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Old 05-30-2003, 07:42 AM   #1
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cool linux software to play with


Hello folks!!

Listen, I want to do something new with linux, something interesting. I have been messing with ssh a lot and it is starting to get a little boring. I thought I'd ask for some ideas on some new software to play with from the rest of the LQ community So let's hear what you are playing with and maybe I'll google it out to see if it hits my fancy.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 05-30-2003, 09:50 AM   #2
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Go and try blender. It's a 3d editing software like 3d studio max and maya. And it's availible under GPL. Here is a snapshot

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Old 05-30-2003, 10:29 AM   #3
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there is a list of software and how to install each of them on my guide for red hat. check out the link in my sig below.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 10:35 AM   #4
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go to freshmeat.net and download at random hehe
 
Old 05-30-2003, 01:31 PM   #5
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Here, linux.org always has a nice selection of software to play with. I personally and working with a few firewall programs and IPTables to set up my router. Qcad is also up and running as I am drawing some blueprints up. If you are interested in playing around with your desktop check out XFce. Version 4 is soon to be out and they have a lot of testing / bug finding to be done.

Well, I hope you find something interesting,

PhilD
 
Old 05-31-2003, 07:32 AM   #6
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Sweet! Thanks All!
 
Old 05-31-2003, 07:57 AM   #7
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Karamba or Superkaramba (too lazy to look up spelling and site but they are available on freshmeat) look like neat little projects to play with. Also, if you are into the video thing, www.mythtv.org OR www.freevo.org

Cool
 
Old 05-31-2003, 08:50 AM   #8
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ahhh freevo. I had forgotten about that. That was something I had wanted to try before. Plus I just started dating a women who is into tv she might like it if I could record her tv shows and we could watch them together - I believe I have found my new thing to play with, thanks C.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 09:08 AM   #9
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No problem, we actually have a member of this site who is part of the freevo team, so if you run into problems, be sure to post em up (they come by occasionally, don't see em much anymore though). I think I'll start back up my interest in it as well, was having some problems a while back, but think I'll take another stab now.

Cool
 
Old 05-31-2003, 09:25 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
No problem, we actually have a member of this site who is part of the freevo team, so if you run into problems, be sure to post em up (they come by occasionally, don't see em much anymore though). I think I'll start back up my interest in it as well, was having some problems a while back, but think I'll take another stab now.
right on. I'll do just that. Take care!
 
Old 05-31-2003, 10:09 PM   #11
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http://www.tuxcards.de/

The current version ( 1.0beta ) is a little rough, but it's the best knowledge-organizer I know of for d'pinguin..

PalmOS's equiv is called Progect and is on sourceforge at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/progect
he's working on a desktop-half for it...

http://www.iol.ie/~padraiga/fslint/
finds lint on one's fs...

http://www.smartin-designs.com/downloads.htm
has a 'hosts' file that will kill doubleclick ( and hundreds or thousands of others, and the 0.0.0.0 version of it works fine in linux )

Knoppix, of course...
http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

ChkRootKit... see if one has been rootkitted...
http://www.chkrootkit.org/

memory-tester:
http://www.memtest86.com/

( ok, so I'm a part-time tech, bleah
: P )

http://www.audioscrobbler.com/index.php
if you want recommendations on music similar to what you listen to in xmms...
( rename all your ogg's to "artist - song" for it to work, though, or use symlinks )

or just hit http://www.digitalgunfire.com/index.shtml for some good industrial-goa...

very interesting articles at:
http://digitaljournalist.org/contents.html

http://www.photo.net/

and if you're into AV, try:
http://www.surroundpro.com/sparchives.shtml
and http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

interesting things to do /with/ linux, eh?
 
Old 06-01-2003, 06:26 AM   #12
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MythTV Rocks! w00t!

Hehe... it's a fun challenge plus you end up with a solution light years ahead of crappy tivo
 
  


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