Misc Linux matters not related to astronomy


This covers other issues relating to linux - particularly the use of word processors with bibliography.

Office suites


Linux


LibreOffice vs OpenOffice

Installing Bibus bibliographic software

Compatibility between Bibus and LibreOffice

Importing EndNote bibliography into Bibus

Formatting Bibus citations and references in LibreOffice

AbiWord and Gnumeric

Wine


Running MS.Office under Wine

EndNote X2 bibliographic software under Wine

Incompatibility between Word and Endnote under Wine


Web Browsers for Linux


Epiphany is the default web browser in the gnome desktop on debian-based distributions

Konqueror is the default web browser in the KDE desktop on debian-based distributions

Mozilla's Firefox is the most popular browser for linux, and many plugins are available. In debian this is available as Iceweasel, which as the 'free' non-proprietaryversion. It can be downloaded from the repositories.

Google Chromium is the 'free' version of Google's Chrome browser in repositories. It is a minimalist, cut down, very fast browser; there are plugins available.

Epiphany is the default web browser in debian-based distributions.



E-mail clients for linux


Evolution is the default e-mail client in the gnome desktop on debian-based distributions.

Kmail is the default e-mail client in the KDE desktop on debian-based distributions.

Mozilla's Thunderbird is a popular e-mail client for linux, and many plugins are available. In debian this is available as Icedove, which as the 'free' non-proprietaryversion. It can be downloaded from the repositories.



Calendars in linux


Mozilla's Sunbird was a stand-alone calendar application that was capable of syncing with seveal on-line calendar systems, most notably Google Calendar. Development on this software has now ceased, with focus shifted to Mozilla's Lightning, which is essentially Sunbird plug-in for Thunderbird. This allows access to e-mail and an on-line calendar in one application. More than one online calendar can be synced with, allowing for cooperative time scheduling between people who have access to one another's calendars.

Google Calendar is an on-line application that is itself integrated into, and accessible from, Chrome/Chromium. This features as part of Google's range of on-line applications that form the front end of it's cloud computing network; that also includes gmail and the browser-based word processor Docs.

Torrent download


qTorrent is a useful package for downloading large files, such as video. It is available through Ubuntu's Software Centre

kTorrent is the default KDE Torrent application.