Linux.com: GhostWriter: A Linux Distro for Writers
Jan 18, 2006, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Nesbitt)
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"One of the things that I love about Linux is that it has tools
for everyone, including writers. Linux distributions come with word
processors, text editors, spell checkers, typesetting, and
publishing tools galore. Normally, you're using these tools with a
standard desktop distribution in an environment like KDE or GNOME.
Billy-Bob Ming, however, has taken a different tack and rolled his
own Linux distro specifically aimed at writers.
"GhostWriter is a live CD that provides a small number of tools
for writers of short stories, novels, and screenplays. But
GhostWriter can be used by someone authoring works of non-fiction
as well. It's easy to use and has a small footprint. In fact,
there's nothing to install--you run GhostWriter off a CD. Unlike
some live CD distros, GhostWriter doesn't have install scripts that
let you make it a desktop distribution, but Ming has hinted that a
future version might come with such scripts..."