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College Student with Linux

Postby shortcut144 on Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:20 pm

So I am going to college with a linux laptop. Past semesters I have had windows loaded but I am excited to be using Linux instead.

Anyone know of any linux programs I should get to help aid me in my academic college adventures?
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Re: College Student with Linux

Postby proxima_centauri on Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:28 pm

It would help if you told us what program you are entering.
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Re: College Student with Linux

Postby shortcut144 on Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:44 pm

proxima_centauri wrote:It would help if you told us what program you are entering.


Information Technology if you mean College Program.
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Re: College Student with Linux

Postby DrHu on Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:46 pm

The usual office productivity/planner applications + any software related to your courses..

  • OpenOffice suite , all the parts you are likely to use
    --Calc (spreadsheet) writer (word processor) Impress (presentation), DB
  • Sunbird, the stand alone calendar
--If you need project management software, those are also available..

Linux windows equivalences..
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Lin ... s_software
http://www.linuxalt.com/
http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20070 ... lents.html
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Re: College Student with Linux

Postby emorrp1 on Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:40 pm

I really recommend GnuCash for personal finances, and python if you want to learn programming and vim is the greatest text editor around
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Re: College Student with Linux

Postby vrkalak on Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:49 pm

And don't forget to check out this link . . . The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alternatives

http://whdb.com/2008/the-top-50-proprie ... ernatives/

A wealth of information. :mrgreen:
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Re: College Student with Linux

Postby fresh866 on Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:49 am

If you got a mic on your comp get something to record the lec, i find i used to drift off abit and usually miss the important stuff :?
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