In the same way, it is very important for system administrators to have
 the right tools to work smart. Linux is a great desktop OS for
 developers as well as system administrators. Let us take a look at some of the utilities which make this a great environment for system administrators and developers. Most of the content below is taken from the home pages of these apps and the make no claims on the originality. My aim is to introduce the reader to the wonderful tools that are available in a Linux/BSD desktop environment My Live Updates.

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Konsole

Let’s start from what most people think Linux is all about — a text-based
 part shell. Konsole is what
 is known as an X terminal emulator, often referred to as a terminal or
 a shell. It gives you the equivalent of an old-fashioned text screen on
 your desktop, but one which can easily share the screen with your
 graphical applications. What makes Konsole special?
 Konsole’s advanced features include simple configuration and the
 ability to use multiple terminal shells in a single window, making for
 a less cluttered desktop. Konsole is also can thus be easily embedded in other applications, like practiced by
 Kate and Konqueror.

Linux Power Tools

As most system administrators need log into servers on a regular basis
 the konsole gives them a benefit over the Windoze command prompt. In
 windows one needs to use a program like putty to log in using SSH. Also
 as linux is the desktop OS the techs can use the man pages on the local
 system.

One can also try out the various commands locally. Consider a simple
 example.

Is it

$ ln sourcefile destinationfile

or is it

$ ln destinationfile sourcefile

Such things can be easily found out locally without carrying out
 experiments on the server. Many techs believe that servers are places
 where they can experiment. However, such experiments can lead to major
 losses to the customers due to one small error. A system administrator
 must understand that people have immense faith in them when they give
 their entire data to them and they cannot risk carrying out simple
 experiments on servers.

Some screenshots of the konsole can be seen at the konsole site

Personal Information Manager / Groupware

There are two popular choices here. Evolution
 from Novel
 and the Kontact
 from KDE. Both these an email client, calendaring, meeting
 scheduling, a task list, contact management and syncing functionality.
 Kontact is essentially the regular KDE PIM components which have been
 put in together i.e. kmail, korganizer, knotes etc.. It is very a very
 neat package and is stable and light. Both these are very
 functional and can connect to many groupware servers.

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Klipper

Klipper is the KDE clipboard utility. It stores clipboard history, and
 allows you to link clipboard contents to application actions. Klipper
 can perform actions on the contents of the clipboard, based on whether
 they match a particular regular expression. For example, any clipboard
 contents starting with “http://” can be passed to the web-browser as
 URLs to open.

Copying text is as simple as highlighting the text. And to paste the
 text all one needs to do is click on the center mouse button. This can
 be particularly useful for sys-admins as they use a sequence
 of commands from time to time. Having these in the clipboard and using
 them often can make the work a lot easier.

Gaim / Kopete

Communicating via an instant messenger is an essential these days.
 Linux has a very clean solution for this. Both Kopete
 (http://kopete.kde.org) and Gaim (http://gaim.sourceforge.net/) are
 capable of
 handling multiple IM protocols such as supporting AIM, ICQ, MSN,
 Yahoo, Jabber, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus SameTime. Gaim is
 a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X,
 and Windows. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN
 Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, GroupWise Messenger,
 and Zephyr networks.

Kjots

KJots is a small program that helps you to write down some
 short notes
 and organizes them for you. It has two basic items used to organize
 your notes — “Books” and “Pages”. This is a good light tool to
 write in all the templated responses and other important notes for
 quick references.

Kwallet

A lovely password manager which can store passwords for all the logins
 including those of kopete and websites.

Tea Cooker

KTeaTime is a handy timer for steeping tea. No longer will you have to
 guess at how long it takes for your tea to be ready. Simply select the
 type of tea you have, and it will alert you when the tea is ready to
 drink. Now how can a tea cooker be useful for techs. Often techs get
 involved in solving a problem and forget to update the client about the
 progress. Without communicating with the client, on many occasions the
 entire effort goes down the drain as the client get very agitated
 thinking that nobody is looking at his problem. What the tech can do is
 use the tea cooker and get a reminder so that he can respond the client
 with the progress.

