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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Perhaps the best part of using Linux is the massive amount of free software you have access to. Yet for some this isn’t enough. Happily, it’s not all you have access to.
Thanks to many technologies out there committed to cross-platform compatibility you can give any Linux distribution-from Ubuntu to Fedora to Gentoo-access to even more software than is out there by default. In the rare instance where you can’t find a tool for a job you’re trying to do this can be very useful, as it gives you access to even more free software. Let’s check these technologies out!
1 – Use Adobe Air Apps
Adobe Air, if you’re not aware, is a software platform that runs on Linux, Mac and Windows. There are hundreds of free applications over at the Adobe Air Marketplace that do everything from giving you newspaper-like access to the New York Times to viewing your Google Analytics Data.