Three calculators for the Linux desktop
Jan 14, 2010, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"To many, geek = math && nerd = math. To others school =
math && math = calculator. During my stint as a computer
science major, the very idea of differential had me running scared
back to my calculator. It was a must, and for many a symbol of
intellect and power.
"All of this to say that we all need a good calculator now and
then. But instead of running out to the local box store and
purchasing a new piece of hardware, why not just add that perfect
calculator on your Linux machine? There are plenty to choose from.
But do any of them match up to what is offered by the likes of the
Texas Instruments line of calcs? In this article I am going to
highlight three calculators for the Linux operating system. By the
end, you should have a good idea if one of them will fill your
"I want to preface this by saying all three of these calcs can
be found in your basic software repositories."