3 Must-Have Apps for Any Linux OS, And My Preferences

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Kate text editor for KDE

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different GNU/Linux distributions available right now. They are all different in terms of used kernel versions, desktop environments, window managers and set of applications. But all of them have something in common. Whatever OS you use, you must have following three types of applications.

Luckily, most Linux distributions include these applications by default, but you also should know the options.


How to Batch Rename Files in KDE

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Batch of cookies
No, silly. Not THAT kind of batch

KDE is the desktop environment of choice for many of the world’s Linux, BSD, and Unix users. It is easy to use and provides a solid graphical interface for many advanced operating system features.

One of those advanced features is the ability to rename a large number of files at once. This saves a tremendous amount of time for people who do this frequently. For example, a photographer may have 300 pictures in a folder and needs to have them all follow a particular naming scheme. The original files might be named something like 100_38239_3.jpg, and the photographer might want them to have the name of the location followed by the date, and time of photos. With KDE, this is easy.


Review: KDE 4.7 Plasma Workspaces, Applications, and Platform

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The KDE software compilation is a complete desktop experience that runs on top of Unix-like operating systems, including Linux distributions. KDE consists of Plasma Workspaces (the desktop environment), KDE Applications, and KDE Platform. Version 4.7.0 of KDE introduces some new features, more stability, and a glimpse of some future innovations. This week, I installed KDE 4.7 and decided to share my first impressions and overall verdict on this latest iteration.

KDE 4.7 Plasma workspace