Ubuntu User #22 - Digital Issue

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Issue 22 (Autumn/Fall 2014): Web Work

Tools and Tricks for Working Online

This Web Is Your Web. When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the web back in the early 1990s, he wrote a protocol that is open and free to use and akin to the spirit of the Free Software movement itself. To this day, he conceives the web as a means to connect people more than just connecting machines.

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Educate the layperson? We may have that wrong.


Database-Less CMSs
When you think of CMS and blogs, names such as WordPress, Typo3, and Joomla come up. But often much leaner solutions will suffice.

Network Storage and your File Manager
Web hosting providers usually give you FTP access when you need to upload data to their online storage. On Linux, a file manager is all you need to access network storage.

Practical Online Helpers for CMS Beginners
Whether it be themes and templates, JavaScript or regex,responsive design or typography, resourceful web designers make work easier for themselves with the many freely available tools on the web.

Know How

Your First Ubuntu SDK App
At the core of the Ubuntu convergence strategy lies the Ubuntu Software Development Kit (SDK) that helps you write applications for the platform.

Complex Structures Using Graphviz
Network plans, nested dependencies, or binary trees – with Graphviz, you can visualize complex relationships in a simple way.

Easy Backups with Obnam
The Obnam command-line tool allows backups and restores, even when the X server is on strike. Its many options will easily meet the needs of a SOHO environment.

Creating Vector Graphics with Latex and Tikz
Using LaTeX and the TikZ package, you can create highquality vector graphics to improve your documents by making them more visually appealing.

Reconstructing Files with Magic Rescue
Faulty unmounts can quickly lead to disaster with SD cards and USB sticks. Magic Rescue can get your data back.

A Paperless Office with Paperwork
In the paperless office, documents are digitized on the computer and there is no need for filing cabinets, logbooks, and so on. Paperwork was developed to manage the paperless office.

3D Characters with MakeHuman
MakeHuman lets you create characters that you can integrate into Blender and other 3D applications or graphics programs.

Modify PDFs Page by Page
PDF documents are widespread. The format, which is intended mainly for viewing and printing, can nonetheless also be edited with Linux and PDF-Shuffler.

LibreOffice Base
Creating database applications with wizards and graphic editors – without SQL and programming – that’s what the LibreOffice program Base, modeled after Microsoft Access, is all about.

Sleek Musique Audio Player
If you find Amarok too complicated and Rhythmbox or Audacious too old-fashioned, then there’s a newcomer, Musique, that’s well worth looking at.

OpenTeacher Educational Software
Typically, educational software programs cannot accommodate multi-disciplinary learning. However,
developers of OpenTeacher are changing the rules with the use of some very interesting concepts.

GIMP Plugins
GIMP by itself can already do a lot. With plugins, you can extend the free image editor with complex functions, most of which allow you to see the final results before you apply them.


Linux in India
With BOSS Linux, the Indian Ministry of Communication and Information has developed its own Linux distribution. The system is gradually establishing itself in the local public administration as the successor to Windows XP.

Discovery Guide
If you are new to Ubuntu, these timely tutorials will help you get started.

Installing Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 14.04 offers a few changes to the installation process. We’ll show how to upgrade or install the latest release.

Network and Updates
NetworkManager lets you access the Internet during the Ubuntu installation, but first download updates to make your system more secure.

Package Management
Ubuntu’s Software Center lets you install just about anything, including free software, purchased apps, and games.

You can configure your Ubuntu system to support movies, music, and Internet telephony. We present some favorite multimedia apps.

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