How to create a document in LaTeX using the LyX document processor

Do you regularly write technical reports or publications? If so, you should consider using the LaTeX typesetting system. This system allows you to create professional-quality documents, especially those with scientific and mathematical content. Perhaps you have heard of (or currently use) LaTeX, but are not fond of the detailed input syntax required to create documents. […]
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What is a good text editor on Linux?

Want to launch a heated debate among Linux aficionados? Ask them what is their favorite text editor. In the open source community, choosing a software to write text with, and potentially to write code with, is such an important decision that choosing a football team or a game console is less dangerous. But anyone new […]
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How to install web-based real time collaborative document editor on Linux

There are many tools which allow a group of users to collaboratively edit a document as a team. Version control systems such as Git or Subversion are common tools that enable collaborative editing. However, these tools only support “asynchronous” collaboration, where any change is made to a local copy, which is later merged, on demand, […]
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What is a good HEX editor on Linux?

A hex editor is different from a regular text editor in that the former displays the raw binary content of a given file, without applying any text encoding or typesetting. A hex editor can be useful in various cases, e.g., repairing disk image and partition, reverse-engineering binary code, patching emulator ROM files, analyzing malware, etc. […]
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How to install Adobe Reader on Linux

There are several free PDF document viewers available on Linux, such as Okular, Evince, etc. When it comes to opening and viewing typical PDF documents, these tools are reasonably good: lightweight and fast. Adobe maintains a Linux version of Adobe Reader, distributed as acroread executable. Compare to open-source alternatives, however, acroread is a bloatware which […]
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How to install LaTex on Ubuntu or Debian

LaTex is a document markup language for the Tex typesetting program. Due to its high quality typesetting capability, LaTex/TeX system is popularly used in academia and research communities to prepare professional looking documentations and research papers. If you would like to use LaTeX on Ubuntu or Debian, you can install Tex Live, which is the […]
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