Linux recommended apps

Discussion in 'Software Discussion' started by Proto, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Proto

    Proto Knowledge is the solution Junior Contributor

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    Silenus' thread gave me the idea of creating this one. The purpose is the same as that other thread, list the apps you think every Linux user should have in /usr/bin.

    Media player:
    mplayer
    vlc
    xine/Totem/Kaffeine

    Browser:
    Swiftfox
    Konqueror

    Music player:
    amaroK (one of the most complete ones)
    XMMS (Winamp look-a-like)
    Quod Libet (lightweight, fast and to the point).
    Exaile (same as above)
    audacious (XMMs look-a-like)

    Messenger:
    Mercury
    aMSN
    Pidgin
    Kopete

    DVD/CD burning:
    brasero
    k3b
    cdrecord / wodim (Debian's version of cdrecord)
    nerolinux

    Image viewing:
    comix (it can read from compressed files, so it makes it ideal for manga viewing)
    gqview

    Bittorrent:
    Deluge-torrent
    Bittornado
    Azureus
    rtorrent
    ktorrent

    Office suites:
    abiword
    OpenOffice

    IRC:
    xchat
    irssi

    Text editing:
    gedit
    kate
    leafpad
    vim/gvim
    emacs

    Security:
    firestarter: an Interface for managing your iptables
    bcrypt: File encryption

    Programming:
    gcc
    anjuta
    eclipse
    code::blocks

    Games:
    scourge
    egoboo

    Misc:
    sshfs: (ssh file system) Excellent for working with remote folders and filesystems.
    grip (cd ripper)
    pan and/or klibido (usenet)
    gimp (image editing)
    nethack (Best roguelike game ever.)
    NTFS-3G (ntfs read-write)
    vixie-cron (or something similar)
    syslog-ng

    useful links:
    The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux. (Official site of the table)

    Live CD's distro's /Specialized distro's

    dyne:bolic (multimedia studio)
    Ubuntu Studio
    Gentoo Live USB
    slax (usb distro based on Slackware)
    Linux Mint Based on Ubuntu, with more Windows compatibility

    Hex Editor:
    GHex.
    KHexedit.

    eye-candy
    Enlightenment
    Compiz Fusion.

    windows compatibility

    For Windows:
    Vmware
    WINE
    Cedega
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2007
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  3. DJ Stenny

    DJ Stenny New Member

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    Don't forget to add Xine! :p
  4. Proto

    Proto Knowledge is the solution Junior Contributor

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    Added it along with others that use the same engine :)
  5. DoktorSeven

    DoktorSeven Insane Linux Advocate

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    Music player:
    XMMS. Yes, XMMS. Other apps I either don't like the playlist method (especially Amarok) and/or are extremely unstable/buggy/crash on me. XMMS is the only music player I use, and destroys all others even today.

    Messenger:
    gaim -> Pidgin (new name)

    DVD/CD:
    cdrecord / wodim (Debian's version of cdrecord)

    Bittorrent:
    ktorrent (best one, I think)

    image viewing:
    gqview (I don't use compressed files, compression doesn't help much anyway)

    irc:
    irssi

    other:
    grip (cd ripper)
    pan and/or klibido (usenet)
    vim / gvim (best text editor ever. Bring on the holy wars. :) )
    gimp (image editing)
    nethack (Best roguelike game ever.)
  6. Proto

    Proto Knowledge is the solution Junior Contributor

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    If what you search is simplicity and stability then you should give quod libet a try. Anyway, XMMS is a shoud-include in any fav program list so I'm adding it

    It's not much compression as it is packaging what one searches when using those formats.

    whoops, forgot about that one :heh:

    While that one is my choice as well when working on a console... I normally prefer something prettier like gedit or leafpad
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2007
  7. cyclonmaster

    cyclonmaster EmuAddict-_-;;

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    CD/DVD burner:
    nerolinux
  8. Smooth Criminal

    Smooth Criminal New Member

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    i was waiting for this thread.below is the table of equivalence very use full for newbies/rookies .

    its a very big list so those who are interested follow the link

    Download links are on the same page
  9. Silenus

    Silenus Pilgrim Junior Contributor

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    Great idea Proto.
  10. Balthazard

    Balthazard |.*/FFF\*.|

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    system Tools.: NTFS-3G

    Ps.:THis should be a Sticky :D
  11. Proto

    Proto Knowledge is the solution Junior Contributor

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    Added them all. Keep the apps coming :)
  12. Balthazard

    Balthazard |.*/FFF\*.|

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    Beryl and Compiz
  13. Proto

    Proto Knowledge is the solution Junior Contributor

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    Well now that this is going to happen

    I would like to wait a little more and see what happens :nod:
  14. Balthazard

    Balthazard |.*/FFF\*.|

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    Yeah good Idee or call it ComBryl:p for the time being.
  15. KillerShots

    KillerShots War Games coder

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    1. gcc (It's not an operating system if it doesn't have a compiler - that's an inoperating system)
    2. gvim / kate / kedit / emacs
    3. vixie-cron (or something similar)
    4. syslog-ng
    5. And an absolute must-have... wine + cygwin, to really screw with your mind :)
  16. refraction

    refraction PCSX2 Coder Contributors Award Winner!

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    i suppose to not come across as a windows fanboy or linux hater, i better sticky this ;p
  17. Proto

    Proto Knowledge is the solution Junior Contributor

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    Surprisingly it doesn't come in Ubuntu as a default application, so I guess it's worth adding it up there :p

    o_o Wouldn't that create a micro-black hole or something?

    Yay! I award you will the Tux seal of approval.
  18. Project Epsilon

    Project Epsilon Is it a dream...

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    Most of what i use is already mentioned, but for a nice, lightweight music player i use Exaile. and for games you can't go wrong with scourge and egoboo :p
  19. Proto

    Proto Knowledge is the solution Junior Contributor

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    Added, added and added :)
  20. NanoBrain

    NanoBrain New Member

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    Are there any good music making software? I use Reason, Cubase and Acid on my WinXP. If there are, I'll delete my winXP :) cause thats the only reason I use it.
  21. Proto

    Proto Knowledge is the solution Junior Contributor

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    There are a good number of apps out there for music creation. If you would like to try them, Dyne:bolic (described here) is a live CD operative system packed with many of the best audio/video/image editing/creation tools that there are in Linux. With the Live CD you can just try the apps without initially installing Linux. If you like it you can later choose another more robust distribution, and you'll already know what applications to use :)

    Disclaimer: please note that the desktop environment that is included with that distribution is designed to be light and simple, however it leaves things to desire in the aesthetic department. Better distro's come with more elegant desktops environment, however for trial purposes it does the trick :)
    Last edited: May 8, 2007

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