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Primo PM Apps: Planner's Solid, TaskJuggler Scales, KPlato Simplifies

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Project management applications are a popular inroad for winning business converts to the Linux desktop. The software category provides some well-endowed tools to maximize business knowledge and techniques for project planning and progress monitoring.

More than just a planning scheduler, project management apps help business leaders -- whether corporate or small business -- control their resources and costs. These specialized apps include integrated functions such as scheduling calendars, performance charts, budget management and quality control.

This week Linux Picks takes a close look at three project management apps that go beyond the features found in the lighter-weight offerings available for Linux distros. Project Management Planner, TaskJuggler and KPlato cater to collaborative features to enhance project planning. These three apps are packed with comprehensive tool sets, so plan on setting aside considerable time in familiarizing yourself with each one before committing their use to an important project.

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