Leafpad - a minimal GTK text editor

Simplicity is a wonderful thing sometimes. Leafpad is designed to be just that, simple. It is designed as a plain text editor.

The interface is also very basic, and I must say, somewhat reminiscent of Notepad on Windows.

Leafpad interface screenshot

It certainly doesn't get in your way - there isn't even a toolbar, as the number of options on the menus is small enough that you don't really need one ...

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SystemRescueCD

Bad things happen, and sometimes those bad things will happen to your computer, or a computer you are responsible for.

There are quite a few Linux live CDs out there designed for the purpose of rescue systems. The idea is, something bad happens, and you then boot into the CD and use the tools it provides to fix the problem, or hopefully at the very least save your data.

SystemRescueCD ...

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Batch renaming with KRename

Renaming a big set of files can be a right chore. For example, if you've just imported a set of digital photos, they'll usually have really unhelpful and undescriptive filenames such as DSC_0000.jpg.

KRename is a graphical tool for KDE that attempts to make the process of batch renaming a large set of files a whole lot more bearable.

Opening the application for the first time gives ...

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