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Nvu and Other Great Software You've Never Heard About

I recently received an email from a reader who noticed that FrontPage was used to create one of the web pages in use on the Lindows.com site. Now the irony here is that FrontPage is a product from Microsoft - our number one competitor. Indeed, even though none of our main website is built using FrontPage, one of the people in our marketing department will occasionally use FrontPage to build a quick content page. And while there are solid HTML editors for Linux, none offer the robust WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editing and tight integration with web servers that make Macromedia's Dreamweaver or Microsoft's FrontPage ideal for quick jobs. LindowsOS is better than Microsoft Windows XP at basic Internet operations like web browsing, email and instant messaging, and when combined with StarOffice, is more than adequate to avoid paying Microsoft $400 for Microsoft Office 2003, however that doesn't mean that it's better at every task...yet. It's understandable to expect Linux to have some holes as it works to close a 15-year head start. The good news is that because of a global effort, spanning over 10 years, desktop Linux software is making remarkable progress.


Get more information about Nvu

Today Lindows.com is announcing that we're backing a new initiative to close this major hole that we have personally experienced. With money, engineers and specifications, we're kicking off Nvu (pronounced N-view). This product will bring to Linux a solid WYSIWYG HTML editor which does have the web publishing abilities of products like FrontPage. We're leveraging some of the code base and engineers from the open source Mozilla Composer effort to create a new product that will give Linux desktop users a high-quality HTML publishing tool. We're looking for other developers to help in this initiative and you can find more information at www.nvu.com. Watch for a great product from this team shortly which will benefit all Linux users!

Few people appreciate the amazing software products being produced for desktop Linux everyday. Here are just a few of the new products that you probably haven't heard of, but work well on LindowsOS. All of these products are available via Click-N-Run so with a single mouse click the software is downloaded, installed, and ready for use!

Moneydance - Get the only Linux money management software that helps you manage your budget, stay on schedule and even lets you do electronic banking
America's Army - The U.S. army made game developers crawl through obstacle courses, shoot weapons, parachute jump, and visit bases, so you could play the most realistic military game ever!





GnomeMeeting - Video conferencing software that lets you talk face-to-face over the Net

Scribus - Make newsletters, brochures and more with this powerful page layout program for LindowsOS, similar to Adobe PageMaker or QuarkXPress





Glabel - Create your own CD labels, envelope labels, business cards and more with this program that works with most peel-off label and business card sheets that you'll find
Cinelerra - Professional video editing, recording and encoding software that lets you create professional-looking video with transitions and special effects





Majesty - Majesty offers you awesome gameplay in this simulation game that puts you at the head of your own kingdom
DigiKam - Download and manage pictures, then create your own digital albums with this program that works with hundreds of digital cameras





Really Slick Screen Savers - A collection of surreal screensavers that provide fascinating eye candy

MrProject - An intuitive project manager similar to Microsoft Project, that will help you get organized and manage your schedule




Click here for a list of the newest and coolest games for LindowsOS

As I mentioned, all of the above programs are available in the Click-N-Run Warehouse, which gets new software added daily, all of which can be downloaded and installed with just one click of the user's mouse.

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