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Index of topics in our Linux Application guide

This section lists all the topics covered in our Linux Application Guide, plus any subsections within them.

TopicSection
 GIMP verses Adobe PhotoshopWhat is GIMP missing compared to Photoshop?
 What does Adobe PhotoShop offer that GIMP is missing?
Accounting Using GnuCashHow to use the GnuCash application to keep track of your personal or business accounts
 Accounting on Linux
 Importing Quicken file into GnuCash
 Installing GnuCash
 Running GnuCash
 Using the GnuCash Setup Wizard
Adding Transitions in KDEnliveHow to transition from one video clip to another in KDEnlive
 Adding Transitions in KDEnlive
Adding a new Internet Radio StationHow to add a new internet radio station
 Adding a new Internet Radio Station in RhythmBox
 Adding a new Internet Radio Station in Banshee
 Finding an Internet Radio Station
Adding and Calling Skype ContactsHow to add Skype contacts and call them
 Adding Skype Contacts and Making Calls
An Introduction to AnimationAn introduction to animation software on Linux
 What is an Animation?
 Creating Animations using Linux
An Introduction to Synfig StudioHow to create an animation using Synfig Studio
 What is Synfig Studio?
 Installing Synfig Studio
 A Quick Tour of the Synfig Studio
 Running Synfig Studio
Animating Photo using GIMPHow to animate your photos using GIMP
 An Introduction to using GIMP in Animation
 Using GIMP Layers
 Photo Animation: an Example
Animation using KDEnliveHow create an animation in KDEnlive
 What is an Animation?
 Frame by Frame Animation in KDEnlive
 Animation using Keyframes in KDEnlive
Animation using PencilHow to create an animation using Pencil
 Creating a Simple Animation using Pencil
 Installing Pencil
 What is Pencil?
Applying Effects to your PhotosUsing GIMP to apply Artistics effects to your Photos
 Introduction to Photo Effects
 Creating an Oil Painting from a Photo
 Creating a Pop-Art Effect
Applying Transformation in SynfigHow to apply a transformation such as a rotation to parts of an image in Synfig Studio
 Applying a Transformation to a Layer
 Compound Transformations
Backing Up your DataHow to backup your data using the Deja Dup Utility
 Why Backup your Data?
 Installing Deja Dup
 Running Deja Dup
 Configuring which Files to Save
 Backing Up your Data
 Restoring your Data
Blending Video Tracks in KDEnliveHow to blend video tracks together in KDEnlive
 Adding a New Track in KDEnlive
 Adding Titles in KDEnlive
 Blending Tracks using Chroma Key / Blue Screen in KDEnlive
Buying a WebcamBuying a webcam for Linux
 Purchasing a Webcam for Linux
Can I Run Adobe Photoshop?Running Photoshop under the Windows emulator
 Can I run Adobe PhotoShop under Linux?
 Can I run make GIMP look more like PhotoShop?
 Installing Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 using WINE
Checking Software Centre AppsShows you how to check which Linux applications have been installed from the Software Centre
 Checking Applications installed via the Software Centre
Choosing a PrinterHow to choose a new printer for Linux
 What is a Printer?