Koffice/ Open Office

M$ Office is one of the most used software and a major reason why
 customers do not shift to other operating systems. They need Word and
 Excel for just about everything. K-Office and Open Office are two great
 solutions. Open Office can open M$ Office files and can even safe the
 files in M$ Office format which makes it easy to communicate with those
 who still use M$ products.

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Lyx

Besides office suites which replicate the windows world products in
 features, Linux also has some great alternatives. LyX
 (http://www.lyx.org) is an example of a great document processor.

What is LyX?

LyX is the first WYSIWYM (What you
 see is what you mean) document processor.

LyX is what?!

LyX is an advanced open source document processor that encourages an
 approach to writing based on the
 structure of your documents, not their appearance. LyX lets you
 concentrate on writing, leaving details of visual layout to the
 software. LyX produces high quality, professional output — using
 LaTeX, an industrial strength typesetting engine, in the background;
 LyX is far more than a
 front-end to LaTeX, however. No knowledge of LaTeX is necessary to use
 LyX,
 although it will give a user more power. LyX is stable and fully
 featured. It has been used for documents as large as a thesis, or as
 small as a business letter. Despite its simple GUI interface (available
 in many languages), it supports tables, figures, and hyperlinked
 cross-references, and has a best-of-breed math editor.

Dia

Dia is a great tool for creating diagrams. It has a huge in-built
 library of objects which are specially useful for software engineers.
 So making a diagram of a computer network is as easy as dragging a few
 computers and switches from the list of objects available. It currently
 has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML
 diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and simple circuits. It is also
 possible to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files,
 using a subset of SVG to draw the shape.

Gnucash

An average tech earns a good salary and spends it is well too. To keep
 track of all these personal expenses the best is to have a great
 software. Gnucash is an ideal way to manage personal finances. Designed
 to be easy to use, yet powerful
 and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income
 and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it
 is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books
 and accurate reports.

KTuberling

And finally a product for all those techs who maintain their servers
 well and have no work or pending issues and yet have to sit through the
 nights waiting for some issue to popup.

KTuberling (http://opensource.bureau-cornavin.com/ktuberling/) was
 originally game intended for small children. Of course, it may be
 suitable for adults who have remained
 young at heart. Most techs in general love this software. It is a
 “potato editor”. That means that you can drag and drop eyes, mouths,
 mustache, and other parts of face and goodies onto a potato-like guy.
 Similarly, you have a penguin and an aquarium on which you can drop
 other stuff.

There is no winner for the game. The only purpose is to make the
 funniest faces you can. There is a museum,like a “Madame Tusseau”
 gallery, where you can find many funny examples of decorated potatoes,
 penguins and aquariums.

World War II — Germany decided to attack Poland.
 Poland had many great warriors. They all prepared to fight the Germans.
 They were all ready with the best armor, the best and well trained
 horses, and ofcourse the best weapons , swords , spears …. And
 the Pols were brave and were ready to give their lives for their
 country. Sadly they did just that… give their lives. The Germans
 had tanks… It is very important to have the right weapons when one
 goes for a war.

In the same way it is very important for system administrators to have
 the right tools to to work smart. Linux is a great desktop OS for
 developers as well as system
 administrators. Let us take a look at some of the utilities which makes
 this a great environment for system administrators and developers. Most
 of the content below is taken from the home pages of these apps and the
 I make no claims on the originality. My aim is to introduce the reader
 to the
 wonderful tools that are available in a Linux/BSD desktop environment.

Konsole

Let’s start from what most people think Linux is all about — a text
 based shell. Konsole is what
 is known as an X terminal emulator, often referred to as a terminal or
 a shell. It gives you the equivalent of an old-fashioned text screen on
 your desktop, but one which can easily share the screen with your
 graphical applications. What makes Konsole special?
 Konsole’s advanced features include simple configuration and the
 ability to use multiple terminal shells in a single window, making for
 a less cluttered desktop. Konsole is also available as part and
 can thus be easily embedded in other applications, like practiced by
 Kate and Konqueror.

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