Desktop Apps Training
  • Agave   ( 1 Article )
    Agave is a great color scheme generator that allows designer to generate a theme in just a few seconds. This tool works off a base color that users choose and feature 6 different modes including Complements, Split Complements, Triads, Tetrads, Analogous, and Monochromatic.
  • Amarok   ( 2 Articles )
    Amarok is a music player for the Linux desktop. Based on core KDE desktop environment components, Amarok is a leading Linux music player with many premium features, all for free.
  • Beagle   ( 1 Article )

    Beagle allows users to search the entire system quickly similar to Spotlight on Mac OS X and Windows Search on Windows. Users can search for documents, chat logs, email and contact list

  • Calc   ( 49 Articles )
    OpenOffice Clac is the spreadsheet application in the software suite. OpenOffice Calc has similar features as Microsoft Excel but is available for free and for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX platforms.
  • Commands Book   ( 1 Article )
    with over 40 labs and 20 hours of reading, the Linux commands manual includes everything to learn Linux commands. Basic commands are covered front to back providing Linux users with an edge.
  • Desktop Apps Training   ( 2 Articles )
    Desktop applications are the tools used to complete outstanding tasks on your Linux desktop. We created a great selection of Linux application articles, how to's and tutorials designed to help you learn all about Linux desktop applications.
  • Dia   ( 9 Articles )
    Dia is a free, open-source, general purpose diagramming software. Dia can be used to create objects and drawing like flowcharts, network diagrams, circuit diagrams, and more. Dia can also export diagrams into many different file formats.
  • Draw   ( 18 Articles )
    OpenOffice Draw is a vector graphics editor application in the software suite. OpenOffice Draw is great for drawing lines with connectors to create drawing of objects like flowcharts. OpenOffice Draw is available for free and for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX platforms.
  • Evolution E-mail   ( 1 Article )
    The Evolution application provides the integration of Email, address book and calendar functionality. Evolution features no viruses or worms, Palm device support, junk filtering, custom reminders, desktop intergration and much more.
  • F-spot Photo Manager   ( 3 Articles )
    FSpot provides a simple, easy to use, photo management solution for the Linux desktop. FSpot features some advanced features like tagging and other photo organization options.
  • Firefox 3.0   ( 7 Articles )
    Firefox is a member of the Mozilla application suite managed by Mozilla corporation. Firefox has climbed to 25% of browser usage making it the second most popular web browser in the world.
  • Gantt   ( 1 Article )
    Gantt is an open-source application designed to create Gantt charts for project scheduling and organization. Gannt features task hierarchy and dependencies, Gantt chart, resource load chart, generation of PERT chart, PDF and HTML reports, MS Project import/export, Exchange data with spreadsheet applications, WebDAV based groupwork, and more.
  • GCStar   ( 1 Article )

    GCStar is for organizing any collections you may want to index. GCStar is ideal for cataloging movies, video games, music, wines board games, comic books, TV shows, and more. GCStar lets you add detailed descriptions to each entry.

  • GIMP   ( 39 Articles )
    Started in 1995, GIMP is an open-source image editing and manipulation program that can edit digital graphics and photographs. GIMP has similar features as Adobe Photoshop but is not a clone of the popular image editor.
  • GmailChecker   ( 1 Article )
    GmailChecker is a simple application that sits on your system tray and notifies you of new messages in your Gmail account. gmailChecker features many cool features including UNLIMTED Gmail accounts.
  • gThumb   ( 1 Article )
    gThumb is a free, open-source image viewer for Linux desktops with the Gnome desktop environment. gThumb allows users to browse the filesystem for images, catalog them, and view images as a slideshow.
  • Impress   ( 20 Articles )
    OpenOffice Impress is the presentation application in the software suite. OpenOffice Impress has similar features as Microsoft Power Point but is available for free and for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX platforms.
  • Inkscape   ( 1 Article )
    Inkscape is an open-source vector image editor that is easy to use and compliant to XML, SVG, and CSS standards. Inkscape is primarily developed for Linux but also available on Windows.
  • K3B   ( 1 Article )
    K3B is a CD and DVD burning application for the Linux desktops using the KDE desktop environment. K3B offers a variety of different burning styles and features. A few features included are CD text support, data burning, mixed mode, multi session burning and more.
  • Konqueror   ( 1 Article )
    Designed as a core part of the KDE desktop environment, Konqueror provides a web browser, file manager and file viewer.Konqueror is very customizable and offers a variety of tools in one application.
  • Liferea   ( 1 Article )
    Liferea is a simple, easy to use news aggregator that supports major feed formats including RSS and Atom. Liferea can also import and export subscription lists in OPML format. This application is a leader in news feed technology.
  • Listen   ( 1 Article )
    Listen is an music player that will help organize your music collections.Listen supports podcast management, Shoutcast, lyrics, LastFM and Wikipedia info for music files. Listen can intuitively create playlists based on what you listen to.
  • Midori   ( 1 Article )
  • Mind Maps   ( 10 Articles )
  • NeroLinux   ( 1 Article )
    Nero Linux is a burning application for the Linux desktop. Nero Linux can burn CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and HD DVD media quickly and easily. Although this software is not free, it's available for a reasonable price at the Nero Linux website.
  • Networking   ( 1 Article )
    a computer network is build from multiple computers and other devices being interconnected. Networks, including Linux networks, are classified by connection method, scale, network topology,  and functional relationship.
  • OpenOffice News   ( 2 Articles )
    The Office Suite of software is a very useful application for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawing and more. The office suite is a very large and active project. this is where we display the OpenOffice project's news.
  • Opera   ( 1 Article )
    The Opera application allows users to do more than just displaying web sites. Opera allows user to send and receive e-mail messages, manage contacts, IRC online chat, download files via BitTorrent, and read web feeds.
  • Other Applications   ( 17 Articles )
    We've researched, documented and published 100's of articles in the Desktop Application Training part of our site. This category includes applications that didn't fit into any other category.
  • Policy Kit   ( 45 Articles )
    Policykit is an application used for changing system-wide privileges on your Linux operating System. Policykit offers a finer level of control over processes and is featured in heavy hitting distros like Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE.
  • Sound Juicer CD Extractor   ( 1 Article )
    The Sound Juicer is a music ripping application that provides a font-end for the CDParanoia library. The Sound Juicer is set up to require very little user requirements. It also includes some great intuitive features.
  • Thunderbird E-mail   ( 1 Article )
    Mozilla is a free, open-source email client application that works on multiple platforms. Thunderbird email includes features like message management, junk filtering, useful extensions, theme support and more.
  • Tomboy Notes   ( 1 Article )
    Tomboy notes is great for taking notes on your Linux or windows desktops. Tomboy notes features highlighting text, inline spell checking, auto linking or web and email, undo/redo, font styling, bullet lists, and more. Tomboy notes also includes integration with applications like Pidgin and Evolution.
  • Wifi-Radar   ( 1 Article )
    WiFi Radar is a Python/PyGTK2 utility that allows you to manage multiple Wi-Fi network profiles. Wi-Fi Radar will let you scan for available networks and create profiles for ones you use. Drag and drop network profiles with Wi-Fi Radar.
  • Wireless   ( 12 Articles )
    Wireless Networking is an alternative to using a  computer Local Area Network or (LAN). Wireless networks use radio instead of wires to transmit data back and forth between computers in a specific range. Wireless networks can be used in home, office, or school.
  • Writer   ( 85 Articles )
    OpenOffice Writer is the word processing application in the software suite. OpenOffice Writer has similar features as Microsoft Word but is available for free and for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX platforms.