 Ink Delivery Systems
 Different Types of Printer
 Narrowing down the Field
Common Linux ApplicationsGives a sample of the applications available to run natively under Linux
 Useful Linux Applications
Configuring KDEnliveHow to run KDEnlive for the first time and configure it
 Running KDEnlive
 Configuring KDEnlive
Creating ChartsHow to create a chart in a presentation
 Creating a Chart within a Presentation
Creating Documents using ScribusCreating a new DTP document in Scribus
 Creating a New Document in Scribus
 Adding Text
 Adding Images
Creating Images with GIMPHow to create a new image with the GIMP image editor
 Creating an Image with GIMP
Creating a DiagramHow to create a diagram using OpenOffice
 Using the OpenOffice Drawing Module
 Creating a Diagram using OpenOffice
Creating a Simple DocumentHow to create a simple Word Processor document on Linux
 Creating a Document using OpenOffice
Creating a Simple SpreadsheetHow to create a simple spreadsheet on Linux
 Creating a Spreadsheet using OpenOffice
Creating an Email AccountHow to create a free email account
 Setting up a Free Mail Account
Creating new SlidesHow to create new slides in a presentation
 Creating new Slides using the OpenOffice Presentation Module
Cutting Scenes in KinoHow to cut video scenes in the Kino video editor
 Cutting Video out of Kino
Dealing with Copy ProtectionDealing with Copy Protection
 Dealing with Copy Protection
 Installing the Copy Protection Libraries
Desktop Reference HomeWelcome to the Linux Desktop guide
Displaying Data as GraphsHow to display spreadsheet data as graphs or charts
 Displaying Spreadsheet Data as a Graph or Chart in OpenOffice
Downloading a PodcastHow to download a podcasting
 Downloading Podcasts in RhythmBox
Downloading to a Portable DeviceHow to download music to a portable device
Downloading to a Portable DeviceDownloading video to an MP4 Player
 Downloading Music to an
 Downloading Videos to an MP4 Player
Downloading to an MP3 PlayerHow to download a podcast to an MP3/MP4 player
 Downloading Podcasts to an MP3/MP4 Player
Driving GamesAn overview of the best driving games currently available for Linux
 Introduction
 TORCS
 Extreme Tux Racer
 Q3Rally
 SuperTuxKart
Editing Audio in KDEnliveHow to edit audio tracks in KDEnlive
Editing Audio in KDEnliveHow to edit audio tracks in KDEnlive
 Editing Audio in KDEnlive
 Editing Audio in KDEnlive
 Splitting Audio from Video in KDEnlive
 Splitting Audio from Video in KDEnlive
 Resizing Audio in KDEnlive
 Resizing Audio in KDEnlive
 Overdubbing Audio in KDEnlive
 Overdubbing Audio in KDEnlive
 Cutting Audio from the Middle of a Clip in KDEnlive
 Cutting Audio from the Middle of a Clip in KDEnlive
 Applying Audio Effects in KDEnlive
 Applying Audio Effects in KDEnlive
Editing Audio with AudacityHow edit and fix audio tracks using the Audacity tool
 Introduction to Audio Editing
 Installing Audacity
 Importing Audio using Audacity
 Selecting an Audio Sequence using Audacity
 Adding Sounds and Effects to a Selected Sequence
 Saving Edited Audio Files
 Saving your Audio Project
 Recording Audio using Audacity
Editing Documents using ScribusEditing an existing DTP document in Scribus
 Editing Existing DTP Documents using Scribus
Editing Images with GIMPHow to update an existing image using the GIMP image editor
 Editing Existing Images with GIMP
Editing Video in KDEnliveHow to cut and splice video in KDEnlive
 Editing Video Footage using the Clip Monitor
 Reviewing your Edited Clip
 Adjusting Clips via the Timeline
 Positioning Clips in the Timeline
 Cutting Scenes in the Timeline
 Cloning Scenes
Enhancing Photos Using GIMPUsing GIMP to Enhance your Photos
 Introduction to Photo Enhancement
 Adjusting Levels in GIMP
 Correcting Dust Spots in GIMP
 Sharpening Images in GIMP
Exporting Video from KinoHow to export your edited video from the Kino video editor
 Exporting a file from Kino
Finding Internet Radio StationsHow to locate available internet radio stations
 Introduction
 BBC Radio Stations
 Other Radio Stations
First Person ShootersAn overview of the best first person shooter games currently available for Linux
 What is a First Person Shooter Game?
 Alien Arena
 Urban Terror
 Tremulous
Importing Clips into KDEnliveHow to import video into KDEnlive ready for editing
 Creating a New Project in KDEnlive
 Adding a Video Clip to a Project
Importing Images into SynfigHow to import images into Synfig Studio
 Preparing your Images
 Preparing the Canvas
 Importing an Image
 Locking the Image Components
 Changing the order of Images
 Encapsulating Image Layers
 Adjusting Image Positions
Including Diagrams in DocumentsHow to include a diagram in other OpenOffice documents
 Including a Diagram in an OpenOffice Document
Index of SectionsShows a clickable list of all the available Desktop topics
 Index of topics in our Linux Desktop guide
Inserting Scenes in KinoHow to insert scenes in the Kino video editor
 Inserting Video Into Kino
Installing Apps in MintShows you how to install applications in Linux Mint
 Installing Applications from the Mint Software Manager
 Removing Installed Applications in Mint
Installing Apps in Puppy Package ManagerShows you how to install Puppy Linux applications from the Puppy Package Manger
 Installing Applications from Puppy
 Starting the Puppy Package Manager
 Installing an Application using the Puppy Package Manager
Installing Apps in Puppy QuickPetShows you how to install Puppy Linux applications from Quickpet
 Installing Applications from Puppy
Installing Apps in TinyCoreShows you how to install applications in TinyCore
 Installing Applications in TinyCore
Installing GIMPHow to install the GNU Image Manupulation Program (GIMP)
 Installing GIMP
Installing KDEnliveHow to install the KDEnlive video editor
 What is KDEnlive?
