Linux recommended apps

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

  1. Shu-chan

    Shu-chan Cute Killing Machine

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    I would add audacious to "Music Players" because its look&feel is like xmms/winamp and it is actively developed, unlike xmms which is dead.
  2. Balthazard

    Balthazard |.*/FFF\*.|

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    Video Editor.:
    Avidemux

    @Proto Didn't like the Command Line way so this is better (also its better for newbie's)
  3. Proto

    Proto Knowledge is the solution Junior Contributor

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    Regarding my last post on a multimedia studio based distribution, I recently found that

    Ubuntu Studio

    I hope it helps you :)
  4. Hard core Rikki

    Hard core Rikki Super Moderator Staff Member Award Winner!

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    As nice distros, I would recommend keeping a copy of SAM Linux 2007, and Puppy Linux 2.16 available on CD's at all times, to prevent disasters, and unproductive periods. Those work directly from CD's, and dont require hard drives for operation (provided there is enough ram obviously).


    - SAM Linux 2007 is a buffed up clone of PCLinuxOS 2007
    (with added codecs, convenient softs, usability and 3d effects that makes it a visually attractive, appropriate, quality choice especially for first-timers).
    Note:pCLinuxOS is itself Mandriva-based.

    - Puppy Linux is a superlightweight distro that fits into 128 megas of ram and works fast/reliably on very old computers. Keep those P II's handy, cuz there's still hope for 'em.
    Can also boot from a USB drive as well.

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    That should be enough for now. Let's keep room for creative additions.
    I'll add a few softs here later. Distributions first.

    Also, a few links, or repository links wouldnt be too bad. Let me remember the biggest repository's adress and I'll be right back. Yes, even bigger than Debian's.
  5. Balthazard

    Balthazard |.*/FFF\*.|

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    A nice addon to Hard Core Rikki's distro's is Slax its a Linux distro that boots from a Usb Flash Drive and is based on Slackware. I use it when I am not home or when I need to fix my pc.
  6. KillerShots

    KillerShots War Games coder

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    I'm kinda partial to Gentoo LiveUSB, myself... though I honestly have my own reasons for such. Instead of going for universal compatibility like most liveCD and liveUSB distros do, I configured this to only work on a Via C3 (or in my case C7) CPU. That way the machine is useless until I stick my USB "key" into my car :).

    However, as a universal liveUSB distro, it's pretty solid. As long as you keep the stick in read-only mode, it's lightning fast and won't destroy your stick.

    The reason you'd want it in read-only mode is because of a limitation of Flash - a limited number of writes before it becomes a paper weight. Basically, you keep a "scratch pad" in RAM to write to, and on shutdown you do an rsync back to the stick to record finalized changes (and only the changes - not a single byte that didn't change is re-written... well, beyond file system limitation, at any rate). Cool stuff.
  7. Shendo

    Shendo Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Eyecandy:
    Kiba-Dock.

    Burning:
    Gnomebaker.

    Distro:
    Linux Mint, a distro based on Ubuntu with bunch of extra stuff.
    Also adjusted to allow easier transfer from Windows for users.
  8. firyace

    firyace New Member

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    Eyecandy:
    Beryl
    Enlightenment (did i spelled this correctly?)

    For Windows:
    Vmware
    WINE
    Cedega
  9. Shendo

    Shendo Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Compiz Fusion.

    Hex Editor:
    GHex.
    KHexedit.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2007
  10. Hard core Rikki

    Hard core Rikki Super Moderator Staff Member Award Winner!

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    You forgot:

    Krita (better than GIMP for print jobs)
    Sodipodi/Scribus
    Tomboy (a wiki notepad)
    Puppy Linux (minimalist distro that fits in ram and allows to remove disc, even on hyperold comps)
    Trinity Rescue Kit (could save your systems when nothing else can)

    I'll probably add something nicer later ;)
  11. Shendo

    Shendo Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    AcetoneISO2: CD/DVD image manipulator for Linux, basically like a Daemon Tools.
    Kiso: Manager that can convert images between various formats.
  12. Falcon4ever

    Falcon4ever Plugin coder / Betatester Staff Member Moderator

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    vmware, so i can run win xp with all ms office tools :p
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    niblifar New Member

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  14. DoktorSeven

    DoktorSeven Insane Linux Advocate

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    I find normal music players (Audacious, amarok, etc) to be just as good qualitywise and more flexible with playlists and such than MPD and its clients.
  15. niblifar

    niblifar New Member

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    What I like about it is that it plays my music even when I turn off the X server. I tend to turn X off from time to time.
  16. Proto

    Proto Knowledge is the solution Junior Contributor

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    ... should we create a section for the obscure apps? :p
  17. Hard core Rikki

    Hard core Rikki Super Moderator Staff Member Award Winner!

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    only the best deserve a mention. This is not a list of everything that exists, merely the most highly regarded apps. btw, the windows list looks slightly more confusing than necessary;)

    Add Transmission ot the list, under Bittorrent client for Linux. Its turned into a nice uTorrent alternative, and now that its Ubuntu's official BT client, this can only presage for good things.
  18. kahlil88

    kahlil88 GNU/Linux User

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    My personal favorites:
    Audacity
    Exaile (basically a GTK+ version of Amarok!)
    GCC
    Gedit
    GIMP
    Inkscape
    MPlayer
    OGMRip
    OpenOffice.org
    OptiPNG
    Pidgin
    Transmission
    VLC
    WINE
  19. heatblazer

    heatblazer New Member

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    1. NTFS configuration tool
    2. Rythmbox/Amarok
    3. K-torrent/Azureus
    4. aMule
    5. WINE
    6. Pidgin
    7. FF3 and Thunderbird
    8. Open SSH
    9. Latest Ubuntu release (8.04 LTS)

    That`s what I prefer :) And recommend ...
  20. imspecial

    imspecial New Member

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    Internet
    Iceweasel - Debian Firefox
    Xchat - IRC Client
    Pidgin
    Deluge - Best Torrent Client

    Media
    VLC
    Smplayer - Best MPlayer frontend
    Amarok
    GIMP

    Other
    K3B
    Compiz + Avant-window-navigator - Eye Candy + Docking Program
    Virtual Box - Virtualization Program

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