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Linux Newbie Guides

October 7, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Linux Newbie Guides

Everyone needs something to get started. For Linux newbies, it is overwhelming because there are so many articles and blogs that talk about Linux, this one included. There are two guides on MakeUseOf that caught my eye. The MakeUseOf guide with the title “A Newbie’s Initiation to Linux” and the TLDP guide to Linux.
Straightforward, no non-sense and not intimidating
he MakeUseOf guide covers different topics and it also tackles the different desktop environments that are commonly used like KDE, GNOME and XFCE. It gives screenshots to introduce the look and feel these desktop environments have. There …read more

Referencer – a tool researchers will definitely love

April 5, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Referencer – a tool researchers will definitely love

I wish I had this app in college. It’s called Referencer and for good reason!
Features include the following:

Links to the actual location of the document online, via the metadata of the document
Import bibliography from BibTex. Reference Manager and EndNote.
Tagging to your heart’s content!
Retrieval of metadata over the internet if the document has arXiv or DOI.
Extensible via Python.

It’s very useful for researchers in various fields. If you’re making your thesis, you’d want to get a hold of this. I learned about it from Lifehacker today.


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