"Common wisdom says that Linux lacks applications. Fortunately,
the common wisdom is dead wrong on this, especially when it comes
to productivity applications. Finding the applications, though, can
be a challenge — so I've put together a list of 10 great, and
free, productivity apps for the Linux desktop.
"Now, when I refer to "productivity tools," I'm talking about
tools that go with time management, calendaring, note-taking,
task-management and office tools. If you haven't been on Linux very
long, you might not realize what a wide selection and variety of
tools you have to choose from. This is by no means a fully
exhaustive list, but a selection of tools for the Linux desktop
that I've found useful over the years.
"Most Linux users have already discovered basic office tools via
OpenOffice.org, KOffice, Gnumeric, and/or AbiWord for producing
basic office documents — so I won't cover word processors and
spreadsheets here. This is all about productivity utilities to fill
out your personal toolbox. Let's get started with one of my
personal favorites, Tomboy."