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 5 – Images, Figures and Graphs

An image says more than thousand words and a PhD thesis can sometimes become quite long. It is therefore nice to replace some words with an image from time to time. To include images in a LaTeX document is it very nice to have resizable figures which look good. To be able to resize an […]

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 […]

A PhD on Open Source on Open Source Part 2 – Software for Writing Papers and Thesis

In the first part of this series of blog entries I introduced some basic features of open source software (OSS). In the second and following parts I will discuss open source software I use to make my day as a researcher simpler. One of the most important activities related to research is publication and dissemination […]