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After reading Steve Yegge's latest rant, I felt bad. What's the single best software for Linux to get me up to 100+ wpm?

Please use good SO polling style and name one program per answer so to give others a chance to upvote instead of duplicating.

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If you need something simple use gtypist. I'm using it currently (I read that article too) and it kind of does his job

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Typing of the Dead running on Wine. Might take a bit of work for you to get it working, but it is by far the funnest typing trainer that I have played.

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not a real typing tutor, but more an ncurses based game is called typespeed, you simply choose a category (e.g. unix commands, c functions, or provide your own library) and it will show strings at increasing speeds and the goal is to type what you see. You can even race against others :-)

Not the typical learn to type 'frfrfrfrfrfrfrfr' things, but simply fun and applied to what you should have 'in your fingers'

edit: typespeed homepage

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Not really Linux specific but it runs great in Firefox - TypingWeb. I tried gtypist and KTouch and I like TypingWeb the most.

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QWERTY Warriors is a wonderful online game that improved my touch typing considerably: http://www.nothingtodo.co.uk/view/1946/qwerty-warriors.html

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KTouch is IMO very good, and lets you learn whatever layout you would like (I tried it with Colemak)

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For Dvorak, dvorak7min (available in most package repositories) is a good console-mode tutor.

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For a GUI, Klavaro is a GTK2 tutor with customizable layouts.

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If you switch to Dvorak, you will not be able to look at the keys and cheat by looking. You also reduce the amount of time you will spend moving your fingers, as the Dvorak keyboard layout is aimed at putting the keys that you use the most at the fingers that are the fastest.

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Try searching here. Personally, I would reccomend KTouch.

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I think TIPP10 is quite good. Anyhow, I do not know whether they have released an English version, yet. I have just used it some time ago in German ...

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I wrote banihstypos which is an effective game helping you to improve your typing speed.

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VerseQ best typing tutor. It is guranteed that you will learn fast typing in less than one hour. There is special lessons for java, C++ and other programming languages for typing. Please try it.

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Here's a cool online app to help you: Typing Web It has loads of lessons and exercises for you to practice and keeps statistics so that you can see how well you are progressing. Plus it has a few typing games that you can play around with when you are bored with all the lessons.

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Custom Typing and Typing Master also are among the great typing resources. The first is an online typing tutor service, the latter one is a typing tutor software. You can access the online typing tutor for free during the free typing period; Typing Master is not free. You can download or order it on CD. Here's An extensive site of of typing tutor resources and more.

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Keybr.com - it's online.