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May 16, 2006, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Documentation is a necessary evil of software development. While Linux lacks standard Windows tools such as FrameMaker, RoboHelp, and WebWorks Publisher, it's still a viable environment for technical writers. Linux users can take advantage of a number of documentation tools, including both free or open source software (FOSS) and proprietary software. All of them give technical writers the ability to author and publish professional documentation.

"The DocBook Project isn't an application, but it is arguably the biggest gun in the Linux technical writing arsenal. It's a variant of XML designed specifically for authoring software and hardware manuals..."

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