 Installing KDEnlive on Fedora
 Installing KDEnlive on other Linux Variants
 Problems with the MLT Library
 Problems with the Xine Library
Installing KinoHow to install the Kino basic video editing application
 Installing Kino on Fedora
 What is Kino?
Installing Linux SoftwareHow to find and install Linux applications
 The Linux Software Repository
 The Linux Software Repository
Installing PrintersHow to install a new printer under Linux
 Locating the Correct Driver
 Installing a Local Printer
 Installing a Network Printer
Installing SkypeInstalling Skype under Linux
 Installing Skype under Linux
Installing Software from the WebShows you how to install applications from the Web
 Installing Applications Directly from the Web
Installing a BrowserHow to install a browser to access the internet
 Which Web Browser?
 Installing a Web Browser
Installing from the Software CentreShows you how to install Linux applications from the Software Centre
 Installing Applications from the Software Centre
Internet TerminologyA brief introduction to some common internet terms
 Some Common Internet Terms
 URLs
 Using Hyperlinks
Introducing Video EditingWhy you might need to edit video and the packages available
 Why do we need to edit video?
 Using a Pocket Digital Camcorder
 Video Editing Packages for Linux
 What about Cinelerra?
Introduction to SpreadsheetsWhat is a spreadsheet and why use one?
 What are Spreadsheets?
 What are Spreadsheets used for?
Keeping Your AppointmentsHow to keep track of your appointments using Evolution
 Keeping track of your Appointments with Evolution
 Changing your Calendar Defaults in Evolution
Keyframe Animation in SynfigHow to create an animation using keyframes in Synfig Studio
 An Introduction to Keyframes
 Animation using Keyframes
 Previewing your Animation
Linux GamesAn introduction to the games currently available for Linux
 What sort of Games are available under Linux?
Linux Software RepositoriesHow to enable and disable different Software Repostories for the main versions of Linux
 What is a Software Repository?
 Adding a New Software Repository in Fedora
 Adding a New Software Repository in Ubuntu
 Removing a Software Repository in Fedora
 Removing a Software Repository in Ubuntu
 Locating Software Repositories
Listening to Internet RadioHow to listen to an internet radio station
 Listening to Internet Radio with RhythmBox
 Listening to Internet Radio with Banshee
Listening to a PodcastHow to listen to a podcast
 Listening to Podcasts in Banshee
 Listening to Podcasts in RhythmBox
Locating Other Audio MediaHow to find other audio media to listen to
 Using the Internet Archive Guide
 Using the Internet Archive Guide via Banshee
Locating PodcastsHow to find podcasts to listen to
 Using the MIRO Guide
Locating Scenes in KinoHow to locate a precise point in a video using the Kino video editor
 Using the Timeline in Kino
Navigating the WebHow to use your browser to access the internet
 The Web Browser Window
 Using Bookmarks
 Browsing History
Pan & Zoom in KDEnliveHow to pan & zoom in on clips in KDEnlive
 Introducing Keyframes
 Adding a Pan & Zoom Effect in KDEnlive
Photo Management with ShotwellManaging and Viewingphots with Shotwell
 Introduction to Shotwell
 Displaying Photos by Date
 Displaying Photos by Tag
 Displaying Photos by Event
 Editing Photo Attributes
 Managing Photos in Shotwell
Playing CDsHow to listen to a CD on your Linux PC
 Playing CDs on your Linux PC with Rhythmbox
 Playing CDs on your Linux PC with Banshee
Podcast RecommendationsOur recommendations of great podcasts that you can subscribe to
 Finding the Right Podcast for You
 Independents
 Programmes from the Beeb
Previewing SlidesHow to preview slides in a presentation
 Previewing your Slides using the OpenOffice Presentation Module
Purchasing Music from Other SourcesHow to purchase music from other sources
 Purchasing Music from Amazon with Banshee
 Purchasing Music in MP3 Format from Amazon (-without Banshee)
 Problems installing the Amazon Downloader
 Performing a Test Download from Amazon
Purchasing Music from Ubuntu OneHow to purchase music from Ubuntu One
 Purchasing Music in MP3 Format
Receiving PodcastsHow to setup Linux to receive a podcast
 Introduction
 Locating the RSS Feed
 Entering the RSS Feed into RhythmBox
 Entering the RSS Feed into Banshee
Remove Software Centre AppsShows you how to remove Linux applications from the Software Centre
 Removing Applications from your PC
Rendering & Exporting in SynfigHow to render your animation and export it to other packages then exit Synfig Studio
 What is Rendering?
