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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Even though open soure applications have rapidly extended themselves toward fulfilling exotic purposes, many of us stil spend a great deal of time in one of the old-school applications: the word processor. The good news is that in both the open source arena and the world of freeware, there are many writerly tools that can help you, and some of them serve their own exotic purposes. In this post, you'll find a bushel of good, free application choices aimed at writers of all stripes.
For a collection of five open source apps for writers worth looking into, check out Lisa's post on Kabikaboo, Storybook, Celtx, LyX, and Scribus. From desktop publishing (Scribus) to academic writing (LyX) to story and novel writing (Storybook), these applications go beyond what general purpose word processors do.