OpenOffice.org alternatives - Part 1

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The free software office suite OpenOffice.org is great for many office productivity tasks and in a lot of cases can prove to be very useful. However, it's easy to forget that there are other open source alternatives to OOo for almost all portions of the suite. Also, with the OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard, you can be free to pick and choose which suite you use, as almost all ...

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Using GNU info to get more detailed manuals

When you're looking for some documentation and help about a specific command, man really is your best friend. Almost all the commands on your system will have a man page where you can look to find all sorts of information.

However, sometimes you can find more detailed manuals on GNU-based systems with the info command. It works slightly differently to man, but on some software, you will be able ...

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Klipper

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Copy and paste is probably one of the most fundamental concepts in the GUIs we use today. Every modern operating system has some form of a 'clipboard' where you can temporarily store some information when you want to move or copy it from somewhere on your system to somewhere else.

Most clipboard implementations only have the ability to store one item in them, so if you copy and paste a ...

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