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AboutLinux.com: Moving to Linux: Part 2 - Settling In

Jun 07, 2001, 12:08 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Henning)

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Readers may remember the first part of this series, wherein the author found himself deciding, in the wake of hardware failure, to give the Linux desktop a spin with Mandrake 8. He's back with this installment, wherein he discusses the GUI mail client and office software he settled on to stay productive.

"Netscape Composer is an adequate HTML editor; IBM's Home Page Builder looks quite promising. I still have to try StarWriter in HTML mode; saving a normal document as HTML from StarWriter does not produce acceptable results.

I had no problems whatsoever using the Gimp to fully replace the bitmap editing / cropping / optimizing I used to do with various packages under Windows.

I cannot compliment the Gimp crew enough; it is a seriously great piece of software. Once I install the thumbnail plugin several readers told me about (thanks!) it will be even better."

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