Building a Linux Pc for my parents

The Project The project is to get my parents a new PC on which they can work, surf the web and read their e-mail. They wanted a small, compact and silent computer. The Hardware With these pretty moderate system requirements there is no need to cash out for a  high end graphics card or a […]

A PhD on Open Source on Open Source Part 6 – Running Windows Applications on Linux (No More Windows Whining With Wine)

Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API, meaning that it enables you to run a wide variety of Windows applications on Linux. I have known of Wine for quite some time but as normally have had a Windows computer around I have not gone to the trouble of installing it. I guess […]

A PhD on Open Source on Open Source Part 4 – Desktop Tools

In the previous parts (1 2 3) of this series I have primarily written about how to write articles and thesis using the typeset system LaTeX. Using LaTeX is very convenient for some kinds of documents, in particular large good looking documents where you want to add references. For simpler kinds of documents a WYSIWYG […]