You constantly search for a better way to do simple things, or at least a faster way ... If that's you, then here are a few little utilities that you might find useful.

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Why Linux

Posted on Thu 23 April 2015 in technology • Tagged with tech, linuxLeave a comment

Clearly there are more "popular" solutions out there, but few operating systems provide the flexibility and affordability that linux does, and the learning curve keeps getting easier in time.

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Useful "one-liners" for the Linux Command-Line

Posted on Wed 22 April 2015 in technology • Tagged with tech, linux, cliLeave a comment

The linux command line has many treasures hidden within. To learn more about these, search online for a "bash tutorial". Following are a few short commands I found useful. I'm noting them here mostly as a way to remind myself how to use them!

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