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Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Chapter 5

Introducing Linux Applications

In This Chapter

arrow Taking stock of typical Linux applications

arrow Trying out the office applications

arrow Playing with multimedia

arrow Working with images

Each Linux distribution comes with plenty of applications for all your diverse computing needs, as you can see by simply looking at the menus in the GUI desktops. Often, more than one application of the same type exists. Most distributions come with the LibreOffice office application suite that provides a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, and more. You’ll find many choices for CD players and multimedia players, plus games, utility programs, and other useful tools, such as a scanner and digital camera applications. Some commercial distributions come with commercial office suites as well.

distributionspecific.eps When it comes to playing multimedia (audio and video in various formats, such as MP3, MP4, and QuickTime), freely available Linux distributions rarely come with the appropriate decoders because of licensing ...

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