Top 5 Linux Apps For Writing

Top 5 Linux Apps For Writing

Top 5 Linux Apps For Writing. Keeping in mind that not all Linux apps for writing are created equal nor do they each provide the same functionality. Today I’ll provide you with my top five Linux app picks for writing.

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## Traditional writing:

# Libre Office Writer for Linux Writing – Best for articles, etc. All the bells and whistles.

# FocusWriter for Linux Writing – Best for articles, etc. Distraction free writing tool.

## Book writing:

# Bibisco for Linux Writing – For writing books. Character creation is one of its best features.

# Asciidoc FX for Linux Writing – For writing books. For those who love a an IDE approach to book writing.121

## Markdown writing:

# Ghostwriter for Linux Writing – Both distraction free writing in markdown, while also allow you to access more robust features like drag/drop imaging inserts, theming and formatting.

Debian vs Ubuntu – Their Differences and Similarities

Debian vs Ubuntu - Their Differences and Similarities

Debian vs Ubuntu, their differences and similarities. While Ubuntu is based on Debian, there are some areas where the two distros differ. In this video I’ll discuss Debian and Ubuntu, how they differ from one another and how despite these differences the two Linux distros manage to do amazing things.

## Debian vs Ubuntu.

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# Debian vs Ubuntu Release models. Debian has three release types called Stable, Testing and Unstable. Ubuntu on the other hand has their shorter release cycle and their LTS (Long Term Support) releases.

# Debian vs Ubuntu Installer. Debian’s installer is ncurses based, a bit more advanced while providing a consistent experience. Ubuntu provides the option for a Live USB experience in addition to a GUI installer for their Linux releases.

# Debian vs Ubuntu Included software. Debian is about installing the software you choose, from the repositories it provides. Although, there are some limitations. Ubuntu comes per-configured with most of the software casual users would want while also offering partner repositories that contain propritary software.

# Debian vs Ubuntu PPAs/Debian repositories. With Debian, you simply add the repository that you want; or enable one that’s comment out in your software sources. With Ubuntu, you’re presented with provided repositories and other repositories called PPAs.

# Debian vs Ubuntu Firmware and drivers. Ubuntu makes it easy, Debian requires you enable and install it yourself. Ubuntu makes this easier and more readily accessible. So while Debian isn’t difficult to use, there are differences as they embrace free software first, convenience second.

The Best Ubuntu Apps

Best Ubuntu Apps

Best Ubuntu Apps. There are countless apps or applications for Ubuntu and other Linux distros available. However, I feel strongly that these five Linux apps are must have software, especially the first four software titles. The latter is simply an application I feel strongly that most of us who have large ebook libraries ought to be using.

#Best Ubuntu Apps

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##Bleachbit – Free up disk space, keep things tidy. Tidy up browser databases, delete forgotten logs and more.

##Guvcview – If you need to manage, tweak or adjust your webcam, this app is a must have.

##Gparted – While totally doable from the command line, Gparted makes partition management simple, easily understood and non-threatening.

##Timeshift – The single best backup utility I’ve ever used for desktop Linux users. It relies on rsync while sharing common files in-between syncs to save drive space. Or if you prefer, you can use BTRFS snapshots instead. There are countless user file backup tools, Timeshift actually backs up your system state.

##Calibre – For those of us with huge ebook libraries (they do exist outside of a Kindle/Amazon world after all, this is the absolute best for ebook management, ebook reader syncing available.

5 Reasons To Use Ubuntu MATE

5 Reasons To Use Ubuntu MATE

5 reasons to use Ubuntu MATE. I have contributed both in ideas and in the past, financially to Ubuntu MATE. It’s a solid Linux distro that really shines in its stability and usability. Today I’m sharing my top five reasons why I think you should consider using Ubuntu MATE as your goto Linux distro.


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# The Ubuntu base for those who might want a different desktop environment.

# Ubuntu MATE Welcome menu and the software boutique.

# Mutiny…or Panel Selector , actually. In the video, I called panel selector Mutiny when really, Mutiny is merely the Unity panel layout. Either way, the addition of the various layouts is indeed fantastic. I was tired and messed up the naming scheme. 🙂

# Ubuntu MATE control center. Simple, refined and easy to manage.

# So many indicators! Best of all, they work after upgrading to new versions of the desktop. Looking at you Gnome!

Top Five Linux Desktop Mistakes We Make

Not showing support for applications or distros that support you.

Top five Linux desktop mistakes we make. Let’s face it, we as humans tend to miss stuff when it comes to technology sometimes. This is especially true in the Linux community.

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## Here are my top five Linux desktop mistakes I see happening on a regular basis.

  1. Assuming the distro is at fault for failing expectations.
  2. Being unwilling to browse a conf file or read dmesg/logs.
  3. Expecting FoSS applications to operate exactly like proprietary software.
  4. Not showing support for applications or distros that support you.
  5. Asking for help without needed details about the problem.

Linux Bluetooth Headset Fix

Linux Bluetooth Headset Fix

Linux Bluetooth Headset Fix. Here’s how I got my Broadcom BCM20702 chipset generic Bluetooth dongle to provide both high-fidelity and headset capability to my Bluetooth headset with mic.


Plugable USB Bluetooth Adapter: Solving HFP/HSP and A2DP Profile Issues on Linux

In a terminal:

First let’s make sure we have a compatible USB Bluetooth dongle, we’re looking for a specific/common Bluetooth Broadcom chipset.

sudo lsusb

You’re looking for Broadcom Corp. BCM20702A0 The part we care about is BCM20702. If that’s listed, keep going. If not, search the web for “Broadcom BCM20702 for sale” and invest $10 to $15 or so.

Let’s download the firmware.


This downloads the firmware from’s storage at aws to your home directory. Verify the directory exists and has firmware in it. If not, you may be out of luck.

 ls /lib/firmware/brcm

Now let’s move the firmware from home to the appropriate directory.

sudo mv fw-0a5c_21e8.hcd /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM20702A0-0a5c-21e8.hcd

Now let’s make sure the naming scheme is appropriate for most kernels by giving it both a A0 and A1 naming scheme for the file.

sudo cp /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM20702A0-0a5c-21e8.hcd /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM20702A1-0a5c-21e8.hcd

Now Reboot.

Both profiles should now work without issue if you met the following requirements:

  1. The right chipset in the dongle. Broadcom BCM20702-ish
  2. Follow the directions exactly and rebooted.