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Mandriva Linux 10 embarks thousands of applications in a wide range of areas. Learn more about the most talked about.





*   Office

OpenOffice Impress
This tool is a truly outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations will stand out with 2D and 3D clip art, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools. Of course, you are free to use your old Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, or save your work in PowerPoint format for sending to people who are still locked into Microsoft products. Alternatively, use built-in ability to create Flash (.swf) versions of your presentations.

PowerPack+ 10.0

This tool is a replacement for the Palm Desktop software from Palm Inc, which makes your Palm/Palm Pilot/Visor computer capable of exchanging information with your Mandriva Linux powered computer. This tools doesn't replace the Palm Desktop all by itself. It connects and integrates a number of fine applications into a package that can do everything the Palm Desktop can, and more.

This tool is a simple applet for taking screenshots. It is capable of capturing images of either the whole desktop or just a single window. The images can then be saved in a variety of formats.

*   Multimedia

This tool is a CD and DVD burning application. It provides a comfortable user interface to perform most CD/DVD burning tasks like creating an Audio CD from a set of audio files or copying a CD. While the experienced user can take influence in all steps of the burning process the beginner may find comfort in the automatic settings and the reasonable defaults which allow a quick start.

This tool helps you to describe your digital photos, and to search in the pile of images. It focuses on three key points: it must be easy to describe a number of images at a time, it must be easy to search for images, it must be easy to browse and View the images.

This tool is a high quality television application for use with video capture cards on Linux systems. It processes the input from a capture card and displays it on a computer monitor or projector.

This tool is a non-linear video editor. A video editor is an application that allows you to create a new video out of various scenes from one or more other videos. Non-linear editing is by far a more flexible way of editing. You can place clips anywhere within your final video and you can move them around as much as you want, rearrange them in a completely different order. Best of all, at any point during this you can press play and watch back what you have done there and then.

*   Games

Frozen Bubble
With this game you have full-featured, colorful animated penguin eyecandy, 100 levels of 1 player game, hours and hours of 2 players game, a level-editor, 3 professional quality 20-channels music tracks, 15 stereo sound effects, 7 unique graphical transition effects.


*   Office Writer
This tool has everything you would expect from a modern, fully equipped word processor. It's simple enough for a quick memo, powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, etc. You're free to concentrate on your message - while this tool makes it look great. Make your documents freely available with HTML export to the web, or publish in Portable Document Format (.pdf) to guarantee that what you write is what your reader sees. Of course, you are free to use old Microsoft Word documents, or save your work in Word format for sending to people who are still locked into Microsoft products.

PowerPack+ 10.0

*   Instant messaging

This tool is a flexible and extendable multiple protocol instant messaging system. Its goal is to provide users with a standard and easy to use interface between all of their instant messaging systems. It is already supports messaging protocols like Jabber, ICQ, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, IRC, Windows LANs, GaduGadu, and SMS.

PowerPack+ 10.0

*   IRC

This tool is an IRC client for UNIX operating systems. IRC (Internet Relay Chat) provides a way of communicating in real time with people from all over the world. It consists of various separate networks (or "nets") of IRC servers, machines that allow users to connect to IRC.


*   Video conference

This tool is an H.323 compatible videoconferencing and VOIP/IP-Telephony application that allows you to make audio and video calls to remote users with H.323 hardware or software (such as Microsoft Netmeeting). It supports all modern videoconferencing features, such as registering to an ILS directory, gatekeeper support, making multi-user conference calls using an external MCU, using modern Quicknet telephony cards, and making PC-To-Phone calls.


*   Web editors

Quanta Plus
This tool is a Web development tool. It is designed for quick Web developmen. It is a mature editor with a number of great features. It have dynamic preview, project management, context tag editing and context tag reference docs, auto-completion, DTD management, templates, loadable toolbars, document structure tree, and much more.


*   Graphics

The Gimp
This tool is suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It is an extremely capable piece of software with many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, a expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, a image format converter, etc.

*   Editors

To quote the Emacs Manual: "Emacs is the extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor." If this seems to be a bit of a mouthful, an easier explanation is Emacs is a text editor and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp (``elisp'', for short), a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

PowerPack+ 10.0

*   Development

This tool is an Integrated Development Environment to be used for a wide variety of programming tasks. It have a plugin-based architecture, project management features, a large language support (15 supported languages including Ada, C, C++, Objective-C (via C support), SQL, Fortran, Haskell, Java, PHP, Pascal, Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash, XUL (unofficially)), an integrated debugger, an application wizard, a documentation viewer and much more.




*   Office Math
This tool provides numerous operators, functions and formatting assistants to help you create formulas. These are all listed in a selection window, in which you can click the required element with the mouse to insert the object into your work. There is an exhaustive reference list and numerous samples contained in the Help.

PowerPack+ 10.0

This tool is small utility to send fax. You can send a fax either by using the function "Print" of any KDE's application or while launching kdeprintfax then by choosing the file to be faxed.


This tool is a mail client that comes with all features you would expect. Here a list of some highlights: IMAP, POP3 and SMTP support, secure logons with SSL, TSL or DIGEST-MD5, signing and encrypting of emails (both PGP and GnuPG are supported), reading of HTML mails, anti-spam functions, supports all international character sets, powerful search and filter functions, spell checking, imports folders from many other mail clients, highly integrated with other components, and many more!


*   Finances

Use this tool to manage your personal finances. It 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. It can import QIF (Intuit Quicken QIF) files.


*   Monitoring

KDE System Guard
This tool is a network enabled task manager and system monitor application, with the additional functionality of top. It features a client/server architecture that allows monitoring of local as well as remote hosts. The graphical front end uses so-called sensors to retrieve the information it displays. A sensor can return simple values or more complex information like tables. For each type of information, one or more displays are provided. Displays are organized in work sheets that can be saved and loaded independently from each other. So, this tool is not only a simple task manager but also a very powerful tool to control large server farms.


*   Tools

This tool is a graphical frontend for the CVS client. It allows to update or retrive the status of a working directory or single files, common operations like adding, removing and commiting files, advanced operations like adding and removing watches, editing and unediting files, locking and unlocking, to check out and import modules, etc.


This tool is a file manager. It supports basic file management on local UNIX filesystems, from simple cut/copy and paste operations to advanced remote and local network file browsing. This tool is also a universal viewing application, capable of embedding read-only viewing components in itself to view documents without ever launching another application. It displays files and directories using the "icon view" (three icon sizes) or the "tree view" (detailed view in which you can open sub-directories). It allows copying, moving and deleting, by direct drag and drop or by using copy, cut and paste. It provides properties on a file, to see and change its attributes in a dialog box and much more.


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