Luna asked, Orcs delivers! Here are some snippets I found in this new fangled thingamajig, teh interwebz, which might be of help in sourcing the coolest writing aids for aspiring bestselling authors:
The first sort of tool the good Aaron suggests comes included in each and every Linux distro. The simple but reliabale Text Editor. These are predominatly made for coding and bugfixing and such geeky shit but you can also use them to just type words. Some of them even offer some sort of basic luxuries like spellcheckers and line counters. Here, let me show you Pluma, the text editor which comes with Manjaro MATE:
Now Word Processors, you know ’em, right? They are available in every form of awkwardness, either totally overblown or underequipped. Not easy to find just the right one. This one here I just hatehatehate:
But basically Abi is the just the poorer little cousin of Office monsters like MS Office, Libre/Open Office and the likes. Just less complete and guaranteed to miss exactly the function you’d need right now.
Even less exciting is Ted, a program I just found in that article:
Last bu not least, for the truly adventurous and highly geeky writer babe – so not really suited for you and me – there are Desktop Publishing softwares available. Uiuiuiiii, very complex stuff, way above my noggin wares like Scribus or LaTex/Lyx. I won’t even install that shit on my machine out if fear I might get lost in it. But those things might come in handy if you decide to publish yourself, write eBooks or scientific works.
But what am I babbling here. Just read the interesting and informative article and find out yourself if you can find something suitable in Linux. Anyway, if you decide to install a Ubuntu based OS like Mint or Ubuntu you’ll find well sorted online “stores” where you will find a rich plethora of all kinds of softwares, more or less sorted and always easy installable with one-click functionality.