 Rendering your Project
 Saving your Animation
 Exiting Synfig Studio
Rendering Video in KDEnliveHow to render video in KDEnlive
 Introduction to Rendering
 Rendering Video in KDEnlive
 Rendering Times in KDEnlive
 Rendering for the Web in KDEnlive
Running SkypeRunning Skype for the first time
 Running Skype for the first Time
Scene Transition in KinoHow to create a smooth video scene transition using the Kino video editor
 Setting Scene Transition in Kino
Scheduling MeetingsHow to schedule a meeting using Evolution
 Scheduling Meetings with Evolution
 Checking Attendee Availability with Evolution
Screen Capture using KDEnliveHow to capture action on your screen in KDEnlive
 Why Capture your Desktop?
 Configuring your Webcam for Capturing Sound
 The RecordMyDesktop Utility
 Configuring Screen Capture in KDEnlive
 Screen Capture in KDEnlive
Searching the WebHow to use a search engine to find things on the internet
 Search Engines
 How do Search Engines Work?
 Price Comparison Sites
Setting up a WebcamConfiguring a webcam for Linux
 Setting up a Webcam under Linux
Simulation GamesAn overview of the best simulation games currently available for Linux
 Introduction
 FlightGear
 X-Plane
 TORCS
 openBVE
Testing Skype AudioTesting your Skype audio setup
 Testing your Skype Audio Configuration
Testing Skype VideoTesting your Skype video setup
 Checking your Skype Video Configuration
Testing your WebcamTesting out a webcam under Linux
 Testing a Webcam under Linux
The OpenOffice SuiteAn introduction to the Linux equivalent of Microsoft Office
 Introduction to the OpenOffice Suite
 Downloading and Installing OpenOffice
Third Person ShootersAn overview of the best third person shooter games currently available for Linux
 What is a Third Person Shooter Game?
 CounterStrike 2D
Tracking Tasks in EvolutionHow to keep track of your ToDo list in Evolution
 Keeping track of your Tasks with Evolution
 Changing your Task Defaults in Evolution
Tracking Tasks in GTGHow to keep track of your ToDo list in Getting Things Gnome (GTG)
 Why use Getting Things Gnome?
 Installing Getting Things Gnome
 Using Getting Things Gnome to manage your Tasks
Tracking Tasks in TomboyHow to keep track of your ToDo list in Tomboy
 Using Tomboy to keep track of your Tasks
 Synchronzing Tomboy Tasks across Multiple Devices
Troubleshooting Printer ProblemsHow to troubleshoot printing problems under Linux
 An Introduction to Printing in Linux
 Checking a Printer via the Desktop GUI
 Troubleshooting a Printer via the Command Line
 CUPS Log Files
Ubuntu One (10.x and Prior)How to create and use an UbuntuOne account under Ubuntu 10.x and below
 Why do I need an Ubuntu One Account?
 Setting up an Ubuntu One Account
 Synchronising Files to your Ubuntu One Account
 Managing Files in your Ubuntu One Account
 Logging out of your Ubuntu One Account
Ubuntu One (11.x Onwards)How to create and use an UbuntuOne account under Ubuntu 11.04 and above
 Why do I need an Ubuntu One Account?
