Graphicsrelated commands

(in X terminal) Display a postscript (or pdf) file on screen. I can also use the older-looking ghostview or gv for the same end effect. I can print the postscript file from the viewer too. (in X terminal) View a pdf file. For viewing pdf files, I prefer the Adobe Acrobat Reader for Linux (it is faster) acroread my_file.pdf It can be downloaded from enscript my_file.txt -U 2 Convert a text file to postscript and print it to the default printer. I could also send the output to a postscript file...

Simple Programming under Linux

Powerful and widely used scripting language, very popular among gurus. Perl looks cryptic yet it is quite straight-forward if you need to achieve simple tasks. Think of perl as a swiss-army knife for simple programming. Perl's syntax parallels that of the C language. Excellent implementation of the perl interpreter is available for MS Windows so you code can be cross-platform. Here is how Eric Reymond (famous Linux guru) describes perl Perl, of course, is the 800-pound gorilla of modern...

Open Officeorg Star Office Suite

OpenOffice is a complete office suite word processor, spreadsheet, presentation program, drawing program, graphing module, and editor for mathematical equations. It sports the best, and the most feature-packed word processor and spreadsheet for Linux. Highly recommended. OpenOffice is included on the more recent Linux distribution CDs (Nov.2002). The latest version can be downloaded (free) from http www.openoffice.org (large, 70 MB download, probably not practical with a modem). The current...