Desktop GIS for Linux: An Introduction

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| This article provides an overview of Linux-based tools for Geographic
| Information Systems (GIS), including a quick take on the ESRI's ArcReader.
| Future articles will explore this and other individual tools in greater
| depth.
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http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/...x-introduction

There's nothing you can't do on desktop Linux, with the exception of some
DirectX games. Wine runs Office and Photoshop just fine for those who are
willing to pay for it or those whose business requires it.


Related:

Orbit GIS 4.1 for Linux / Unix

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| Today, Orbit GIS 4.1 becomes available for 32bit and 64bit
| Linux/Unix platforms, with identical capabilities.
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http://spatialnews.geocomm.com/daily.../05/news2.html