 Setting up an Ubuntu One Account
 Synchronising Files to your Ubuntu One Account
 Adding Directories to your Ubuntu One Synchronisation
 Managing Files in your Ubuntu One Account
Updating SlidesHow to change slides in a presentation
 Updating a Presentation using OpenOffice
Updating a DiagramHow to update a diagram using OpenOffice
 Updating a Diagram using OpenOffice
Updating a DocumentHow to update a Word processor document and add formatting
 Editing a Document using OpenOffice
Updating a SpreadsheetHow to update spreadsheets and add formatting
 Editing an Existing Spreadsheet using OpenOffice
Uploading CDs with Sound JuicerHow to upload a CD to your Linux PC using Sound Juicer
 Uploading CDs to your Linux PC using the Sound Juicer Application
Uploading CDsHow to upload a CD to your Linux PC
 Uploading CDs to your Linux PC Using the CD Player Application
 Uploading CDs to your Linux PC Using Banshee
Uploading DVDs to your PCUploading your DVDs to your PC
 Loading DVDs to your Linux PC
Uploading Photos from a CameraHow to upload photos from a digital camera onto your hard drive
 Uploading Photos from a Digital Camera
Uploading VideoHow to upload your video files to Linux
 Uploading Footage from a Pocket Digital Camcorder
Using Chat AccountsHow to setup and use chat (instant messaging) on Linux
 What is Chat?
 Setting up a Chat using Pidgin
 Setting up a Chat using Empathy
Using EvolutionHow to setup and use the Evolution email client on Linux
 Configuring the Evolution Client
 Problems Sending Email
Using FFMPEGHow to capture action on your screen using the FFMPEG utility from the command line
 Introduction to the FFMPEG Utility
 Installing FFMPEG
 Running FFMPEG from the Command Line
Using Freemind for Mind MappingHow to install and use Freemind to build mind maps
 What is Mind Mapping?
 Installing Freemind
 Using Freemind: the basics
 Getting Help
Using IstanbulHow to capture action on your screen using Istanbul
 Introduction to Istanbul
 Installing Istanbul
 Running Istanbul from the Command Line
 Running Istanbul from the Desktop
Using Layer MasksHow to combine two or more photos using GIMP Layer Masks
 Introduction to Layer Masks
 Using a Layer Mask to Correct a Washed-Out Sky
Using RecordMyDesktopHow to capture action on your screen using RecordMyDesktop
 Introduction to RecordMyDesktop
 Installing RecordMyDesktop
 Running RecordMyDesktop from the Command Line
 Using the gtk-RecordMyDesktop Utility
Using Social MediaHow to configure and use social media
 Setting Up Broadcast Accounts (aka Social Media)
 Setting Up Google Buzz using Gwibber
 Setting Up the Gwibber Client
Using ThunderbirdHow to setup and use the Thunderbird email client on Linux
 Installing the Thunderbird Email Client
 Configuring the Thunderbird Email Client
 Reading Email using the Thunderbird Client
 Sending Email using the Thunderbird Client
 Exiting the Thunderbird Client
Using the Fedora Software CentreShows you how to install Linux applications from the Fedora Software Centre
 Installing Applications from the Fedora Software Centre
 Checking the Fedora Installation Log
 Removing Installed Applications in Fedora
Using the Presentation WizardHow to create and update presentations (slides) using the OpenOffice Wizard
 Introduction
 Using the OpenOffice Wizard
Using the Ubuntu Software CentreShows you how to install Linux applications from the Ubuntu Software Centre
 Finding Software with the Ubuntu Software Centre
Video Masking in KDEnliveHow to create and use video masking in KDEnlive
 An Introduction to Video Masking
 Creating a Video Mask using GIMP
 Using a Video Mask in KDEnlive
Viewing and Tweaking RAW ImagesViewing and adjusting Camera RAW shots using UFRaw
 Introduction to RAW Format
 Introduction to UFRaw
 Viewing RAW Files
 Editing and Tweaking RAW Files
Watching DVDsHow to watch DVDs on the PC
 Playing DVDs on your Linux PC
 Playing DVDs with Ubuntu
 Playing DVDs with Fedora
What is Desktop Publishing?What is DTP and why you might need it
 What is Desktop Publishing?
 Installing Scribus
What is Video Calling?Introduction to video calling and webcams
 Webcams and Video Calling
Writing to CD or DVDHow to write files to a CD or DVD using the Brasero Utility
 Why do I need to burn CD / DVDs?
 Installing Brasero
 Running Brasero
 Burning a Data Disc
 Burning an ISO Image


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